Monday, January 3, 2011

New Magicard ID Card Printer


Magicard, the leading manufacturer of ID card printers, announces the launch of the Rio Pro, its new printer for the professional user.

The Rio Pro is an evolutionary replacement for Magicard’s highly popular Rio and Tango printers.  Andy Matko, Director of Magicard, said: “Professional users recognise quality, and the Rio Pro has been designed with this in mind. It is made with high quality components and purpose-built composites, resulting in a superior print quality which is further enriched with our unique HoloKote® watermark feature.  The Rio Pro is backed by our market-leading three year warranty, including a loaner printer service – our promise to keep professionals printing.”

The Rio Pro is packed with features and user choice – users can batch print with the 100-card feeder or print one-offs with the hand-feeder and its clear four-line display provides intelligent user information and interaction.

The Rio Pro is available in single or double-sided printing versions, with a further option, explained by Matko: “With the Rio Pro, you can buy now and choose later. You can start with a single-sided Rio Pro and upgrade to double-sided printing in a few seconds with our simple field upgrade – just drop in our special ribbon and your printer is instantly double-sided.”

Security features include Magicard’s patented HoloKote which adds a watermark to the card during the normal print cycle using existing consumables, enabling extra security at no extra cost. With the Rio Pro, this watermark can be a fully customised security design or logo, delivered using a unique RFID card coupled to the printer. Secure encoding options include magnetic stripe, contactless and smart card technologies.

The Rio Pro is designed and manufactured at Ultra Electronics’ centre of excellence for manufacturing in the United Kingdom and is backed with the market-leading three year UltraCoverPlus warranty.

Shipping from early 2011, the Rio Pro completes Magicard’s new product range, which also includes the entry-level Pronto, the mid-range Enduro, and the reverse transfer Prima 4, all launched over the last 2 years.

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