SATO WS408 / WS412 – The WS4 Thermal Printer

Maximizing Performance, Versatility, and Investment
Ribbon Up To 300M Standrad of Ethernet Serial & USB Clear User Indications Drop-in Easy Load Media


  • User-Friendly Operation and Serviceability
  • Printing Resolution of 203 / 300 dpi
  • Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Models
  • Standard Ethernet
  • Prints Labels, Receipts, Tags and Wristbands
  • Long 300m (984.2 ft) Ribbon – Face-in/out
  • Emulations (SZPL®, SEPL®, SDPL®, SIPL®)
  • Wireless Operation via BluetoothTM or Wi-FITM

General Specification 

Printer Model WS408 WS408
Print Resolution Direct Thermal (DT) and Thermal Transfer (TT) Models
Maximum Print Area: Length 203 dpi (8 dots/mm) 300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Width 4.09” (104.0 mm) 4.09” (104.0 mm)
Max Length 39.33” (999.0 mm) 39.33” (999.0 mm)
Print Speed 6 ips (Up to 152.4mm/sec) 4 ips (Up to 101.6 mm/sec)
Printer Memory Flash ROM: 16MB, RAM: 32MB
Dimension TT Model: W: 8.69" (220.6 mm) D: 10.96" (278.5 mm) H: 7.38" (187.5 mm) DT Model: W: 7.24" (183.8 mm) D: 8.89" (225.9 mm) H: 6.54" (166.0 mm)
Weight DT Model: 3.88 lbs. (1.74 kg) / TT Model: 5.46 lbs. (2.48 kg)
Linear UPC-A/E, JAN/EAN-8/13, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Bookland, GS1-128 (UCC /EAN128), Codabar (NW–7), Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI, GS1 DatabarTM / RSS14 (Truncated, Stacked, Limited, Expanded), Industrial 2/5, Composite JAN/EAN-8/13, Composite UPC A/E, PostnetTM, Matrix 2/5
2D Symbologies PDF417 Including Micro PDF, MAXI Code, QR Code, GS1 Data Matrix (ECC200)
Print Rotation / Character Data - Barcode 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°

Sensor Type Adjustable I-Mark Sensor (Reflective), Label Gap Sensor (Transmissive), Label Taken Sensor (Dispenser Option)
Media Type Roll or Fan-fold Die Cut Labels, Plain Paper Face Stock, Synthetics and Continuous Stock, Ticket
Media Thickness 0.002” – 0.007” (0.06 mm – 0.19 mm)
Media Roll Diameter Roll Max. Outside Diameter: 5.0” (127.0 mm), Core Diameter: 1.0” / 1.5" (25.4 mm / 38.1 mm)
Media Width 0.88" (22.4 mm) to 4.53" (115.0 mm)
Media Length
Continuous TT/DT: 0.31" (10.0 mm) to 39.21" (996.0 mm)
Tear-Off TT/DT: 0.31" (25.4 mm) to 39.21" (996.0 mm)
DT Mode on TT Model: 1.18" (30.0 mm) to 39.21" (996.0 mm)
Cutter TT/DT: 0.76" (25.4 mm) to 39.09" (993.0 mm)
DT Mode on TT Model: 1.37" (35.0 mm) to 39.09" (993.0 mm)
Dispenser TT/DT: 0.92" (25.4 mm) to 5.92" (150.4 mm)
DT Mode on TT Model: 1.37" (35.0 mm) to 5.92" (150.4 mm)
Internal Fonts 7 Bitmap SATO Fonts, 2 Scalable SATO Fonts, Multi-National Language Support, Single and Double Byte Fonts (Korean, Chinese and Japanese)

Standard USB (Type A, Type B), LAN, RS232C
Wireless Optional WLAN, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Optional Bluetooth, V2.1 + EDR
LAN Protocols ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, HTTP, DHCP, Socket, LPR, IPv4, IPv6, SNMPv2
Emulations Auto Detect - SBPL®, SZPL®, SEPL®, SDPL®, SIPL®
Operating Temperature 41 to 104 ̊F (5 to 40oC), 25 – 85% RH, Non- condensing
Storage Temperature -4 to 140 ̊F (-20 to 60oC), 10 – 90% RH, Non- condensing
Status Indicators 2 Tricolor LEDS (Red, Green and Orange)
Power Requirements Energy StarTM Input Voltage Adapter: AC100V-240V (Auto Switching) ; DT: 60W / TT: 90W

Printing Method Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer
Printing Resolution 203dpi (8 dots/mm)
Printing Speed 2~4ips (50.8~101.6mm/s)
Printing Length Max 100" (2540mm) / Min 0.2" (5mm)
Printing Width Max 4.1" (104mm)
Programming Language SZPL
CPU 32 bit RISC microprocessor
Memory 8MB DRAM (5MB user available)| 4MB Flash ROM (2MB user available)
Communication Interface Parallel, USB, RS-232 (Baud rate: Max. 115200bps)
Dimensions 273mm (L) x 225mm (W) x 185mm (H)
Weight 2.1kg
Electrical Requirements Universal Switching Power Supply AC Input: 100~240V, 1.8A, 50~60Hz DC Output: 24V, 2.4A
Environment Requirements Operation Temperature: 40°F~100°F (4°C~38°C), 10%~90% non-condensing Storage Temperature: -4°F~122°F (-20°C~50°C)
Media Type Roll-feed, die-cut, continuous, fan-fold, tags, ticket in thermal paper or plain paper and fabric label
Media Max Width: 4.3" (110mm)
Min Width: 1" (25.4mm)
Thickness: 0.0025"~0.01" (0.0635 ~ 0.254mm)
Max roll capacity (OD): 5" (127mm) / Core size: 1" (25.4mm)
Max roll capacity (OD): 4.5" (114.3mm) / Core size: 0.5" (12.7mm) (optional) Max roll capacity (OD): 4.72" (120mm) / Core size: 1.5" (38.1mm) (optional)
Ribbon Ribbon roll – max OD: 2.6" (67mm)
Ribbon Length: max 300m
Core size – ID: 1" (25.4mm)
Ribbon Width: 1"~4" Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin (Ribbon wound ink-side out or ink-side in available)
Sensors Media gap & I-Mark sensor x 1 (movable) & Transmissive sensor x 1 (Centre fixed) / Head open switch / Ribbon end sensor
Fonts Internal character sets standard
5 alpha-numberic fonts from 0.049"H~0.23"H (1.25mm~6.0mm) Internal fonts are expandable up to 24x24
4 direction 0o~270° rotation
Soft fonts are downloadable
1D Barcodes Code 39, UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet, Code 128 subset A/B/C, Interleaved 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5 with check sum, Interleaved 2 of 5 with human readable check digit, Code 93, Code 39 with check sum digit, MSI, EAN-8, Codabar, Code 11, EAN-13, Plessey, GS1 Data bar (RSS), Industrial 2 of 5, Standard 2 of 5, Logmars
2D Barcodes MaxiCode, PDF417, Data Matrix (ECC 200 only), QR code, Composite codes, Aztec Barcode, Micro PDF417
Optional Items Cutter, External Roll Unwinder, RTC Card
Part number PDC2I-DT-PDA
Resolution 203 DPI
Printing Method Direct Thermal
Print speed 1, 3, 4, 5 ips
Max. print width 5.2 cm (2.05")
Max. print length 228,6 cm (90”)
Processor 32 bits RISC high performance processor
Memory • 4 Mo Flash memory
• 8 Mo SDRxAM
• MicroSD card slot for memory expansion, up to 4 GB
Interface • USB 2.0 (full speed mode)
• Internal Ethernet (10/100 Mbps )
• 128 x 64 pixels graphic type LCD display with back light • USB host, for scanner or PC keyboard (factory option)
Power External universal switching power supply • Input : CA 100-240 V
• Output : CC 24 V 2 A
Operation switch, button, LED One power switch, one feed button & one LED (3 colors)
Sensors • Gap transmissive sensor
• Black mark reflective sensor (position adjustable) • Head open sensor
Real time clock Standard
Printer language TSPL-EZTM
Environment condition Operation: : 5~40°C (41~104°F), 25~85% non-condensing | Storage: -40~60°C (-40~140°F), 10~90% non-condensing
Safety regulation FCC Class B, CE Class B, C-Tick Class B, UL, CUL, TÜV/ Safety, CCC
Accessories • Quick start guide
• USB port cable
• External universal switching power supply • Power cord
Factory option USB host, for scanner or PC keyboard (factory option)
Bar codes 1D bar code:
Code 39, Code 93, Code 128UCC, Code 128 subsets A, B, C, Codabar, Interleave 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, UPC- A, UPC-E, EAN and UPC 2 (5) digits add-on, MSI, PLESSEY, POSTNET, China POST, RSS-14, Code 11
2D bar code:
PDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix, QR code, Aztec

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