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SATO XL 400e Printer

The SATO XL 400e has been discontinued. No direct replacement is available.
Please contact us for a suitable substitute.

XL 400e Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
WXL402081 XL 400e, Thermal transfer, 203 dpi, 8 ips, RS-232 Serial and wireless 802.11b interfaces. Check Availability Call for Details
WXL402041 XL 400e, Thermal transfer, 203 dpi, 8 ips, RS-232 Serial and Ethernet interfaces. Check Availability Call for Details
WXL402011 XL 400e, Thermal transfer, 203 dpi, 8 ips, RS-232 Serial and Parallel interfaces. Check Availability Call for Details
WXL402001 XL 400e, Thermal transfer, 203 dpi, 8 ips, RS-232 Serial interface. Check Availability Call for Details

SATO XL 400e Details

XL 400e - Tag and Label Printer

SATO's XL 400e printer includes a heavy-duty print mechanism and cutter assembly. Its industrial chassis and 32-Bit RISC high performance processor tackles even the most demanding print jobs with ease.

Designed for the following applications:

  • Apparel Labeling
  • Hang Tags
  • Lumber Tags
  • Retail Tags
  • And Others

XL 400e Enhancements:

  • User Adjustments
  • Printhead Replacement
  • Long Life
  • Diagnostics
  • High-Speed Processor
  • Plug-In Interfaces
  • Cutter Mechanism



Printing Method

Thermal Transfer/Direct Thermal

Print Resolution

203 dpi (8 dots/mm) 

305 dpi (12 dots/mm)

Print Speed 

Up to 8 ips (200mm/sec)

Up to 6 ips (150mm/sec)

Max. Print Width

3.94" (100mm)

Max. Print Length

11.8" (300mm)

 9.4" (240mm)

Media Size

Min. 1.26" (32mm) W x 0.75" (19mm) L for Labels
Min. 1.26" (32mm) W x 0.98" (25mm) L for Tags
Max. 4.13" (105mm) W x 9.45 (240 mm) L

Max. Ribbon Size

Max. Length: 1476' (450m) - CSI


19.6" W x 11.8" D x 11.5" H
(302 mm W x 552 mm D x 294 mm H)


30.8 lbs. (14 kg)


2 MB Std. Memory
2.95 MB Receive Buffer (max.)



  • Standard Interfaces:
    • Serial - RS232C (up to 57.6k bps)
  • Optional Plug-In Interfaces:
    • Parallel - IEEE1284 (ECP)
    • Ethernet - 10/100BaseT
    • Wireless
    • USB

    Roll or fan-fold labels or tags
    Max. 0.012" (0.31mm) Caliper
    Core Size: 4" I.D. 3" optional with adapter purchase
    Max. 9.84" (250 mm) Roll O.D.
    Wind Face-In or Face-Out – Print marking side wound face-in is recommended

    Media Detection:
    Eye-Mark; Gap; Center/Side Hole; Edge (R-Corner)

    Barcode Symbologies:
    Linear: UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, Code 39/93/128, Bookland, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, Postnet, UCC/EAN 128, Codabar
    2-Dimensional: PDF417, Maxicode, Data Matrix, QR Code, Vericode

    2:1, 5:2, 3:1 ratio; programmable height

    Human Readable Fonts:
    12 proportional, mono-spaced and outline fonts
    (Code table 858)
    8 POP fonts (Numeric only)
    Internal CG Triumvirate& CG Times fonts plus downloaded TrueType fonts

    360° rotation of barcodes and text, character expansion horizontally and vertically, sequential numbering, form overlay for high-speed editing of complex formats

    Real Time Calendar/Clock, Stacker, Memory Expansion, Memory Card Interface Board