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Sato® printheads

Thermal Printing Shop offers Sato® printheads for all professional Sota label printers. If you have any questions, contact our team of print experts.

 
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Printhead Sato CG208 DT

R13869000
Original | R13869000
$114.23 excl. VAT
Picture of Printhead Sato CG208 TT

Printhead Sato CG208 TT

R13864000
Original | R13864000
$114.23 excl. VAT
Picture of Printhead Sato CG212 DT

Printhead Sato CG212 DT

R13870000
Original | R13870000
$129.26 excl. VAT
Picture of Printhead Sato CG212 TT

Printhead Sato CG212 TT

R13865000
Original | R13865000
$121.66 excl. VAT
Picture of Printhead Sato CG408 DT

Printhead Sato CG408 DT

R14481011
Original | R14481011
$141.46 excl. VAT
Picture of Printhead Sato CG408 TT

Printhead Sato CG408 TT

R14464020
Original | R14464020
$150.31 excl. VAT

FAQ on Sato® printheads 

How long do Sato printheads last?

The life expectancy of a SATO printhead is measured in km. The average distance each head can print before it needs to be replaced is 30km. However, this depends a lot on how you treat it. Printer heads are delicate and subject to wear. It’s important to maintain them well, to get the longest life and best print quality from them.

 

What can I do to get the longest life from your printheads?

Clean the printhead often with a certified cleaning product. Sato recommends to wipe the printhead with every few roll changes. In addition, your printer settings can have a positive impact on the life of a printer head. Also, consider printing in thermal transfer mode, using a thermal transfer ribbon. Because of the smoother surface of the ribbon, the printhead experiences less friction and wear. Using 4U thermal transfer ribbons, the printhead may last up to 3 times longer.

 

When should I replace my Sato printhead?

When you see spots, white lines, light images or unreadable barcodes, it’s time to take action. Clean the printhead. Test if that solves the problem. If it doesn’t, then your printhead could be at the end of its life. These are indications that it needs to be replaced.

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