Rio Pro ID and smart card printer

The industry standard for high volume, high-speed ID card printing, backed with a comprehensive warranty package. Excellent print quality is secured with a unique custom watermark and multiple smart card encoding options. 

Magicard Rio pro id card printer

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high volume card printing

High-volume, high-speed ID card personalisation

Built for heavy use, the Rio Pro sets the standard for secure ID card printing. High capacity hoppers (up to 200 cards) and a fast, reliable print engine can produce more than 150 high quality, secure, full colour cards per hour.

customisable security watermark

Your company logo as a card security feature

Included with all Magicard printers, HoloKote® is patented technology that frosts a secure watermark onto the card’s surface during printing. The Magicard Rio Pro ID card printer offers the option of customising this watermark to your organisation’s unique logo or security design.

Print secure banking cards

Trusted smart card security

The Magicard Rio Pro can be equipped with a range of card encoding devices to write secure electronic data to cards at the point of issuance. Smart card encoding options include contact chip, MIFARE, DESFire and iClass. Specialist high-security smart card encoders, such as EMV accredited devices, can also be fitted for the in-line personalisation of payment cards. The Rio Pro can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.

high quality color cards

Vibrant colours on every ID card

The Magicard Rio Pro uses colour profiles determined by International Colour Consortium (ICC) to ensure that the image you see on screen is the one you hold in your hands after it is printed. The easy-to-use driver interface also enables you to fine-tune colours to get an exact match for your corporate identity.

3 year warranty

Backed by the industry’s best 3 year warranty*

Magicard Rio Pro with UltraCoverPlus – our promise to keep you printing.

The reliability of our well-established print engine enables us to offer you a comprehensive 3 year warranty with full telephone and online support. This includes a free replacement for any printhead damaged over the lifetime of the warranty. In the unlikely event of a field failure, we will send you a replacement loan printer whilst we repair your existing device.

*Available in the EU, North America, Australia and other selected territories. Elsewhere 2 years depot warranty.

Rio Pro specifications


  • Printing performance

    >150 full colour cards
    per hour    

  • Card capacity

    100 card input
    70 card output

  • Warranty*

    3 year UltraCoverPlus
    with hot swap printer

  • Visual Security

    Standard or custom
    HoloKote® watermark

  • Operating systems

    Windows and Mac OS


PrinterDetailsProduct code
Print technology300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable
Feed systemManual and hopper fed
Card capacity100 input (200 option) / 70 output (200 option)
Rewritable printing
Single-sided printing3652-0001
Double-sided printing3652-0021
Encoding optionsDetails 
Magnetic stripeISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3, JIS2
Smart cardContact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®.
Other encoders available, see encoder compatibility matrix.
Connectivity and driversDetails 
Operating systemsWindows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit)
Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012, 2016
GNU/Linux and Mac OS X 10.9.0 upwards
USB connectionUSB rev1.1 and USB 2.0
Ethernet connectionFitted as standard
3 year UltraCoverPlus*Includes telephone support, full printhead coverage and loaner service.
*Available in North America, EU and other selected territories. Elsewhere a minimum of 1 year limited depot warranty.
Visual securityDetails 
Standard HoloKoteA choice of 5 standard designs and 1 standard HoloKote Flex design
Custom HoloKote optionEnables customisation of the watermark to an individual logo or security design
HoloPatch cardsUse HoloKote with HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card
Print speedDetails 
Colour> 150 cards per hour
Monochrome> 500 cards per hour
Accepted card dimensionsDetails 
Card sizesISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″
ISO CR79 83.9mm x 51mm / 3.303″ x 2.051″
Card thickness0.51mm to 1.02mm / 20mil to 40mil
Physical specificationsDetails 
Printer weight4.9kg / 10.8 lbs
Printer sizeLength: 470mm / 18.5″ Width: 220mm / 8.6″ Height: 250mm / 9.8″
Environmental operating range10°C to 30°C / 50°F to 85°F
Power sourceExternal power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz
Optional upgradesDetailsProduct code
Extra capacity input hopper200 cards3652-0122
Extra capacity output stacker115 cards3652-0124
Extra capacity output stacker200 cards3652-0170
Double-sided upgrade kitUpgrade the single-sided Rio Pro to the Rio Pro Duo3633-0052
Custom HoloKote kitKit contains a CD to install the data and a custom HoloKote activation card that fits into your printerHoloSet
Printer variantsDetailsProduct code
Rio Pro UnoSingle-sided printer3652-0001
Rio Pro Uno MagSingle-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder3652-0002
Rio Pro Uno SmartSingle-sided printer with smart card encoder3652-0003
Rio Pro Uno Smart / MagSingle-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders3652-0004
Rio Pro DuoDouble-sided printer3652-0021
Rio Pro Duo MagDouble-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder3652-0022
Rio Pro Duo SmartDouble-sided printer with smart card encoder3652-0023
Rio Pro Duo Smart / MagDouble-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders3652-0024

Rio Pro consumables

 Product codeDetailsCapacity
Colour dye film MA100YMCKO5 panel colour dye film – YMCKO100 images
MA250YMCKOK5 panel colour with black on reverse – YMCKOK250 images
MA300YMCKO5 panel colour dye film – YMCKO300 images
Monochrome dye film MA600KO2 panel black monochrome dye film + overcoat600 images
MA1000K-BlackBlack monochrome dye film1000 images
MA1000K-BlueBlue monochrome dye film1000 images
MA1000K-GreenGreen monochrome dye film1000 images
MA1000K-RedRed monochrome dye film1000 images
MA1000K-WhiteWhite monochrome dye film1000 images
MA1000K-GoldGold monochrome dye film1000 images
MA1000K-SilverSilver monochrome dye film1000 images
Cleaning kits 3633-0053Rio Pro cleaning kit10 cards, 1 pen
3633-0054Rio Pro roller cleaning kit5 sleeves, 1 roller bar
UltraSecure cards 125 KHz Proximity
SMA Proximity
MIFARE Classic®
Contact chip
Blank cards M9006-793Premium blank white cards – CR80
M9006-794Blank white cards with magnetic stripe – CR80
M9007-011Self-adhesive blank white cards – CR80
M3610-054Self-adhesive blank white cards – CR80 (USA)
M9006-796HoloPatch® blank white cards with gold seal – CR80
M9006-797HoloPatch® blank white cards with gold seal and magnetic stripe – CR80
Printer upgrades 3633-0052Rio Pro double-sided upgrade kit
HOLOSETCustom HoloKote kit
Printer accessories 3652-0122Rio Pro large input hopper200 card capacity
3652-0124Rio Pro large output hopper115 card capacity
3652-0170Rio Pro large output hopper200 card capacity

Rio Pro solutions

  • Education

    The Rio Pro’s flexibility, speed and versatility, combined with its security features make it ideal for student IDs, from elementary schools through to university campuses.

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  • Photo ID

    The Rio Pro’s custom HoloKote feature enables the addition of a customised logo or security design to every card printed – making it ideal for applications where secure visual identity is required.

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  • Payments

    Payment cards can be securely printed and encoded instantly, in-branch using the Rio Pro fitted with an in-line EMV encoder.

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  • Physical access

    A Rio Pro fitted with an in-line smart card encoder can write physical access data to a smart card at the point of issuance.

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  • Facilities

    The Rio Pro’s customisable HoloKote visual security watermark, combined with an in-line electronic encoder can rapidly produce high security ID cards for critical facilities and infrastructure.

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  • Logical access

    A Rio Pro fiited with an in-line smart card encoder can write logical access data to a smart card at the point of issuance.

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