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Sato WWCL20161 CT424i Direct Thermal Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print

  • Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer
  • 305 DPI, 8 IPS
  • Auto-Cutter
  • Parallel, Serial, USB, Bluetooth, and LAN Connectivity
SATO's First Truly Universal Industrial Label Printer
Engineered for the Most Demanding Printing Applications
SATO Industrial Thermal Printer
CL408NX | CL412NX | CL424NX
With the new CL4NX, your problems are solved! Only the CL4NX will address the typical thermal printer issues you experience today through its many user friendly features and rugged design. Built with integrity, and designed with the operator in mind, the CL4NX surpasses the standard of today's printing technology.


  • Full Color Interactive LCD
  • Videos that Offer Valuable Information on the Printer Operation
  • Intuitive Menu Navigation
  • Tool-less Maintenance


  • LTDS (Label Tension Damper System)
  • Flexible Media Support - Use Wound In or Wound Out Media
  • High Energy Mode - Prints on a Wide Variety of Stock Types


  • Multiple Interfaces - Auto Switching
  • Competitive Emulations On-board
  • Multi-national Language Support
  • Solid Construction - The CL4NX is built tough using a full cast aluminum frame providing better durability vs. bent frame and spot welded construction as seen on other leading competitive models.
  • Universal Connectivity - More standard connectivity options create easier integration into existing and expanding application environments
  • Easy Media Access - Wide accessibility (60 degrees) to media path allows for quick, effortless loading of media, print head and platen roller maintenance.
  • Label Dampener - LTDS controls the back-feed; wound in/wound out features, making most media CL4NX adaptable.
  • On-Board Help Videos - The CL4NX help videos are conveniently resident on the printer for viewing vs. scannable QR codes as seen on other leading competitive models.
  • Advanced Ribbon Control - Additional ribbon guide roller and oversized ribbon wind spindle is synchronized with platen roller to help reduce ribbon wrinkle.


User-Friendly Operation


CL4NX Blue LED Indicator – Normal operation has the LED illuminated in blue and will change to red should an error in the operation be detected, making it clearly visible to any operator the printer's status and when attention is required.

CL4NX 3.5" Full Color LCD – Clear and crisp images provide quality and real time messaging on the printer's status. The LCD screen is large enough for the operator to observe error messages and select video guidance. 30 languages can be displayed and switching between screen settings is simple.

CL4NX Intuitive Key Design – Universal icons for easy to understand key operation. Two soft keys display information relevant to onscreen content/operation making navigation and selection easier than ever before.

Durable Design


CL4NX Metal Housing – Built strong to withstand the demands of industrial printing applications and environments.

CL4NX Ribbon Take Up – Newly designed ribbon system supports the use of ribbon lengths up to 1968 feet (600m) and significantly improves the take up of spent ribbon in thermal transfer printing applications.

CL4NX Tool-Less Replacement of Parts – Offers quick replacement of both the print head and platen roller without the need for tools, reducing maintenance and operational downtime.

Easy Setup and Maintenance


CL4NX 60-Degree Wide Print Head Opening – Best in class head opening of 60 degrees will allow easier access and faster maintenance. This translates into reduced down time and easy access to media sensor and other components.

CL4NX Easy Setup – User friendly icon & multi-national languages are supported and shown on a Full Color Display. Operation settings can be secured using the password protection feature and with its easily accessible Power-On button, operation response actions and setups can be performed from the front panel LCD of the printer.

CL4NX Redesigned Head Unit Mechanism

  • New Synchronized Ribbon and Platen Roller
  • New Head Pressure Adjusters
  • New Head Right-Left Balance Screw - A balance screw offers additional adjustment for head pressure when printing on specialty media if required.

High Speed Processing and Throughput


CL4NX High Speed Response – Dual CPU architecture offers overwhelming processing speed resulting in fastest first label out.

CL4NX Industry Leading Throughput – 100MB of user accessible memory allows for storage of formats, large graphics, custom fonts and other downloads allowing for faster throughput.

Multi-National Language Support


CL4NX 30 Display and 47 Print Languages – With its integrated and highly efficient font engine, all major world languages are available through the display menu and will instantaneously change after making your language selection without additional font downloading.

CL4NX Emerging and New Market Support – Having multi-lingual capabilities the CL4NX can open new labeling opportunities by easily switching between languages allowing you to support installations and applications around the globe.

Superior Print Accuracy and Quality


CL4NX Print Accuracy – Precise print registration, for applications requiring tight imaging tolerances.

CL4NX Improved Darkness Range – Provides superior image quality on a myriad of different substrates.

CL4NX Label Tension Dampener System (LTDS) - LTDS contributes to a controlled back-feed tension for demand label applications, providing a proper and consistent label track.

CL4NX High Energy Mode – New energy setting allows printing in most any environment and surrounding temperature at higher print speeds with qualified media.

Emulation Support


CL4NX Standard Emulations On-Board – Auto Detection of competitive print languages using SATO's SBPL®, SZPL®, STCL®, SDPL® and SIPL® emulations. Auto Detect function allow users to plug and play operation when switching from SATO legacy models or another brand of printer.

CL4NX USB Communication for Downloads – Emulation version upgrades are easily installed through the CL4NX front USB port.

Multiple On-Board Interfaces-Standard


CL4NX Interface Connectivity
Standard Interfaces: LAN, USB (type A & B), IEEE1284, RS232C, EXT, Bluetooth
Optional Interface: WLAN(802.11 a/b/g/n) 2.45GHz, 5.0GHz Support

CL4NX USB Port – Offers a convenient method of downloading additional or special fonts, firmware, emulations or copying new printer settings using a USB memory stick.

Space Saving Design


CL4NX Bi-Fold Side Cover – Reduces the overall area required for printer operation by 54% as compared to competitive models. This feature will allow the CL4NX to be placed closer to objects in above table applications and higher to operator level in under table applications.

Supports a Variety of Media Types


CL4NX Media Matching

CL4NX High Energy Mode

Print Method: Direct/Thermal Transfer
Print Resolution: 203 or 305 or 609
Print Width: 4.1"
Memory: 6GB ROM, 320MB RAM
Print Speed: (max.) up to 10ips (203dpi)
up to 8ips (305dpi)
up to 6ips (609dpi)


  • All-in-One Tool
  • Cutter
  • Dispenser with Internal Backing Paper Rewinder
  • Real Time Clock/Calendar
  • SATO Label Gallery Software


  • Compliance Labeling
  • WIP Tracking
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Asset Management
  • WMS
  • Logistic Tracking
  • Retailing Labeling and Tagging







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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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