WS4 Series | High-Performance Desktop Printer

Introducting the SATO WS4 Series of compact thermal desktop printers.

WS408 | WS412 - Versatility meets Value

Introducing the SATO WS4 Series of desktop thermal printer models. The new WS4 is a feature rich, affordably priced, thermal printer with great production throughput and exceptional print quality at either 203 or 300dpi. Designed with connectivity in mind, the WS4 printer has USB, RS232 and Ethernet interfaces standard. It also features optional Bluetooth or 802.11 WLAN communication interfaces further expanding its versatility.

Flexible and versatile, the WS4 is available in Direct Thermal or as a Thermal Transfer unit with a 984 feet ribbon capacity!  When integrated with its optional External Media Stand, both ribbon capacity and use of industry standard 8-inch outside diameter media rolls, the WS4 significantly expands its functionality to what is normally present in larger tabletop printer models but at a fraction of the price.

As in other innovative SATO printer models, the WS4 has straightforward replacement of its print head or platen roller, quickly returning to full operation when normal maintenance is required. Best of all, the WS4 has on-board emulations (SBPL, SZPL, SEPL, SDPL, SIPL) providing ease of integrating or replacing other competitive printer models.  The SATO WS4, where versatility meets value, innovation meets performance.


SATO WS4 desktop printers are easy to use with a small footprint   SATO WS4 desktop printers are flexible on what therml label or ribbons you use   SATO WS4 barcode printers offer enhanced connectivity options

Easy to Use


Flexible Label / Ribbon Capability


Enhanced Connectivity

  • Small footprint design
  • High speed throughput (Max 6ips)
  • Easy firmware download via USB
  • Straightforward Platen and Print head replacement
  • 3 Color Status LED
  • 984 feet ribbon capability
  • Use wound-in or wound-out labels and ribbons
  • Adjustable I-mark sensor
  • Versatile ribbon core sizes (0.5” or 1.0” ID)
  • Ethernet, USB and RS232 standard
  • Optional Bluetooth, Wireless LAN
  • IPv4/IPv6 Support
  • Multiple printer emulations (SZPL, SEPL, SDPL, SIPL)


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  WS408 WS412
Print Method: Direct/Thermal Transfer
Print Resolution: 203 dpi 300 dpi
Print Width: 4.09" 4.09"
Memory: 16MB ROM, 32MB RAM
Print Speed: (max.) up to 6 ips up to 4 ips
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 802.11 b/g/n WLAN


Transportation and Logistics

  • Shipping/Receiving labels
  • Warehouse picking/put away
  • Asset management


  • Price marking
  • Coupons/promotions
  • Inventory and product labeling


  • Visitor ID
  • Evidence tracking
  • Parking passes


  • Patient identification
  • Pharmacy and product labeling
  • Specimen/slide labels
  • GTIN/FDA compliance


  • Work-in-progress and product labeling
  • Pallet/Carton management


  • Boarding/Admission passes
  • Bag tags

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