Sato Nor pricing guns have two different models, the 2/9 and the 3/9. Out of these two, both models can be designed to take two different sized labels: Nor B and Nor D. This short guide will help you tell the difference between the two.
Nor labels are easily identified by their castellated shape. When looking at the labels on the reel, the side edges will look like the top of a castle’s walls.
To find which size label you have (B or D), measure the full width and height of the label at the widest point. Make sure to include the tabs in your measurements.
- Nor B labels are 25mm x 14mm. They come on a yellow reel with 1250 labels.
- Nor D labels are 24mm x 11mm. They come on a purple reel with 1500 labels.
Nor guns come in two models, the current 3/9 model, and the older 2/9 model. The 2/9 has been discontinued since 2009 so if you’re still using one you must look after it well.
The 2/9 model should have a large plastic sticker on the top, usually blue with red writing reading NOR Systems 2/9.
If this is missing the machine is identified by the following features:
The gun has a large black wheel on the side to alter the print. This is done by either turning the wheel, or pressing it into the body of the gun and turning the wheel. The print characters are usually covered by a piece of clear plastic, though this can be removed. The characters themselves are usually black text on white plastic bands.
Waste backing paper from the gun is ejected from the rear of the gun above the handle, which has no guard.
The ink is a flat sponge pad in a plastic tray which slides inside the gun after opening it up.
2/9 D Machine
The 2/9 model takes D labels if the interior parts are black.
2/9 B Machine
The 2/9 model takes B labels if the interior parts are red/white.
The 3/9 model should have a circular plastic sticker on the side, usually black with silver writing reading NOR 3/9.
If this is missing, the machine is identified by the following features:
There’s no tapered nose like the 2/9. The gun has a small black wheel on the side which is pulled out to change which band you are altering. The print characters are not covered by plastic.
Waste backing paper from the gun is ejected from the bottom of the gun below the handle which has a guard.
The ink is a sponge cylinder on a plastic reel which slides into a small hole at the side of the gun.
3/9 D Machine
The 3/9 model takes D labels if the dust cover is black.
3/9 B Machine
The 3/9 model takes B labels if the dust cover is red.