Secure ID cards for every budget, industry and application

Cards have become a part of everyday life. Used for gaining access to buildings and facilities, verifying that individuals are who they say they are or simply being used to purchase goods or services, cards have become the ubiquitous global standard for identity.

The Magicard NEO Solution

ID cards, printed and programmed with Magicard NEO products can be used across multiple applications in your industry sector to improve efficiency and productivity and most importantly, to protect and secure your organisation.

Magicard is the company which pioneered the HoloKote® secure watermark that is printed on to the card surface during the normal print cycle using standard ribbons and cards. All the printers in the NEO range include this valuable feature.

The Magicard NEO Range

Incredibly easy to use with drop-in dye film and hand-fed card loading, the Pronto NEO includes the HoloKote® visual security system and can print colour, monochrome or rewritable cards. Its plug-and-play setup and compact footprint are ideal for portability and lower volume card printing.

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Robust, durable and reliable, the Enduro NEO is perfect for schools, colleges and medium sized businesses. When it comes to secure and reliable ID card printing, you can trust the Enduro NEO to deliver.

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The state-of-the art 360 NEO is a powerful way to create secure ID cards in high volumes. Each full colour, single-sided card with HoloKote®, can be printed in under 23 seconds giving the 360 NEO the ability to print up to 156 cards per hour.

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Magicard NEO brings together a network of local dealers offering market-leading technical support and service capability with the best of Magicard's expertise in ID-card printing.

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Pronto NEO


Enduro NEO


360 NEO


Print Speed

1 full colour card per 35 seconds
1 monochrome card per 7 seconds

Up to 100 full colour cards per hour
500 monochrome cards per hour

Up to 156 full colour cards per hour
720 monochrome cards per hour

Card capacities


100 card input
30 card output

100 card input, 70 card output

Visual security

Standard HoloKote® watermark (x4)
HoloPatch® cards

Standard HoloKote® watermark (x4)
HoloPatch® cards

NEO HoloKote® watermark (x10)
Custom HoloKote® watermark
HoloPatch® cards

Electronic security

ISO 7811 magnetic stripe

ISO 7811 magnetic stripe

ISO 7811, JIS2 magnetic stripe
ISO 7816, EMV contact chip
MIFARE®, DESFire®, iClass®, others


Limited MagiCover NEO warranty.

Limited MagiCover NEO warranty.

Limited MagiCover NEO warranty.

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Uses for ID cards

Photo ID

From driver’s licenses to student membership cards to national ID schemes, cards are the most widely used method for verifying age, identity and the associated access to rights and benefits in society. Verification can take the form of a simple photograph or signature, or for more secure applications, can be stored in an electronic chip on the card in the form of a biometric such as a fingerprint or a password, such as a PIN. Cards can be secured to prevent forgeries by using electronic keys contained in the chip or by physical visual methods such as UV printing, holograms, microtext or Magicards’s HoloKote watermark

Physical access

Cards, and most commonly smart cards – with an embedded electronic chip, are increasingly accepted as the credential of choice for securely controlling physical access. Smart cards are used to authenticate individuals, to determine the appropriate level of access, and physically admit the cardholder to a facility, most commonly using a card reader at the point of entry. Multiple access applications can be contained on a smart card, granting users access to both physical and logical resources without the need for multiple credentials. Access rights can be changed dynamically or revoked, depending on perceived threat level or if the system is in any way compromised.


Plastic cards have become the global standard for electronically purchasing goods and services. In the last 20 years insecure magnetic stripe and embossed numbering systems have been replaced by a secure electronic system of data and keys held on the card’s embedded chip. This standard was established and has been championed by EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa). These secure cards can be issued locally, for example in branch at the point of account opening, using desktop card printers fitted with the appropriate EMV encoding devices.

Logical access

In today’s digital and connected World, securing electronic data and networks is as important as securing access to physical assets such as building and facilities. Password-based access is now widely acknowledged to be a significant security risk and many organisations, across all industries, are using multi-factor authentication to grant access to data. Multi-factor can be a combination of something you know (i.e. a password) with something you have (an authenticated smart card) and something you are (a biometric such as fingerprint). Cards can support all of these authentication methods, with all factors contained on the chip of a single card, enabling flexible, secure and private access to data and networks.

Time and attendance

Time and attendance systems are used to record when employees start and stop work, and often the department where the work is undertaken. Tracking of breaks, lunch-breaks, vacation time and sickness absence is also commonplace. Traditional paper-based or password-based tracking systems which are open to compromise are being replaced by electronic systems, often using cards containing electronic data. Multi-application smart cards that are used to grant access to physical and logical resources can also be used to track attendance using a range of technologies from a basic (but insecure) magnetic stripe to Ultra High Frequency proximity systems that track employees’ whereabouts whenever they are within the building.

Loyalty and membership

Cards as a token of membership of a club, association or loyalty scheme are common place. Introducing a smart card element to these can open up a range of other applications including access to facilities, payment in members-only facilities such as restaurants, bars or vending machines, and the online booking of club resources. Loyalty cards, pioneered by large supermarket groups and gas stations are now adopted by many smaller retail outlets, often using desktop ID card printers to instantly issue personalised cards to customers.


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