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Epson Stylus CX5200
Color inkjet printer, max. 5760x1440 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: gutenprint (Home page)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, no spooler


Printer supports direct text printing with the 'us-ascii' charset.


Multi-function device: Printer, Scanner, Copier.

The printing engine seems to be the C82, so when your Gimp-Print version does not list this device explicitly as supported, pretend that you have the C82.

To be able to scan you need either kernel 2.4.21 or newer or you need to do a small change in the "scanner.o" module of older kernels. See this posting on the linux-usb-devel mailing list and the thread "Epson Stylus cx3200 MFP" on the Epson Forum.

You have to remove the following from the drivers/usb/scanner.c file in the kernel source:

if (dev->config[0].bNumInterfaces != 1) {
    info("probe_scanner: Only one device interface is supported.");
    return NULL;

Then you have to recompile, install, and reload the "scanner.o" kernel module (the commands have to be executed as "root", we assume that the kernel source code is in the /usr/src/linux directory):

cd /usr/src/linux
make modules
cp drivers/usb/scanner.o /lib/modules/<Linux version>/kernel/drivers/usb/
rmmod scanner
modprobe scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x0801

After having done so you can configure SANE to use the CX5200 with the "epson" scanner driver, it is probably compatible to the Epson Perfection 1200U.

Copying should just work with the front panel of the device.


The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

gutenprint  (driver home page)
Top Quality Printer Drivers for inkjets, dye sublimation printers, and PCL lasers
Supplier: Gutenprint project
License: GPL (free software)
User support:Gutenprint mailing list at SourceForge (voluntary)
Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
Text:||||||||||  90Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  90Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  60

Other drivers:

gimp-print  (driver home page)
This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: gutenprint
This driver is free software.
Type: CUPS Raster