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sato printer ribbon:what it,how to choose?

What ir sato printer ribbon?

SATO offers competitively priced ribbons for most thermal printers. Our genuine SATO branded ribbons are designed to maximize the life of your print heads and provide consistently good print quality.

All of SATO’s thermal ribbons are also halogen-free, demonstrating our commitment to green initiatives and safety.

Available Ribbons

R135B Ribbon New high performance ribbon is a full resin ribbon with excellent environmental and chemical resistance and a lower transfer temperature especially selected to help extend the life of printers.
R435B Ribbon A high resin composition with excellent resistance to environmental stresses. Ideal for permanent printing on synthetic material.
T110A Ribbon A very high quality ribbon that combines resin and wax to deliver excellent print quality on a wide range of paper and synthetic materials.
T101A Ribbon Standard This general-purpose wax ribbon provides a ribbon alternative that is especially effective on paper materials that may have a rough surface.

How to choose the sato printer ribbon?

Thermal transfer ribbons come in many ink formulations, and choosing the wrong one can result in useless labels. Print quality can be poor, the ink can smear or fade, and choosing the wrong ribbon can force operators to reduce the speed of their printers.

The proper ribbon formulation depends on the material being printing on. If you would like help choosing a label material, visit our label design considerations page.

There are three types of ribbon ink: wax, wax/resin, and resin.

Scratch/Chemical
Heat Resistance
Label Stock Compatibility Typical Applications
Wax  Poor Versatile; typically coated paper Short term; shipping labels, compliance labeling
Wax/Resin Good Versatile; typically coated paper or coated synthetics Bin location labels, horticulture tags, healthcare labels
Resin Great Polyester, polyimide, polypropylene, polyethylene Chemical drum labels, circuit board labels, agency recognized labels

Most thermal print is only black, but there are color ribbons available, including metallic inks.

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