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SATO CG408TT-RS Label Printers

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Explanation

The SATO printers don't require code based labels. They will work with the Windward Label Designer.

However, Code Based Labels will give you more control over how barcodes are printed, and code based labels will print faster than labels created in the System Five Label Designer.

Please Note:

All of the fields you are using on your labels must not contain any special characters. Some of these special characters are commas, Percent signs %, open and closing brackets () or {} or [], greater than and less than signs <>, pipes |, colons :, semicolons ;, and single or double quotes “ or '. All these symbols mean specific things within a code based label, so having them in your part numbers, descriptions, and comment fields will cause issues with printing your code based labels.

To try and clarify why this is so important, here is an example of a code based label for the Sato label printers:

<STX>
<ESC>A<ESC>A102030406<ESC>Z
<ESC>A
<ESC>%2<ESC>H190<ESC>V40<ESC>RDt00,035,035,<PRICE.0,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H320<ESC>V147<ESC>RDt00,020,020,<DESCRIPTION,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H320<ESC>V120<ESC>BG02050<PART,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H320<ESC>V65<ESC>XM<Barcode,-1>
<ESC>Q1
<ESC>Z
<ETX>

The code used for the CG408TT-RS does vary slightly from the SATO LM408. So you can not use the LM408 codes. It will throw the printer into an error. You will need to refer to the “SATO Programming Reference.pdf” for this printer.

The '8' in printer model 'CG408' or 'LM408' refers to a printer that prints 8 dots per mm, or 203 dots per inch. Therefore a measurement of 50 dots rounds out to be 1/4 inch, etc.

sato_programming_reference.pdf

Printing Barcode vs. Barcode Numbers

There has also been some confusion regarding Barcode text lines and actual Barcodes. The System Five field <barcode> is the same, but the information to print the barcode number, or the barcode are completely different. For printing just the barcode number on a label, you will need to tell the printer what font you want to print as well as the size, orientation, and position on the label.

But for a barcode, you need to supply different information, such as the barcode type (3of9, 128, or UPC), the height and width of the barcode, and the position on the label.

So please carefully read the information in the examples below.

Label Sample 1

1.25" x .75" Label

<STX>
<ESC>A<ESC>A101520253<ESC>Z
<ESC>A
<ESC>%2<ESC>H100<ESC>V40<ESC>RDt00,035,035,<PRICE.0,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H250<ESC>V147<ESC>RDt00,020,020,<DESCRIPTION,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H250<ESC>V120<ESC>BG01050<BARCODE,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H250<ESC>V65<ESC>XM<BARCODE,-1>
<ESC>Q1
<ESC>Z
<ETX>

Label Sample 2

4" x 2" Label

<STX>
<ESC>A<ESC>A104060812<ESC>Z
<ESC>A
<ESC>%2<ESC>H800<ESC>V400<ESC>RDt00,050,060,<DESCRIPTION,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H800<ESC>V320<ESC>RDt00,050,060,<PART,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H600<ESC>V250<ESC>BG02100<Barcode,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H800<ESC>V65<ESC>RDt00,025,030,<Barcode,-1>
<ESC>%2<ESC>H300<ESC>V100<ESC>RDt00,090,100,<PRICE.0,-1>
<ESC>Q1
<ESC>Z
<ETX>

Label Sample 3

2" x 1" Label with Graphic

To add graphics you will need a copy of the Sato All In One Application, which can be found on the driver installation CD. The Sato All In One Application has a utility to convert the graphic to the text you see in the label. The only other thing to be aware of is that the graphic must only be a black and white image, and should not exceed 70 pixels by 70 pixels. The utility will allow conversion from both BMP and JPG.

<STX>
<ESC>A
<ESC>%0<ESC>H240<ESC>V25<ESC>BG02040<Barcode,-1>
<ESC>%0<ESC>H240<ESC>V65<ESC>$A,025,030,0<ESC>$=<Barcode,-1>
<ESC>%0<ESC>H240<ESC>V100<ESC>$A,025,030,0<ESC>$=<DESCRIPTION,27>
<ESC>%0<ESC>H300<ESC>V125<ESC>$A,025,030,0<ESC>$=<PART,-1>
<ESC>%0<ESC>H490<ESC>V160<ESC>$A,035,045,0<ESC>$=<PRICE.0,-1>
<ESC>%0<ESC>H240<ESC>V130<ESC>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
<ESC>Q1
<ESC>Z
<ETX>

Explanation of Lines

<STX>
  • (tells the printer to get ready to receive information)
<ESC>A<ESC>A101520253<ESC>Z
  • (label size in dots. A1aaaabbbb - aaaa is the label height and bbbb is the label width. In this case 0152 x 0253. There are 203 dots per inch (8 dots per mm))
<ESC>A
  • (start of label)
<ESC>%2<ESC>H100<ESC>V40<ESC>RDt00,035,035,<PRICE.0,-1>
  • (%2 is the rotation of the information 0=normal, 1=90 degrees, 2=180 degrees(upside down), and 3=270 degrees)
  • (Hxxx tells the printer what horizontal position to start printing at)
  • (Vxxx tells the printer what vertical position to start printing at)
  • (RDt00 is the font type - t is Times New Roman - and 00 is no character set)
  • (The First 35 is the horizontal size of the font in dots. The second 35 is the vertical size of the font in dots @ 203 dots per inch (8 dots per mm) )
  • (<PRICE.0,-1> This is the System Five field used to display the price)
<ESC>%2<ESC>H250<ESC>V147<ESC>RDt00,020,020,<DESCRIPTION,-1>
  • (%2 is the rotation of the information 0=normal, 1=90 degrees, 2=180 degrees(upside down), and 3=270 degrees)
  • (Hxxx tells the printer what horizontal position to start printing at)
  • (Vxxx tells the printer what vertical position to start printing at)
  • (RDt00 is the font type - t is Times New Roman - and 00 is no character set)
  • (The First 20 is the horizontal size of the font in dots. The second 20 is the vertical size of the font in dots @ 203 dots per inch (8 dots per mm))
  • (<DESCRIPTION,-1> This is the System Five field used to display the description. The -1 means to print the entire description If you need to limit the number of characters, then just delete the - and enter the number of characters you want to print.)
<ESC>%2<ESC>H250<ESC>V120<ESC>BG01050<BARCODE,-1>
  • (%2 is the rotation of the information 0=normal, 1=90 degrees, 2=180 degrees(upside down), and 3=270 degrees)
  • (Hxxx tells the printer what horizontal position to start printing at)
  • (Vxxx tells the printer what vertical position to start printing at)
  • (BG Prints a CODE 128 barcode 01 is the narrow bar width, 05 is the barcode height)
  • (<BARCODE,-1> This is the System Five field used to display the barcode. The -1 means to print the entire barcode)
<ESC>%2<ESC>H250<ESC>V65<ESC>XM<BARCODE,-1>
  • (%2 is the rotation of the information 0=normal, 1=90 degrees, 2=180 degrees(upside down), and 3=270 degrees)
  • (Hxxx tells the printer what horizontal position to start printing at)
  • (Vxxx tells the printer what vertical position to start printing at)
  • (XM is a predefined 24 dot by 24 dot matrix font, so no sizing can be done on this type of font.)
  • (<BARCODE,-1> In this case, is the System Five field used to display the barcode number. The -1 means to print the entire barcode number)
<ESC>Q1
  • (tells the printer to only print 1 label. If you want the printer to always print 2 or more at a time you can change the number to the number required.
<ESC>Z
  • (tells the printer to stop printing)
<ETX>
  • (tells the printer that this is the end of the label)

Troubleshooting

If the label does not print as expected (ie. you can not print all the way to the left margin), you may need to reset the printer to it's default settings. If this is the case you will need to download the CG4 Series Operator Manual and follow the instructions on pages 3-11 and 3-12 to set Default Settings Mode (pages 39 and 40 in acrobat reader). Doing this will reset the margins of the printer so that they match the print head.

cg4_series_operator_manual.pdf

Bear in mind that once you do this it may impact other labels that you have already created if your printer was set to anything other than the original factory default settings.


Created by Steve Wind June 7 2012

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sato_cg408tt-rs_labels_samples.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/31 16:30 by swind