SATO offers a comprehensive portfolio of thermal transfer ribbons which are specially designed to ensure optimum performance and are continuously tested to ensure maximum print performance on SATO printers, along with ensuring print head longevity.
Developed as a result of a high level of expertise, SATO ribbons are low power and offer high resolution printing for a wide variety of applications. The SATO ribbon range complies with GHS regulations and can be used for food packaging, where approved direct food contact marking and coding is required.
Choose from the SATO range of wax, wax/resin and resin ribbons:
Premium Wax ribbons
These are ideal as a low-cost solution for relatively rougher media surface printing. Suitable for printing on paper, but less suitable for printing onto smooth surfaces e.g. PE plastics or vinyl.
SWX-100 (flat head) - general applications, sharp print, high speed printing.
Applications: Warehouse - Healthcare - Pharmaceutical - Retail - Horticulture - Transportation - Fresh Fruit/Produce
These are a general-purpose ribbon solution, which contain some wax, thereby enabling them to be resistant to some solvents. These carbon ribbons are widely used when printing smooth materials e.g. plastic and insert labels but also work well when printing on paper. They are durable and scratch resistant.
SWR-100 (flat head) - the best ribbon for all conditions when durable, perfect print is required to ensure legibility for a long period of time.
Applications: Warehouse - Healthcare - Pharmaceutical - Retail - Horticulture - Transportation - Chemical
SWR-200 (near edge) - this ribbon is resistant to several chemicals and is also stain resistant.
Applications: Warehouse - Healthcare - Pharmaceutical - Retail - Horticulture - Transportation - Fresh Fruit/Produce - Metals - Lumber - Industrial - Flex Packaging
SWR-300 (near edge) - this ribbon has been developed specifically for use in print engines.
Applications: Healthcare - Pharmaceutical - Retail - Fresh Fruit/ Produce - Flex Packaging
These are ideal for extreme conditions such as asset labelling due to unique resistance to most solvents including alcohol, oils and fats, as well as superb abrasion and scratch resistance. Ideal for use in outdoor or high temperature situations, resin ribbons are the durable solution.
SRS-100 (flat head) - For use in extreme conditions where strict requirements are to be followed and recommend for its ability to withstand repeated exposure to chemicals such as isopropanol and brake fluid.
Applications: Warehouse - Healthcare - Pharmaceutical - Retail - Horticulture - Chemical - Electronics - Metals - Lumber - Industrial
Best of all, SATO ribbons even come in a variety of colours to match your media application needs!
SATO has developed a stock programme to enable customers throughout Europe to replace thermal transfer ribbons in less than 72 hours.
SATO ribbons are certified by the following organisations: