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Sato CL4NX Thermal-Transfer Label Printers

The CL4NX Series of thermal-transfer label printers from Sato include a wide range of features that make it a great choice for demanding label printing applications. Printing at 203, 300 or 600 dpi, the CL4NX printers can print labels at up to 10 ips (254 mm/s) and can handle labels up to 4.1" wide.

These printers also include a full color interactive LCD control interface with built-in videos that offer valuable information on printer operation. The menu is easy to use and operate. The Sato printers handle ribbons wound coated side in or out with the high energy mode, you can print on a wide variety of label stock types.

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Sato CL4NX Label Printers

The CL4NX Series comes in 3 different types: the CL408NX which prints at 203 dpi at 10 ips for a 4.1" label width; the CL412NX which prints at 305 dpi at 8 ips for a 4.1" label width: the CL424NX which prints at 609 dpi at 6 ips for a 4.1" label width.

The economical Sato CL4NX thermal-transfer label printers are engineered for demanding printing applications. Even the basic systems include industrial features like a full color LCD interactive control panel with helpful instructive videos, tool-free printer maintenance, a label tension damper system and multiple interface options.


  • Thermal transfer and direct thermal printing
  • Able to print on ribbons using coated side in or coated side out
  • 203, 300, or 600 dpi print resolution (8-24 dots/mm)
  • Print speed of 6 ips to 10 ips depending on resolution of printer
  • USB 2.0, (Type A, Type B)
  • RS-232 Serial (RS-232C with DB9F connector)
  • Ethernet (IPv4/IPv6)
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
Media Support
  • Dual media sensors – transmissive and reflective
  • 3" media-supply hanger
  • Able to print on ribbons using coated side in or coated side out
  • Easy, side-loading metal print mechanism
  • Tool-less printhead and platen replacement
  • Metal media cover with enlarged clear viewing window
  • Robust-gold user touch points indicating key adjustments
  • Bi-fold media door decreasing overall operating space by 35%
  • Intuitive Key and Menu Design – Universal icons for easy to understand key operation. Two soft keys and multiple selections on the screen allow users swifter navigation and a easier selection process.
  • 3.5” Full Color LCD – Clear and crisp images provide quality and real time messaging on the printer’s status, viewing of help videos and 30 localized languages that foster global acceptance.
  • Large LED Indicator – The LED indicator bar illuminates blue and red to provide operators easy status notification from a distance reducing missed error messages.
  • Print Accuracy – Single belt drive mechanism provides precise print registration, for applications requiring tight imaging tolerances.
  • Label Tension Damper System (LTDS) - Applies a controlled back-feed tension for improved label tracking, allowing for wider range of media.
  • Install in Tighter Space – The Bi-Fold cover reduces the overall area required for printer operation by 54% as compared to competitive models.
  • Cold Temperature Location – New high energy setting allows printing in colder environments and at higher print speeds.
  • WiFi – Bolstering a 1475 foot range the CLNX series can be used in many places without a cable.

Ideal for These Applications:

- Product identification labels, packaging labels, receiving/put-away labeling, work-in-process
Transportation & Logistics
- Order picking/packing labels, shipping/receiving labels, cross-docking labels, compliance labeling
Retail - Shipping labels, returns labels
Government - Asset tracking labels, compliance labeling, inventory labeling


Sato CL4NX Thermal Label Printer Specifications

CL408NX: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
CL412NX: 305 dpi (12 dots/mm)
CL424NX: 609 dpi (24 dots/mm)

Dual CPU: CPU1 - 256 MB RAM; 2 GB Flash, CPU2 - 64 MB RAM; 4 MB Flash

Print width

4.1" (104mm)

Print length

CL408NX: 98.43" (2500 mm)
CL412NX: 59.06" (1500 mm)
CL424NX: 15.75" (400 mm)

Print speed
CL408NX: 10 ips (254 mm/s)
CL412NX: 8 ips (203 mm/s)
CL424NX: 6 ips (152 mm/s)

Media Specifications

Roll (Continuous, Die-cut, Linerless), Fan-fold, Tag, Ticket

Ribbon Characteristics
Face-in/Face-out, No Setting Change Required
Maximum ribbon roll size: Maximum 3.54" (90.0 mm)
1,968.5 ft (600 m) on 1" (25.4 mm) ID Core

Operating Characteristics

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C), 30-80% RH, Non-condensing; Linerless: 40 to 95°F
(5 to 35°C) 30 - 75% RH, Non-condensing


Universal Auto-ranging Power Supply, 100-240VAC +/- 10%, 50/60Hz Energy Star - Compliant

Agency Approvals
IEC 60950, CE Marking, EN 60950-1, EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024, R&TTE, NEMKO-GS, cMETus, UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, FCC 15 (SUB B, C), ICES-003, NMB-003, BIS, C-Tick, RCM, CCC, SRRC, KC, S-Mark (Arg), SIRIM, IDA, PTQC, NBTC, ANATEL

Physical Characteristics

Height: 12.62" (321 mm)
Width: 10.66" (271 mm)
Depth: 17.99" (457 mm)
Weight: 33 lbs (15kg)

Options and Accessories

300 dpi
Cutter and catch tray
Media rewind spindle—internal finished roll rewind or passive-peel with liner take-up spindle
64 MB On-Board Linear Flash Memory (factory installed only)
Scalable and international fonts


Fonts and Character Sets
10 Bitmap SATO Fonts, 15 Scalable SATO Fonts, Multi-National Language Support (47 Languages/Unicode), Single and Double Byte Fonts (Korean, Chinese, Japanese)

Graphics Features

Supports user-defined fonts and graphics, including custom logos

Barcode Symbologies
Linear: Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, CODABAR (NW7), EAN8/13,
GS1-DatabarTM, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN128), Interleaved 2/5, Industrial 2/5, JAN 8/13, Matrix 2/5, MS1, Bookland,
PostnetTM, UPC-A/E
2D Symbologies: DF417, Micro PDF, Maxi Code, GS1 Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code and Composite Symbologies, Aztec

Communications Features

Standard: USB 2.0 (Type A, Type B), Ethernet (IPv4/IPv6) on Rear Panel, USB 2.0 (Type A) on Front Panel, RS-232C, IEEE1284, EXT on Standard Interface Board, Bluetooth® Ver. 3.0
Optional: Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Direct® and CCX (Cisco®) Version 4 Certified, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)


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