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Build & price SATO CT4-LX-HC desktop thermal printers for healthcare environment

The CT4-LX-HC 4-inch series printers are designed for healthcare environments, prioritizing patient and employee safety with high-quality label printing. These compact, smart printers feature a 4.3-inch full-color touchscreen, advanced industrial capabilities, and multiple connectivity options for seamless operation. Equipped with a patented label waste prevention feature and designed for ease of operation and maintenance, these printers ensure efficiency and reliability in clinical settings.

  • The CT4-LX-HC utilizes thermal transfer (TT) printing with direct thermal capabilities, supporting print widths up to 4.09 inches at resolutions of 203 or 305 dpi.
  • The printer includes standard LAN, USB, and NFC interfaces, with optional WLAN and Bluetooth communication options available.
  • It features a guillotine cutter option to separate individual prints or batches of labels and tags.
  • The printer supports industry-leading emulation formats (SBPL, SZPL, SEPL, SDPL, SIPL), enabling seamless integration into existing workflows.

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CT4-LX-HC healthcare label printer with a hand cleaning the surface with a disinfectant wipe

Healthcare-Grade Durability

  • Specifically designed to withstand frequent disinfectant wipe-downs without damage
  • Built with anti-bacterial and anti-microbial plastic casing to maintain hygiene in healthcare environments
  • Engineered to resist degradation from prolonged exposure to a variety of disinfectant cleaning solutions
CT4-LX-HC healthcare printer’s full-color touchscreen being operated by a finger


  • Features a large 4.3-inch color LCD touch panel for easy navigation and setup
  • Optimizes space with its small footprint, allowing for flexible placement
  • Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and pre-installed videos for basic maintenance and operational training
  • Enables easy replacement of the platen and print head without the need for tools
  • Simplifies the loading of labels and ribbons with a widely opening cover mechanism
Front view of CT4-LX-HC healthcare label printer with a wristband


  • Seamlessly supports existing applications and operations
  • Allows for label printing and customization without a PC
  • Features a label waste prevention system that positions the first label to minimize waste
  • Offers media profiles to easily switch between media types with a single touch
Back view of CT4-LX-HC healthcare label printer showing the connection interfaces

Enhanced Connectivity

  • Includes Ethernet (LAN), USB, and NFC as standard connectivity options
  • Offers optional WLAN and Bluetooth for versatile networking
  • Supports multiple printer emulations (SBPL, SEPL, SZPL, SDPL, SIPL, and STCL) for broad compatibility

203 dpi 305 dpi
Method Direct Thermal (with Direct Thermal capability)
Mode Continuous, Tear-off, Cutter, Dispenser
Speed 8 ips 6 ips
Print area
Maximum width 4.09″ (104 mm)
Maximum length 98.43″ (2500 mm) 59.06″ (1500 mm)
Media Size (with liner)
Width (Standard) 0.98″ – 4.65″ (25 – 118 mm)
Length (Continuous) 0.39″ – 15.74″ (10 – 400 mm)
Length (Tear Off) 0.98″ – 15.74″ (25 – 400 mm)
Length (Cutter) 0.91″ – 15.74″ (23 – 400 mm)
Length (Dispenser) 0.91″ – 15.74″ (23 – 400 mm)

Sensor type Transmissive Sensor for Gap, Reflective Sensor for Black Mark, Paper Out, Ribbon Out
Media type Roll (Continuous, Die-cut), Fan-fold, Tag, Ticket
Media Thickness (label & liner)
0.0031″ – 0.075″ (0.08 – 0.19 mm)
Roll diameter
Maximum: 5.04″ (128 mm) on 1.5″ core
Face-in / Face-out
Ribbon Width
1.77″ – 4.37″ (45 – 111 mm)
328′ (100 m) on 0.5″ ID Core
Roll diameter
1.5″ (40 mm)
SATO genuine consumables For maximum print quality and optimum use, SATO recommends the use of SATO genuine consumables.

Internal fonts 16 bitmap SATO fonts, 40 scalable SATO fonts, MultiNational language support (47 languages/unicode), single and double byte fonts (Korean, Chinese, Japanese)

Standard USB 2.0 (Type A, Type B), Ethernet (DHCPv4/DHCPv6), NFC
Optional Interfaces Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Ver 4.1 (Wi-Fi® and Wi-Fi Direct® Certified IEEE 802.11ac, Dual Band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz))

Printer Memory 4GB Flash, 1GB RAM
User downloadable fonts, videos, graphics or format Maximum 1GB

Large status LCD Blue/red
Audible alerts Adjustable volume setting
Self diagnosis Head check, stand-by mode, cover-open, test print, auto-calibration, label end, ribbon near-end and end
Display panel 4.3″ full color resistive touch screen
Tool-free maintenance Print head and platen replacement
Multi-national language support 47 printable languages with scalable fonts
31 LCD menu languages
Operation videos Multiple instructional videos on-board, space for customized videos
Emulation Auto Detect – SBPL®, SEPL®, SZPL®, SDPL®, SIPL® or STCL® (Pre-installed), XML, PDF Direct Printing*, AEP
Remote maintenance SNMP Ver. 3, Web interfaces, SATO Online Services (SOS), All-In-One Tool (AIOT), SOTI Connect

Real-Time Clock
Wireless LAN and Bluetooth

Barcodes Linear: Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, CODABAR (NW7), EAN8/13, GS1-Databar™, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN128), Interleaved 2/5, Industrial 2/5, JAN 8/13, Matrix 2/5, MS1, Bookland, Postnet™, UPC-A/E
2D Symbologies: PDF417, Micro PDF, Maxi Code, GS1 Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code and Composite Symbologies, Aztec

Electrical requirements AC100V ~ AC240V ± 10%, 50/60 Hz (AC adapter)
Output: DC24V ± 5.0% 2.7A
Environment Operating: 32 – 104˚F (0 – 40˚C) / 30 – 80% RH (without condensation)
Storage: 14 – 140˚F (-10 – 60˚C) / 15 – 90% RH (without condensation)

Dimensions 9.37″ L x 7.0″ W x 8.43″ H (238 mm x 177.8 mm x 214.1 mm)
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Functions – useful features Standalone Printing with SATO Application Enabled Printing (AEP), SATO Online Services (SOS), Multiple Interfaces-Auto-Switching, Auto Clone, Status Return, Label Waste Prevention
Rotation Auto-label Rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°


  • Patient identification
  • Pharmacy and product labeling
  • Wristband printing
  • Specimen labeling
  • Slide labeling
  • Visitor ID badges