SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has developed a new stock programme to enable customers throughout Europe to replace thermal transfer ribbons in less than 72 hours. The new SATO Ribbons Value Range, will be stocked at the companys state-of-the-art European Central Logistics Centre in Wroclaw, Poland, which was opened to optimise customer service, logistics and deliveries.
“For many businesses operating 24/7, from logistics to manufacturing, keeping downtime to a minimum is top of the agenda. With this in mind, being able to replace essential printer consumables as quickly as possible is key to ensuring that labelling processes run smoothly,” comments Benoit Gourlay, Product Manager Consumables at SATO Europe. “With unique expertise in consumables combined with efficient logistics operations, we are now ideally placed to quickly deliver high quality yet affordable printer ribbons to our European customers.”
SATO designs and continuously tests its thermal transfer ribbons to ensure maximum printer performance and durability. The ribbons come in three different materials - resin, wax/resin and wax – depending on the customers needs.
Resistant to most solvents, including alcohol, oils and fats, resin ribbons are ideal for asset labelling in demanding industries such as chemical and food processing. Wax/resin ribbons are resistant to some solvents and suitable for general-purpose applications, while wax ribbons offer a cost-effective solution for relatively rougher media surface printing.
SATOs ribbons are suitable for most label printers available on the market to ensure maximum interchangeability. They come in a variety of colours to match different media application needs.