SATO Windows Printer Drivers

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Version

September 8, 2023

10.5.0

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Supported printers

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Installation guides

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Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

Supported Printers

SATO CG208

SATO CG212

SATO CG408

SATO CG412

SATO CL408e

SATO CL412e

SATO LC408e

SATO LC412e

SATO CL608e

SATO CL612e

SATO CT408i

SATO CT412i

SATO CT424i

SATO CT4-ex-RF TT305

SATO CZ408

SATO CZ412

SATO CW408

SATO DR308e

SATO GL408e

SATO GL412e

SATO GT408e

SATO GT412e

SATO GT424e

SATO GZ408e

SATO GZ412e

SATO GZ608e

SATO GZ612e

SATO HR212

SATO HR224

SATO LM408e

SATO LM412e

SATO Lt408

SATO M-10e

SATO M-5900RVe

SATO M-8459Se

SATO M-8460Se

SATO M-8465Se

SATO M-8485Se

SATO M-8490Se

SATO M84 Pro 200DPI

SATO M84 Pro 300DPI

SATO M84 Pro 600DPI

SATO MB200i

SATO MB201i

SATO MB400i

SATO MB410i

SATO S-8408

SATO S-8412

SATO S-8424

SATO TG308

SATO TG312

SATO CL4NX 203dpi

SATO CL4NX 305dpi

SATO CL4NX 609dpi

SATO BF408R

SATO BF412R

SATO L'esprit v/ex 408

SATO L'esprit v/ex 412

SATO SG408R

SATO SG412R

SATO SG424R

SATO SG408R ex

SATO SG412R ex

SATO SG424R ex

SATO SG608R

SATO SG612R

SATO M-48Pro8

SATO M-48Pro12

SATO M-48Pro24

SATO SG112T/R

SATO ST308R

SATO ST312R

SATO HA212R

SATO HA224R

SATO S84-ex 203dpi

SATO S84-ex 305dpi

SATO S84-ex 609dpi

SATO S86-ex 203dpi

SATO S86-ex 305dpi

SATO CL6NX 203dpi

SATO CL6NX 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J 203dpi

SATO CL4NX-J 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J 609dpi

SATO CL6NX-J 203dpi

SATO CL6NX-J 305dpi

SATO WS408

SATO WS412

SATO PW208NX

SATO PW208mNX

SATO GY412T

SATO FX3-LX DT305-Ln

SATO CT4-LX 203dpi

SATO CT4-LX-J 203dpi

SATO CT4-LX 305dpi

SATO CT4-LX-J 305dpi

SATO HC4-LX-J 203dpi

SATO HC4-LX-J 305dpi

SATO SG112-ex

SATO CL4NX Plus 203dpi

SATO CL4NX Plus 305dpi

SATO CL4NX Plus 609dpi

SATO CL6NX Plus 203dpi

SATO CL6NX Plus 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J Plus 203dpi

SATO CL4NX-J Plus 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J Plus 609dpi

SATO CL6NX-J Plus 203dpi

SATO CL6NX-J Plus 305dpi

SATO PW4NX-J

SATO S84NX 203dpi

SATO S84NX 305dpi

SATO S84NX 609dpi

SATO S86NX 203dpi

SATO S86NX 305dpi

SATO FX3-LX DT305-Ad

SATO PW4NX

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Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

10.4.2

  • Added RFID support for S86NX printers.
  • Improved WSIWYG in case of using 0 for pad character on counter element.

10.4.0

  • New printers supported: CLNX-J Plus models, S84NX/S86NX, HC4 and PW4NXJ.
  • Added support for enhanced status checking. Full RFID functionality is supported.

10.2.2

  • Fixed crash of driver when document name longer than 260 characters

10.0.2

  • Added support for RFID encoding on S86ex models.
  • Day of week RTC format is supported on S84ex/86ex models.

10.0.0

  • Fixed problems in case user set different HDPI and VDPI in landscape orientation.
  • Menu for using settings from printer or driver is redesigned and improved.
  • Added capability to set all printer supported parameters to be controlled by the printer.
  • Added support for web based printer management.
  • Change the print preview so when the label is too long the end of the label is visible.
  • RFID setting for write retries causes an error.
  • Removed RTC sync action for mobile PW208 models.

8.6.3

  • Driver is signed with updated certificate. Changed timestamp server to avoid "unknown certificate" issue on some OS systems.

8.6.1

  • Command font option added to CLNX models.

8.6.0

  • Label length is correct also in landscape orientation in case using driver setting "Set fixed document length for continuous label".

8.5.0

  • Communication with the printer is working now also when port monitor logging is enabled on non English Windows OS.

8.3.4

  • ICODE SLIX tag can be now locked from NiceLabel software. CL4NX Plus and CL6NX Plus models are supported. Aztec code is supported as internal printer element.

8.3.3

  • Driver memory management is improved.

8.3.2

  • Fixed slow UI operation when using VPN connected printer. Fixed driver crash when using LPR port and export driver settings.

8.3.1

  • Improved performance Driver initialisation time was decreased for up to 30%.Smaller file footprint Driver file size was reduced for up to 60%.Improved installation utility PrnInst better supports multi user environments. Driver upgrade procedure was improved for installations with large number of printers.

8.2.00

  • Driver stability was improved and memory usage was optimized.

8.0.50

  • User can now use Reload to upload entire list of virtual fonts to printer again, instead uploading each virtual font individually.
  • Procedure for updating printers is improved in Prninst application that all settings for all users are correctly preserved.
  • Prninst application automatically detects printer(s) connected to local network.

8.0.40

  • User is able to set the delay time after using command to cancel all current and queued printing documents on the printer.

8.0.23

  • SATO CT4-ex-RF, SG112-ex and CT4-LX printers are supported in NiceLabel driver.
  • Eject and cut command on TG printer is send just in case the cutter is used during printing. If cutter is not used, also eject command is not send.
  • XML recall of Datamatrix code is working now.

8.0.21

  • Driver Maintenance, Settings and Support actions are working also with printer name longer than 32 characters.
  • Settings on Configure Printer panel are now remembered.

8.0.20

  • Download fonts for CL4NX & CL6NX models added.
  • Support for concatenation on counters was added. They can now be used with GS1 barcodes or functions.
  • Additional RTC formats added for S84ex/S86ex and CLNX printers.
  • Initial Version 8 release: Redesigned and updated User Interface. Added and improved Print Preview to be shown on more panels. Added new Tool options for easier Maintenance, Setup and Support. Added options for sending files or commands to the printer. Added possibility to toggle Status Checking during printing. Fixed in-corrections when displaying driver on High-DPI monitors.
  • During printer driver installation and uninstallation the Unicode printer names are fully supported.
  • Added support for easier installation of Bluetooth Printers during printer driver installation.
  • Improved displaying of Network discovered printers while sorting and graying already installed printers during printer driver installation.
  • Minimized the frequency of displaying the splwow64 thunking spooler (SplWow64) message during printer installation.
  • Upgraded uninstall of Ports and Port Monitors when printer removing the printer driver.
  • During printer driver installation additional fields Location and Comment can be set.

7.8.32

  • RFID tag Mifare Ultralight EV1_21 is not supported on SATO printers.
  • Added new RFID tag Mifare Ultralight EV1 to SATO CLxNX.
  • Added new RFID I-Code SLIX (Takaya) RFID tag.

7.8.31

  • SATO S84-ex and SATO S86-ex models support also internal fonts U, M, S, XB and XL.
  • Added real time clock support on following fonts: WB, WL, OCR-A, OCR-B, XB, XL, and X20-X24.

7.8.30

  • Solved issue with driver crash or settings not saved after updating more than than one printer using the same driver model.
  • Improved Advanced TCP/IP port stability and information when logging is enabled.
  • Button "Open printing preferences" is added to the last installation page. By clicking on this button installer opens printing preferences of recently installed printer.
  • Error in RFID export stream.
  • PW208NX, PW208mNX, SATO FX3-LX DT305-Ln and GY412T printers are added into NiceLabel driver for SATO.

7.8.22

  • Unprintable area behaviour and backward compatibility was corrected.
  • Media type change on stock dialog did not change corresponding picture immediately.

7.8.20

  • Improved status checking from NiceLabel to show the latest possible value.
  • Datamax - backward compatibility for fonts
  • Added Printer Rotation option.
  • Unprintable area was displayed incorrectly when label rotation was rotated portrait.
  • Add help for Label Applicators to the VideoJet Help file. there are already specifics for TTO, CIJ, HR printers.
  • Counter support.

7.8.10

  • The number of printers selected for uninstallation is now shown correctly.
  • Counters with leading zeros works now properly when recalling from keyboard.
  • Counter settings are preserved when a message is recalled.
  • Fixed issue with prints remaining in spooler until spooler is restarted or bidirectional support is turne off and on again.
  • Driver help file has been updated.
  • Fixed some settings not working on the printer.
  • New printer model CT4-ex-RF TT305 was added to SATO driver.
  • Maxicode in Mode 3 (alphanumeric postal code) containing characters (not only digits) did not print.
  • Barcode RFID Read and Print functionality is working now for all 1D barcodes.

7.8.07

  • FX3, CT4/HC4 LX printers now sends and reads correct data for Configure printer > Print operation mode options.
  • SOH+MG command updated for SG112-ex printer. QV command is send also on PW printers. (GS1QR code). Barcode verifier is disabled for CT4-LX and HC4-LX models.
  • SATO CT4 and HC4 printer models are added into SATO International and SATO Japan printer driver.
  • GS1 QR code is supported also on PW208 printer models.
  • GS1 QR bar code font: removed "Model" option and added "Pass through mode" option. Printing GS1 QR bar code fonts with "\1" on Japanese windows is also fixed.
  • Extended available port numbers in Advanced TCP/IP port from 32000 to 65535.
  • Barcode Code-93 with RTC content is printed incorrectly.
  • Two options ware added to configure printer dialog on SG112-ex printer:Tear off delay (Standby time) and LCD Power saving (Time to LCD power saving). These two options are supported in Get and Set action. Additional command ESC+KS is send before ESC+PG. The value is related to the selection of k parameter in ESC+PG command (Character printout setting > Kanji code selection). The driver for SG112-ex now support 5 options for Kanji code:JIS, Shift-JIS, Unicode, BIG5 and GB18030. Before this update just JIS and Shift-JIS have been supported.
  • CT4-LX, and CT4-LXJ printers support also start block option to write User Data into EPC (Class1) Gen2 tag.
  • CT4-LX, HX4-LX corrections: - max print width on 203dpi is 832 dot and not 932dot - default print speed is 4 ips for all models - dimensions are added to STOCK names - max user memory size is 1024 bytes also for Japanese model of CT-LX printers - min and max left offset are set to +/- 831dots for 203dpi and +/-1247 dots for 300dpi printers - min and max top offset are set to +/- 19999dots for 203dpi and +/-17999 dots for 300dpi printers SG112-ex: - X23 and X24 fonts are using additional smooth parameter like CL4NXJ printers
  • SATO SG112-ex printer is supported.

7.8.06

  • Bar code fonts for GS1 QR bar code are now supported.

7.8.05

  • SATO S84-ex and SATO S86-ex models support also internal fonts U, M, S, XB and XL.
  • When users imports settings with "Import printing defaults" and this file includes "Always use driver settings" and custom stock, this stock is now correctly displayed in Printer settings/Stock.
  • Updated help file regarding bar code font and height calculation (English and Japanese).
  • Missing Japanese translation of "Use legacy calendar print command".
  • Added real time clock support on following fonts: WB, WL, OCR-A, OCR-B, XB, XL, and X20-X24.

7.8.03

  • Printing HF RFID tag with enabled EAS is working correctly now.
  • Code128 is can now use mode C if its data requires it for optimal encoding. Code 128 A, B and C now always start in heir correct mode.
  • New real-time clock command implemented for SATO NX printers.
  • Added driver core code to get crash dump we can use for debug information.

7.8.02

  • Supported GS1 QR barcode.

7.8.01

  • PG command for SATO CT4-ex-RF TT305 printer was updated.
  • Driver now correctly cuts from applications that use ResetDC.
  • In case of using internal fonts with counters they can be used with all versions of NiceLabel.
  • Printing bar code fonts from Excel files, created on Japanese systems should now work.
  • Fixed issue with prints remaining in spooler until spooler is restarted or bidirectional support is turne off and on again.
  • Driver help has been updated.
  • In some specific cases print process failed. This resulted that part of the data was missing in the print stream. Printer driver was updated to correctly handle these special cases.
  • Print Test Page button functionality was improved.
  • Updated maximum print dimensions for SATO printers.
  • Copyright info on About info changed from 2017 to 2018.

7.8.00

  • Corrected printout for print test page option. Printed text was not using correct size.
  • Incorrect string for bidirectional protocol type in Export file.
  • Export driver settings can now be used with more port types then ports.
  • In case of LAN port the printer is now installed on the recently created port.

7.7.00

  • Bidirectional detection was implemented.
  • Auto detection algorithm was implemented for specific printer models.
  • Bidirectional status was added to driver export settings.
  • Bidirectional auto detection was tested.
  • Printer Installation Wizard language compatibility fixed.
  • Printers supporting overlays now have limited print length when using it.
  • Corrected job status when driver cannot establish a connection with the printer.
  • Bidirectional automatic status detection is specific to: current user installed printer port selected
  • Bidirectional status auto detection algorithm was implemented. Print job status in spooler will be updated accordingly to printer status.
  • Updating driver preserves correct stock (paper) names.

7.5.10

  • Release SATO and SATOJpnNG2 distributions with corrected translations.

7.5.02

  • Release SATOJpnNG2 distribution with corrected translations.

7.5.01

  • New printers added: SATO FX3-LX DT305-Ln and SATO FX3-LX DT305-Ad.
  • Overlays enabled on SATO NX printers.

7.5.00

  • PJM tag support was added to SATO CL4NX-J printers.
  • GS1 Datamatrix has not been printing in case printer uses non-standard protocol. This is fixed now.
  • Fixed failed HLK tests on Windows 2016 core. Fixed also BiDir printing from non-administrator users.

7.4.10

  • GS1Datamatrix and GS1Code128 NiceLabel 6 compatibility was improved.
  • Fixed barcode verifier start position max offset.
  • Correct driver's language is selected in language list prior driver installation.
  • RFID Read and Print of 2D barcodes is now working.
  • Driver stability was improved.
  • Stability and compatibility was improved when using from NiceLabel Automation.
  • Downloading fonts was improved.
  • Internal flash option is not available for S84ex/S86ex printer when doing store label to printer.
  • Minimum offset (left offset and top offset) margins were wrong.
  • Added PJM RFID support for SATO CL4NX.
  • Maximum dimensions for 2D codes are expanded.
  • Printers SATO PW208NX and PW208mNX were added to printer driver distribution.
  • PG command implemented for GY412T.
  • Fixed offset limitation ranges.
  • Printing real time clock with concatenation was improved on DataMatrix.
  • USB detection works now also on Windows 7.
  • Maximum values for the top and left offset are changes. Now they are limited to the document height and width.
  • Barcode GS1-128 is encoded as subset C when possible.
  • Implemented new bar code verifier option.
  • Store/recall with multiple variables from NiceLabel 2017 did not work on Sato printers.
  • PrnInst utility supports only languages that are generally supported by NL2017 and V7 drivers.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect QR barcode size or errors in stream when printing QR barcode using barcode fonts. Changed QR encoding from UTF8 back to Shift JIS.
  • "Custom stock has ID 257" option was added for backward compatibility with some applications.
  • New SATO printer model added: SATO GY412T which is double side printer.

7.4.00

  • Default value for paper source in driver DEVMODE was not properly set.
  • Korean language added.
  • Beta release barcode verifier.
  • Printer Installation Wizard allows now to install two or more printers with same driver name but different printer names when using INSTMULTPRN command-line parameter.
  • Real time clock preview was not taking daylight changes into account.
  • Default language is properly assigned.
  • Japanese translations were updated.
  • Two-Color Areas limited to 10 items
  • Height values were updated on LC and CL models.
  • Removed timeout for TCP/IP connection closure to prevent multiple connections from same printer.
  • Strip trailing spaces option was added to barcode fonts dialog.
  • Characters under 32 ascii are printed as space " ". This is corrected now and hex value for specific character is sent in print stream.
  • Japanese translations were updated.

7.3.90

  • Printing labels was corrected for some rare cases.
  • Link in about dialog was made visible.
  • Added support for the new SATO LC4e printers.
  • Driver did not set correctly unit measure in dots. This is fixed now.
  • User is able to print TID field from RFID tag also when length is 12 bytes not just 8 bytes.
  • Sometimes driver for FX3 prompted "Error writing printer settings".
  • Barcode usage with store and recall was improved.
  • 2D barcode usage with store and recall works.

7.3.80

  • When using prompt variable on text and using "Store to printer" function, for dummy value driver sends now space " " and no more string "empty". This fix prevent printing text "empty" at the Recall/Print time and variable does not have any value.
  • Fixed issue with allowing port addition without entering port name and IP.

7.3.70

  • Date/Time in NiceLabel was always forced to use internal printer clock, even if current font does not support it.
  • Supported above human interpretation for internal Code 39.
  • Height calculation for vector and raster fonts was changed.

7.3.60

  • Fixed issue with some windows applications showing negative quantity numbers in print dialog.
  • Supported Micro PDF expansions now range from 1 to 24
  • Installation of 32bit driver for sharing printer on 64bit OS has failed. This is corrected now.
  • Added new fonts for FX3 printer driver.
  • Implemented "Two color areas" for some SATO printers.

7.3.52

  • Installation to USB port improved. No more "unknown" devices after printer installation.
  • If symbol version is specified for QR code, the driver now sends ESC+QV command with symbol version.

7.3.05

  • Label size is part of data when storing label template on new NX and S86ex printers.

7.3.04

  • When opening label file created with old printer driver version NiceLabel has crashed. This is corrected now.

7.3.03

  • WS408 and WS412 printer models are supported in SATO NiceLabel driver.
  • When using XML sore/recall Unicode strings are not printed correctly. This is corrected now.
  • Fixed issue with Advanced TCP/IP port incorrectly handling multiple connections to same printer which could result in jobs being stuck in spooler or even data loss.

7.3.02

  • Fixed issue with data being sent to printer when the printer is in error state.
  • Merge from v5 to v7 driver is now working OK also for cutter parameters.
  • Fixed preview for hour in labelling software when using printer clock variable (timezone was not handled correctly).
  • When switching from printer model without media type option to the printer with media type, default driver setting is not used. This is corrected now.

7.3.01

  • Fixed issue with MicroPDF not being printed when version is set to automatic mode.
  • SATO S84ex and S86ex printer models use now "2D" command for all 2D codes.
  • When exporting label using XML export, label name in export file is different than in recall file.
  • Because of long translations part of command font dialog was missing. This is corrected now.

7.3.00

  • UPC-A, EAN8 and EAN-13 barcodes with human readable were disabled when used with real time clock on S84ex printers.
  • Simplified user interface and updated installation functionality in Printer Installation Wizard.
  • Fixed driver crashes when printing TrueType font without contents.

7.1.02

  • Updated Help file to include Barcode fonts pass through function.
  • Fixed problem with the pass through setting on the Barcode fonts dialog, when importing settings dialog created with previous versions.

7.1.01

  • Removed relock and permanent relock as they are not supported.
  • Fixed issue with access password not being sent if different locking/unlocking combinations were used.
  • SATO OEM driver uses new About and banner graphics. Color of printing preferences dialog (panel) is also changed from black to blue.
  • Banner graphics were changed.
  • Menu colors were changed.
  • New parameter "Pass through mode" is added on barcode fonts when Code 128, Code 128-A, Code 128-B and Code 128-C is chosen.
  • The data encoding is adjusted due to new parameter "Pass through mode" was supported..
  • Changed Configure command for Print mode to send correct settings for WS, CG2 and CG4 printer models.
  • Removed PSW field from stream when only permanent unlock is used in RFID tag.
  • RFID EPC Class1 Gen2 access code was unintentionally permanently locked.
  • Fixed issue with missing APW setting on RFID tag with Lock and Permanent lock being used.
  • Printer Install Wizard is now able to uninstall a driver on 32bit windows systems.

7.1.00

  • Fixed displaying of wrong colors in some cases.
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  • Fixed issue with nothing being sent to printer if PJM StackTag (PJM Integrated) RFID tag had no user data entered.
  • Acces code is now obligatory when fields are being locked.
  • TID field is now read only since printer doesn't allow TID data and supports only field locking.
  • Removed option to set number of retries for RFID write on tags that don't support it.
  • Fixed issue in EPC (Class 1) Gen2 RFID tag with access code not being sent if kill code was also entered.
  • Updated help
  • New option "Upgrade Printer Drivers" added to Printer install wizard.
  • Unit conversion precision was increased.
  • Implementation of PG command specific to SATO WS4 printers.
  • Fixed issue with export of labels containing graphics not working
  • WS408 and WS412 printers are added into SATO international OEM driver distribution.
  • Add font width table calculation into Measure Font tool.
  • "DD" real time clock format name was changed to "dd" to comply with new NiceLabel real time clock naming specification.
  • RTC barcode concatenation was implemneted.

7.0.03

  • Unit "system default" is no longer available as one of the possible measurement units on driver's GUI. Therefore all labels stored with "system default" unit will be opened with measurement unit set to cm.
  • Added "Command Fonts" option to the driver.
  • Some characters (, , ...) were incorrectly encoded in CODE128 barcodes.

7.0.00

  • Fixed issue with missing first character in text when using X23 and X24 fonts on HR2xx printer models.
  • Fixed issue with unprintable area on labels made by version 5 drivers being positioned on the wrong side.

6.0.19

  • Fixed issue with high graphics being cut into more then one image. Graphics are now cut only if they are over the size supported by printer.
  • Added new NFC Rfid tags and lock support to Sato printers.
  • TID memory bank is now one of the data fields for EPC (Class 1) Gen2 tag.
  • "Use legacy RFID locking command" option is added to GUI. This is option is available just on SATO CLNX, CLNXJ and S84ex series.
  • Concatenate functionality is supported.

6.0.18

  • Lock parameter is send with IP0 command also when unlock is selected.

6.0.17

  • Registry setting for close connection type was added.
  • Corrected label size capability calculation.
  • Incorrect value is retrieved during recall when there are elements with same variable contents.
  • Unicode contents are now correctly handled in bar codes that support multiple code pages.
  • Merging settings between printers with different "Use printer default" settings didn`t work.

6.0.16

  • Exporting printer settings as non administrator user doesn`t work.
  • New firmware for SATO CLNX printers will support also new RFID locking command lc2. This option is supported also in the driver.
  • New RFID locking command is supported just on CLNX printers and not also for S84ex.
  • Status monitor error definition files were added to SATO OEM distribution.
  • When using multiple labels in a row the barcode HR is missing on second row of labels. This is fixed now.
  • Doing store/recall the graphics are overwritten every time, because of identical ID. The result is that just last stored layout is working OK. This is fixed now and graphic ID is dependent on format number which value is added to the original graphic ID.
  • Doing store/recall in XML format, always format number 1 is recalled. This is corrected now.
  • Fixed issue with graphics not being printed when using store/recall.
  • Unicode encoding for some internal fonts was changed from UTF-16 to UTF-8.
  • Stripping empty space around graphics elements was improved.
  • Graphics optimization was improved and combined with stripping empty space around graphics.
  • Command for printing UPC-A barcode was updated.
  • Drivers about dialog use different web link for SATO International and Japan distribution.
  • Cut every label functionality is now working as expected when using Crystal Report application.
  • Code93 is working now also when doing store/recall printing type.
  • No error when encoding RFID with locking enabled on some printers that do not support locking.
  • UPC-A barcode prints correcty on all CL4NX-J and CL6NX-J models.
  • Datamatrix barcode print stream was corrected.
  • Added 'Please restart the printer after sending settings' warning message in RFID option dialog.
  • S84/86ex printers have selected option "Let printer control this option" for Media type and Operation mode options.
  • SatoJpnNG and SatoPW distributions are merged into SatoJpnNG2.
  • XML export (to internal memory and to memory cartridge) was not working correctly.
  • Menu with options "Send this parameter to printer" and "Let printer control this option" is no longer displayed on "Configure Printer" dialog box.
  • Fixed store/recall functionality for hardware counters.
  • Fixed wrong syntax on MBi printers when using Configure Printer option.Fixed missing byte in command syntax on CTi printer when using Configure Printer option."Auto power off [ms]" corrected to "Auto power off [min]".Maximum label width for MB400i fixed to 832 dots.Maximum label width for MB410i fixed to 1248 dots.Minimum "Pitch offset" and "Dispense offset" are set to -40.Removed "Dispenser" option from "Print operation mode".Auto power off is not read from printer (printer language limitation).

6.0.15

  • Added HF RFID tags support to CL4NX printer.
  • SATO printers with PJM stacked RFID tags (CG2xx, CL408e, CL412e, GZ408e, GZ412e) support now also RFID setting dialog for RFID module.
  • Solved problems with input long description of font in Driver Properties/Fonts.
  • Paper ID overlapping when delete and restore pre-define paper.
  • CL4NX-J's default label size is displayed for PW208 printer driver
  • Stocks with to large page sizes were available to select on PW models.
  • SATO S84ex/S86ex models needs to send ESC+PO1 command for backfeed offset when using linerless operation mode ESC+PM5 (and not PO0 like on all other SATO models).
  • SATO S84ex/S86ex models have just three media type options: Continuous, Labels with Gap and Labels with black mark.
  • SATO CL4NX-J and SATO CL6NX-J printer models use <~B> cutter command for cut at the end of job.
  • Fixed issue with batch cut commands appearing after each page in job if not using NiceLabel.
  • Import/export function in driver settings now correctly handles "Let printer control this option/Send this parameter to printer".
  • SATO M84 Pro 600DPI printer does not support EX0 command.
  • Improved presentation of X2 fonts on screen.
  • Improved appearance of bitmap fonts (sizes 16, 22, 24, 32,and 40) on screen to better represent printed results.
  • RSS and RSS expanded stacked barcode fonts with maximum height are now printed correctly.
  • If user select reset on Maintenance dialog, all items are reset now. This includes also selection for "Send this parameter to printer".
  • Character width table for font "SATO Gothic Japanese" is corrected.
  • Export to printer option corrected in a way /Y command is sent just with XML export variant.
  • S84ex/S86ex can store label layout into three different memory locations:CC0: Internal flash (Printer)CC1: Memory cartridge (FROM)CC2: SD Card (or USB memory)
  • NiceLabel driver support also Japanese version of SATO CL-NX printer models:SATO CL4NX-J 203dpiSATO CL4NX-J 305dpiSATO CL4NX-J 609dpiSATO CL6NX-J 203dpiSATO CL6NX-J 305dpi

6.0.14

  • Fixed unicode text is not exported as unicode when doing Export to SAP or Custom Export in NiceLabel.
  • Updated Japanese translations in driver and PrnInst application.
  • Fixed cutter usage with different scenarios (advanced cutter, batch cut,...).
  • UPCE barcode font did not print when 7 digits (6 digits data + check digit) were entered. This is fixed now.
  • Support for old USB port type was removed from Port monitor.
  • Barcode font description is limited to max. 255 characters.
  • Incorrect Japanese translations in PrnInst corrected.
  • Attempted creation of a port with a name that is already used will no longer make user interface unusable.
  • FNC1 in Datamatrix barcode is supported.
  • Bar code fonts for Japanese models are encoded in Shift JIS.
  • From NX printers and later also international models are using new 2D code syntax.
  • After installation stocks are preloaded.
  • When Reseting settings to default values, "Apply" button will be enabled.
  • Fixed Enable/Disable toggle for Print Mode (Cutter) GUI dialog.
  • Type column on for font substitution, command font and barcode font is now translated.

6.0.13

  • Border sizes can no longer be changed as those settings are not supported on printer.
  • Tear-off delay on Configure printer dialog for CLNX printers accept values 0, 5-200 ms.
  • Port monitor now correctly shows all serial (COM) and parallel (LPT) ports on the computer.
  • Updated fonts substitution dialog.
  • Command fonts are encoded in Shift JIS.
  • PrnInst information (installed languages) missing in inf file.
  • V6 driver now shows also DPI when running VB script for printer info.
  • PrnInst application removes only NiceLabel Drivers driver packages from Driver Store.
  • When setting out-of-scope values at silent installation, an error is not generated, but it is displayed as blank.
  • Can not convert QR code to 2byte code under "word".
  • Error is reported when using function "Export to SAP" on SATO CG printers.

6.0.12

  • EAN-13 barcode is printed correctly even if it starts with the leading zeros.
  • Clear format command is sent also when export to printer in XML format.
  • Using "Store to printer" functionality generates wrong stream if default variable value is empty.
  • Added X20, X21, X22, X23 and X24 fonts.
  • Fixed issue with Line Substitution being enabled by default (should be disabled)
  • Command ESC+AR is not sent to the printer anymore. This command has enabled standard print area but now A1 command replace it. Printers will use now expanded print area which enables longer print size.
  • Implemented different width table for SATO CG Sleek and CG Stream fonts. This improves WYSIWYG representation in labeling applications.
  • Limited barcode darkness and darkness range selection to valid combinations.
  • Japanese language was updated.
  • Advanced settings section was removed from UI on PW208 printer.
  • After adding port from Printer Install Wizard Network Discovery, timeout values are correct.
  • Some PG commands are wrong.
  • does not enter sleep mode due to sending ENQ continuously with working the system of Label Services.
  • Parameter cd of <#F>abcd can not be specified.D
  • When reading PG command from printer, correct user message is displayed in case of unsuccessful read.
  • Maximum speed setting on Configure printer and Print Options dialogs is limited now on CL4NX and PW208 printers. This limitation is enforced only for specific operation mode settings.
  • Error messages on "Configure Printer" tab are not translated.
  • Added No backfeed option to Dispenser mode on PW printer models
  • Uninstall button is enabled if there exist some printers to uninstall.
  • Only drivers developed by Europlus can be uninstalled
  • "Barcode darkness range" and "Barcode darkness" under driver setting/printer setting/ barcode was not translated into Japanese language. These strings are updated now.
  • SATO PW208m printer is supported. The only difference to PW208 is Wi-Fi support.
  • "Configure Printer" screen in "Driver settings" moves up and down when using Up/Down controls on edit windows.
  • SATO PW printer does not support Status 5. It is using just Status 4 and because of this selection is removed from GUI (Printing Preferences > Print Options > Advanced settings).
  • The input value range for Tear off delay on Configure printer dialog should be from 0 to 200. By default it is 0. This is corrected now for SATO NX and PW models. Before the correction the range was 5-200 and default 10.
  • SATO PW208 should support darkness range from A to F according to the specification, but only A has been available before this correction.
  • NiceLabel driver support also following new SATO models:SATO CL6NX 203dpiSATO CL6NX 305dpi
  • NiceLabel driver support also following SATO printer models:SATO S84-ex 203dpiSATO S84-ex 305dpiSATO S84-ex 609dpiSATO S86-ex 203dpiSATO S86-ex 305dpi
  • When user selects Linerless operation mode driver needs to send instead of 5 and 0 like on other SATO models. This is true now.
  • Minimum limits for Pitch offset, Tear-off offset and Dispense offset corrected on PW208 printer.
  • Problem is the output value of "" command.
  • GS1 DataBar UPC-E barcode font can now accept UPC-A encoding.
  • Barcode fonts for SATO PW208 did not have the same description as other SATO Japanese models.- barcode font "SSCC182 should use name "GS1 128 (SSCC-18)"- bookland barcode font should use name "UPC add-on"- Datamatrix barcode should not support ECC and formatID optionsThis is corrected now.
  • After driver installation the default driver language was set into English.It should be in Japanese. This is corrected now. There are also just two languages supported (Japanese and English) like for all other Japanese models.
  • SATO PW printer did not print PDF417, because the driver was sending the " command" but it must send the " command". This is corrected now.
  • SATO PW printer did not print MaxiCode, because the driver was sending the " command" but it must send the " command". This is corrected now.
  • SATO PW printer did not print Datamatrix(ECC200), because the driver was sending the " command" but it must send the " command". This is corrected now.
  • SATO PW printer did not print MicroPDF, because the driver was sending the " command" but it must send the " command". This is corrected now.

6.0.11

  • "Export to Printer" functionality on SATO PW printer is disabled.
  • In come cases of EPC (Class 1) Gen2 and use of EPC encoding, there ware duplicate EPC fields in print stream. This is corrected now.
  • All controls on Store Settings dialog used unique command and not the same one as they are in the driver.
  • ESC+CC command is not send anymore on MB printers.
  • Backfeed is disabled only for printers which have just one Backfeed option.
  • Darkness range for CL4NX printers is A-F (not just A).Kanji code on "Configure printer" dialog needs to have 6 values (JIS code, Shift JIS code, Unicode UTF16, GB18030, BIG5, KCS5601) and not just 2.
  • CUT_OFFSET - both minimum and maximum values are corrected (+/- 99 dots)DISP_OFFSET - both minimum and maximum values are incorrect (+/- 99 dots)PROPORTIONAL - driver now send correctly "1" for proportional, and "0" for fixed character spacing (before the correction "0" in both cases).
  • Media type (ESC+IG), Printing mode (ESC+PH) and Operation mode with backfeed (ESC+PM, ESC+PO) are added into CL4NX and CL6NX.Corrections after 6.0.11.6625 Beta version:CL4NX Operation mode - Linerless - Backfeed mode is "Before printing" instead of "No backfeed"CL4NX Operation mode - Linerless - "After printng" is removedCL4NX Operation mode - Linerless - Operation mode "Linerless" has just one value on NX4 printer: "Before printing". "No backfeed" option has been removed. Print stream reflect with sending PM5 and not PM6.CL4NX/CL6NX Operation Mode - Partial cut - cut when printing - Backfeed mode is "Before printing" instead of After printingCL6NX Operation mode - Partial cut - cut when printing - "Before printing" option has been removed CL6NX Operation mode - Partial cut - cut when printing - print stream reflect PM9. This is solved with change of operation mode option from Partial cut into "Cutter - cut when printing). This option sends PMB.Operation mode "Cutter - cut when printing" has just one Backfeed mode "Before printing". Because no other is possible, the combo for backfeed is disabled disabled on GUI.
  • Media type (ESC+IG):Media type combo for CG2 printers is extended with "Wristband without carrier" (SBPL manual:"Transmissive 2 - for wrist bands").Also GZ6 printers support Media type option now.Operation mode (ESC+PM, ESC+PO):All printer models with Operation mode option, support Backfeed offset and Pitch offset.Operation mode "Linerless" is removed for CG2 printers.HR printer models also support Operation mode and Backfeed options.MB2i and MB4i printer also support Operation mode with two options (Continuous, Tear off).Print mode (ESC+PH):GZ, S84ex,S86ex and SG6xxR printer models have now Print mode option on the GUI (Direct thermal/Thermal transfer).CW printer does not support print mode option (no ribbon core).Media form (ESC+YE):Lesprit printer models support now Media form option.Media form (roll/fanfold) is not supported on HA, HR printers.Media form (roll/fanfold) is now supported on Lesprit printers.Darkness:Darkness range is controlled with printer by default, like it is implemented on the International printer models.CG4xx and M-10e have darkness range A,BCZ4xx have darkness range A,B,C,D,E,FOverlay:MB printers does not support Overlay function (also GUI option is removed for enable Overlay)Japanese BF,HA, Lesprit printers does not support Overlay function (also GUI option is removed for enable Overlay).
  • Added Operation mode for:BF400R, M-48 Pro and ST300R printers. Also Pitch offset is added like it is used on other Japanese printer models.Added Operation mode > Cutter- cut when prinitng (B) for SG600R printers. Operation mode "Cutter-cut when prinitng" is also added for Store settings dialog (ESC+PG command) on SG600R printers.When for Operating mode "Dispenser" is selected there are just two Backfeed mode options (No backfeed option has been removed).There is no Backfeed mode option when "Cutter - cut when printing" is selected for Operation mode.Operation mode combo has the same width as Backfeed mode to fit the length of all values.Linerless operation mode sends two PO commands now. PO0 + PO3.ForBF400R, M-48 Pro and ST300R printers: Operation offset combo is removed from "Print Options" dialog because now the operation mode is supported on all models, and Backfeed offset is used for the operation offset.

6.0.10

  • When the user opens a settings page with scroller, the behaviour of scroller is updated to update the screen smoothly.
  • When exporting a label with variable text to SAP, there was an error (data includes unprintable characters). This is corrected now.
  • SATO CW408 printer does not support CG Times and CG Triumvirate fonts.
  • Fixed incorrect SGTIN-96 EPC encoding
  • Driver crash when store label with RFID and variable connected to RFID data (upc, userdata).Also store and recall stream is corrected to use multiple variables on RFID.

6.0.09

  • SATO CW408 support darkness value 1-10 and darkness range A,B.
  • Fixed bug when recalling label with variable GS-1 barcode.
  • SATO MB2xxi printers do not support "Journal mode 2" as an Print mode option on Configure printer dialog. This option is supported just on MB4xxi series.
  • Support selection to enable/disable Overlay function in all models
  • Added RFID support to S84-ex printers
  • CL4NX uses wrong font for human interpretation
  • Empty graphics should not be send to the printer.
  • Changed command for printing fonts CG Sleek and CG Stream.
  • Printer driver has field Number of copies which works when printing from third party applications that do not support number of copies.
  • Removed obsolete RFID tag on CL4NX printerCL4NX printer uses only Free Mapping command for EPC Gen 2 encodings
  • Sato CL6NX 203dpi and Sato CL6NX 305dpi added.

6.0.08

  • Coordinate of fixed barcode is changed on second page
  • Unprintable area is now correctly displayed on all orientations (rotated portrait or landscape).
  • Order of RFID and Overlay commands corrected
  • When using Store/Recall there was stream syntax error, because variable field ID starts with 00. Correct ID number for variable is 01..99. This is corrected now.
  • Character spacing is not supported on some fonts.
  • Some internal fonts on SATO CL4NX can be increased in size beyond limit.
  • Vertical positioning of RH fonts (0, Mincho, Alpha, Beta, Folio, Futura, Gamma, OCR-B TrueType, Sans, Serif, Vica, Sleek and Stream) corrected.
  • Removed Eas, Power attenuation, Tag offset and RFID Read Protection funcitonality from CL4NX series.
  • Power setting for PJM StackTag (PJM Integrated) RFID tag is now set to 1/4.
  • Fixed error when encoding RFID EPC field (SGTIN96 format) from database.
  • Maximum element dimensions for Line, Rectangle, Text and "fixed document length" corrected.
  • CL4NX bitmap font dimensions on screen are corrected.
  • SATO GZ4 printer: WYSIWYG for Vica fonts has been imporved again (for example WWWW characters has overlap each other before).
  • Fonts with ESC+RH command supported on SATO CL4NX printers
  • Support UNICODE in BMP font (XU, XS, XM, XL, U, S, M, WB, WL, $)
  • Added support for BMP Japanese (Mincho and Gothic style), Chinese (Traditional and simplified) and Korean fonts.
  • Mobile fonts supported on SATO CL4NX.
  • Vector font dimensions for SATO printers corrected.
  • Added vector font to S84-ex/S86-ex models.
  • CL4NX SATO GAMMA VICA font name is wrong. The correct name doesn't have RH.
  • Optimized slow printing on MBxxxi series.
  • Partly corrected name of Japanese fonts (number 2008 changed to 208).
  • WYSIWYG for SATO GZ4 printing Gamma and Vica fonts variants has been updated.
  • Maximum media width/height corrected for some SATO models.
  • Printing delay default set to 200ms instead of 50
  • If barcode height is larger than 999 dots in labeling software, then driver send just 999 dots to the printer. In this case there is no error in print stream.
  • Check box "Set fixed document length for continuous label" does not generate illegal SBPL command anymore.
  • The 'Mask' option for QR barcode is removed from dialog.
  • Serial Reference/Number parameter for RFID Gen2 512bit tag is corrected.
  • M-5900RVe printer model should have a standard status 4 bidi enabled (same as CL4xxe models).
  • Backfeed mode commands have corrected (switched) for both option: before printing and after printing.
  • Default media size is 10 cm x 7 cm (width x height).
  • SATO HA and SATO HR printer models support just thermal transfer printing mode. Because of this fact combo box with just one selection is removed from the GUI.
  • S84 and S86 printer modelsChanged "SATO Korean 16" to "SATO 16x16 KSX1001"Changed "SATO Korean 24" to "SATO 24x24 KSX1001"Added "SATO 16x16 GB18030"Added "SATO 24x24 GB18030"Added "SATO 24x24 BIG5"

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Version

September 8, 2023

10.5.0

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Supported Printers

SATO CG208

SATO CG212

SATO CG408

SATO CG412

SATO CL408e

SATO CL412e

SATO LC408e

SATO LC412e

SATO CL608e

SATO CL612e

SATO CT408i

SATO CT412i

SATO CT424i

SATO CT4-ex-RF TT305

SATO CZ408

SATO CZ412

SATO CW408

SATO DR308e

SATO GL408e

SATO GL412e

SATO GT408e

SATO GT412e

SATO GT424e

SATO GZ408e

SATO GZ412e

SATO GZ608e

SATO GZ612e

SATO HR212

SATO HR224

SATO LM408e

SATO LM412e

SATO Lt408

SATO M-10e

SATO M-5900RVe

SATO M-8459Se

SATO M-8460Se

SATO M-8465Se

SATO M-8485Se

SATO M-8490Se

SATO M84 Pro 200DPI

SATO M84 Pro 300DPI

SATO M84 Pro 600DPI

SATO MB200i

SATO MB201i

SATO MB400i

SATO MB410i

SATO S-8408

SATO S-8412

SATO S-8424

SATO TG308

SATO TG312

SATO CL4NX 203dpi

SATO CL4NX 305dpi

SATO CL4NX 609dpi

SATO BF408R

SATO BF412R

SATO L'esprit v/ex 408

SATO L'esprit v/ex 412

SATO SG408R

SATO SG412R

SATO SG424R

SATO SG408R ex

SATO SG412R ex

SATO SG424R ex

SATO SG608R

SATO SG612R

SATO M-48Pro8

SATO M-48Pro12

SATO M-48Pro24

SATO SG112T/R

SATO ST308R

SATO ST312R

SATO HA212R

SATO HA224R

SATO S84-ex 203dpi

SATO S84-ex 305dpi

SATO S84-ex 609dpi

SATO S86-ex 203dpi

SATO S86-ex 305dpi

SATO CL6NX 203dpi

SATO CL6NX 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J 203dpi

SATO CL4NX-J 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J 609dpi

SATO CL6NX-J 203dpi

SATO CL6NX-J 305dpi

SATO WS408

SATO WS412

SATO PW208NX

SATO PW208mNX

SATO GY412T

SATO FX3-LX DT305-Ln

SATO CT4-LX 203dpi

SATO CT4-LX-J 203dpi

SATO CT4-LX 305dpi

SATO CT4-LX-J 305dpi

SATO HC4-LX-J 203dpi

SATO HC4-LX-J 305dpi

SATO SG112-ex

SATO CL4NX Plus 203dpi

SATO CL4NX Plus 305dpi

SATO CL4NX Plus 609dpi

SATO CL6NX Plus 203dpi

SATO CL6NX Plus 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J Plus 203dpi

SATO CL4NX-J Plus 305dpi

SATO CL4NX-J Plus 609dpi

SATO CL6NX-J Plus 203dpi

SATO CL6NX-J Plus 305dpi

SATO PW4NX-J

SATO S84NX 203dpi

SATO S84NX 305dpi

SATO S84NX 609dpi

SATO S86NX 203dpi

SATO S86NX 305dpi

SATO FX3-LX DT305-Ad

SATO PW4NX

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Version

November 15, 2022

5.5.0

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Supported printers

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Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Release Notes

5.1.16

  • NiceLabel drivers for SATO Value Line is released with printer models: SA408, SA408E, TC408 and TC408X.

Supported Printers

SATO SA408 SDPL

SATO SA408e SDPL

SATO TC408 SDPL

SATO SA408 SEPL

SATO SA408e SEPL

SATO TC408 SEPL

SATO SA408 SZPL

SATO SA408e SZPL

SATO TC408X SZPL

SATO WS208 SDPL

SATO WS212 SDPL

SATO WS208 SEPL

SATO WS212 SEPL

SATO WS208 SZPL

SATO WS212 SZPL

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Supported Printers

SATO SA408 SDPL

SATO SA408e SDPL

SATO TC408 SDPL

SATO SA408 SEPL

SATO SA408e SEPL

SATO TC408 SEPL

SATO SA408 SZPL

SATO SA408e SZPL

SATO TC408X SZPL

SATO WS208 SDPL

SATO WS212 SDPL

SATO WS208 SEPL

SATO WS212 SEPL

SATO WS208 SZPL

SATO WS212 SZPL

Release Notes

5.5.0

  • Updated driver package information and driver user interface look with new branding.

5.1.07.5334

  • YYJJJ is new supported RTC format.

5.1.07.5167

  • SATO GL4e printer uses now also expanded memory area for print.

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).

5.1.07.4926

  • Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

5.1.06.4840

  • Export to printer setting was moved to Advanced Setup > Other dialog for CT, CG, CW, Dxx printers.

5.1.06.4818

  • New languages supported are: Danish, Hebrew, Slovak and Portuguese (Brazil). Portuguese language is removed.

5.1.06.4815

  • Language monitor will now retry sending data to printer 3 times before reporting an error to spooler.

5.1.06.4800

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

5.1.05.4788

  • Driver settings are now correctly updated after being imported.

5.1.04.5100

  • Horizontal expansion of CGTimes, CG Triumvirate, Gamma and Vica fonts has been corrected for better WYSIWYG.
  • PrnInst didn't not work on folders with long path name. Current version support paths up to 260 (MAX_PATH) characters.

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.

5.1.04.4712

  • Option "B" is added to the darkness range on Store Settings dialog.

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.

5.1.02.4548

  • SATO GZ408e and GZ412e are supported now in SATO NiceLabel driver distribution.

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.
  • 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).

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.

5.1.02.4464

  • When doing any export type from the labeling software, the variable data used on code MicroPDF417 are present now.

5.1.02.4378

  • Microsoft Access was reporting wrong paper names when custom stocks are defined in driver. Now it works OK.

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.

5.1.01.4365

  • Status3/4 or Status5 selection is now enabled on S84XX models.

5.1.01.4360

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

5.1.01 4402

  • Add a line stating the requirements needed for asian fonts to be printed correctly by the driver.

5.1.00.4354

  • Cutter functionality corrected for printing from Windows applications and cutter set to cut every n labels.

5.1.00.4306

  • Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).

5.0.03.4250

  • Fixed issue with reset (RST) message in TCP/IP communication

5.0.00.4267

  • Fixed issue with incorrect interpretation for EAN 13, EAN 8 and UPC AChanged interpretation font for expansion 1 to from XS to XU as XS was to large to fit

5.0.00.4266

  • All SATO SBPL printer now uses command BE for UPC-E barcode. (previously was used DE).

5.0.00.4264

  • Internal QR barcode support was added for SATO M-8400RV.

5.0.00.4197

  • Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.

5.0.00.4181

  • New RTC format is supported in SATO driver: hhmmss

5.0.00.4155

  • Printer options are now correctly merged between dialogs.

5.0.00.4111

  • RFID Settings button is disabled on UHF printers.

5.0.00.4073

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

5.0.00.4012

  • On CX 400 and CX 410 printer models darkness option "Max" now uses "Don't Send".

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.

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.

5.0.00.3959

  • Added Outline fonts (Vector font) in GL4e series printer driver.

5.0.00.3939

  • SATO HR printer models are supported now.

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.

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.

5.0.00.3904

  • Removed ,<~A>,commands from HR series driver.

5.0.00.3897

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

4.6.79.3842

  • When printer comes into low memory state, driver stops sending the data.

4.6.78.3885

  • Status in Windows Spooler shows Error when there is error when printing (over Status 4 protocol)

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.

4.6.78.3856

  • Fixed switching from Status 5 to Status 4 for GT and GL printer models.

4.6.78.3840

  • In some rare cases driver crashed when printing a Code128 barcode. This is corrected now.

4.6.78.3832

  • Enabled Fine Darkness setting on CX4xx printers.

4.6.78.3830

  • Store procedure failed to store graphics elements on CG4XX models. This is fixed now.

4.6.77.3828

  • Removed the transmissive sensor 2 setting from CG4 series printer driver.

4.6.77.3824

  • Corrected the USB Plug&Play ID for SATO M8465Se printer.

4.6.77.3822

  • Removed overlay function from CT424i printer driver.

4.6.76.3790

  • Fixed occasional Spooler crash when printing Word document with very long filename.

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.

4.6.76.3782

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

4.6.76.3763

  • Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection

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.

4.6.75,3741

  • Corrected the USB Plug&Play ID for Lt408 printer.

4.6.74.3714

  • Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements

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.

4.6.72.3662

  • Sato MB4XXi and MB2XXi are center oriented.

4.6.69.3621 Beta

  • Corrected translation for "Finish" in Japanese language.

4.6.69.3619

  • Removed the ability to disable descenders on barcodes EAN13, EAN8, UPC A and UPC E.

4.6.69.3612

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

4.6.69.3592

  • Added support for GS1 Databar UCC/EAN 128

4.6.69.3591

  • GS1 Databar Expanded now prints correctly

4.6.69.3571

  • Added new USB PnP IDs for CT400, CT410 and CT420 printer models

4.6.69.3550

  • Added support for GS1 Databar

4.6.68.3560

  • Wrong data content when using "Export to Pocket" in labelling software. This happens when QR barcode is on label.

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.

4.6.67.3555

  • MicroQR now prints correctly

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.

4.6.67.3532

  • Fixed issue with prompted variables missing in export

4.6.67.3530

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

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.

4.6.66.3459

  • Fixed possible issue with invalid text field data for Chinese fonts

4.6.66.3455

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

4.6.66.3447

  • Available speed range on GZ models now range from 2 to 10 inches per second

4.6.66.3445

  • Fixed occasional spooler crash when downloading graphics or fonts to printer

4.6.66.3436

  • Obsolete monitor.inf files were removed from drivers that still had them

4.6.66.3435

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

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.

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.:p

4.6.65.3359

  • Addition of chinese simplified fonts using GB2312 and GB18030 codepages.

4.6.64.3303

  • SATO CG Triumvirate and CG Times fonts had character spacing disabled. This is supported now also on these two fonts.

4.6.64.3290

  • Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.

4.6.64.3287

  • New RFID tags supported for SATO CG208, CG212, CL408e and CL412e :PJM StackTag (Magellan):pPJM ItemTag (Magellan):pPJM Light StackTag (Magellan):p

4.6.64.3254

  • Very slow printing when bidirectional printing is turned on.

4.6.63.3241

  • Get From Printer command corrected on LAN port.

4.6.63.3224

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

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.

4.6.62.3190

  • Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.

4.6.62.3156

  • Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly

4.6.60.3048

  • Delete format command corrected.

4.6.59.3002

  • Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.

4.6.59.2995

  • Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.

4.6.55.2911

  • SATO GY412T double side printer is supported now. It is called GN412T in Japanese market.

4.6.51.2900

  • Added PCX compression option to SATO printers

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).

4.6.51.2800

  • Czech, Lithuanian and Ukrainian languages are now supported also in all NiceDrivers.

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.

4.6.49.2747

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

4.6.49.2611

  • When trying to preinstall drivers on Windows 7, user got an "Environment incorrect" error message. This is corrected now.

4.6.48.2715

  • New month format MMM is supported now for printers SATO S84xx, LT408 and M84xxse.

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.

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.

4.6.45.2421

  • Commands A, EX0, AR and A3 have been missing when printing on CG4x printer. This is corrected now.

4.6.44.2501

  • Tag-it HF-I (Sirit module) tag removed for CG2 printers.

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.

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.

4.6.41.2378

  • Japanese translation update.

4.6.41.2364

  • Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics

4.6.41.2361

  • Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.

4.6.37.2258

  • Uninstall of printer with Printer Install Wizard did not work on Windows 2003 (x64) system

4.6.34.2259

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

4.6.30

  • New SATO printer models:TG308TG312CG208CG212CG408CG412

4.6.24

  • Sato M84Pro 600 dpi models does not support EX0 command.

4.6.22

  • Build number is now part of version information in About dialog

4.6.14

  • Download graphics to PCMCIA slot didn't work. This is fixed now.
  • SATO LM4xxe printers can print 1249 mm long labels.

4.6.07

  • Store & Recall is disabled for SATO CX printers.
  • There was not possible to export to SAP from labeling software if UPC-A barcode was present on the label. This is corrected now.

4.6.06

  • Buffer overflow error occured when printing big pages of graphics through USB

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.

4.6.01

  • Added Rotation to parsed text in command fonts

4.6.00

  • Printing process was stopped during heavy duty printing.
  • 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)

4.5.50

  • SATO DR308e printer is added into Nice driver distribution.

4.5.42

  • Driver print speed optimization
  • Optimization - Empty lines in graphics are skiped on all SATO printers
  • When user changed the protocol type of the printer and driver, status reporting stopped working.
  • Additional PnP ID's for CT400 printer model.LPT: LPTENUM\SATO_CT4005372:pUSB: USBPRINT\SATO_CT4005372:p:p

4.5.41

  • Enhanced SBPL printers can use also negative left/top offset values from Advanced setup driver dialog.

4.5.39

  • SATO M-8465Se is also supported model.
  • PrnInst showed login window, even if the user running the application was administrator.

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

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.
  • 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 .

4.5.36

  • Internal HR presentation for barcode UPC-a is not valid.
  • SATO DR308e supports also vector fonts like SATO GT408e model.

4.5.34

  • Postnet barcode fonts can no longer have their width changed.

4.5.33

  • Updated Plug and Play information for Sato M10e printer.
  • Gen2 tag on Sato didn't work right.

4.5.32

  • New PnP Id added for Sato M-5900RVe printer

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.

4.5.13

  • QR barcode position was not correct if using 90 or 270 degree rotation. This is corrected now.
  • 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"}.

4.5.12

  • USBPRINT PnP ID's have been added for three SATO models: SATOS8408, SATOS8412 and SATOS8424.
  • Print direction is wrong on Sato MB200i. This is corrected now.
  • User can select Automatic or Manual options for Job removing using keyboard in Printer Install Wizard
  • Fixed labeling software crash when turning off "Use Advanced printer driver interface".

4.5.11

  • Printer Install Wizard uninstallation of driver doesn`t remove all of the files from the SYSTEM32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\ folder.
  • Implemented Internal Counter on MBxxx and MBxxxi Legacy printers
  • When printing internal MSI barcode it is printed too large compared to graphic barcode. This is corrected now for all SBPL printers.
  • User data for EPC Gen2 RFID has not been sent to the printer. This is corrected now.

4.5.10

  • Internal MicroPDF now prints correctly
  • "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.
  • Changed EAN13, EAN8 and UPCA to use internal interpretations.
  • Fixed Overlay printing for MB printer models.
  • Also SATO S-84xx printers support XML export.
  • When doing export to printer with XML variant then command *F,n should not be present in print stream. This is true for all RFID printer models.
  • 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

4.5.09

  • Electonic Article Survailance was always disabled on Rfid printers
  • Fixed printing of Datamatrix and QR barcode font with more then 255 character data
  • Added automatic termination character for Maxicode barcode font data
  • Fixed EAN13, EAN8, UPC A and UPC E to not print guides when they should be disabled

4.5.07

  • M10e printer models has now PnP ID .
  • Added support for custom printer name after silently installing a printer driver from command line (/INSTPRN; /INSTMULTPRN)

4.5.06

  • Printer Installation Wizard will be able to automaticly remove all jobs when updating printer

4.5.05

  • Printer Install Wizard can start an application specified in the command line, after it closes.
  • Export to printer didn't work if there were graphics on the label. This is fixed now.

4.5.04

  • Updated PnP IDs for Lt408, CT408i, CT412i, CT424i, S-8408, S-8412 and S-8424 models
  • Chinese (Simpl.) translation for "Tear-off" was too long and therefore it wasn't displayed completely on the PG dialog.

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?"
  • 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.

4.5.02

  • New printer Sato DR308e printer was added.
  • PrnInst didn't set printer attributes correctly. This is fixed now.

4.5.01

  • Turkish language added
  • PG command for Control Code was the same for Standard and Non-Standard.

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)

4.4.73

  • Max print length was corrected for Sato CLxxx printers.
  • Uninstall of driver package failed when running a 64bti system.

4.4.72

  • Delay was added after Cancel before print command.

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)

4.4.70

  • If you open Settings dialog from Advanced Setup dialog, than some settings are disabled for some printers.
  • Fixed font selection for CTxxxi printers

4.4.69

  • Labelling software can now recall variables with more than 31 characters of data.
  • When you click on the Help button in About dialog help is opened, but it is not linked to any page.
  • Help on About dialog opens help page with contents 'This program cannot display the webpage'.
  • 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.

4.4.68

  • Upper speed limit for S8412 is now 14 ips. Before that it was 16 ips.

4.4.67 Beta

  • Download commands for single-byte fonts contained incorrect char info. Character code FF was sent twice. This is corrected now.

4.4.66

  • CG Times and CG Triumvirate fonts are supported also on SATO XL(e) printers.
  • ">" Character is no longer encoded as "~" character in barcodes

4.4.64

  • Removed Help button as no help is available.
  • CG Times and CG Triumvirate vector fonts can be resized now separately in both directions: (x or y)
  • Sensor type selection added as Immediate setting for CX models
  • New Japanese translation for Printer Install Wizard
  • 2 new Sato printers are supported:- D508- D512
  • 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.

4.4.63

  • When user starts Printer Install Wizard the application is shown but without focus
  • Fixed sending data to printer on Windows 2000
  • Changed default number for cutting to 1 label instead of 0.
  • Corrected Date and Version in WDM driver INF filesCorrected WDM folder locations
  • PnP ID's are changed for below RFID SATO printers:CL408e UHFCL412e UHFCL608e UHFCL612e UHF

4.4.62

  • Changed Plug & Play IDs for Sato M-84Pro printers.
  • Sato CLxxx models do not have support to write the Rfid data in HEX format
  • Vector fonts "SATO CG Times" and "SATO CG Triumvirate" are not printed correctly when resized only horizontaly or only verticaly.
  • Installation of wdm driver is not working on Windows Vista systems
  • 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
  • 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.

4.4.60

  • Changed file info for Printer Install Wizard
  • Fixed port monitor not allowing USB connections
  • Removed help button as help is not available.
  • Default value for Always use default settings is not correct when instaling it the driver with a configuration file attached.

4.4.53

  • Barcode HR was missing on some models because wrong font was used for representation. This is corrected now.
  • Sato GL4xxe printers have a possibility to print 2500mm long labels.

4.4.52

  • DLL files for user interface translation did not include version info data.
  • Labels transfered from different systems now retain their driver settings.

4.4.51

  • Increased lenght for filename and path in import and export of settings.
  • POSTNET barcodes have a fixed height and width, but the interface allows the user to change these dimensions.

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
  • Click on "Stocks" panel caused error if stock list was empty. This is fixed now.

4.4.41.0

  • PrnInst searches for Prn64.bin in current folder as well as in .\Win64 folder.

4.4.30

  • - support for preinstall on all supported platforms

4.4.01

  • Corrected sending Label Dimension to the printer.
  • EndDocument escape was sent even when there was no StartDocument.
  • 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.

4.4.00

  • Corrected darkness range for S-84xx printers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UI for commands fonts works now properly also in Japanese language.
  • 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, ...).
  • In some rare cases streams sent to the printer had an extra "0" added in it.
  • 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.

4.3.73

  • Store/Recall added for Sato printers
  • Added rfid HEX support for some HF printers

4.3.72

  • Sometimes a print stream is not send to the printer, and it stays stuck in the spooler

4.3.63

  • DD/MM/YYYY, DD MM YYYY, DD-MM-YYYY, DD.MM.YYYY date formats was added to Sato printers.
  • Port monitor crashed when setting up port details (IP and port number)
  • CT420 printer added to Sato Nice distribution. Corrected speeds for CT420 and max print length for CT400 & CT410.
  • 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.

4.3.62

  • Print speed correction handling in the print stream for LM4xxe printers.

4.3.60

  • Barcode fonts vanished instead of being imported.

4.3.59

  • Microsoft Vista operating system is not mentioned in the text file that is distributed with the driver.
  • 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.
  • Stocks were not imported if user didn't view the stocks dialog beforehand
  • 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.

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.

4.3.56

  • GL printer was not working on LAN using SATO port
  • Barcode ratio values are not shown in Barcode Fonts dialog. This only happens when you are editing existing barcode font.

4.3.55

  • Spooler crashed during the installation, if there were any printers allready installed on the system.

4.3.54

  • While installing a printer driver on certain systems the spooler crashed.
  • "delete" button was enabled even if the barcode/command fonts list was empty. This is fixed now.
  • Export of barcode fonts didn't work properly unless user clicked on barcode fonts tab before exporting them. This is fixed now.
  • Increased timeouts for better printer status response times
  • Slow printing occurred when a Not Accessible printer was found on a network. Printer status was also not received immediately.

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
  • 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.

4.3.52

  • Sato GL printers support also vector fonts CG Times and CG Triumvirate.
  • Sato GL printers have two memory slots for download: - Cartridge - Internal flash - has been added now
  • Epc Gen2 is implemented for GL printers Gl printers now support XML export. Label name is also stored in printer memory

4.3.51

  • Driver can now override the default document settings of some applications with driver default settings (set up in printer spooler)
  • Incorrect commands (garbage in stream) were sent to the printer when user was exporting to XML.
  • Sato CL 408 used to print some blank labels if the label contained graphics very close to the bottom edge. This is fixed now.

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.

4.3.06

  • GL printers printers added.
  • Speed and darkness settings corrected for GL models
  • Barcode fonts and command fonts are now stored in registry.
  • Changed PnP ids to correct ones
  • Corrected XML export to printer for SATO MB2xxi/4xxi printers
  • Printing did not work on nonbidirectional printers. Printer Error was displayed the whole time

4.3.05

  • Printing did not work when bidirectional was enabled
  • 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

4.3.04

  • New Port monitor is added to the distribution
  • On Windows Vista there is warning displayed if user doesn't have appropriate permissions to create (or write to) certain driver files.
  • Old HLP help file format was exchanged for new CHM file format.
  • When user changed printer's port, the printing was no longer possible until reboot.
  • Port monitor now uses correct (64 bit) interface file on 64bit systems.
  • Installation did not go through when upgrading from old printer driver, if the user had the driver connected to the Advanced Port Monitor (LAN)
  • Bug fixed, where some changes on stocks updated default umprintable area values.
  • MicroPDF barcode type is supported on SATO printers. But you need a labeling software version 5.0.1 for using this feature.

4.3.03

  • Spooler crashed, if user had multiple bidirectional printers using the same port, while using a status monitoring application

4.3.02

  • Stocks were not imported properly or were not shown immediately after import.

4.3.01

  • Korean language added.
  • 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.

4.3.00

  • Changed window handling so that port monitor setup windows can appear on Vista

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Version

December 2, 2022

5.5.0

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Supported Printers

SATO CL 608

SATO CL 612

SATO M-8400/8

SATO M-8400/6

SATO M-8400S

SATO M-8459S

SATO M-8485S

SATO M-8485S OH

SATO M-8460S

SATO M-8460S OH

SATO M-8490S

SATO M-8490S OH

SATO M-8450

SATO M-5900

SATO CL 408

SATO CL 412

SATO M-8400RV

SATO XL 400

SATO XL 410

SATO CX108

SATO CX200

SATO CX208

SATO CX210

SATO CX212

SATO CX400

SATO DR300

SATO POWER PLUS

SATO M-5900RV

SATO CT400

SATO CT410

SATO CL408e

SATO CL412e

SATO CL608e

SATO CL612e

SATO M-8400RVe

SATO M-8459Se

SATO M-8460Se

SATO M-8465Se

SATO M-8485Se

SATO M-8490Se

SATO XL 400e

SATO XL 410e

SATO M-5900RVe

SATO M-10e

SATO M84 Pro 200DPI

SATO M84 Pro 300DPI

SATO M84 Pro 600DPI

SATO GT408e

SATO GT412e

SATO GT424e

SATO CL408e UHF

SATO CL412e UHF

SATO CL608e UHF

SATO CL612e UHF

SATO M-8459Se UHF

SATO M-8460Se UHF

SATO M-8485Se UHF

SATO M-8490Se UHF

SATO M-8460Se OH UHF

SATO M-8485Se OH UHF

SATO M-8490Se OH UHF

SATO CT408i

SATO CT412i

SATO CT424i

SATO S-8408

SATO S-8412

SATO S-8424

SATO Lt408

SATO LM408e

SATO LM412e

SATO GT408e UHF

SATO GT412e UHF

SATO GT424e UHF

SATO S-8408 UHF

SATO S-8412 UHF

SATO S-8424 UHF

SATO GL408e

SATO GL412e

SATO GL408e UHF

SATO GL412e UHF

SATO CT420

SATO D508

SATO D512

SATO DR308e

SATO TG 308

SATO TG 312

SATO CG208

SATO CG212

SATO CG408

SATO CG412

SATO GY412T

SATO HR212

SATO HR224

SATO GZ408e

SATO GZ412e

Release Notes

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

5.1.06.4840

  • Export to printer setting was moved to Advanced Setup > Other dialog for CT, CG, CW, Dxx printers.

5.1.06.4818

  • New languages supported are: Danish, Hebrew, Slovak and Portuguese (Brazil). Portuguese language is removed.

5.1.06.4815

  • Language monitor will now retry sending data to printer 3 times before reporting an error to spooler.

5.1.06.4800

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

5.1.05.4788

  • Driver settings are now correctly updated after being imported.

5.1.04.5100

  • Horizontal expansion of CGTimes, CG Triumvirate, Gamma and Vica fonts has been corrected for better WYSIWYG.
  • PrnInst didn't not work on folders with long path name. Current version support paths up to 260 (MAX_PATH) characters.

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.

5.1.04.4712

  • Option "B" is added to the darkness range on Store Settings dialog.

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.

5.1.02.4548

  • SATO GZ408e and GZ412e are supported now in SATO NiceLabel driver distribution.

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.
  • 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).

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.

5.1.02.4464

  • When doing any export type from the labeling software, the variable data used on code MicroPDF417 are present now.

5.1.02.4378

  • Microsoft Access was reporting wrong paper names when custom stocks are defined in driver. Now it works OK.

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.

5.1.01.4365

  • Status3/4 or Status5 selection is now enabled on S84XX models.

5.1.01.4360

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

5.1.01 4402

  • Add a line stating the requirements needed for asian fonts to be printed correctly by the driver.

5.1.00.4354

  • Cutter functionality corrected for printing from Windows applications and cutter set to cut every n labels.

5.1.00.4306

  • Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).

5.0.03.4250

  • Fixed issue with reset (RST) message in TCP/IP communication

5.0.00.4267

  • Fixed issue with incorrect interpretation for EAN 13, EAN 8 and UPC AChanged interpretation font for expansion 1 to from XS to XU as XS was to large to fit

5.0.00.4266

  • All SATO SBPL printer now uses command BE for UPC-E barcode. (previously was used DE).

5.0.00.4264

  • Internal QR barcode support was added for SATO M-8400RV.

5.0.00.4197

  • Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.

5.0.00.4181

  • New RTC format is supported in SATO driver: hhmmss

5.0.00.4155

  • Printer options are now correctly merged between dialogs.

5.0.00.4111

  • RFID Settings button is disabled on UHF printers.

5.0.00.4073

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

5.0.00.4012

  • On CX 400 and CX 410 printer models darkness option "Max" now uses "Don't Send".

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.

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.

5.0.00.3959

  • Added Outline fonts (Vector font) in GL4e series printer driver.

5.0.00.3939

  • SATO HR printer models are supported now.

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.

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.

5.0.00.3904

  • Removed ,<~A>,commands from HR series driver.

5.0.00.3897

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

4.6.79.3842

  • When printer comes into low memory state, driver stops sending the data.

4.6.78.3885

  • Status in Windows Spooler shows Error when there is error when printing (over Status 4 protocol)

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.

4.6.78.3856

  • Fixed switching from Status 5 to Status 4 for GT and GL printer models.

4.6.78.3840

  • In some rare cases driver crashed when printing a Code128 barcode. This is corrected now.

4.6.78.3832

  • Enabled Fine Darkness setting on CX4xx printers.

4.6.78.3830

  • Store procedure failed to store graphics elements on CG4XX models. This is fixed now.

4.6.77.3828

  • Removed the transmissive sensor 2 setting from CG4 series printer driver.

4.6.77.3824

  • Corrected the USB Plug&Play ID for SATO M8465Se printer.

4.6.77.3822

  • Removed overlay function from CT424i printer driver.

4.6.76.3790

  • Fixed occasional Spooler crash when printing Word document with very long filename.

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.

4.6.76.3782

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

4.6.76.3763

  • Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection

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.

4.6.75,3741

  • Corrected the USB Plug&Play ID for Lt408 printer.

4.6.74.3714

  • Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements

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.

4.6.72.3662

  • Sato MB4XXi and MB2XXi are center oriented.

4.6.69.3621 Beta

  • Corrected translation for "Finish" in Japanese language.

4.6.69.3619

  • Removed the ability to disable descenders on barcodes EAN13, EAN8, UPC A and UPC E.

4.6.69.3612

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

4.6.69.3592

  • Added support for GS1 Databar UCC/EAN 128

4.6.69.3591

  • GS1 Databar Expanded now prints correctly

4.6.69.3571

  • Added new USB PnP IDs for CT400, CT410 and CT420 printer models

4.6.69.3550

  • Added support for GS1 Databar

4.6.68.3560

  • Wrong data content when using "Export to Pocket" in labelling software. This happens when QR barcode is on label.

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.

4.6.67.3555

  • MicroQR now prints correctly

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.

4.6.67.3532

  • Fixed issue with prompted variables missing in export

4.6.67.3530

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

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.

4.6.66.3459

  • Fixed possible issue with invalid text field data for Chinese fonts

4.6.66.3455

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

4.6.66.3447

  • Available speed range on GZ models now range from 2 to 10 inches per second

4.6.66.3445

  • Fixed occasional spooler crash when downloading graphics or fonts to printer

4.6.66.3436

  • Obsolete monitor.inf files were removed from drivers that still had them

4.6.66.3435

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

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.

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.:p

4.6.65.3359

  • Addition of chinese simplified fonts using GB2312 and GB18030 codepages.

4.6.64.3303

  • SATO CG Triumvirate and CG Times fonts had character spacing disabled. This is supported now also on these two fonts.

4.6.64.3290

  • Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.

4.6.64.3287

  • New RFID tags supported for SATO CG208, CG212, CL408e and CL412e :PJM StackTag (Magellan):pPJM ItemTag (Magellan):pPJM Light StackTag (Magellan):p

4.6.64.3254

  • Very slow printing when bidirectional printing is turned on.

4.6.63.3241

  • Get From Printer command corrected on LAN port.

4.6.63.3224

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

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.

4.6.62.3190

  • Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.

4.6.62.3156

  • Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly

4.6.60.3048

  • Delete format command corrected.

4.6.59.3002

  • Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.

4.6.59.2995

  • Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.

4.6.55.2911

  • SATO GY412T double side printer is supported now. It is called GN412T in Japanese market.

4.6.51.2900

  • Added PCX compression option to SATO printers

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).

4.6.51.2800

  • Czech, Lithuanian and Ukrainian languages are now supported also in all NiceDrivers.

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.

4.6.49.2747

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

4.6.49.2611

  • When trying to preinstall drivers on Windows 7, user got an "Environment incorrect" error message. This is corrected now.

4.6.48.2715

  • New month format MMM is supported now for printers SATO S84xx, LT408 and M84xxse.

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.

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.

4.6.45.2421

  • Commands A, EX0, AR and A3 have been missing when printing on CG4x printer. This is corrected now.

4.6.44.2501

  • Tag-it HF-I (Sirit module) tag removed for CG2 printers.

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.

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.

4.6.41.2378

  • Japanese translation update.

4.6.41.2364

  • Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics

4.6.41.2361

  • Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.

4.6.37.2258

  • Uninstall of printer with Printer Install Wizard did not work on Windows 2003 (x64) system

4.6.34.2259

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

4.6.30

  • New SATO printer models:TG308TG312CG208CG212CG408CG412

4.6.24

  • Sato M84Pro 600 dpi models does not support EX0 command.

4.6.22

  • Build number is now part of version information in About dialog

4.6.14

  • Download graphics to PCMCIA slot didn't work. This is fixed now.
  • SATO LM4xxe printers can print 1249 mm long labels.

4.6.07

  • Store & Recall is disabled for SATO CX printers.
  • There was not possible to export to SAP from labeling software if UPC-A barcode was present on the label. This is corrected now.

4.6.06

  • Buffer overflow error occured when printing big pages of graphics through USB

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.

4.6.01

  • Added Rotation to parsed text in command fonts

4.6.00

  • Printing process was stopped during heavy duty printing.
  • 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)

4.5.50

  • SATO DR308e printer is added into Nice driver distribution.

4.5.42

  • Driver print speed optimization
  • Additional PnP ID's for CT400 printer model.LPT: LPTENUM\SATO_CT4005372:pUSB: USBPRINT\SATO_CT4005372:p:p
  • Optimization - Empty lines in graphics are skiped on all SATO printers
  • When user changed the protocol type of the printer and driver, status reporting stopped working.

4.5.41

  • Enhanced SBPL printers can use also negative left/top offset values from Advanced setup driver dialog.

4.5.39

  • SATO M-8465Se is also supported model.
  • PrnInst showed login window, even if the user running the application was administrator.

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

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.
  • 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 .

4.5.36

  • Internal HR presentation for barcode UPC-a is not valid.
  • SATO DR308e supports also vector fonts like SATO GT408e model.

4.5.34

  • Postnet barcode fonts can no longer have their width changed.

4.5.33

  • Updated Plug and Play information for Sato M10e printer.
  • Gen2 tag on Sato didn't work right.

4.5.32

  • New PnP Id added for Sato M-5900RVe printer

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.

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"}.
  • QR barcode position was not correct if using 90 or 270 degree rotation. This is corrected now.

4.5.12

  • USBPRINT PnP ID's have been added for three SATO models: SATOS8408, SATOS8412 and SATOS8424.
  • Print direction is wrong on Sato MB200i. This is corrected now.
  • User can select Automatic or Manual options for Job removing using keyboard in Printer Install Wizard
  • Fixed labeling software crash when turning off "Use Advanced printer driver interface".

4.5.11

  • Printer Install Wizard uninstallation of driver doesn`t remove all of the files from the SYSTEM32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\ folder.
  • Implemented Internal Counter on MBxxx and MBxxxi Legacy printers
  • When printing internal MSI barcode it is printed too large compared to graphic barcode. This is corrected now for all SBPL printers.
  • User data for EPC Gen2 RFID has not been sent to the printer. This is corrected now.

4.5.10

  • Internal MicroPDF now prints correctly
  • "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.
  • Changed EAN13, EAN8 and UPCA to use internal interpretations.
  • Fixed Overlay printing for MB printer models.
  • When doing export to printer with XML variant then command *F,n should not be present in print stream. This is true for all RFID printer models.
  • 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
  • Also SATO S-84xx printers support XML export.

4.5.09

  • Electonic Article Survailance was always disabled on Rfid printers
  • Fixed printing of Datamatrix and QR barcode font with more then 255 character data
  • Added automatic termination character for Maxicode barcode font data
  • Fixed EAN13, EAN8, UPC A and UPC E to not print guides when they should be disabled

4.5.07

  • M10e printer models has now PnP ID .
  • Added support for custom printer name after silently installing a printer driver from command line (/INSTPRN; /INSTMULTPRN)

4.5.06

  • Printer Installation Wizard will be able to automaticly remove all jobs when updating printer

4.5.05

  • Printer Install Wizard can start an application specified in the command line, after it closes.
  • Export to printer didn't work if there were graphics on the label. This is fixed now.

4.5.04

  • Updated PnP IDs for Lt408, CT408i, CT412i, CT424i, S-8408, S-8412 and S-8424 models
  • Chinese (Simpl.) translation for "Tear-off" was too long and therefore it wasn't displayed completely on the PG dialog.

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.
  • 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?"

4.5.02

  • New printer Sato DR308e printer was added.
  • PrnInst didn't set printer attributes correctly. This is fixed now.

4.5.01

  • Turkish language added
  • PG command for Control Code was the same for Standard and Non-Standard.

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)

4.4.73

  • Max print length was corrected for Sato CLxxx printers.
  • Uninstall of driver package failed when running a 64bti system.

4.4.72

  • Delay was added after Cancel before print command.

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)

4.4.70

  • If you open Settings dialog from Advanced Setup dialog, than some settings are disabled for some printers.
  • Fixed font selection for CTxxxi printers

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.
  • Labelling software can now recall variables with more than 31 characters of data.
  • When you click on the Help button in About dialog help is opened, but it is not linked to any page.
  • Help on About dialog opens help page with contents 'This program cannot display the webpage'.

4.4.68

  • Upper speed limit for S8412 is now 14 ips. Before that it was 16 ips.

4.4.67 Beta

  • Download commands for single-byte fonts contained incorrect char info. Character code FF was sent twice. This is corrected now.

4.4.66

  • CG Times and CG Triumvirate fonts are supported also on SATO XL(e) printers.
  • ">" Character is no longer encoded as "~" character in barcodes

4.4.64

  • 2 new Sato printers are supported:- D508- D512
  • Removed Help button as no help is available.
  • CG Times and CG Triumvirate vector fonts can be resized now separately in both directions: (x or y)
  • 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.
  • Sensor type selection added as Immediate setting for CX models
  • New Japanese translation for Printer Install Wizard

4.4.63

  • When user starts Printer Install Wizard the application is shown but without focus
  • Fixed sending data to printer on Windows 2000
  • Corrected Date and Version in WDM driver INF filesCorrected WDM folder locations
  • Changed default number for cutting to 1 label instead of 0.
  • PnP ID's are changed for below RFID SATO printers:CL408e UHFCL412e UHFCL608e UHFCL612e UHF

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
  • Changed Plug & Play IDs for Sato M-84Pro printers.
  • Sato CLxxx models do not have support to write the Rfid data in HEX format
  • Vector fonts "SATO CG Times" and "SATO CG Triumvirate" are not printed correctly when resized only horizontaly or only verticaly.
  • 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.
  • Installation of wdm driver is not working on Windows Vista systems

4.4.60

  • Changed file info for Printer Install Wizard
  • Fixed port monitor not allowing USB connections
  • Removed help button as help is not available.
  • Default value for Always use default settings is not correct when instaling it the driver with a configuration file attached.

4.4.53

  • Barcode HR was missing on some models because wrong font was used for representation. This is corrected now.
  • Sato GL4xxe printers have a possibility to print 2500mm long labels.

4.4.52

  • DLL files for user interface translation did not include version info data.
  • Labels transfered from different systems now retain their driver settings.

4.4.51

  • Increased lenght for filename and path in import and export of settings.
  • POSTNET barcodes have a fixed height and width, but the interface allows the user to change these dimensions.

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
  • Click on "Stocks" panel caused error if stock list was empty. This is fixed now.

4.4.41.0

  • PrnInst searches for Prn64.bin in current folder as well as in .\Win64 folder.

4.4.30

  • - support for preinstall on all supported platforms

4.4.01

  • Corrected sending Label Dimension to the printer.
  • EndDocument escape was sent even when there was no StartDocument.
  • 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.

4.4.00

  • Corrected darkness range for S-84xx printers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UI for commands fonts works now properly also in Japanese language.
  • 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, ...).
  • In some rare cases streams sent to the printer had an extra "0" added in it.
  • 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.

4.3.73

  • Store/Recall added for Sato printers
  • Added rfid HEX support for some HF printers

4.3.72

  • Sometimes a print stream is not send to the printer, and it stays stuck in the spooler

4.3.63

  • DD/MM/YYYY, DD MM YYYY, DD-MM-YYYY, DD.MM.YYYY date formats was added to Sato printers.
  • CT420 printer added to Sato Nice distribution. Corrected speeds for CT420 and max print length for CT400 & CT410.
  • 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.
  • Port monitor crashed when setting up port details (IP and port number)

4.3.62

  • Print speed correction handling in the print stream for LM4xxe printers.

4.3.60

  • Barcode fonts vanished instead of being imported.

4.3.59

  • Microsoft Vista operating system is not mentioned in the text file that is distributed with the driver.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stocks were not imported if user didn't view the stocks dialog beforehand

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.

4.3.56

  • GL printer was not working on LAN using SATO port
  • Barcode ratio values are not shown in Barcode Fonts dialog. This only happens when you are editing existing barcode font.

4.3.55

  • Spooler crashed during the installation, if there were any printers allready installed on the system.

4.3.54

  • While installing a printer driver on certain systems the spooler crashed.
  • "delete" button was enabled even if the barcode/command fonts list was empty. This is fixed now.
  • Export of barcode fonts didn't work properly unless user clicked on barcode fonts tab before exporting them. This is fixed now.
  • Increased timeouts for better printer status response times
  • Slow printing occurred when a Not Accessible printer was found on a network. Printer status was also not received immediately.

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.
  • 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

4.3.52

  • Sato GL printers have two memory slots for download: - Cartridge - Internal flash - has been added now
  • Epc Gen2 is implemented for GL printers Gl printers now support XML export. Label name is also stored in printer memory
  • Sato GL printers support also vector fonts CG Times and CG Triumvirate.

4.3.51

  • Driver can now override the default document settings of some applications with driver default settings (set up in printer spooler)
  • Incorrect commands (garbage in stream) were sent to the printer when user was exporting to XML.
  • Sato CL 408 used to print some blank labels if the label contained graphics very close to the bottom edge. This is fixed now.

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.

4.3.06

  • GL printers printers added.
  • Speed and darkness settings corrected for GL models
  • Barcode fonts and command fonts are now stored in registry.
  • Changed PnP ids to correct ones
  • Corrected XML export to printer for SATO MB2xxi/4xxi printers
  • Printing did not work on nonbidirectional printers. Printer Error was displayed the whole time

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
  • Printing did not work when bidirectional was enabled

4.3.04

  • New Port monitor is added to the distribution
  • On Windows Vista there is warning displayed if user doesn't have appropriate permissions to create (or write to) certain driver files.
  • Old HLP help file format was exchanged for new CHM file format.
  • MicroPDF barcode type is supported on SATO printers. But you need a labeling software version 5.0.1 for using this feature.
  • When user changed printer's port, the printing was no longer possible until reboot.
  • Port monitor now uses correct (64 bit) interface file on 64bit systems.
  • Installation did not go through when upgrading from old printer driver, if the user had the driver connected to the Advanced Port Monitor (LAN)
  • Bug fixed, where some changes on stocks updated default umprintable area values.

4.3.03

  • Spooler crashed, if user had multiple bidirectional printers using the same port, while using a status monitoring application

4.3.02

  • Stocks were not imported properly or were not shown immediately after import.

4.3.01

  • Korean language added.
  • 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.

4.3.00

  • Changed window handling so that port monitor setup windows can appear on Vista

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Version

September 8, 2014

5.1.7

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | Vista | 7 | 8

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2003 | 2008 | 2008 R2 | 2012

Supported Printers

SATO MB200

SATO MB400

SATO MB200i legacy

SATO MB201i legacy

SATO MB200i

SATO MB201i

SATO MB400i

SATO MB410i