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Build & price SATO CL6NX Plus industrial thermal printers for your application

High-speed thermal printer for hand applied labels. The CL6NX Plus is best for labels between 4” and 6” wide, of any length. Works with both direct thermal and thermal transfer labels. Easy to operate with built-in training videos on the printer screen, and easy to configure with built in settings cloning by USB. Compatible with all major printer control languages.

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Our selector tools were developed to help you easily find the right SATO printer model based on the criteria you’re looking for.

Select all the CL6NX Plus options you’re interested in to configure a printer by resolution, communication interface and media handling technology. When you’re finished, simply click on “Build my printer” and the printer with each option you’ve chosen will appear.

You can always reconfigure a printer at any point in the process. All from the comfort of your office or home at the best price around!

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High print speed & precision

Optimal print precision and up to 10 ips printing speed even at high resolution.

CL4NX Plus microlabel

Micro label print mode

Higher tolerance (+/-0.7 mm) for increased print image accuracy when using small label sizes (<53 mm length).

CL4NX Plus

60° wide print head opening with pure line platen roller

Best-in-class head opening of 60° allows easier access to load media and perform routine maintenance. This Pure Line wear indicator on the platen roller provides a visual gauge as to when the platen needs to be replaced.

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SATO RF Analyze (SRA)

Eliminate the guesswork and future proof RFID technology by using SATO RF Analyze (SRA) to automatically optimize the antenna and inlay settings to save time!

UHF RFID now available


SATO Application Enabled Printing (AEP)

SATO’s Application Enabled Printing (AEP) platform is powerful on-board intelligence that enables customization of the printer operation to significantly simplify labeling operations and reduce business costs.

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PDF Direct printing

Enable swift, accurate and time-saving label printing from PDFs with SATO’s PDF Direct Print.

203 dpi 305 dpi
Method Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer
Mode Continuous & Tear-off, Cutter, Dispenser
Speed 10 ips
(254 mm/sec)
8 ips
(203 mm/sec)
Print area
Maximum width 6.59″ (168 mm)
Maximum length 98.43″
(2500.0 mm)
(1500.0 mm)
Media Size (with liner)
Width (Continuous / Tear Off / Cutter / Dispenser) 1.96″ – 7.00″ (50 mm -180 mm)
Length (Continuous) 0.35″ – 98.43″
(9 – 2500 mm)
0.35″ – 59.06″
(9 – 1500 mm)
Length (Tear Off / Cutter) 0.79″ – 98.43″
(20 – 2500 mm)
0.79″ – 59.06″
(20 – 1500 mm)
Length (Dispenser) Thermal Transfer: 0.51″ – 15.74″
(13 mm – 400 mm)

Sensor type Top Sensor, Adjustable Transmissive Sensor for Gap, Adjustable Reflective Sensor for Black Mark, Paper Out, Ribbon Near-End/Out, Label Near-End
Media type Roll (Continuous, Die-cut, Linerless), Fan-fold, Tag, Ticket
Media Thickness (label & liner)
0.0024″ – 0.011″ (0.060 – 0.268 mm)
Roll diameter
Up to 8.6″ OD (220mm) on 3″ (76.0 mm) ID core
Face-in/face-out, no setting change required
Ribbon Width
2.32″ – 6.97″ (59 – 177 mm)
1,968.5′ (600 m) on 1″ (25.4 mm) ID core
Roll diameter
Maximum 3.54″ (90.0 mm)
Face-in/face-out, no setting change required
SATO genuine consumables For maximum print quality and optimum use, SATO recommends the use of SATO genuine consumables

Internal fonts 17 bitmap SATO fonts, 30 scalable SATO fonts, MultiNational language support (47 languages/unicode), single and double byte fonts (Korean, Chinese, Japanese)

Options UHF: Gen 2 ISO/IEC 18000-6C

Standard USB 2.0 (Type A, Type B), Ethernet (IPv4/IPv6) on Rear Panel, USB 2.0 (Type A) on Front Panel, RS-232C, Parallel Port, EXT I/O Interface, NFC
Optional Wireless LAN Kit (Internal) Wi-Fi® and Wi-Fi Direct® Certified, IEEE 802.11ac, Dual Band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Dual CPU CPU1: 2GB Flash, 256 MB RAM
CPU2: 4MB Flash, 64 MB RAM
User downloadable fonts, videos, graphics or format Maximum 100 MB

Large status LCD Blue/red
Audible alerts Adjustable volume setting
Self diagnosis Head check, cutter-cover open, stand-by mode, auto-calibration
Display panel 3.5″ full color LCD
Tool-free maintenance Print head replacement and adjustment, visual wear indicator for platen roller (pure line)
Multi-national language support 47 printable languages with scalable fonts
31 Major Latin, Pan European and Asian languages for LCD Menu
Operation videos Multiple instructional videos on-board, space for customized videos
Emulation Auto Detect – SBPL®, SEPL®, SZPL®, SDPL®, SIPL® or STCL® (pre-installed), XML, Direct PDF Printing*, AEP*
Remote maintenance SNMP Ver. 3, Web interfaces, SATO Online Services (SOS), All-In-One Tool (AIOT), SOTI Connect

Guillotine Cutter
Dispenser with Internal Liner Rewinder
Real-Time Clock
Wireless LAN
Barcode Validator
RWG500 External Rewinder

Barcodes 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, MSI, Bookland, PostnetTM, UPC-A/E
2D symbologies: PDF417, Micro PDF, Maxi Code, GS1 Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code and Composite Symbologies, Aztec

Electrical requirements Universal auto-ranging power supply, 100-240VAC +/- 10%, 50/60Hz
Environment Operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C), 30-80% RH, (without condensation); Linerless: 40 to 95°F (5 to 35°C) 30 – 75% RH, (without condensation)
Storage: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C), 30 – 90% RH, (without condensation)

Dimensions 17.99″ L x 13.31″ W x 12.64″ H (457mm x 338 mm x 321 mm)
Weight 44.75 lbs (20.3 kg)
Construction Die-cast aluminum (base, frame, front cover, ribbon spindle, print head mechanism)
Side-cover Space saving design with large media supply window and bi-fold door for easy access in confined locations
Secure mounting 3 keyhole slots on chassis for flat or incline setting

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


  • Asset management
  • Compliance labeling
  • Logistic tracking
  • Retailing labeling and tagging
  • Shipping/receiving
  • WIP tracking
  • WMS
  • RFID enabled label encoding & printing
  • Apparel tags
  • Asset ID labeling
  • Automotive component labeling
  • Bin labels
  • Case/carton shipping labels
  • Industry compliance labeling
  • Item identification labels
  • Pallet labeling
  • Price and use by labels
  • WIP tracking labels
  • Inventory management
  • Quality control labeling