WS2 Series

Print wristbands and inpatient labels with one device

The WS2 is a hygienic, compact direct thermal desktop printer from SATO ideal for various healthcare scenarios. Suitable for direct use in the hospital ward due to its disinfectant-ready, antimicrobial plastic casing, the WS2 prints both patient ID wristbands and inpatient labels quickly and accurately for optimum patient safety and operator peace of mind. The WS2 is also offered bundled with SATO patient ID wristbands as part of a competitive package, making the need to hand write labels a thing of the past.

Suitable for:

Key Features

Print Method
Direct Thermal

Print Resolution
203 dpi - 8 dots/mm
300 dpi - 12 dots/mm

Max. width: 60mm, Min. width: 12mm
Max length: 2500mm (100") in 203 dpi / 1270mm (50") in 300 dpi
Min length: 10mm (0.4")

Print speed
203 dpi: 50, 76, 101, 127, 152, 177 mm/sec (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 inches/sec)
300 dpi: 50, 76, 101, 127 mm/sec (2, 3, 4, 5 inches/sec)

W 116 mm x H 170 mm x D 215 mm

1kg / 2.2 Ibs

Compatible with

  • Patient ID wristbands (optimised for SATO patient ID wristbands)
  • Drug administration labels
  • Histology sample labels
  • Blood collection/transfusion labels
  • Inpatient meal labels


Functions, Software and Tools

  • Quick and easy one-touch media loading
  • Simple one button operation with LED
  • A range of tools available


Technical Tools

  • USB/LAN connectivity as standard (IPv4/v6)
  • Wireless LAN option
  • Legacy Netbios/WINS compatibility
  • Multiple emulation support (SZPL, SEPL and SDPL)
  • Multiple printer utility setup
  • Compatible with NiceLabel and Bartender label designer software



  • Maintain patient safety - Disinfectant-ready, anti-microbial casing
  • Print on demand - Patient ID wristband and inpatient/laboratory label ready. Compact, lightweight design for ease of transportation
  • Eradicate errors - Draw information from existing patient management systems
  • Save time - Hassle-free media loading, enhanced printer setting tools and web browser for ease of operation. Faster than market average print speed, up to 7-inch/sec
  • Integrate easily - Cerner accredited and ready for connection to all existing HIS/EMR systems through the standard USB and Ethernet interfaces
  • Reduced carbon footprint - Less consumable wastage compared to equivalent models on the market



  • Dispenser
  • Cutter
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Wireless Kit