SATO America Introduces GY412 Printer

Charlotte-based SATO America Inc. — a manufacturer of barcode printing, labeling and electronic
product code/radio frequency identification solutions, and the North American division of
Tokyo-based SATO Corp. — has introduced GY412, an industrial-design direct thermal printer with two
print heads that print simultaneously on both sides of a coated label. According to the company,
the new printer offers improved productivity and cost savings because it removes the need for
secondary printers to print packing slips and the associated cost of additional printing supplies;
and also eliminates waste such as the label liner used with single-sided label printers.

“Typically, most companies utilize up to three printers for their picking, packing, and
shipping processes,” said Robert Linse, president, SATO America. “One printer for the pick list,
one for the packing slip, and one for their shipping label; but now with the GY412, the need for
the packing slip printer and the associated costs of paper, ink or toner, and packing slip adhesive
pouches is eliminated. This is a significant savings in real dollars as well as in labor costs as
the solution may allow process modification and reassignment of staff to more critical need

The GY412 is suitable for applications including transportation, logistics, e-commerce
fulfillments and forms, and shipping labels, among others. The printer features a variety of
onboard linear and two-dimensional symbologies; high-speed printing up to 10 inches per second; and
interface options including USB 2.0, LAN (10/100BaseT) and RS-232C (Serial).

March 29, 2011