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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.

The SATO XL 400e features an 8"/second printing speed and a 203 dpi print resolution while printing, cutting and stacking all types of labels tickets and tags. Perfect for retail stores, apparel manufacturing, retail distribution, and hangtag, tag/price-ticket and woven label companies. The XL 400e' adjustable sensor allows the use of countless types of print media. The stacking attachment option completes ticket printing jobs quickly. Serial communications are standard, with parallel, ethernet and wireless 802.11b interfaces as options the XL 400e is an excellent choice.
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