Sato CL608e

SATO CL608e - CL612e - CL408e - CL412e Series Printers



Industry Leading Performance

CLe Series printers use a fast and powerful 32-Bit RISC processor and a high-speed interface to deliver excellent performance at an exceptional price.

Robust Industrial Design

Its metal construction, its proven robustness, and the excellent handling of the inputs offer optimum performance in the most demanding environments.
Connectivity and Flexible Applications.
The CL408e / CL412e and CL608e / CL612e Series printers simplify connectivity with seven Plug-In Interface Module options. For
administration and centralized management, the CLe Series offers 10/100 Ethernet (wired) and Wireless (802.11g) connectivity solutions.

Sato CL608e Industrial high speed are ideal for:

  • General Labeling
  • WIP Tracking
  • Shipping / Receptions
  • Inventory control
  • Warehouse Management
  • Logistic Follow-up
  • Retail Labeling
  • Labels for Laboratory
  • Labels for Pallet



  • 2 line LCD screen / Menu system
  • Resolution of 203 dpi
  • 21 Barcode symbologies, including 2-D
  • 22 proportional and expandable sources incorporated
  • 6-inch wide print area on the CL608
  • Maximum print speed of 8ips
  • External accessory port
  • Intelligent control of the print head
  • Scalable internal TrueType fonts
  • Paper width from 2 inches to 7.1 inches
  • Movable sensors
  • Options: Label cutter, Label dispenser
  • PCMCIA memory expansion option
  • Plug-in interface cards

The main difference between the CL608e model and the CL612e model

lies in the resolution of the print head, the CL608e printer has a head with a resolution of 203 dpi and is an economical solution for labeling labels for most applications, the CL612e model has a higher head resolution (305 dpi) and thus offers accurate prints with a laser printer quality.

printing method
Direct thermal or thermal transfer

0.125 mm (8 dot / mm, 203 dpi)
0.083 mm (12 dot / mm, 305 dpi)

Adjustable speed by the user: from 100 mm / s to 200 mm / s

Print strength
3 selectable levels via printer driver (<ESC> Codes) or through the display

Printing area
Width CL608e 152 mm CL612e 165 mm

Material width
47 ~ 177 mm (50 ~ 180 mm with backing paper)
Material length and thickness
Standard mode: 16 ~ 356 (19 ~ 359 mm with backing paper) 0.08 ~ 0.21 mm
Dispenser mode: 22 ~ 356 (25 ~ 359 mm with backing paper) 0.1 ~ 0.16 mm
Cutter mode: 32 ~ 356 (35 ~ 359 mm with backing paper) 0.1 ~ 0.25 mm
Cutting mode man .: 16 ~ 356 (19 ~ 359 mm with backing paper) 0.08 ~ 0.21 mm

roll Maximum roll diameter: 200 mm (inner winding)
Internal diameter: 76 mm standard (40 mm optional)

Types of material

Adhesive labels; continuous material; cardboard labels. Roll type:
internal or external winding, fanfold material (zig-zag continuous paper)

Printing tape
Length 450 meters; Internal winding, inner diameter: 25.4 mm,
thickness 4.5 microns, black and color

UPC A / E, EAN 8 & 13, Code 39, Code 128, UCC / EAN 128, Interleaved 2 of 5,
Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI, Bookland, Postnet
2-D Codes
Data Matrix, Maxicode, PDF 417, QR-Code
Character sets U, S, M, WB, WL, XU, XS, XM, XB, XL, OCR-A / B, Outline Font (50-999 dots)
Rasterizer Triumvirate

Label detection 
Reflective sensor (bar marked on the back)
Transparent photo sensor (space between labels), adjustable

Processor RISC SH3 of 32 bits / 133MHz

Memory capacity
16MB SDRAM; 2.9MB input memory; 2MB internal flash memory (standard)
optional memory extension – internal: 4MB
external memory SIMM card : up to 4MB S-RAM card or maximum 16MB flash card


Parallel ECP interface (IEEE1284)
Centronics parallel
RS232C (2,400 – 19,200 baud)
RS232C Highspeed (9,600 – 57,600 baud)
USB (12 Mbit / s)
Local LAN (TCP / IP protocol, 10/100 Base-T)
Twinax / coaxial
RS422 / 485

Height: 298 mm, Width: 352 mm, Depth: 429 mm
Weight 19 kg (standard)

Electrical Network
100 V – 120 V / 200 V- 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 130 W

Ambient temperature Service:
+5 ~ + 40 ° C, relative humidity 30 ~ 80% without cond.
Storage: -5 ~ + 60 ° C, relative humidity 30 ~ 90% without cond.

Rotary cutter, label dispenser with external
support roll paper , external coil for R610 labels, memory card extension,
keyboard, real time clock



The SATO ribbon are high quality and suitable for use in any thermal printer, regardless of the brand or type. The ribbon orders are delivered throughout Europe in a maximum of 72 hours and will be stored in the new European central logistics warehouse in Poland.

SATO constantly designs and tests its consumables to ensure high printer performance and printhead durability. These consumables are used to print bar codes, texts, logos, etc. in all kinds of materials. For each material to be printed, there is a SATO ribbon with a quality suitable for each need.