Question about SATO M-8485Se Thermal Label Printer Print Engine - P/N W08485911

1 Answer

I have a Sato M-8485S printer and changed my print head 2 times making sure i dont scratch it while i put it on and changed de rubber roller. But still it is well dark at the bottom but light dark after middle to up of it. when i apply a small pression to the up of the head while printing it go back dark but the bottom go light....anybody know what would do this ???

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 155 Answers

Lo mas probable es que requiere que la cabeza sea bien ajustada en su posicion. Lo mejor es que la ajuste un tecnico calificado en impresoras SATO. The most probable is that it requires that the head is tightened into position. The best thing is that adjust by a qualified technician in SATO printers.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cutting position is NG

It could be just as simple as loosen screw...
I have been days trying to figure out with mine and finally was just a loose screwe on the side. Check out

Apr 04, 2014 | SATO CL612E Printer

2 Answers

My sato cl408e is printing but 1/4 of the print on the inside of the label not readable. very dull and missing print. The other 3/4 of the print is perfect. Could this be a dirty print head or the...

It could be a print ehad problem, or an out of alignment condition between the platen and the head.
YOu can use a test mode to print a factory test print, that will put the print across the label. Settings and a barcode for alignment will be pirnted.
If you are using less than full width stock, only print 5 or less labels as the head will try to print across the full width, and if no label present, may harm printhead.

there are adjustments on the outside(right) of the platen support bearing that you can loosen the screw, and cam adjustment, to level the head across the platen.

Mar 02, 2010 | SATO CL408e Label Printer

1 Answer

Sato 408E problem

Using direct thermal labels it can dirt the printhead and platen roller, you must clean them with isopropyl alcohol and a flannel. Also adjust the darkness to less value to best print.
Roberto Martinez

Jun 29, 2009 | SATO CL408e Thermal Printer

1 Answer

My canon pixma ip1700 eats all my paper in printing just one page

rubber roller is worn

while the paper load, it is a roller (made of silicon i think) take the job to pull inside the printing mechanic.

there are 2 roller in opposite wich responsible. the upper roller (big one) and lower roller.

to fix ur printer, u must open the casing. note! there are 6 point for plastic snaps (2 low-front, 2 side, 2 back) and 2 screws.

fyuh... now there is ur decission. 1. disassemble the mechanic to take those 2 rollers or 2. let it watch :p

surely this far u must pick 1st option. sorry if i cant pictures the process, 'cause this to me in indonesia called gampang yang disusahin. once do succeed, u dont want to do it again. man so tired with ur eyes.

1. dismount the metal mechanic. there are about 6 to chassis and 1 to main board (u can see the clear). but becareful to the mechanic parts, usualy the springs.
2. now u can get the big roller.
3. release the roller ruber.
4. cover the plastic part of the roller, rounds with 2-3 layers (what u think enough) with rubber tape. this rubber tape usualy to isolate open cable. electrician tool.
5. then put the roller rubber back to plastic.
...this is the hard one. sorry if i can tell the detail, cause my english bad :p
6. (think) u must also take the lower roller. and do the same as the upper roller. becarefull, cause once u missed pulled out the rubber, u might ripped it. then u must replace all the rubber with tape till same thickness, and note for the direction of paper flow. and also note that, dont put rubber tape too thick for lower roller, it might stuck and u must disassemble the printer again.
7. assemble the printer again.
8. the u can now print hundreds while u're left it sleeping.

hehe... next time i'll post the picture. damn, i hate do the repair, now i have to post pictures? c'mon :p

but i promise, if people here finding hard to understand my story. i'll post pictures.

am also did the the job for my ip4500. man... it hurts my back altough my tears drop when i see them prints thousand of paper without pause :D

c ya letta...

u can call me at +628886696663 (expensive international call). if am the one who got trouble. i'll choose wait to see pictures.


May 02, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1700 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

We have a Sato 480e that prints shipping tickets. It will not print now because it says "Paper End" when there is plenty of paper. I've cleaned the rollers, and changed the paper roll. What else can I try?

check the alignment of the sensor.
If continuous, make sure dip switches are set to continuous.
There are particular settings for a die sut, and continuous label

Dec 11, 2008 | SATO CL408e Thermal Printer

1 Answer

How to generate csv and data file

Archivos CSV son archivos de datos creados en Excel para campos variables que se pueden utilizar en cxwizard. Archivos JOB son archivos de texto que son utilizados para hacer una impresion automatica de etiquetas. CSV files are data files created in Excel for variable fields that can be used in cxwizard. JOB files are text files that are used to make an automatic printing of labels.

Dec 05, 2008 | SATO CX400 Thermal Label Printer

1 Answer

Printer Error(Sato Cl 408 e)


Jul 05, 2008 | SATO CL408e Thermal Printer

2 Answers

Sato CL 480e not printing clearly...

Your platen roller (the black rubber roller) isn't smooth in that spot. Maybe it has be nicked or cut there or has something stuck onto it. If it's cut you will have to replace it, otherwise try cleaning it with high percentage isopropyl alcohol.

Jan 30, 2008 | SATO CL408e Thermal Printer

4 Answers

7760 DN printing crooked from tray 5

use a little rubbing alcohol to clean the roller for that tray and any rubber part in the area like a "separation pad"

this is a classic symptom of roller/feeding problems

hope this helps
thanks for rating

Jan 09, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 7760DN Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
SATO M-8485Se Thermal Label Printer Print Engine - P/N W08485911 Logo

Related Topics:

143 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SATO Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Dave Busselle

Level 1 Expert

54 Answers


Level 2 Expert

120 Answers


Level 2 Expert

115 Answers

Are you a SATO Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides