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


Simple-to-operate, all-in-one CL6NX helps customers to optimise asset management, increase supply visibility and boost operational efficiency


Tokyo, April 7, 2015 – SATO (TSE:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced today 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, minimise their total cost of ownership and boost efficiency to give them a competitive edge.”

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-colour display and built-in/customisable video tutorials
  • Easy maintenance with tool-less print head and platens replacement
  • Excellent print quality consistent across a wide range of consumables
  • Best-in-class ruggedness with aluminium die-cast construction
  • Elite processing power, throughput speed, and memory capacity
  • Unrivalled communication and emulation capabilities
  • Ready for global deployment with 30+ display languages and 40+ print character sets

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