News | April 7, 2015

SATO Expands NX Series With Next-Gen 6-inch Industrial Thermal Printer

Source: SATO America

SATO Expands NX Series With Next-gen 6-inch Industrial Thermal Printer 

SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced recently the launch of the new CL6NX, a 6-inch industrial thermal printer designed for intuitive operation, easy integration and industrial strength durability. The CL6NX is ideal for manufacturing, warehousing, supply chain logistics, healthcare, retail, and is easily configurable and scalable for global deployments.  

The NX Series represents SATO’s next generation of thermal printers with advanced support for barcode symbologies, character sets and communication interfaces. 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.  

“The CL6NX builds on the success of the CL4NX, which was a game-changer for both SATO and the industry. The NX Series’ advanced technology and innovative features redefine the standard for the next generation of industrial printers,” said Noriyasu Yamada, Chief Product Planning Officer at SATO. “Through the expansion of the NX Series, we are able to offer an even greater level of flexibility to our customers, minimize their total cost of ownership and boost efficiency to give them a competitive edge.”

"Inventory must be managed effectively for the health of any business. Foundational to the success of this process is having the right technology for printing and labeling. The new CL6NX with its extensive features and user friendly operation, at its core remains the reliability and durability our customers expect, product traits that are bedrock to SATO's tradition. Whatever the label identification need; Vendor Compliance, Bin/Tote and Rack, HazMat ID, Product, Ingredient, Freight Forwarding, or Case/Carton/Pallet, the CL6NX is an exceptional solution for a host of printing needs," stated Gary Krause, Marketing Director at SATO America.

The NX series is designed to be easy to use and easy to integrate with existing systems, while placing importance on sustainable innovation, with coreless ribbon supply that eliminates waste and superior energy efficiency to decrease energy costs and consumption.

Key features of the new CL6NX include:

  • User-friendly operability with a 3.5-inch full-color display and built-in/customizable video tutorials
  • Easy maintenance with tool free print head and platens replacement
  • Excellent print quality consistent across a wide range of consumables
  • Best-in-class ruggedness with aluminum die-cast construction
  • Elite processing power, throughput speed, and memory capacity
  • Unrivaled communication and emulation capabilities
  • Ready for global deployment with 30+ display languages and 40+ print character sets

For more information on the CL6NX and NX series, please visit:

About SATO
SATO is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, it reported revenues of JPY 96,773 million (US$ 966M). For more information, visit