SATO America, Inc.

SATO, the world's largest supplier of print engines, set the industry standard. SATO's industrial thermal barcode printers are known for reliability. Engineered for demanding requirements, SATO printers and consumables provide the highest quality results in even the harshest environments.

Building on over 70 years of experience and having introduced the world's first thermal transfer label printer in 1974, SATO is recognized for delivering rugged dependability and reliable performance throughout its product line. Our comprehensive line of products include direct thermal and thermal transfer printers, print engines, RFID Smart printers and tags, data collection systems, Integration Services, , 10.5” wide web thermal printers, printer accessories, label design software, labels and thermal transfer ribbons. 


Industrial Thermal Printers

SATO offers a comprehensive selection of industrial laser and thermal printers for the creation of barcode and RFID labels and tags. When printing is mission critical, even in harsh industrial environments, trust SATO.

Desktop Thermal Printers

Thermal desktop printers from SATO are compact, cost effective, and easy-to-use. Where space is limited, but label print quality is essential, these feature-rich models offer reliability and value.

Value Line

SATO, synonymous with trusted dependability, brings a new line of Value to market. Three innovative printer lines engineered and manufactured to fulfill the thermal printing demands of today's fast growing industries. Unique in their features, yet united in their dependability, the CP Series, the OS Series and the X Series boast industry-leading distinction in style, price and performance.

Horticulture Solutions

SATO manufactures tags, labels and signs designed for the horticulture industry to withstand their use in harsh environments. Included in the unique product line are four-color process picture tags, pressure sensitive labels, RFID tags, signs and banners.For on-demand printing, we offer a full line of tags and labels suited for use with our thermal transfer printers, which will retain their image and use for several years under most conditions. Dot Matrix and Utility tags along with a full line of garden center supplies are offered solution features for this industry.


SATO provides a comprehensive range of software solutions to meet customer requirements across a variety of markets and applications. SATO’s solutions support the needs of developers, IT administrator and end users, from deploying and supporting SATO hardware, to developing application software and enabling integration with ERP/WMS and other IT systems.
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Print-and-Apply Labelers
SATO is the world's largest supplier of print/apply engines. Designed specifically for integration into automatic print/apply systems, the components of these high duty-cycle engines are selected for reliable performance over extended periods of time.
The SATO RFID printer reads, writes and prints your "Smart" labels. As well as printing a visual image, text or barcode on the label surface, the RFID printer reads and writes on the thin transponder, embedded in the label.
CL4NX Feature Video

Introducing the new CL4NX industrial thermal printer from SATO! A technological achievement in design boasting a myriad of features, including a user friendly 3.5 inch full-color LCD with on-board tutorials, multiple interfaces and four standard emulations.  The CL4NX defeats the notion that all thermal barcode printers are created equal.

SATO Customer Testimonials

Candid interviews with SATO customers detailing their experience with SATO solutions; from planning to implementation.

SATO America, Inc. Content
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SATO introduced March 17 the CL4NX series of industrial thermal barcode printers. The CL4NX is SATO’s first truly universal printer engineered for the ultimate... More