History Says it All!

To be able to say that your company INVENTED the Thermal Transfer Printing Process is a pretty big deal, and only one company can make that claim: SATO. Since 1981, dependability and reliability have been consistent attributes of SATO’s comprehensive line of thermal transfer and direct thermal printers.

VantageID is proud to partner with SATO in bringing our customers best-in-class printing solutions engineered and designed to meet the specific requirements of a wide array of industries and applications.


sato-clnx-printer-seriesThe NEW CLNX Series Printers are designed and engineered for an intuitive user experience that leverages standard features unparalleled by competitors. Printer setup, operation, and maintenance couldn’t be any easier!

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Unparalleled Feature Set




60° Wide Print Head Opening – Best-in-class head opening of 60° for easier access and faster maintenance means reduced downtime and easy access to media sensor and other components.

Easy Setup – User-friendly, full-Color Display where operation settings can be set and password protected and operation response actions and setups can be performed from the front panel LCD of the printer.

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.





Cast Aluminum – Designed and engineered to meet the rigorous demands of industrial printing applications in harsh environments.

Ribbon Take Up – Newly designed ease-of-use ribbon mechanism supports the use of ribbon lengths up to 600m while improving the take-up of spent ribbon in thermal transfer printing applications.

Tool-less Replacement of Parts – No tools needed to quickly replace both the print head and platen roller for lower operational downtimes.




Standard Emulations On-board – SATO proprietary SBPL®, SZPL®, STCL®, SDPL® and SIPL® emulations auto-detect an array of competitor print languages for plug and play functionality when switching from SATO legacy models or other brands of printers.

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




Large 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.

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.

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


Interface Connectivity 

Standard Interfaces: LAN, USB (type A & B), Parallel, Serial, External I/O, Bluetooth
Optional Interface: WLAN(802.11 a/b/g/n) 2.45GHz, 5.0GHz Support






30 Display and 47 Print Languages –sato-multiple-language-support No need to download additional fonts downloading thanks to a highly efficient, integrated font engine that makes major world languages available on-demand.  Simply select a language on the display menu to change languages instantly.

Global Support and A Single Configuration – Engineered with on-demand, multi-lingual capabilities the CLNX  opens up new labeling opportunities by giving you the ability to install and support new installations worldwide.





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

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

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

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




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

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






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







600m Ribbon and 10-Inch OD Roll saves labor up to 41%

Media Matching 

High Energy Mode