• Improved efficiency, productivity and reduced costs
  • Optimized applications for your unique business needs
  • Reduced desk space demands. Wall-mounted option is available.
  • Portability for hand-held or trolley use
  • Caters for multi-lingual clients and workforces with 47 printable languages and 31 user  display languages
  • Compatible with eco-friendly linerless labels
  • Branded and application-focussed label designs from SATO’s own design team and brand-new production facilities
  • Supports compliance with food regulations
  • Multi-purpose asset: label printer, operator video training tool, compliance monitoring, and management tool
  • Easy database update by USB/LAN/WLAN

FX3-LX for the Food Industry

Rely on food-safe features for peace of mind

FX3-LX has the ability to automatically calculate and print best-before and use-by dates, allergens and secondary shelf-life compliance information for individual products and ingredients, based on its internal product database. The FX3-LX database is easily updated with data from a server via a USB memory stick, USB and LAN PC connection or automatically via WLAN, ensuring data accuracy is maintained at all times. This in turn helps to reduce food waste due to improper labelling. In addition, label usage tracking is also a feature of the FX3-LX, allowing the user to verify whether food safety procedures are being adhered to.

Reduce costs & save space

The FX3-LX’s PC-less printing feature makes it ideal for use by a wide range of food industry sectors. From Quick Service Restaurants to Corporate, Hospitality and Manufacturing, businesses in the food industry can reduce costs and save space by moving the portable device from the kitchen or back-office to the service floor, as and when required. FX3-LX prints high quality (305dpi), durable 3-inch labels as standard, without the need for a PC.

FX3-LX for the Retail Industry

Print on demand, in any location

For the convenience of retail assistants, the FX3-LX has a USB-A interface, which allows peripheral devices (such as scanners and keyboards) to be connected for all shop-floor and back-of-store operations. Hand scanners, for example, can be connected via USB or Bluetooth, making it easy and fast to retrieve information and print from product databases. This means less time is spent on merchandising and more time is focused on customer service.

Remove human error with automatic calculations

Unlike hand labelling, where the retail assistant would need to work out discounts and keep a track of discounted items manually, the FX3-LX automatically calculates sales tax and price discounts to avoid human error. The device keeps track of discounted items and allows corrective actions to be taken, as and when required. The FX3-LX’s high-resolution print is suited to production of shelf-edge labels and promotional quality print for discount and high-end outlets alike.

FX3-LX for the Manufacturing & Logistics Industries

Access accurate data, whatever your location

The multi-functional nature of the FX3-LX makes it perfectly suited to manufacturing and logistics environments. Accurate data can be efficiently accessed in multiple sites and geographies, allowing operatives to label items correctly. The ability to label goods with data supplied direct from an up-to-date, portable database is of benefit to many applications, including:

  • Put-away labeling
  • Raw material labeling
  • Pick, pack and ship labeling
  • Returns labeling
  • Cross-docking re-labeling and dispatch addressing

In all instances, the easy-to-operate FX3-LX requires less manual input and less internal training than traditional labeling methods, making significant labor savings for small and large-scale enterprises. Put-away labeling, for example, requires less manual input for label printing on inner-box labels due to the user’s access to an up-to-date product database. Without the FX3-LX, adding labels to inner boxes, rather than just the outer carton, is a time-consuming operation that often requires additional training.

General Specifications

Printing Method Printing Method Printing Method Direct Thermal
Print Resolution, dots/mm (dpi) Print Resolution, dots/mm (dpi) Print Resolution, dots/mm (dpi) 12 dot/mm (305dpi)
Max. Print Area Width, mm (inch) 80 mm (3.15”)
Length, mm (inch) 500 mm (19.69”)
Max. Print Speed, mm/sec (ips) AC adapter operation: 152mm/sec (6 ips) Battery operation: 101mm/sec (4 ips)
Printer Mode Continuous, Tear-off, Cutter, Partial Cutter, Dispenser, Linerless Tear-off, Linerless Cutter
Sensor Type Sensor Type Gap (Transmissive) and I-Mark (Reflective)
Media Type Media Type Roll (Continuous, Die-cut, linerless), Fan-fold
Media Thickness (Label and Liner) Media Thickness (Label and Liner) 0.14 mm (0.0055”) ~ 0.19 mm (0.00075”)
Label Roll Diameter 105 mm (4.13”) on 25 mm (1”) ID Core
90 mm (3.54”) on 40 mm (1.5”) ID Core
Wind Direction Face-in/ Face-out, No setting change required
Label Size (Label and Liner) Continuous Width 28 mm (1.10’’) ~ 85 mm (3.35’’)
Length 19 mm (0.75’’) ~ 503 mm (19.80’’)
Tear Off Width 28 mm (1.10’’) ~ 85 mm (3.35’’)
Length 19 mm (0.75’’) ~ 503 mm (19.80’’)
Cutter Width 28 mm (1.10’’) ~ 85 mm (3.35’’)
Length 19 mm (0.75’’) ~ 503 mm (19.80’’)
Dispenser Width 28 mm (1.10’’) ~ 85 mm (3.35’’)
Length 19 mm (0.75’’) ~ 503 mm (19.80’’)
Linerless Width 32 mm (1.26’’) ~ 82 mm (3.23’’)
Length 20 mm (0.79’’) ~ 500 mm (19.69’’)
Linerless Cutter Width 32 mm (1.26’’) ~ 82 mm (3.23’’)
Length 45 mm (1.77’’) ~ 500 mm (19.69’’)
Display Panel Display Panel 7” TFT Full Color touch screen LCD (480 x 800)
Large Status LED Large Status LED Large Status LED Blue/ Red
Multi National Language Support Multi National Language Support 47 Languages and Scalable Print Fonts
31 Languages for LCD Menu 31 Languages for LCD Menu
Operation and customer videos Operation and customer videos Operation and customer videos 14 preset videos including media loading, parts replacement, option installation, cleaning etc.
Operation and customer videos Operation and customer videos Operation and customer videos 1 GB space available for storing and playing customer videos with sound. (onboard speaker)
Peripheral devices Peripheral devices Peripheral devices Connect peripheral devices like scanner, keypad and keyboard directly to the printer for data input
Remote Maintenance Remote Maintenance SNMP Ver. 3, HTTPs
Preventive Maintenance Preventive Maintenance SOS (SATO Online Services)
Fonts Standard Fonts Bitmap fonts: 10 SATO fonts, 4 POP fonts
Scalable fonts: 39 fonts
Multi-national language support (47 languages/Unicode), Single and Double byte fonts (Korean, Chinese, Japanese)
Barcodes 1D Barcode Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN 8/13, GS-1 Databar, GS-1 128 (UCC/ EAN 128), Interleaved 2/5, Industrial 2/5, JAN 8/13, Matrix 2/5, MSI, Bookland, Postnet, UPC-A/E,
Customer Barcode, Postnet, USPS code
2D Barcode Aztec, PDF 417, Micro PDF, Maxi Code, GS1 Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code
Composite Symbologies EAN-8/13 Composite, UPC-A/E Composite, GS1 DataBar, (Composite, Trucated Composite, Stacked Composite, Expanded Stacked Composite, Expanded Composite, Stacked Omnidirectional Composite, Limited Composite), GS1-128 Composite
USB + LAN Model USB 2.0 (Type A) x 3, USB 2.0 (Type B), Ethernet (IPv4/v6), NFC
Optional WLAN / Bluetooth kit Wifi: Wifi Direct IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, (2.4GHz/ 5GHz) Bluetooth: version 4.1, MFi certified
Language Emulations Language Emulations Language Emulations Auto Detect, SBPL, SZPL, SDPL, SIPL, STCL, SEPL
Power Requirements Power Requirements Power Requirements Universal Auto-ranging Power Supply, 100-240 VAC +/-10%, 50/60 Hz
Battery Lithium-ion Smart Battery. 14.4V, 1950 mAh
Power Saving Programmable energy saving functions
Dimensions Standard model W132 mm x D 225mm x H161mm
*Excluding label roll, AC adapter and other options
Standard model with battery mount kit W132 mm x D 225mm x H180mm
Weight Standard model with battery mount kit W132 mm x D 225mm x H180mm
Weight Standard model 2.5 kg
Standard model with battery mount kit 3.0 kg
Standards & Agency Approvals Standards & Agency Approvals Standards & Agency Approvals Noise (EMC) standards: EN55032, EN55024, EN61000-3-2 / 3-3, EN300 330-2 / -1, EN301 489-1 / -3 / -17, FCC Part15 Subpart B, ICES 003 Safety standards: UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1, IEC/EN60950-1
Wireless regulations: FCC Part15 Subpart C/E, ISED RSS-Gen, ISED RSS-247, EN 300 328, EN 301 893
Operating environment Label (excluding dispenser) 0~40°C/ 30~80%RH (non condensing)
Label (dispenser) 0~35°C/ 30~75%RH (non condensing)
Linerless 5~35°C/ 30~75%RH (non condensing)
Storage environment -5~60 °C, 30~90% RH Non-condensing
Compliancy IPx2, IK06, Energy Star, Bluetooth MFi Certification
Accessories Accessories Cutter Kit, Partial Cutter Kit, Linerless Kit, WLAN / Bluetooth Kit, Battery Mount Kit, Lithium ion Battery, Battery Charger, Cradle Kit, Wall Mount Kit