MODEX 2018 was a great success for Sato

MODEX 2018 was a great success, and we would like to provide a brief recap of all the highlights from the show. The new technologies displayed were exciting and promised for a future-proof supply chain. Over 30,000 people from 110 countries walked the show floor in Atlanta, and over 900 exhibitors demonstrated their latest technologies. Do not miss the photos and videos we made with our SATO Prestige Partners.
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At MODEX 2018, we took the opportunity to ask print and apply subject matter experts questions about future trends for the supply chain industry, print and apply labeling systems, and how SATO can help to improve business. Thank you to all our partners who participated and providing valuable insight into your current print and apply labeling applications.

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In case you could not make it to MODEX 2018, we got you covered. It was a fantastic show, and we had some great conversations! We captured the latest solutions from our partners and visited customers to see print and apply solutions in action. Browse through SATO’s photo album and see if you can spot your booth! 

Check out the interviews below:



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Honeywell Media Comparison Guide and Free Sample Kit

About Honeywell Print Media Supplies
With more than 40 years of experience developing printers and print media, Honeywell has the expertise and manufacturing resources to provide media products ranging from straightforward direct thermal or thermal transfer paper labels to complex film products suited for all types of applications and industries. Our experts can help you not only choose the most appropriate in-stock label media, but also work with you to develop custom or pre-printed labels to meet your precise needs. Honeywell offers you a wide variety of label media to support different printing technologies and your different application needs. Both paper and synthetic labels are available, for use with both direct thermal and thermal transfer printers.

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We stock a wide variety of label media to support thermal printing technologies and the broadest array of needs. Paper and synthetic labels are available for use with both direct thermal and thermal transfer printers.

You can purchase all your Honeywell Media at the Barcodefactory

More information on all Honeywell Products can be found here.

Discover your next best move with using Savanna

Don’t just collect data. Put data to work with Zebra Savanna, a breakthrough data intelligence platform. Delivering total Enterprise Asset Intelligence, Savanna makes it easy to collect data from Zebra devices and sensors in real-time, then it analyzes that data to give you a more complete picture of your business and help you discover your next best move.

Savanna is at the heart of a new generation of enterprise applications and solutions that will digitally transform the way you work. With next-level analytics capabilities, Savanna shows you a path to totally transform your workflows and increase efficiency, making your business more productive and profitable.

How Savanna Works

Combining Internet of Things (IoT) end-point connectivity, configuration management, data transport, data storage, analytics and machine learning into one platform, Zebra Savanna turns raw data from devices and sensors into actionable intelligence for your business.

Where Savanna Works

Savanna enables solutions to access and process data directly from Zebra devices and sensors, making solutions in every industry more intelligent and more productive. These are some of the solutions that already use Savanna to make a difference in the enterprise. But that’s just the start. With new solutions on the horizon, Savanna will constantly drive industry to evolve through intelligence.

Data Collection

Smart sensors and Zebra devices securely collect operational data from the edge of your business, from barcodes being scanned, to device location and device health.

Data Analytics

Savanna stores, processes and integrates the information collected, combining real-time data from devices with historic data, to create a complete picture and intelligent insight of your business.

Data Application

Savanna powers applications with raw and intelligent data via secured and structured APIs, enabling your solutions to recommend the next best move, to boost efficiency and optimize your workflows.

SmartPack gives you real-time visibility into loading processes to increase efficiency across your current infrastructure and workforce, allowing you to support higher delivery volumes and reduce economic impact on your business.

SmartLens for Retail turns your entire store into a smart store that automatically senses and records the location and movement of virtually everything in your retail store and turns that data into easy-to-read actionable intelligence that delivers real competitive advantage.



PLACES-TO-BUY: Zebra Products

The core of what makes Zebra DNA so exceptional

Better Performance
Zebra DNA enables printers to perform at their peak, while Zebra’s customizable printer UX flattens learning curves. Print DNA gives organizations the fastest, most accurate and best-performing printers on the market.

Simplified Remote Management
Remote management tools make it simple to deploy large fleets of printers across multiple locations. IT can now maintain, secure and troubleshoot printers from anywhere, at any time — freeing up operations to focus on work, rather than printers.

Easier Integration
Print DNA enables fast and easy integration into existing infrastructures, with applications that emulate non-Zebra legacy languages, removing the need to rewrite print solutions. This reduces disruptions to operations during printer installations.




Looking to find your replacement parts for your Zebra brand label printer?

The Barcodefactory offers a quick solution to help you find that factory replacement part for your label printer fast with their free online parts search tool. Whether you need to replace a printhead or platen roller they offer the most extensive OEM parts available and backed by their ZASP certified staff.

Simply just select the product type; printer, scanner or mobile device. Then, select the Manufacturer brand of the product type and lastly select the model associated to the brand. All the available parts are then displayed for your selection to purchase. All parts are sold as new as supplied by the Manufacturer to properly work with your printer, scanner or mobile device.

The Barcodefactory offers extended warranties for all their printers available from Zebra Technologies. Call 888.237.8525 to speak with a Zebra Certified representative during business hours of M-F 8am-8pm EST or simply fill out the online form and a person will be in contact within 24 hours. You may also use their FREE online Chat.

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NRF 2018 is Retail’s Big Show. It’s retail’s most important three-day conference, which brings together the largest gathering of industry executives for discussions of the latest industry trends and gives attendees an unparalleled view into how retail brands of all sizes are transforming themselves for the digital age. The event offers unique networking opportunities and a glimpse of the latest technologies and solutions for retailers. For more than a century, NRF’s annual convention and EXPO has been the annual gathering for industry luminaries and leaders, and it remains the place where big things happen in retail.

Powerful content: ideas and insights to drive the future.

Solutions: The latest retail technology and innovations. See more than 500 exhibitors in the EXPO. Witness the future in the Innovation Lab. Find out here how to get a FREE EXPO Pass.

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End of Sale Announcement for Zebra 105sl+ and Zebra Xi Series Printers

Zebra announces the end of sale for 105SLPlus and Xi Printers, (110xi4, 140xi4 and 170xi4 printers). Zebra will no longer market or promote the 105SLPlus, 110X14, 140Xi4, 170X14 and R110Xi4 industrial printers. These printers have been replaced with the next-generation ZT610, ZT620 and ZT510 printers. The last book date for the 105SLPlus and Xi printers is May 2, 2018.

Effective April 2, 2018, all printers will migrate to the ZT4510 for 105sl+, and ZT600 series for the xi printers. These new printers are available today and are rich with features not found in the previous models, but are priced the same and function the same.

Find the Part Number and Replacement below:

Zebra 105SLPlus Printers

Current Part Number                                     Replaced By

102-801-00000 ZT51042-T010000Z               Standard ZT510 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm)

102-801-00100 ZT51042-T110000Z               Standard ZT510 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), Cutter

102-801-00200 ZT51042-T210000Z               Standard ZT510 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), Rewind with Peel

102-8K1-00000 ZT51042-T01A000Z               Standard ZT510 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), 802.11ac

103-801-00000 ZT51043-T010000Z               Standard ZT510 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm)

103-801-00100 ZT51043-T110000Z               Standard ZT510 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), Cutter

103-801-00200 ZT51043-T210000Z               Standard ZT510 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), Rewind with Peel

103-8K1-00000 ZT51043-T01A000Z               Standard ZT510 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), 802.11ac


Zebra 110Xi4 Industrial Printers

Current Part Number                                     Replaced By

112-801-00000 ZT61042-T010100Z               Standard ZT610 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm)

112-801-00100 ZT61042-T110100Z               Standard ZT610 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), Cutter

112-801-00200 ZT61042-T210100Z               Standard ZT610 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), Rewind with Peel

112-8K1-00000 ZT61042-T01A100Z               Standard ZT610 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), 802.11ac

R12-801-00000-R0 ZT61042-T0101A0Z         Standard ZT610 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), UHF RFID(US/Canada)

113-801-00000 ZT61043-T010100Z               Standard ZT610 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm)

113-801-00100 ZT61043-T110100Z               Standard ZT610 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), Cutter

113-801-00200 ZT61043-T210100Z               Standard ZT610 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), Rewind with Peel

113-8K1-00000 ZT61043-T01A100Z               Standard ZT610 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), 802.11ac

R13-801-00000-R0 ZT61043-T0101A0Z         Standard ZT610 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), UHF RFID (US/Canada)

116-801-00001 ZT61046-T010100Z               Standard ZT610 with 600 DPI (24 dots/mm)

116-801-00201 ZT61046-T210100Z               Standard ZT610 with 600 DPI (24 dots/mm), Rewind with Peel

R16-801-00000-R0 ZT61046-T0101A0Z         Standard ZT610 with 600 DPI (24 dots/mm), UHF RFID (US/Canada)


Zebra 170Xi4 Industrial Printers

Current Part Number                                     Replaced By

172-801-00000 ZT62062-T010100Z               Standard ZT620 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm)

172-801-00100 ZT62062-T110100Z               Standard ZT620 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), Cutter

172-801-00200 ZT62062-T210100Z               Standard ZT620 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), Rewind with Peel

172-8K1-00000 ZT62062-T01A100Z               Standard ZT620 with 203 DPI (8 dots/mm), 802.11ac

170-801-00000 ZT62063-T010100Z               Standard ZT620 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm)

170-801-00100 ZT62063-T110100Z               Standard ZT620 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), Cutter

170-801-00200 ZT62063-T210100Z               Standard ZT620 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), Rewind with Peel

170-8K1-00000 ZT62063-T01A100Z               Standard ZT620 with 300 DPI (12 dots/mm), 802.11ac

For more information or to schedule a consultation on Zebra ZT series printers, contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What will replace the 140Xi4?
A: The 140Xi4 will not be replaced. If the media used is more than 4.09” in width, the ZT620 should be used as the replacement printer.

Q: What will happen to the 220Xi4?
A: The 220Xi4 is not being discontinued and will remain available indefinitely.

Q: Are there any features that were standard on the 105SLPlus or Xi4 printers that are not standard on the ZT510/ZT600 series printers?
A: The Parallel port is now an optional connectivity card, part number P1083320-040.

Q: Are there any features that are standard on the ZT600 and ZT510 printers that were either options or not available on the ZT510/ZT600 series printers?
A: The bi-fold media door with clear window and the media supply spindle are now standard on the ZT610 and ZT620 (had been standard only on 600DPI 110Xi4).

Q: Will the same labels and formats work with the replacement printers?
A: Yes, provided the width and DPI match.

Q: What if I need a SKU that isn’t listed, for example a ZT610 with wireless and rewind?
A: If the SKU you are replacing isn’t listed in this notice or the regional price list, you will need to order the base model with the correct media handling option (tear/rewind/cutter), and the connectivity/RFID option kit(s). In the above example, you would order the ZT610 with rewind and the wireless connectivity option kit. Wireless connectivity can be added to any ZT510/ZT610/ZT620 printer, and UHF RFID can be added to any ZT610 or ZT620 printer.


Places-to-Buy: Zebra Printers
Manufacturer: Zebra Technologies

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Two significant dates are approaching quickly for previous versions of BarTender software:

BarTender 10.0 will reach its End of Support date on October 1, 2017.
After that date, BarTender’s world-class technical support will no longer be available to customers using version 10.0. In addition, 10.0 customers who are not on maintenance will no longer be able to purchase upgrades or updates; they must buy new licenses.
• BarTender 10.1 will reach its End of Sales date on November 1, 2017.

After that date, customers will no longer be able to purchase new 10.1 licenses, including edition upgrades. Customers who own version 10.1 of the Automation or Enterprise Automation Edition will still be able to purchase additional printer licenses.

We encourage all customers who are still using 10.1 or earlier to update to BarTender 2016, and to be on software maintenance so they have access to free version updates.



Manufacturer: Seagull Scientific
Places-to-buy: Seagull Scientific BarTender Software
Download FREE Trial: Free Demo BarTender Software

We get asked a lot, “What are the advantages of Thermal Transfer?”  Here is what we tell them:

Thermal Transfer – Advantages

  • Image durability. It’s the label type needed for harsh environments.
  • Superb resolution of bar codes, text and graphics.
  • Longer print head life compared to direct thermal printers.
  • Can be color depending on color of label – black, blue, red, green, white.

Thermal Transfer – Disadvantages

  • Dual media needed – labels and ribbons.  More to purchase and store.
  • Ribbons can be tricky to load.
  • Must match ribbon to face stock.
  • Single pass ribbon can be wasteful if little is printed on long labels.

Labeling is application driven. If your labels have a short life, are not exposed to UV or moisture or excessive handling, then direct thermal is your best option. All UPS and Fed-Ex provided shipping labels are DT. UPC labeling is also often a good option for DT, as long as synthetic materials are not needed.

PLACES-TO-BUY: BarcodeFactory Thermal Transfer Labels

reAlign, reUnite, and reEngage at RetailNOW 2017







RetailNOW is the must-attend show for anybody and everybody providing Point of Sale solutions in the POS Ecosystem, from Grocery and Hospitality to Retail and other Specialties. It’s the only show that focuses strictly on technology providers (resellers, software vendors, payment professionals, manufacturers and distributors). And as the driving force behind RetailNOW, RSPA works hard to ensure that RetailNOW is relevant, informative, collaborative, valuable, and entertaining.

RetailNOW 2017 is four information- and inspiration-filled days in August that will inform your opportunities, strategies, and best practices throughout the entire year. It’s designed to energize and empower you with knowledge, insight, foresight, and passion for your profession. Upon arrival, you will be invited to reAlign, reUnite, and reEngage with the core of our industry.

reAlign // By taking in the entire POS Ecosystem as a whole, including best practices and the most up-to-date information available, you’re able to reAlign your efforts, your strategies and your tactics so that they are all working in the same direction ensuring success.

reUnite // RetailNOW allows you to reUnite with peers and contacts from around the country to learn and share successful strategies, as well as find ways to integrate your strengths and work towards mutually beneficial growth and achievement.

reEngage // Throughout the four day experience that is RetailNOW, you will be exposed to a palpable energy created by your interaction with new technology, insightful research, and new opportunities. This energy will trigger you to reEngage with the POS Ecosystem and ignite your mind with new possibilities.

Attending RetailNOW 2017 will allow you to connect and learn from peers, trail blazers, and experts in the field. Be sure to bookmark this page as well as follow RSPA on social media for timely updates on new plans and announcements for the show. We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!