What is Holokote®?

What is Holokote®?

What is Holokote®?

In Magicard ID card printer, you may have noticed the word HoloKote®.

HoloKote® is a patented product of Magicard. It is a secure watermark that is printed on to the card surface during the normal print cycle using standard consumables (ribbons and cards). This helps add a layer of visible security to your cards at no extra cost and is only visible when tilted towards a light. The designs can be repeated on the card in a grid fashion, or a single design can cover the entire card’s surface.

How it works?

HoloKote® works by printing a transparent holographic watermark onto the surface of the card during the normal print cycle. Its frosted appearance allows other elements of its design such as data, logos and photos are still 100% visible.

Color cards are printed using a thermal transfer YMCKO dye film. After the color image has been printed onto the card, the clear Overlay panel is applied to protect the image from fading or scratching.


  1. Standard HoloKote® - With all Magicard direct-to-card printers, you can select from four standard secure HoloKote® designs using the printer driver.
  2. Custom HoloKote® / Custom HoloKote® Flex – With selected Magicard direct-to-card printers, you can personalize HoloKote watermark into the standard print process. This watermark could be an organization’s logo, or some other unique security design.

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