Sato CL6NX Industrial Thermal Printer

Optimize asset management, increase supply visibility, and expand operational ability with SATO’s next generation printing solution.

The NX Series represents SATO’s next generation of thermal printers with advanced support for barcode symbologies, character sets and RFID encoding. A product of SATO’s global R&D network the NX Series incorporates value-added features in a world-class design to deliver a printing solution that goes beyond expectations.

Application Enabled Printing (AEP)

SATO’s Application-Enabled-Printing AEP Technology solves business problems in various industries with a flexible and cost-effective option of printing labels and tags.  This next generation of smart printing allows the NX Series to be used as a stand alone printing solution eliminating the need for costly computers. AEP resides inside the printer and can be customized  to optimize business processes and provide additional data input with common peripherals such as a USB keyboard or bar code scanner.  The printer can also print labels by querying a database with keyboard input or by scanning a barcode.

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Plug and Play

Durable Design

Metal Construction, Heavy Aluminum Durability

  • Built strong to withstand the demands of industrial printing applications and environments
  • Die-Cast Aluminum print head mechanism provides consistent label and ribbon movement,virtually eliminating label shift or ribbon wrinkling
  • Bass plate openings allow for securing printer to raised and uneven platforms and for under counter media feeding

Support a Variety of Media Types

Wound In or Out; Ribbon and Label

  • New mechanism allows to use a wide variety of media prepared for other popular industrial barcode printer
  • Support for UHF and HF modules, ISO18000-6, ISO15693, ISO14443
  • Reduce waste and promote environmental initiatives with liner-less media support

Space Saving Design

Bi-fold Type Side Cover

  • Reduces overall area required for operation by 54%
  • Allow CL4NX to be placed closer to objects in above table applications and higher to operator level in under table applications
  • I/F cable hook secures port connection and eliminates cable clutter

Superior Print Accuracy and Quality

New Darkness Range for Higher Energy Settings

  • New setting allow users to
  • Print in most environment and surrounding temperature
  • Print at Higher Print Speeds with qualified medias

LTDS (Label Tension Damper System)

New Darkness Range for Higher Energy Settings

  • Innovative LTDS allow users for the use of 10” O.D. label (optional setting required for 10” O.D. label roll)
  • LTDS contributes to a controlled back-feed tension for demand label applications, providing a proper label track



Multiple On-board Interfaces Standards

LAN Standard, No Upcharge

  • New design allows for multiple communication port use on a single printer, and no need to purchase additional LAN interface board
  • Support IPv6
  • Simplifies the installation in legacy and new applications and the selection of a printer model
  • USB port (front and rear) for downloading additional fonts, latest firmware, emulations, and copying printer setting

Standard Emulations Onboard

  • Auto detect function allow users to Plug-and-Play operation when switching from SATO legacy models or other popular industrial barcode printers
  • Support SBPL, SZPL, STCL, SDPL and SIPL

Multi-National Language Support

31 Display & 47 Print Languages Support

  • All major world languages covered
  • Remote maintenance capabilities allow users to control and monitor printers anywhere in the world regardless of language setting
  • Additional support for character sets and font with Unicode


Easy to Use

  • User friendly icon & multi national language support on full color display
  • Easy to access Power-on Button
  • Password protection to avoid unintended setting reset

Full Color Interactive LCD Display

  • Guidance videos offer valuable information on the operation of the CL4NX and provides instructional value to newer operators
  • When error occurs, not only comprehensive messages are shown in multi-national language, but video can show you how to recover from the error
  • Personalize the experience with custom startup/shutdown images and videos

Easy Set-up and Maintenance

Industries Best Design in High Lift PH Mechanism

  • Best in class print head opening of 60 degrees for easy access, faster maintenance and quick media loading
  • Tool-less print head and platen roller system makes replacements easy and quick

High Speed Processing and Throughput

Industry Leading Throughput

  • 100MB user accessible memory allows for storage of formats, large graphics, custom fonts and other downloads allowing for faster throughput
  • High speed data processing with 10 ips print speed

Print Resolution 203 dpi(8 dots/mm),305 dpi(12 dots/mm),609 dpi(24 dots/mm)

Print Speed 10 ips (254 mm/s),8 ips (203 mm/s),6 ips (152 mm/s)

Print Area Max Width  4.1" (104.0 mm)

Max Length 98.43" (2500 mm),59.06" (1500 mm),15.75" (400 mm)

Media Width 0.98" (25 mm) ~ 5.15" (131 mm)

Ribbon Width 1.55" (39.5 mm) ~ 5.03" (128 mm)

Options Cutter, Dispenser, Dispenser with Rewinder, Linerless Cutter RTC, WLAN, UHF RFID, HF RFID

Dimensions D:17.99" (457 mm) W: 10.66" (271 mm) H: 12.63" (321mm)

Weight 33 lbs. ( 15 kgs)

Print Method Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer

Print Mode Continuous, Tear-off, Cutter, Dispenser, Linerless*

Sensor Type Adjustable Transmissive Sensor for Gap,Adjustable Reflective Sensor for Black Mark,Paper End, Ribbon Near-end

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

Media Thickness (Label & Liner) .002" (0.060 mm) ~ .010" (0.268 mm)

Roll Diameter 8.6" (220 mm) on 3" (76 mm) ID Core

Wind Face-in/ Face-out, No setting change required.

Ribbon Length 1968.5 ft (600 m) on 1" (25.4 mm) ID Core

Roll Diameter Maximum 3.54" (90 mm)

CPU & OS CPU 1: 2 GB ROM, 256 MB RAM for Linux OS / CPU 2: 4 MB ROM, 64 MB RAM for ITRON OS

Communication Standard USB 2.0 (Type A & B), Ethernet (IPv4/v6), RS232C, IEEE1284, EXT, Bluetooth Ver. 3.0*

Optional Wireless LAN Kit Wifi: Wifi Direct and CCX certified IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band (2.4GHz/ 5GHz)

Display Panel 3.5" TFT Full Color LCD (320 RGB *240)

Display Language Over 30 selectable languages

Character Sets 47 Languages and Scalable Print Fonts


1D Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, CODABAR (NW7), EAN 8/13, GS-1 Databar, GS-1 128 (UCC/ EAN 128), Interleaved 2/5, Industrial 2/5, JAN 8/13, Matrix 2/5, MSI, Bookland, Postnet, UPC-A/E

2D PDF 417, Micro PDF, Maxi Code, GS1 Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code, and Composite Symbologies

User Downloadable Fonts, Graphics & Formats Maximum 100 MB

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