A compact, versatile ID card printer for lower volume issuance. Incredibly easy to use with
drop-in dye film and hand-fed card loading.

Magicard Pronto ID card printer

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desktop id card prnting

Compact and portable

Lightweight but robust, the Magicard Pronto’s small footprint makes it ideal for a reception desk or an office environment. Its portability and versatility comes with no compromise in print performance, making it ideal for remote card issuance at events or in the field.

Anybody can print with a Magicard Pronto

Power it up, install its easy to use driver, drop the dye film in and you are ready to go. Combine it with TrustID Classic and you have an instant solution that could have you printing ID cards in minutes.

print reusable cards and standard cards

Versatile – print colour or rewrite cards

Print vibrant full colour cards or use thermally activated rewrite cards – and print, erase and rewrite in monochrome. Rewritable cards are ideal for visitor management or for loyalty. Save money on consumables by printing the reverse of the card in full colour and rewriting the front surface up to 500 times.



Added visual security at no extra cost

Exclusive to all Magicard printers, HoloKote is a patented technology that can print a secure watermark on every card. The Pronto is supplied with four predefined watermarks that can be easily selected from the printer driver. To print a customised watermark, upgrade to the Magicard Rio Pro or the Helix.

2 year warranty

The Magicard Pronto is backed by a 2 year warranty

With comprehensive telephone and online support.

Pronto specifications


  • Printing performance

    1 card every 35 seconds

  • Card capacity


  • Warranty

    2 year limited

  • Visual security

    Standard HoloKote

  • Operating system

    Windows & Mac OS compatible


Printer Details  
Print technology 300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable
Feed system Manual
Rewritable printing
Single-sided printing
Encoding options Details  
Magnetic stripe ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3
Smart card Contact chip, MIFARE, DESFire and iClass
Connectivity and drivers Details  
Operating systems Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit) Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012 and Mac OS X 10.9.0 upwards
USB connection USB rev1.1 and USB 2.0
Warranty Details  
2 years Limited depot warranty
Visual security Details  
Standard HoloKote A choice of 4 standard designs
HoloPatch cards Use HoloKote with HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card
Print speed Details  
Colour 35 seconds
Monochrome 7 seconds
Accepted card dimensions Details  
Card sizes ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″
ISO CR79 83.9mm x 51mm / 3.303″ x 2.051″
Card thickness 0.51mm to 1.02mm / 20mil to 40mil
Physical specifications Details  
Printer weight 4.4kg / 9.7lbs
Printer size Length: 270mm / 10.6″ Width: 215mm / 8.4″ Height: 233mm / 9.1″
Environmental operating range 10°C to 30°C / 50°F to 85°F
Power source External power brick for 90-265V 40-60Hz
Printer variants Details Product code
Pronto Single-sided printer 3649-0001
Pronto Mag Single-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder 3649-0002
Pronto Smart Single-sided printer with smart card encoder 3649-0003

Pronto solutions

  • Events

    The Pronto’s portability makes it ideal for card issuance out in the field. At events it is used for badging delegates, exhibitors and contractors, often at the point of entry.

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  • Loyalty and membership

    The Pronto is widely used for the instant issuance of loyalty cards in-store. Rewrite cards can be used to record points for each purchase, with the total erased and rewritten on each customer visit.

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Pronto consumables

  Product code Details Capacity
Colour dye film MA100YMCKO 5 panel colour dye film – YMCKO 100 images
MA300YMCKO 5 panel colour dye film – YMCKO 300 images
Monochrome dye film MA600KO 2 panel black monochrome dye film + overcoat 600 images
MA1000K-Black Black monochrome dye film 1000 images
MA1000K-Blue Blue monochrome dye film 1000 images
MA1000K-Green Green monochrome dye film 1000 images
MA1000K-Red Red monochrome dye film 1000 images
MA1000K-White White monochrome dye film 1000 images
MA1000K-Gold Gold monochrome dye film 1000 images
MA1000K-Silver Silver monochrome dye film 1000 images
Cleaning kits CK1 Pronto cleaning kit 10x cards & 1x pen
UltraSecure cards 125 KHz Proximity
Contact chip
MIFARE Classic
SMA Proximity
Blank cards M9006-793 Premium blank white cards – CR80
M9006-794 Blank white cards with magnetic stripe – CR80
M9006-796 HoloPatch® blank white cards with gold seal – CR80
M9006-797 HoloPatch® blank white cards with gold seal and magnetic stripe – CR80
M3610-054 Self-adhesive blank white cards – CR80 (USA)
M9007-011 Self-adhesive blank white cards – CR80
E9323 Magicard blank rewritable cards front & PVC back

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