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SATO printer drivers

Sato printer capabilities

Supported printers

  • SATO CL 408
  • SATO CL 412
  • SATO CL 608
  • SATO CL 612
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL412e
  • Bidirectional SATO CL608e
  • Bidirectional SATO CL612e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT400
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT410
  • SATO CX108
  • SATO CX200
  • SATO CX208
  • SATO CX210
  • SATO CX212
  • SATO CX400
  • Bidirectional SATO DR300
  • SATO M-5900
  • SATO M-5900RV
  • SATO M-5900RVe
  • SATO M-8400/6
  • SATO M-8400/8
  • SATO M-8400RV
  • Bidirectional SATO M-8400RVe
  • SATO M-8400S
  • SATO M-8450
  • SATO M-8459S
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8459Se
  • SATO M-8460S
  • SATO M-8460S OH
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8460Se
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8465Se
  • SATO M-8485S
  • SATO M-8485S OH
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8485Se
  • SATO M-8490S
  • SATO M-8490S OH
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8490Se
  • Bidirectional SATO MB200
  • Bidirectional SATO MB200i
  • Bidirectional SATO MB200i legacy
  • Bidirectional SATO MB201i
  • Bidirectional SATO MB201i legacy
  • Bidirectional SATO MB400
  • Bidirectional SATO MB400i
  • Bidirectional SATO MB410i
  • Bidirectional SATO POWER PLUS
  • SATO XL 400
  • Rfid SATO XL 400e
  • SATO XL 410
  • Rfid SATO XL 410e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CG208
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CG212
  • Bidirectional SATO CG408
  • Bidirectional SATO CG412
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL408e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL412e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL608e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CL612e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT408i
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT412i
  • Bidirectional SATO CT420
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO CT424i
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO D508
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO D512
  • Bidirectional SATO DR308e
  • Bidirectional SATO GL408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GL408e UHF
  • Bidirectional SATO GL412e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GL412e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT408e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT412e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT412e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT424e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GT424e UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GY412T
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GZ408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO GZ412e
  • Bidirectional SATO HR212
  • Bidirectional SATO HR224
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO LM408e
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO LM412e
  • Bidirectional SATO Lt408
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-10e
  • Bidirectional SATO M84 Pro 200DPI
  • Bidirectional SATO M84 Pro 300DPI
  • Bidirectional SATO M84 Pro 600DPI
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8459Se UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8460Se OH UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8460Se UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8485Se OH UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8485Se UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8490Se OH UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO M-8490Se UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8408
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8408 UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8412
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8412 UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8424
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO S-8424 UHF
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO TG 308
  • Bidirectional Rfid SATO TG 312
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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: 5.1.07
February 19, 2014
32-bit version works on: XP, 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
64-bit version works on: Windows XP x64, 2003 x64, Server 2008 x64, Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 x64, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1 x64
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Release notes

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Release version Release description
Ver.: 5.1.07.5026 RFID locking command has been corrected for User data. Before the correction just all other fields could be locked (EPC, Kill, Access, TID).
Ver.: 5.1.07.4926 Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4977 RFID locking command has been corrected. Now all the fields can be locked (User data, TID, Access code, Kill code and EPC).
Ver.: 5.1.06.4971 SATO HR printers have selected Status3/4 by default and not Status5. This option can be found on Advanced setup > other dialog.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4950

Additional XML export method description is added so user will be informed he needs a special XML firmware on his printer.

Ver.: 5.1.06.4871

Labeling software now shows the correct maximum label size and unprintable area on the screen for M-10e printer model.
Maximum label size is 26,6cm x 41,9cm when using expanded memory.

Ver.: 5.1.06.4865 Fixed issue with TCP/IP port monitor causing Spooler to report unnecessary errors for longer prints causing delays in data sending
Ver.: 5.1.06.4840 Export to printer setting was moved to Advanced Setup > Other dialog for CT, CG, CW, Dxx printers.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4818 New languages supported are: Danish, Hebrew, Slovak and Portuguese (Brazil). Portuguese language is removed.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4815 Language monitor will now retry sending data to printer 3 times before reporting an error to spooler
Ver.: 5.1.06.4800

PrnInst utility quits driver installation if user doesn't trust the publisher.

Ver.: 5.1.05.4788 Driver settings are now correctly updated after being imported.
Ver.: 5.1.04.4749

On CG4xx printers (Advanced setup > Other dialog) just darkness range A and B are valid values (other options are disabled now (C,D,E,F)).
On GY412Tprinter the Apply button is still active after you click on the button when you change cutter option to "Use printer settings". This is corrected now and it stays disabled.

Ver.: 5.1.04.4712 Option "B" is added to the darkness range on Store Settings dialog.
Ver.: 5.1.03.4633 Help file was updated with a note that some applications can lock the driver and prevent it from being updated by a new version.
Ver.: 5.1.02.4548 SATO GZ408e and GZ412e are supported now in SATO NiceLabel driver distribution.
Ver.: 5.1.02.4516 Different handling of pitch parameter on CG Times and CG Triumvirate fonts:
ESC+P command: when input 0, command P00 is send. There is no (pitch+2) calculation in driver code anymore. Actual pitch is send to the printer.

Ver.: 5.1.02.4516 Pitch command (ESC+P): all SATO fonts (vector and raster) sends P02 by default. This means when input is 0 for characters spacing th P02 is send. If user wants to print with P00 he must set the character spacing to -0,67pt.
SATO Vector and SATO CG fonts supports now negative character spacing to -2 dots (-0,67 pt).
Ver.: 5.1.02.4472

On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 users were not able to change language settings. Now they can change language settings if they have administrative rights.

Ver.: 5.1.02.4464 When doing any export type from the labeling software, the variable data used on code MicroPDF417 are present now.
Ver.: 5.1.02.4378 Microsoft Access was reporting wrong paper names when custom stocks are defined in driver. Now it works OK.
Ver.: 5.1.02.4371

After leaving an edit field the values in it are now correctly checked according to their specified minimum/maximum values and displayed in correct format for the selected measurement unit.

Ver.: 5.1.01 4402 Add a line stating the requirements needed for asian fonts to be printed correctly by the driver.
Ver.: 5.1.01.4365 Status3/4 or Status5 selection is now enabled on S84XX models.
Ver.: 5.1.01.4360

Prevent occasional labeling software crash when loading labels created with NiceLabel drivers older than version 4.6.16.

Ver.: 5.1.00.4354 Cutter functionality corrected for printing from Windows applications and cutter set to cut every n labels.
Ver.: 5.1.00.4306 Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).
Ver.: 5.0.00.4267 Fixed issue with incorrect interpretation for EAN 13, EAN 8 and UPC A
Changed interpretation font for expansion 1 to from XS to XU as XS was to large to fit
Ver.: 5.0.00.4266 All SATO SBPL printer now uses command <ESC>BE for UPC-E barcode. (previously was used <ESC>DE).
Ver.: 5.0.00.4266 Corrected commands for Code93 and UPC-E barcodes.
Ver.: 5.0.00.4264 Internal QR barcode support was added for SATO M-8400RV.
Ver.: 5.0.00.4197 Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.
Ver.: 5.0.00.4181 New RTC format is supported in SATO driver: hhmmss
Ver.: 5.0.00.4155 Printer options are now correctly merged between dialogs.
Ver.: 5.0.00.4111 RFID Settings button is disabled on UHF printers.
Ver.: 5.0.00.4073

"Get from printer" button is now enabled on CG4XX printers.

Ver.: 5.0.00.4012 On CX 400 and CX 410 printer models darkness option "Max" now uses "Don't Send".
Ver.: 5.0.00.3983

Corrected functionality of "Last label eject" option on the driver's advanced setup dialog.
The command for eject is now send to printer at the end of printing.

Ver.: 5.0.00.3972 Added support for Magellan RFID tag for CL408e and CL412e printers.
Default dithering setting is now set to None for All printers.
Ver.: 5.0.00.3959 Added Outline fonts (Vector font) in GL4e series printer driver.
Ver.: 5.0.00.3939

SATO HR printer models are supported now. 

Ver.: 5.0.00.3919

Labels size, offset and proportional pitch commands (A1,A3 and PS) must be included also when doing "Export to printer" or "Store" label template to the printer.
Print template name command "/Y" is present just when doing XML export to printer and not also when doing legacy export from labeling software.

Ver.: 5.0.00.3918 GT4 series printer does not stop responding while printing over USB, when a large stream is sent to the driver over the Status 3/4 protocol.
Ver.: 5.0.00.3904 Removed <EX>,<~A>,<AR>commands from HR series driver.
Ver.: 5.0.00.3897

All the drivers are now digitaly signed to allow installation on Windows 8.

Ver.: 4.6.79.3842 When printer comes into low memory state, driver stops sending the data.
Ver.: 4.6.78.3885 Status in Windows Spooler shows Error when there is error when printing (over Status 4 protocol)
Ver.: 4.6.78.3871 Driver will now stop sending the document when printers will be running out of buffer on printers supporting "Status 3/4/5" communication protocol.
Ver.: 4.6.78.3856 Fixed switching from Status 5 to Status 4 for GT and GL printer models.
Ver.: 4.6.78.3840 In some rare cases driver crashed when printing a Code128 barcode. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.78.3832

Enabled Fine Darkness setting on CX4xx printers.

Ver.: 4.6.78.3830 Store procedure failed to store graphics elements on CG4XX models. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.6.77.3828 Removed the transmissive sensor 2 setting from CG4 series printer driver.
Ver.: 4.6.77.3824 Corrected the USB Plug&Play ID for SATO M8465Se printer.
Ver.: 4.6.77.3822 Removed overlay function from CT424i printer driver.
Ver.: 4.6.76.3790 Fixed occasional Spooler crash when printing Word document with very long filename.
Ver.: 4.6.76.3789 Corrected width of OCR-B font on 600dpi printers to get for better WYSIWYG.
Removed cutter support on SATO M-8490Se.
Corrected format table for CareSym fonts on XL, XLe and TG printers. Some characters are not allowed to use in these two fonts (defined with XCS and XCL in programming manual).
Corrected OCR fonts width and height for better WYSIWYG. This update was made for M-10e, TG 312 and GZ412e printers.
Added cutter support for GL408e UHF and GL412e UHF printers in BSI_RFID distribution. These printers use the same engine as the GL408e and GL412e where cutter is supported.
Ver.: 4.6.76.3782

Advanced Port monitor can now be added by using Windows Add New Port Type option.

Ver.: 4.6.76.3763

Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection

Ver.: 4.6.75.3755

Using Store/recall functionality in Labeling application with different format numbers should no longer overwrite graphics if "Merge graphic objects" is turned on.

Ver.: 4.6.75,3741

Corrected the USB Plug&Play ID for Lt408 printer. 

Ver.: 4.6.74.3714

Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements

Ver.: 4.6.72.3664 PnP ID's added to following printers: GL408e UHF, GL412e UHF, GT408e UHF, GT412e UHF and GT424e UHF.
Also all duplicated PnP ID's removed.
Ver.: 4.6.72.3662 Sato MB4XXi and MB2XXi are center oriented.
Ver.: 4.6.69.3621 Beta Corrected translation for "Finish" in Japanese language.
Ver.: 4.6.69.3619 Removed the ability to disable descenders on barcodes EAN13, EAN8, UPC A and UPC E.
Ver.: 4.6.69.3612

Driver update didn't preserve settings for all installed printers. This is fixed now.

Ver.: 4.6.69.3592 Added support for GS1 Databar UCC/EAN 128
Ver.: 4.6.69.3591 GS1 Databar Expanded now prints correctly
Ver.: 4.6.69.3583 Vector fonts removed for SBPL mobile printers.
Ver.: 4.6.69.3571 Added new USB PnP IDs for CT400, CT410 and CT420 printer models
Ver.: 4.6.69.3550 Added support for GS1 Databar
Ver.: 4.6.68.3560 Wrong data content when using "Export to Pocket" in labelling software. This happens when QR barcode is on label.
Ver.: 4.6.67.3556

Fixed issue with tear off mode accidentaly turning on Multidrop functionality even on printers that didn't support it resulting in extra characters in stream.

Ver.: 4.6.67.3555 MicroQR now prints correctly
Ver.: 4.6.67.3540 When the printer buffer was full and user put the printer in error mode, driver started sending data to the printer again. This was corrected now, so no data will be sent.
Ver.: 4.6.67.3532

Fixed issue with prompted variables missing in export

Ver.: 4.6.67.3530

Maximum print speed for Sato CG412 is 4 inch per second.

Ver.: 4.6.66.3658 In some case of printing big graphics (color on 64-bit OS for example) the graphic elements could be missing. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.66.3459 Fixed possible issue with invalid text field data for Chinese fonts
Ver.: 4.6.66.3455

Speed range for CGxx printers increased up to 6 inch per second.
Darkness range B supoprt added to CG4xx models

Ver.: 4.6.66.3447 Available speed range on GZ models now range from 2 to 10 inches per second
Ver.: 4.6.66.3445 Fixed occasional spooler crash when downloading graphics or fonts to printer
Ver.: 4.6.66.3436 Obsolete monitor.inf files were removed from drivers that still had them
Ver.: 4.6.66.3435

"Last label eject" option is added for DR308e printer.

Ver.: 4.6.66.3392 Removed warning message for special ports, when installing printer driver with Printer Installation Wizard.

If connected to standard Windows TCP/IP port then show warning message.
Ver.: 4.6.65.3360

Printer error detailes were missing while printing. The status reporting issue was limited to NicePrintQueue, Enterprise Print Manager(EPM) and NiceLabel.


Ver.: 4.6.65.3359 Addition of chinese simplified fonts using GB2312 and GB18030 codepages.
Ver.: 4.6.64.3303 SATO CG Triumvirate and CG Times fonts had character spacing disabled. This is supported now also on these two fonts.
Ver.: 4.6.64.3290 Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.
Ver.: 4.6.64.3287

New RFID tags supported for SATO CG208, CG212, CL408e and CL412e :
PJM StackTag (Magellan)

PJM ItemTag (Magellan)

PJM Light StackTag (Magellan)

 

Ver.: 4.6.64.3254 Very slow printing when bidirectional printing is turned on.
Ver.: 4.6.63.3241 Get From Printer command corrected on LAN port.
Ver.: 4.6.63.3224

Rotation option on userinterface and QR and MicroQR barcode font rotation now work correctly

Ver.: 4.6.62.3192

Even if 01, 02 dot specification of min module width dimension is valid, it may not be read by the scanner, but there are customers that can confirm it is readable at his place.
The same is for 01, 02, 03 dot specification of min module vertical dimension.

Ver.: 4.6.62.3190 Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.
Ver.: 4.6.62.3156 Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly
Ver.: 4.6.60.3048 Delete format command corrected.
Ver.: 4.6.59.3002 Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.
Ver.: 4.6.59.2995 Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.
Ver.: 4.6.55.2911 SATO GY412T double side printer is supported now. It is called GN412T in Japanese market.
Ver.: 4.6.51.2900 Added PCX compression option to SATO printers
Ver.: 4.6.51.2811 Alternate escape sequance influence also on Store settings command (PG). In this case caret is send instead of escape (0x5E instead of 0x1B).
Ver.: 4.6.51.2800 Czech, Lithuanian and Ukrainian languages are now supported also in all NiceDrivers.

Ver.: 4.6.50.2773 When printing from standard Windows application (like Microsoft Word) and using page rotation (Landscape and/or rotate 180), positions of graphic were shifted relative to internal elements.
Shift size depends on page dimensions, shift direction depends on rotation.
Ver.: 4.6.49.2747

PrnInst utility was updated so that long INF file structure is supported.

Ver.: 4.6.49.2611 When trying to preinstall drivers on Windows 7, user got an "Environment incorrect" error message. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.48.2715 New month format MMM is supported now for printers SATO S84xx, LT408 and M84xxse.
Ver.: 4.6.48.2645 Added Aztec and GS1 Datamatrix barcodes. GS1 Datamatrix barcode works from NiceLabel version greater than 5.2.2865. Please check also your printer's firmware version if support these barcodes.
Ver.: 4.6.45.2515 Corrected PG command (Store Settings) on CG4 printers for Thermal Transfer option.
Thermal Transfer is now 00(hex) and Direct thermal is now 01(hex) - opposite as it was before.
Ver.: 4.6.45.2421 Commands <ESC>A, <ESC>EX0, <ESC>AR and <ESC>A3 have been missing when printing on CG4x printer. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.44.2501 Tag-it HF-I (Sirit module) tag removed for CG2 printers.
Ver.: 4.6.43.2445

User is now able to change administrator settings without reopening driver properties dialog as an elevated user. A click on the shielded button and entering the credentials is all that is needed.

Ver.: 4.6.42.2404 Thermal transfer option is not disabled anymore on CG2 printer models.
Button for changing printer mode (SBPL, PCL) is removed as this option is not supported on CG2 printer.
Ver.: 4.6.41.2378 Japanese translation update.
Ver.: 4.6.41.2364 Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics
Ver.: 4.6.41.2361 Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.
Ver.: 4.6.37.2258 Uninstall of printer with Printer Install Wizard did not work on Windows 2003 (x64) system
Ver.: 4.6.34.2259

Export to printer functionality was updated so that data length is included for barcode CODE-93.            

Ver.: 4.6.30 New SATO printer models:
TG308
TG312
CG208
CG212
CG408
CG412
Ver.: 4.6.24 Sato M84Pro 600 dpi models does not support EX0 command.
Ver.: 4.6.22

Build number is now part of version information in About dialog

Ver.: 4.6.14 Download graphics to PCMCIA slot didn't work. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.6.14

 SATO LM4xxe printers can print  1249 mm long labels.

Ver.: 4.6.07 Store & Recall is disabled for SATO CX printers.
Ver.: 4.6.07 Corrected USB PnP ID for SATO MB410i.
Ver.: 4.6.07 There was not possible to export to SAP from labeling software if UPC-A barcode was present on the label. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.06 Buffer overflow error occured when printing big pages of graphics through USB
Ver.: 4.6.03

Additional Date pictures ware added for SBPL printers:
MM DD YYYY, MM-DD-YYYY, MM.DD.YYYY and MM/DD/YYYY can be used as internal Date format.

Ver.: 4.6.01 Added Rotation to parsed text in command fonts
Ver.: 4.6.00 Printing process was stopped during heavy duty printing.
Ver.: 4.6.00 Additional date pictures are added into the driver for SATO: just month, just day, just year, combination of day+month, week of the year (ww)
Ver.: 4.5.50 SATO DR308e printer is added into Nice driver distribution.
Ver.: 4.5.42 Driver print speed optimization
Ver.: 4.5.42

Additional PnP ID's for CT400 printer model.
LPT
: LPTENUM\SATO_CT4005372

USB: USBPRINT\SATO_CT4005372

 

Ver.: 4.5.42 Optimization - Empty lines in graphics are skiped on all SATO printers
Ver.: 4.5.42

When user changed the protocol type of the printer and driver, status reporting stopped working.

Ver.: 4.5.41 Enhanced SBPL printers can use also negative left/top offset values from Advanced setup driver dialog.
Ver.: 4.5.39 SATO M-8465Se is also supported model.
Ver.: 4.5.39 PrnInst showed login window, even if the user running the application was administrator.
Ver.: 4.5.38 On some old SATO models like CX are human readable is not internaly supported on EAN8, EAN13 and UPC-A printers. So in this case driver always sends the human readable. Driver sends HR for below printer models.
All CX models,M-5900,M-5900RV,M-8400/6,M-8400/8,M-8400RV,M-8400S,M-8450,M-8459S,M-8460S,M-8460S OH,M-8485S,M-8485S OH,M-8490S,M-8490S OH
Ver.: 4.5.37

PrnInst can now be moved to any position (second monitor) and it will stay there. It will not jump back to its original position.

Ver.: 4.5.37 SATO DR308e printers also needs A1 command for correct alignment. SATO DR308e StartDoc escape is the same as for GT printers. There was missing A3 command for offset and STX ESC+A with ESC+Z ETX arround speed command <CS>.
Ver.: 4.5.36 Internal HR presentation for barcode UPC-a is not valid.
Ver.: 4.5.36 SATO DR308e supports also vector fonts like SATO GT408e model.
Ver.: 4.5.34 Postnet barcode fonts can no longer have their width changed.
Ver.: 4.5.33 Updated Plug and Play information for Sato M10e printer.
Ver.: 4.5.33

Gen2 tag on Sato didn't work right.

Ver.: 4.5.32 New PnP Id added for Sato M-5900RVe printer
Ver.: 4.5.31 Immediate command on SATO CX models (Advanced Setup > Other) sends also Print Mode parameter (CP0 for direct or CP1 for transfer mode) when sending SesorType, Test or Status option.
Ver.: 4.5.13

Change speed command valu calculation for "M84 Pro 200 dpi" and "M84 Pro 300 dpi".
There is send command like CS{"speed in inch/2"}.

Ver.: 4.5.13 QR barcode position was not correct if using 90 or 270 degree rotation. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.5.12 USBPRINT PnP ID's have been added for three SATO models: SATOS8408, SATOS8412 and SATOS8424.
Ver.: 4.5.12 Print direction is wrong on Sato MB200i. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.5.12 User can select Automatic or Manual options for Job removing using keyboard in Printer Install Wizard
Ver.: 4.5.12 Fixed labeling software crash when turning off "Use Advanced printer driver interface".
Ver.: 4.5.11 Missing printers added to SatoPort distribution. These printers are MB200i, MB201i, MB400i and MB410i.
Ver.: 4.5.11 Printer Install Wizard uninstallation of driver doesn`t remove all of the files from the SYSTEM32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\ folder.
Ver.: 4.5.11

Implemented Internal Counter on MBxxx and MBxxxi Legacy printers

Ver.: 4.5.11 When printing internal MSI barcode it is printed too large compared to graphic barcode. This is corrected now for all SBPL printers.
Ver.: 4.5.11 User data for EPC Gen2 RFID has not been sent to the printer. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.5.10 Internal MicroPDF now prints correctly
Ver.: 4.5.10 "Calibrate" button on Immediate dialog has been renamed into "Send" and moved up, since it relates just Sensor Type and not to the whole page.
Ver.: 4.5.10 Changed EAN13, EAN8 and UPCA to use internal interpretations.
Ver.: 4.5.10

Fixed Overlay printing for MB printer models.

Ver.: 4.5.10 When doing export to printer with XML variant then command <ESC>*F,n should not be present in print stream. This is true for all RFID printer models.
Ver.: 4.5.10 The list of internal fonts has been changed on some SATO printer models:
- LM4xxe printers: Vector fonts are added in the list but scalable CGTriumvirate and CGTmes have been removed from the internal font list
- S84 and CX4xx printer models support also vector fonts
Ver.: 4.5.10 Also SATO S-84xx printers support XML export.
Ver.: 4.5.09 Electonic Article Survailance was always disabled on Rfid printers
Ver.: 4.5.09 Fixed printing of Datamatrix and QR barcode font with more then 255 character data
Ver.: 4.5.09 Added automatic termination character for Maxicode barcode font data
Ver.: 4.5.09 Fixed EAN13, EAN8, UPC A and UPC E to not print guides when they should be disabled
Ver.: 4.5.07 M10e printer models has now PnP ID .
Ver.: 4.5.07

Added support for custom printer name after silently installing a printer driver from command line (/INSTPRN; /INSTMULTPRN)

Ver.: 4.5.06 Printer Installation Wizard will be able to automaticly remove all jobs when updating printer
Ver.: 4.5.05 Printer Install Wizard can start an application specified in the command line, after it closes.
Ver.: 4.5.05 Export to printer didn't work if there were graphics on the label. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.5.04 Updated PnP IDs for Lt408, CT408i, CT412i, CT424i, S-8408, S-8412 and S-8424 models
Ver.: 4.5.04 Chinese (Simpl.) translation for "Tear-off" was too long and therefore it wasn't displayed completely on the PG dialog.
Ver.: 4.5.03 Status monitor is able to detect port conflicts, when two printer drivers are using the same port for bidirectional communication with the printer.
Also when user will delete or install a new printer to the system, Status Monitor will detect the change by itself.
Ver.: 4.5.03 When you disable the option "Use advanced printer driver interface" (in File -> Label Setup -> Printing tab) labeling software will crash with the error "GDI Failure, OK to continue?"
Ver.: 4.5.02 New printer Sato DR308e printer was added.
Ver.: 4.5.02 PrnInst didn't set printer attributes correctly. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.5.01 Turkish language added
Ver.: 4.5.01 PG command for Control Code was the same for Standard and Non-Standard.
Ver.: 4.5.00  - write MMF to alternative location (research)
 - update MemMaster to store files to this location
 - update driver to read from new location (make sure that the update will be backward compatible)
Ver.: 4.4.73 Max print length was corrected for Sato CLxxx printers.
Ver.: 4.4.73 Uninstall of driver package failed when running a 64bti system.
Ver.: 4.4.72 Delay was added after Cancel before print command.
Ver.: 4.4.71 The redundant commands in GL driver (ESC+EX and ESC+AR) have caused some problems. Now they are removed from the driver because memory slots are different on this model. (there is no overlay and expanded memory)
Ver.: 4.4.70

If you open Settings dialog from Advanced Setup dialog, than some settings are disabled for some printers.

Ver.: 4.4.70 Fixed font selection for CTxxxi printers
Ver.: 4.4.69 Checkbox "Enable bidirectional support" (Printer properties -> Ports) can now be unchecked automatically during driver installation, corresponding to the flag "Bidirectional" in .inf file.
Bidirectional=0  =>  checkbox is unchecked.
Bidirectional=1  =>  checkbox is checked.
If this information is ommited, Bidirectional=1 is assumed.
Ver.: 4.4.69 Labelling software can now recall variables with more than 31 characters of data.
Ver.: 4.4.69

When you click on the Help button in About dialog help is opened, but it is not linked to any page.

Ver.: 4.4.69 Help on About dialog opens help page with contents 'This program cannot display the webpage'.
Ver.: 4.4.68 Upper speed limit for S8412 is now 14 ips. Before that it was 16 ips.
Ver.: 4.4.67 Beta Download commands for single-byte fonts contained incorrect char info. Character code FF was sent twice. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.4.66 CG Times and CG Triumvirate fonts are supported also on SATO XL(e) printers.
Ver.: 4.4.66 ">" Character is no longer encoded as "~" character in barcodes
Ver.: 4.4.64

2 new Sato printers are supported:
- D508
- D512

Ver.: 4.4.64

Removed Help button as no help is available.

Ver.: 4.4.64 CG Times and CG Triumvirate vector fonts can be resized now separately in both directions: (x or y)
Ver.: 4.4.64 Sato Vector fonts:
SATO Vector,
SATO Vector O,
SATO Vector I,
SATO Vector OI,
SATO VectorF,
SATO Vector OF,
SATO Vector IF,
SATO Vector OIF

have problems with enlargement step. The size of the font on the screen did not rise constantly but there ware illogical steps. This is corrected now.

Ver.: 4.4.64 Sensor type selection added as Immediate setting for CX models
Ver.: 4.4.64 New Japanese translation for Printer Install Wizard
Ver.: 4.4.63 When user starts Printer Install Wizard the application is shown but without focus
Ver.: 4.4.63 Fixed sending data to printer on Windows 2000
Ver.: 4.4.63

Corrected Date and Version in WDM driver INF files
Corrected WDM folder locations

Ver.: 4.4.63

Changed default number for cutting to 1 label instead of 0.

Ver.: 4.4.63 PnP ID's are changed for below RFID SATO printers:
CL408e UHF
CL412e UHF
CL608e UHF
CL612e UHF
Ver.: 4.4.62 PnP ID's had to be added to the followin Sato printers:
CL408e, CL412e, CL608e, CL612e, M-8459Se, M-8460Se, M-8485Se, M-8490Se, XL 400e, XL 410e, M-10e, M84 Pro 200DPI, M84 Pro 300DPI, M84 Pro 600DPI, GT408e, GT412e, GT424e, CT408i, CT412i, S-8408, S-8412, S-8424, MB200, MB201i, MB400, MB400i, MB410i, LM408e, LM412e
Ver.: 4.4.62 Changed Plug & Play IDs for Sato M-84Pro printers.
Ver.: 4.4.62 Sato CLxxx models do not have support to write the Rfid data in HEX format
Ver.: 4.4.62
Vector fonts "SATO CG Times" and "SATO CG Triumvirate" are not printed correctly when resized only horizontaly or only verticaly.
Ver.: 4.4.62 There were only 4 settings for Darkness range (A-D) on on printer preferences dialog (Advanced tab -> Other).
The missing 2 (E, F) are added now.
Ver.: 4.4.62 Installation of wdm driver is not working on Windows Vista systems
Ver.: 4.4.60 Changed file info for Printer Install Wizard
Ver.: 4.4.60

Fixed port monitor not allowing USB connections

Ver.: 4.4.60 Removed help button as help is not available.
Ver.: 4.4.60 Default value for Always use default settings is not correct when instaling it the driver with a configuration file attached.
Ver.: 4.4.53 Barcode HR was missing on some models because wrong font was used for representation. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.4.53 Sato GL4xxe printers have a possibility to print 2500mm long labels.
Ver.: 4.4.52

DLL files for user interface translation did not include version info data.

Ver.: 4.4.52

Labels transfered from different systems now retain their driver settings.

Ver.: 4.4.51
Increased lenght for filename and path in import and export of settings.
Ver.: 4.4.51
POSTNET barcodes have a fixed height and width, but the interface allows the user to change these dimensions. 
Ver.: 4.4.50 Import and export didn't work if filename and path exceeded the length of 80 characters while windows support 256 character lengths
Ver.: 4.4.50 Click on "Stocks" panel caused error if stock list was empty. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.4.41.0 PrnInst searches for Prn64.bin in current folder as well as in .\Win64 folder.
Ver.: 4.4.30 - support for preinstall on all supported platforms
Ver.: 4.4.01 Corrected sending Label Dimension to the printer.
Ver.: 4.4.01 EndDocument escape was sent even when there was no StartDocument.
Ver.: 4.4.01
If driver gets no separator character description for decimal number from the OS, driver puts a "+" or "," string as default character. The result was seen for page size (example)
Now the dot character "." is set for default separator in this case.
Ver.: 4.4.00 Corrected darkness range for S-84xx printers.
Ver.: 4.4.00 Invalid stocks are now marked. User can open the Stock properties dialog and press OK to fix the problem (which is usually stock dimension). Stock size will be automatically adjusted.
Ver.: 4.4.00 There was missing MicroQR barcode parameter for setting mode. Now this setting is added for MicroQR and also for QR barocode. There was no printout for MicroQR before the correction.
Ver.: 4.4.00 UI for commands fonts works now properly also in Japanese language.
Ver.: 4.4.00 When using "Export to Printer" function in labelling software some characters are appended to barcode interpretation. This happens on fixed encoded barcodes (CODE128, GS1-128, SSCC, ...).
Ver.: 4.4.00 In some rare cases streams sent to the printer had an extra "0" added in it.
Ver.: 4.4.00 On Enhanced printers (CL4xxe, GT4xxe) the command for store format "YS" should be send before the command for paper size "A1". On GL4xxe printers the command for paper size (A1) is added when exporting the label to printer.
Ver.: 4.3.73 Store/Recall added for Sato printers
Ver.: 4.3.73 Added rfid HEX support for some HF printers
Ver.: 4.3.72 Sometimes a print stream is not send to the printer, and it stays stuck in the spooler
Ver.: 4.3.63 DD/MM/YYYY, DD MM YYYY, DD-MM-YYYY, DD.MM.YYYY date formats was added to Sato printers.
Ver.: 4.3.63 CT420 printer added to Sato Nice distribution. Corrected speeds for CT420 and max print length for CT400 & CT410.
Ver.: 4.3.63 There was a bug present because for below models the command for 2-color printing has been sent to the printer but they do not support this functionality. Command "2C0" or "2C1" is removed for models: - CL408e UHF - CL412e UHF - CL608e UHF - CL612e UHF - M-8459Se UHF - M-8460Se UHF - M-8485Se UHF - M-8490Se UHF - M-8460Se OH UHF - M-8485Se OH UHF - M-8490Se OH UHF - CL408e U-Code - CL412e U-Code - CL608e U-Code - CL612e U-Code - M-8459Se U-Code - M-8460Se U-Code - M-8485Se U-Code - M-8490Se U-Code - M-8460Se OH U-Code - M-8485Se OH U-Code - M-8490Se OH U-Code - S-8408 - S-8412 - S-8424 - GT408e UHF - GT412e UHF - GT424e UHF - GL408e UHF - GL412e UHF - S-8408 UHF - S-8412 UHF - S-8424 UHF - M-8465Se UHF This command can be only used on MB models.
Ver.: 4.3.63 Port monitor crashed when setting up port details (IP and port number)
Ver.: 4.3.62 Print speed correction handling in the print stream for LM4xxe printers.
Ver.: 4.3.60 Barcode fonts vanished instead of being imported.
Ver.: 4.3.59 Microsoft Vista operating system is not mentioned in the text file that is distributed with the driver.
Ver.: 4.3.59 Red area function was not working correctly. New driver release enables user to correctly define red area sections. In the list red area position is now displayed in selected units.
Ver.: 4.3.59 Some SATO GL4XXe printer specific fonts have been corrected in a way that different command is sent to the printer. So instead of sending to the printer commands WBa,WLa,XBa,XLa now it is sent WB1,WL1,XB1,XL1. Also the font names are corrected from WBa,WLa,XBa,XLa into WB,WL,XB and XL. Another change has been done for fonts X20,X21,X22,X23,X24 and this can be seen from print file. Before correction the print stream looks like data, but now it looks like ,data. So the comma has been added between font command and actual data.
Ver.: 4.3.59 Stocks were not imported if user didn't view the stocks dialog beforehand
Ver.: 4.3.57 Changed PDF417 barcode command and print darkness command, CG fonts added, Print speed and darkness defaults set to 3. Speed range set to 3-4.
Ver.: 4.3.56 GL printer was not working on LAN using SATO port
Ver.: 4.3.56 Barcode ratio values are not shown in Barcode Fonts dialog. This only happens when you are editing existing barcode font.
Ver.: 4.3.55 Spooler crashed during the installation, if there were any printers allready installed on the system.
Ver.: 4.3.54 While installing a printer driver on certain systems the spooler crashed.
Ver.: 4.3.54 "delete" button was enabled even if the barcode/command fonts list was empty. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.3.54 Export of barcode fonts didn't work properly unless user clicked on barcode fonts tab before exporting them. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.3.54 Increased timeouts for better printer status response times
Ver.: 4.3.54 Slow printing occurred when a Not Accessible printer was found on a network. Printer status was also not received immediately.
Ver.: 4.3.53 Sato GL printer models darkness changed. Now user can set values from -15 to 15 Some controls that have no influence on the drivers functionality are grayed out.
Ver.: 4.3.53 Status for printers (that use bidirectionaal communication) was not correct when the printer was not physicaly connected to the computer. Status was changing between Not Accessible and Ready
Ver.: 4.3.52 Sato GL printers have two memory slots for download: - Cartridge - Internal flash - has been added now
Ver.: 4.3.52 Epc Gen2 is implemented for GL printers Gl printers now support XML export. Label name is also stored in printer memory
Ver.: 4.3.52 Sato GL printers support also vector fonts CG Times and CG Triumvirate.
Ver.: 4.3.51 Driver can now override the default document settings of some applications with driver default settings (set up in printer spooler)
Ver.: 4.3.51 Incorrect commands (garbage in stream) were sent to the printer when user was exporting to XML.
Ver.: 4.3.51 Sato CL 408 used to print some blank labels if the label contained graphics very close to the bottom edge. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.3.07 After viewing the Help file CHM file was locked and because of that reboot was needed to complete the installation. New version of driver will not lock the CHM any more and because of that reboot is not needed.
Ver.: 4.3.06 GL printers printers added.
Ver.: 4.3.06 Speed and darkness settings corrected for GL models
Ver.: 4.3.06 Barcode fonts and command fonts are now stored in registry.
Ver.: 4.3.06 Changed PnP ids to correct ones
Ver.: 4.3.06 Corrected XML export to printer for SATO MB2xxi/4xxi printers
Ver.: 4.3.06 Printing did not work on nonbidirectional printers. Printer Error was displayed the whole time
Ver.: 4.3.05 For some 300dpi and 600dpi models OCR-A and OCR-B font is corrected: These SATO models have correction: MB410i M84 Pro 300DPI M84 Pro 600DPI TDP43H TDP46H LM412e CT412i CT424i S-8412 S-8424 GL412e GL412e UHF S-8412 UHF S-8424 UHF
Ver.: 4.3.05 Printing did not work when bidirectional was enabled
Ver.: 4.3.04 New Port monitor is added to the distribution
Ver.: 4.3.04 On Windows Vista there is warning displayed if user doesn't have appropriate permissions to create (or write to) certain driver files.
Ver.: 4.3.04 Old HLP help file format was exchanged for new CHM file format.
Ver.: 4.3.04 MicroPDF barcode type is supported on SATO printers. But you need a labeling software version 5.0.1 for using this feature.
Ver.: 4.3.04 When user changed printer's port, the printing was no longer possible until reboot.
Ver.: 4.3.04 Port monitor now uses correct (64 bit) interface file on 64bit systems.
Ver.: 4.3.04 Installation did not go through when upgrading from old printer driver, if the user had the driver connected to the Advanced Port Monitor (LAN)
Ver.: 4.3.04 Bug fixed, where some changes on stocks updated default umprintable area values.
Ver.: 4.3.03 Spooler crashed, if user had multiple bidirectional printers using the same port, while using a status monitoring application
Ver.: 4.3.02 Stocks were not imported properly or were not shown immediately after import.
Ver.: 4.3.01 Korean language added.
Ver.: 4.3.01 Driver does not show all stocks in 'Stocks' combo box on 'Options' dialog. Missing stocks have heights that are near the maximum printer's limit.
Ver.: 4.3.00 Changed window handling so that port monitor setup windows can appear on Vista
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