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Epson Stylus CX6400
Color inkjet printer, max. 5760x1440 dpi, works Mostly
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.

In contrary to the CX5400 this device has memory card slots, so that you can print photos directly from your camera's card, but you can also scan documents or photos onto a memory card, for example for usage with a PDA.

The printing engine is compatible to the one of the Epson Stylus C84, see that printer entry for more info. All but full-bleed works with Gimp-Print 4.2.6 or newer or 4.3.24 or newer.

Scanning should work as described for the Epson Stylus CX3200 and CX5200, best with kernel 2.4.21 or later. To make the "epson" backend of SANE recognizing this device, you have to add a line like

usb 0x4b8 0x805

to the /etc/sane.d/epson.conf file where the two hexadecimal numbers are the vendor and product IDs of your scanner. You find the actual IDs in /proc/bus/usb/devices. Search for an entry for an Epson device (the model name can be different to "CX6400" as often the Epson devices report their japanese market name) and in the line beginning with "P" directly above the line with the manufacturer name you find the hexadecimal vendor and product IDs.

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

Consumables/Refills: 4 separately exchangeable ink cartridges


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This driver is obsolete.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