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.
The code used for the CG408DT does vary slightly from the SATO CG408DT-RS. So you can not use the CG408DT-RS codes. It will throw the printer into an error, or not print a label at all. You will need to refer to the “SATO Programming Reference.pdf” for this printer. This printer's codes are closer to the LM408.
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.
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.
<STX> <ESC>A<ESC>A108120406<ESC>Z <ESC>A <ESC>%1<ESC>H10<ESC>V800<ESC>$A,050,060,0<ESC>$=<COMPANY.NAME,-1> <ESC>%1<ESC>H110<ESC>V800<ESC>$A,040,050,0<ESC>$=<DESCRIPTION,-1> <ESC>%1<ESC>H190<ESC>V800<ESC>$A,040,050,0<ESC>$=<PART,-1> <ESC>%1<ESC>H250<ESC>V800<ESC>BG02100<Barcode,-1> <ESC>%1<ESC>H350<ESC>V800<ESC>$A,025,030,0<ESC>$=<Barcode,-1> <ESC>%1<ESC>H235<ESC>V300<ESC>$A,025,030,0<ESC>$=PRICE <ESC>%1<ESC>H260<ESC>V300<ESC>$A,090,100,0<ESC>$=<PRICE.0,-1> <ESC>Q1 <ESC>Z <ETX>
* (<ESC>$=PRICE This is not a System Five field. Notice that there aren't and <> symbols next to the word PRICE. What this command is saying, is to just print the word PRICE at the location specified.
Created by Steve Wind Sept 13 2012