Review: Magicard Pronto Card Printer

by techsupport 23. June 2014 05:01

Magicard Pronto Printer at IDCardGroup.comEven in smaller offices, identification and security are a must.  While small office environments may need only a few badges created daily or weekly, they do need the ability to print them on demand.

Having an outside source print the badges is one option, but that can mean slow turnarounds, high costs per badge – or both. Luckily, Magicard offers a great on-site alternative.

Well-Suited for Small Office Needs

Magicard is one of the few brands that offer a low volume option well suited for small office needs – the Magicard Pronto.Shop the Magicard Pronto printer now at

The Pronto is a single-feed ID badge printer – meaning you feed it one card at a time to print. But this versatile little machine can print a full color badge in just 35 seconds.

Magicard Pronto Printer Review Quote - IDCardGroup.comAnd it boasts a lot of other higher-end capabilities. The Pronto can print on standard CR80 card stock or CR79 in thicknesses from 20-40 mil. CR79 adhesive labels are useful for IDs affixed to proximity cards for secured access buildings. The Pronto is also able to print on rewritable cards for quick, efficient and reusable visitor badges.

Small Footprint - Big Features

A compact machine, the Pronto takes up very little desk space – but packs a lot of punch. The Pronto has all of the features of its bigger counter parts, such as edge-to-edge printing, magnetic encoding option, HoloKote for that added bit of security, as well as a full two-year warranty.

The Magicard Pronto printer works with a long line of Windows operating systems, as far back as XP right though to the latest version of Windows 8 64 bit. That is a lot of bang for your buck at this price point!

New Printer Driver Makes Set Up & Configuration Easy

Magicard Pronto Card Printer Quick Facts - IDCardGroup.comOn another note, Magicard just released its updated printer driver V2. This new driver makes it easier for new users to set up and configure ID card printers. The V2 driver has a brand new user interface that makes configuring a lot more intuitive and user friendly. This new driver also speeds up the printing process.

If you have just received your new Pronto - or are getting ready to purchase one for your office - be sure to update the driver that it shipped with because the V2 version is so new it likely didn't come on the disk that shipped with the printer.

If you need assistance downloading or updating your driver, please feel free to call our friendly and knowledgeable technical support at 877-868-0012.

Now Mac OS X Compatible

As of May 13, 2014, all of the features that you expect from Magicard printers running on the Windows operating system are also available for Magicard printers running on Mac OS X thanks to Magicard's new printer driver.

These features include:

  • Full-color duplex card printing
  • Support for magnetic-stripe and smart card encoding
  • Printing HoloKote™ watermarks

If you need assistance downloading or updating your driver, please feel free to call our friendly and knowledgeable technical support at 877-868-0012.Shop the Magicard Pronto printer now at

Optional Starter Kits Create a Complete ID System

You can purchase the Magicard Pronto printer as a complete ID system, with the addition of ID Card Group's basic or complete starter kits:

  • Basic Starter Kit (YMCKO Color Ribbon + 100 CR80Cards + Cleaning Kit)
  • Complete Starter Kit (includes Basic Kit + Card Software + Webcam)

The ID Card Group Advantage

As an authorized Magicard printer dealer, has years of experience working with customers who use Magicard printers, cleaning supplies, and kits. Not only do we have a deep technical knowledge of Magicard card printers, but we also maintain the best prices guaranteed! We carry the full line of Magicard products, including card printers, color ribbons and monochrome ribbons.


If you need more information on the Pronto - or want additional help choosing the best Magicard printer for your organization's needs - call our ID experts at 877-868-0012 or We'll make it easy for you!

ID Card Group offers a price match guarantee, provides free shipping on orders over $100, and accepts purchase orders.

About the Author

Jeramie Ivie, Google +

Jeramie Ivie is a trained and certified ID printer technician at ID Card Group. When not troubleshooting for customers, he's putting the newest card printers through their paces and writing candid reviews like this one. Jeramie is also the resident artisan overseeing all custom printed work, including custom printed cards, lanyards and badge reels, but he still finds time to serve as grill master for BBQ Fridays. Jeramie literally prints thousands of cards each month for a wide-variety of customers. He has seen it all and offers a practical view of card printers. Be sure to visit his profile to check out his latest project and to find out what it means to be a mechnician.


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