SATO printer drivers

Sato printer capabilities

Supported printers

  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CG208
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CG212
  • Bidirectional SATO CG408
  • Bidirectional SATO CG412
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL412e
  • Bidirectional SATO CL608e
  • Bidirectional SATO CL612e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT408i
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT412i
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT424i
  • Bidirectional SATO CW408
  • Bidirectional SATO CZ408
  • Bidirectional SATO CZ412
  • Bidirectional SATO DR308e
  • Bidirectional SATO GL408e
  • Bidirectional SATO GL412e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT412e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT424e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GZ408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GZ412e
  • Bidirectional SATO GZ608e
  • Bidirectional SATO GZ612e
  • Bidirectional SATO HR212
  • Bidirectional SATO HR224
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO LM408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO LM412e
  • Bidirectional SATO Lt408
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-10e
  • SATO M-5900RVe
  • Bidirectional SATO M84 Pro 200DPI
  • Bidirectional SATO M84 Pro 300DPI
  • Bidirectional SATO M84 Pro 600DPI
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8459Se
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8460Se
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8465Se
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8485Se
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8490Se
  • Bidirectional SATO MB200i
  • Bidirectional SATO MB201i
  • Bidirectional SATO BF408R
  • Bidirectional SATO BF412R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL4NX 203dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL4NX 305dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL4NX 609dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL4NX-J 203dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL4NX-J 305dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL4NX-J 609dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL6NX 203dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL6NX 305dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL6NX-J 203dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL6NX-J 305dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO HA212R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO HA224R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO L'esprit v/ex 408
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO L'esprit v/ex 412
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-48Pro12
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-48Pro24
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-48Pro8
  • Bidirectional SATO MB400i
  • Bidirectional SATO MB410i
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8408
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8412
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8424
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S84-ex 203dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S84-ex 305dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S84-ex 609dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S86-ex 203dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S86-ex 305dpi
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG112T/R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG408R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG408R ex
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG412R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG412R ex
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG424R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG424R ex
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG608R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO SG612R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO ST308R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO ST312R
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO TG308
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO TG312
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Bidirectional The printer model supports bidirectional communication. NiceLabel driver can obtain the feedback of the printer status. The status can be reported to and displayed in NiceLabel software.
Rfid This printer supports RFID. You can program the RFID tags embedded into the smart label.
Drivers package details
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Latest version:
Date changed:
September 14, 2015
NiceLabel drivers are tested and work on: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Old operating system: NiceLabel printer drivers are no longer tested on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
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Release version Release description
Ver.: Import/export function in driver settings now correctly handles "Let printer control this option/Send this parameter to printer".
Ver.: NiceLabel driver support also Japanese version of SATO CL-NX printer models:
SATO CL4NX-J 203dpi
SATO CL4NX-J 305dpi
SATO CL4NX-J 609dpi
SATO CL6NX-J 203dpi
SATO CL6NX-J 305dpi
Ver.: SATO M84 Pro 600DPI printer does not support EX0 command.
Ver.: Improved presentation of X2 fonts on screen.
Ver.: Improved appearance of bitmap fonts (sizes 16, 22, 24, 32,and 40) on screen to better represent printed results.
Ver.: RSS and RSS expanded stacked barcode fonts with maximum height are now printed correctly.
Ver.: If user select reset on Maintenance dialog, all items are reset now. This includes also selection for "Send this parameter to printer".
Ver.: Fixed unicode text is not exported as unicode when doing Export to SAP or Custom Export in NiceLabel.
Ver.: Updated Japanese translations in driver and PrnInst application.
Ver.: Fixed cutter usage with different scenarios (advanced cutter, batch cut,...).
Ver.: Mobile printers now go to sleep mode when connected to Bluetooth port.
Ver.: UPCE barcode font did not print when 7 digits (6 digits data + check digit) were entered. This is fixed now.
Ver.: Fixed Enable/Disable toggle for Print Mode (Cutter) GUI dialog.

Ver.: Support for old USB port type was removed from Port monitor.
Ver.: Barcode font description is limited to max. 255 characters.
Ver.: Incorrect Japanese translations in PrnInst corrected.
Ver.: Attempted creation of a port with a name that is already used will no longer make user interface unusable.
FNC1 in Datamatrix barcode is supported.
Ver.: Bar code fonts for Japanese models are encoded in Shift JIS.
Ver.: From NX printers and later also international models are using new 2D code syntax.
Ver.: After installation stocks are preloaded.
Ver.: Type column on for font substitution, command font and barcode font is now translated.
Ver.: When Reseting settings to default values, "Apply" button will be enabled.
Ver.: Border sizes can no longer be changed as those settings are not supported on printer.
Ver.: Tear-off delay on Configure printer dialog for CLNX printers accept values 0, 5-200 ms.
Ver.: Port monitor now correctly shows all serial (COM) and parallel (LPT) ports on the computer.
Ver.: Updated fonts substitution dialog.
Ver.: Command fonts are encoded in Shift JIS.
Ver.: PrnInst information (installed languages) missing in inf file.
Ver.: V6 driver now shows also DPI when running VB script for printer info. 
Ver.: PrnInst application removes only NiceLabel Drivers driver packages from Driver Store.
Ver.: When setting out-of-scope values at silent installation, an error is not generated, but it is displayed as blank. 
Ver.: Error is reported when using function "Export to SAP" on SATO CG printers.
Ver.: Can not convert QR code to 2byte code under "word".
Ver.: EAN-13 barcode is printed correctly even if it starts with the leading zeros.
Ver.: Clear format command is sent also when export to printer in XML format.
Ver.: NiceLabel driver support also following new SATO models:
SATO CL6NX 203dpi
SATO CL6NX 305dpi
Ver.: Using "Store to printer" functionality generates wrong stream if default variable value is empty.
Ver.: NiceLabel driver support also following SATO printer models:
SATO S84-ex 203dpi
SATO S84-ex 305dpi
SATO S84-ex 609dpi
SATO S86-ex 203dpi
SATO S86-ex 305dpi
Ver.: Added X20, X21, X22, X23 and X24 fonts.
Ver.: Fixed issue with Line Substitution being enabled by default (should be disabled)
Ver.: Command ESC+AR is not sent to the printer anymore. This command has enabled standard print area but now A1 command replace it. Printers will use now expanded print area which enables longer print size.
Implemented different width table for SATO CG Sleek and CG Stream fonts. This improves WYSIWYG representation in labeling applications.
Ver.: Limited barcode darkness and darkness range selection to valid combinations.
Ver.: When user selects Linerless operation mode driver needs to send <PMC and <PO2> instead of <PM>5 and <PO>0 like on other SATO models. This is true now.
Ver.: Japanese language was updated.
Ver.: Advanced settings section was removed from UI on PW208 printer.
Ver.: Minimum limits for Pitch offset, Tear-off offset and Dispense offset corrected on PW208 printer.
Ver.: Some PG commands are wrong.
Ver.: does not enter sleep mode due to sending ENQ continuously with working the system of Label Services.
Ver.: Parameter cd of <#F>abcd can not be specified.D
Ver.: Problem is the output value of "<PO>" command.
When reading PG command from printer, correct user message is displayed in case of unsuccessful read.
Ver.: Maximum speed setting on Configure printer and Print Options dialogs is limited now on CL4NX and PW208 printers. This limitation is enforced only for specific operation mode settings.
Ver.: Error messages on "Configure Printer" tab are not translated.
Ver.: Added No backfeed option to Dispenser mode on PW printer models
Ver.: Uninstall button is enabled if there exist some printers to uninstall.
Ver.: Only drivers developed by Europlus can be uninstalled
Ver.: GS1 DataBar UPC-E barcode font can now accept UPC-A encoding.
Ver.: "Barcode darkness range" and "Barcode darkness" under driver setting/printer setting/ barcode was not translated into Japanese language. These strings are updated now.
Ver.: SATO PW208m printer is supported. The only difference to PW208 is Wi-Fi support.
Ver.: "Configure Printer" screen in "Driver settings" moves up and down when using Up/Down controls on edit windows.
Ver.: SATO PW printer does not support Status 5. It is using just Status 4 and because of this selection is removed from GUI (Printing Preferences > Print Options > Advanced settings).
Ver.: The input value range for Tear off delay on Configure printer dialog should be from 0 to 200. By default it is 0. This is corrected now for SATO NX and PW models. Before the correction the range was 5-200 and default 10.
Ver.: Barcode fonts for SATO PW208 did not have the same description as other SATO Japanese models.
- barcode font "SSCC182 should use name "GS1 128 (SSCC-18)"
- bookland barcode font should use name "UPC add-on"
- Datamatrix barcode should not support ECC and formatID options

This is corrected now.
Ver.: After driver installation the default driver language was set into English.It should be in Japanese. This is corrected now. 
There are also just two languages supported (Japanese and English) like for all other Japanese models.
Ver.: SATO PW printer did not print PDF417, because the driver was sending the "<BK> command" but it must send the "<2D10> command". This is corrected now.
Ver.: SATO PW printer did not print MaxiCode, because the driver was sending the "<BV> command" but it must send the "<2D20> command". This is corrected now.
Ver.: SATO PW printer did not print Datamatrix(ECC200), because the driver was sending the "<BX> command" but it must send the "<2D50> command". This is corrected now.
Ver.: SATO PW printer did not print MicroPDF, because the driver was sending the "<BK> command" but it must send the "<2D12> command". This is corrected now.
Ver.: SATO PW208 should support darkness range from A to F according to the specification, but only A has been available before this correction.
Ver.: "Export to Printer" functionality on SATO PW printer is disabled.
Ver.: Backfeed is disabled only for printers which have just one Backfeed option.
Ver.: Darkness range for CL4NX printers is A-F (not just A).
Kanji code on "Configure printer" dialog needs to have 6 values (JIS code, Shift JIS code, Unicode UTF16, GB18030, BIG5, KCS5601) and not just 2.
Ver.: CUT_OFFSET - both minimum and maximum values are corrected (+/- 99 dots)
DISP_OFFSET - both minimum and maximum values are incorrect (+/- 99 dots)
PROPORTIONAL - driver now send correctly "1" for proportional, and "0" for fixed character spacing (before the correction "0" in both cases).
Ver.: In come cases of EPC (Class 1) Gen2 and use of EPC encoding, there ware duplicate EPC fields in print stream. This is corrected now.
Media type (ESC+IG), Printing mode (ESC+PH) and Operation mode with backfeed (ESC+PM, ESC+PO) are added into CL4NX and CL6NX.

Corrections after Beta version:

CL4NX Operation mode - Linerless - Backfeed mode is "Before printing" instead of "No backfeed"
CL4NX Operation mode - Linerless - "After printng" is removed
CL4NX Operation mode - Linerless - Operation mode "Linerless" has just one value on NX4 printer: "Before printing". "No backfeed" option has been removed. Print stream reflect with sending  PM5 and not PM6.

CL4NX/CL6NX Operation Mode - Partial cut - cut when printing - Backfeed mode is "Before printing" instead of After printing
CL6NX Operation mode - Partial cut - cut when printing - "Before printing" option has been removed 
CL6NX Operation mode - Partial cut - cut when printing - print stream  reflect PM9. This is solved with change of operation mode option from Partial cut into "Cutter - cut when printing). This option sends PMB.

Operation mode "Cutter - cut when printing" has just one Backfeed mode "Before printing". Because no other is possible, the combo for backfeed is disabled disabled on GUI.

Ver.: Media type (ESC+IG):
Media type combo for CG2 printers is extended with "Wristband without carrier" (SBPL manual:"Transmissive 2 - for wrist bands").
Also GZ6 printers support Media type option now.

Operation mode (ESC+PM, ESC+PO):
All printer models with Operation mode option, support Backfeed offset and Pitch offset.
Operation mode "Linerless" is removed for CG2 printers.
HR printer models also support Operation mode and Backfeed options.
MB2i and MB4i printer also support Operation mode with two options (Continuous, Tear off).

Print mode (ESC+PH):
GZ, S84ex,S86ex and SG6xxR printer models have now Print mode option on the GUI (Direct thermal/Thermal transfer).
CW printer does not support print mode option (no ribbon core).

Media form (ESC+YE):
Lesprit printer models support now Media form option.
Media form (roll/fanfold)  is not supported on HA, HR printers.
Media form (roll/fanfold)  is now supported on Lesprit printers.

Darkness range is controlled with printer by default, like it is implemented on the International printer models.
CG4xx and M-10e have darkness range A,B
CZ4xx have darkness range A,B,C,D,E,F

MB printers does not support Overlay function (also GUI option is removed for enable Overlay)
Japanese BF,HA, Lesprit printers does not support Overlay function (also GUI option is removed for enable Overlay).


Ver.: Added Operation mode for:BF400R, M-48 Pro and ST300R printers. Also Pitch offset is added like it is used on other Japanese printer models.
Added Operation mode > Cutter- cut when prinitng (<ESC+PM>B) for SG600R printers. 
Operation mode "Cutter-cut when prinitng" is also added for Store settings dialog (ESC+PG command) on SG600R printers.
When for Operating mode "Dispenser" is selected there are just two Backfeed mode options (No backfeed option has been removed).
There is no Backfeed mode option when "Cutter - cut when printing" is selected for Operation mode.
Operation mode combo has the same width as Backfeed mode to fit the length of all values.
Linerless operation mode sends two PO commands now. PO0 + PO3.

ForBF400R, M-48 Pro and ST300R printers: Operation offset combo is removed from "Print Options" dialog because now the operation mode is supported on all models, and Backfeed offset is used for the operation offset.
Ver.: All controls on Store Settings dialog used unique command and not the same one as they are in the driver.
Ver.: ESC+CC command is not send anymore on MB printers.
Ver.: When the user opens a settings page with scroller, the behaviour of scroller is updated to update the screen smoothly.
Ver.: When exporting a label with variable text to SAP, there was an error (data includes unprintable characters). This is corrected now.
Ver.: Fixed incorrect SGTIN-96 EPC encoding
Ver.: Driver crash when store label with RFID and variable connected to RFID data (upc, userdata).
Also store and recall stream is corrected to use multiple variables on RFID.
Ver.: SATO CW408 printer does not support CG Times and CG Triumvirate fonts.
Ver.: SATO CW408 support darkness value 1-10 and darkness range A,B.
Ver.: Fixed bug when recalling label with variable GS-1 barcode.
Ver.: SATO MB2xxi printers do not support "Journal mode 2" as an Print mode option on Configure printer dialog. This option is supported just on MB4xxi series.
Ver.: Support selection to enable/disable Overlay function in all models
Ver.: Added RFID support to S84-ex printers
Ver.: CL4NX uses wrong font for human interpretation
Ver.: Empty graphics should not be send to the printer.
Changed command for printing fonts CG Sleek and CG Stream.
Ver.: Removed obsolete RFID tag on CL4NX printer
CL4NX printer uses only Free Mapping command for EPC Gen 2 encodings
Ver.: Printer driver has field Number of copies which works when printing from third party applications that do not support number of copies.
Ver.: Sato CL6NX 203dpi and Sato CL6NX 305dpi added.
Ver.: Coordinate of fixed barcode is changed on second page
Ver.: Unprintable area is now correctly displayed on all orientations (rotated portrait or landscape).
Ver.: Order of RFID and Overlay commands corrected
Ver.: When using Store/Recall there was stream syntax error, because variable field ID starts with 00. Correct ID number for variable is 01..99. This is corrected now.
Ver.: Character spacing is not supported on some fonts.
Some internal fonts on SATO CL4NX can be increased in size beyond limit.
Ver.: Vertical positioning of RH fonts (0, Mincho, Alpha, Beta, Folio, Futura, Gamma, OCR-B TrueType, Sans, Serif, Vica, Sleek and Stream) corrected.
Ver.: S84 and S86 printer models
Changed "SATO Korean 16" to "SATO 16x16 KSX1001"

Changed "SATO Korean 24" to "SATO 24x24 KSX1001"
Added "SATO 16x16 GB18030"
Added "SATO 24x24 GB18030"
Added "SATO 24x24 BIG5"
Ver.: Removed Eas, Power attenuation, Tag offset and RFID Read Protection funcitonality from CL4NX series. 
Ver.: Power setting for PJM StackTag (PJM Integrated) RFID tag is now set to 1/4.
Ver.: Fixed error when encoding RFID EPC field (SGTIN96 format) from database.
Ver.: Maximum element dimensions for Line, Rectangle, Text and "fixed document length" corrected.
CL4NX bitmap font dimensions on screen are corrected.
Ver.: SATO GZ4 printer: WYSIWYG for Vica fonts has been imporved  again (for example WWWW characters has overlap each other before).
Fonts with ESC+RH command supported on SATO CL4NX printers

Ver.: Support UNICODE in BMP font (XU, XS, XM, XL, U, S, M, WB, WL, $)
Ver.: Added support for BMP Japanese (Mincho and Gothic style), Chinese (Traditional and simplified) and Korean fonts.
Mobile fonts supported on SATO CL4NX.

Ver.: Vector font dimensions for SATO printers corrected.
Ver.: Added vector font to S84-ex/S86-ex models.
CL4NX SATO GAMMA VICA font name is wrong. The correct name doesn't have RH.
Ver.: Optimized slow printing on MBxxxi series.
Partly corrected name of Japanese fonts (number 2008 changed to 208).
Ver.: WYSIWYG for SATO GZ4 printing Gamma and Vica fonts variants has been updated.
Ver.: Maximum media width/height corrected for some SATO models.
Ver.: If barcode height is larger than 999 dots in labeling software, then driver send just 999 dots to the printer. In this case there is no error in print stream.
Ver.: Check box "Set fixed document length for continuous label" does not generate illegal SBPL command anymore.
Ver.: The 'Mask' option for QR barcode is removed from dialog.
Ver.: Serial Reference/Number parameter for RFID Gen2 512bit tag is corrected.
Ver.: M-5900RVe printer model should have a standard status 4 bidi enabled (same as CL4xxe models).
Ver.: Backfeed mode commands have corrected (switched) for both option: before printing and after printing. 
Ver.: Default media size is 10 cm x 7 cm (width x height).
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