Epson 4x6 And 5x7 Photo Printer GNU/Linux Edition (TPE-EPS400)

Epson 4x6 And 5x7 Photo Printer GNU/Linux Edition (TPE-EPS400)

Please note this is not a full size printer for 8x11 photos,
but a printer specifically geared at printing photos on 4x6 and 5x7 photo paper.

Don't get just any photo printer! Get a penguin printer with proper support for GNU/Linux. Most photo printers don't have proper support under any operating system and you can expect to see whatever support you do get disappear in short order. This is typically shortly after a manufacturer discontinues a printer, and new models come out about every ~6-12 months so your support period isn't even that long. Fortunately by purchasing from our line-up of freedom friendly printers you don't have to worry about that on at least GNU/Linux and similarly free software systems thanks to a community of developers who maintain free software drivers for our printer line-up.

Within the photo printer space there is one exception to the 'all photo printers are poorly supported' situation. Our Epson Photo Printer utilizes a free software driver and has been properly vetted by us. You can be confident it will work today, tomorrow, and far in the future because of the free software drivers shipping with most (if not near all) GNU/Linux distributions. Need a demonstration? Watch the video of the printer in action.

  • Works out of the box on most recent distributions: No drivers to install on most popular and LTS releases

  • Documentation for distributions that don't yet have out of the box support like: Fedora 36, Debian 11

  • This lightweight printer delivers beautiful borderless 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos

  • Upgrade with ease- continued support & no need to reload drivers manually with each upgrade

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linux distributions

  • Not dependent on OS-loaded binary blobs or proprietary drivers-firmware

  • Ultra compact design — lightweight, portable printer saves space, wherever you choose to print

  • Total wireless solution: Print from any device easily be it a tablet, phone, desktop, or laptop

  • Get high-quality photos, fast — print vibrant 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 36 seconds

  • Share prints for generations to come — durable prints last up to 200 years in album storage

  • Print your favorite photos, PC-free — 2.7" color display and built-in card slot to preview and edit photos

  • Easily edit photos — get custom prints with Auto Photo Correction; crop, remove red eye and more

  • Get your photos, your way — print in color, black-and-white or sepia, with or without borders

Category Specification
Printing Technology: 4-color (CMYBK) drop-on demand MicroPiezo
Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size: 2 picoliters
Photo Print Speed: 4" x 6" borderless photo in as fast as 36 sec
Nozzle Configuration: 180 nozzles each color
Ink Type: 4-color dye (smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant photos)
Ink Palette: Dye Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow
Ink Configuration: 1 individual ink cartridge
Replacement Ink: 320 Standard-capacity (CMYBK)
Ink Yield Information: CMYBK ~100 4" x 6" photos
Fade Resistance / Print Longevity: Up to 200-year album storage
Intended for: GNU/Linux Users
Temperature: Operating: 50 ° to 95 °F (10 ° to 35 °C)
Storage: -4 ° to 140 °F (-20 ° to 40 °C)
Sound Level: 41 dB (A)
Dimensions: Storage: 9.00" x 6.9" x 3.3" (W x D x H)
Printing: 9.8" x 15.1" x 7.9" (W x D x H)
Weight: 4.0 lb
Safety Approvals: Safety standards UL60950, CSA 22.2 No. 00950 EMI FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B
Country of Origin: Philippines
Standard Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0/Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct (Micro USB to USB A cable sold seperately)
Printing from a Mobile Device: Epson Connect™
Epson Email Print
Epson iPrint™ Mobile App
Google Cloud Print™
Android Printing
Remote Print
Supported Memory Cards: SD / SDHC / SDXC, MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
PC-Free Paper Support: Photo (4" x 6", 5" x 7")
Paper Sizes: 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7"
Paper Types: Plain paper
Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Borderless Sizes: 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7"
Envelope Types: No. 10
Input Paper Capacity: 50 sheets A5 plain paper, 20 sheets Premium Photo Paper Glossy, 1 sheet up to 0.6mm
Output Paper Tray Capacity: 20 sheets A5 plain paper (Default Text), 20 sheets Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Display: 2.7" color display
Software Included: None (Epson® printer driver for non-free operating systems available via download)
Image Enhancement Technologies: Auto Photo Correction with advanced face detection, preview on LCD, red-eye removal and photo restoration
Color Management: Auto Photo Correction
Rated Voltage: AC 100 – 240 V
Rated Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz
Rated Current: 0.4 Amp (Max 0.5 Amp)
Connectivity, Printers Facets: USB
Mobile Solutions
Features, Printers Facets: Memory Card Slot
Mobile Device Printing
Borderless Photos
LCD Display
PC-free Paper Support, Printers Facets: 4" x 6"
Primary Use, Printers Facets: For Home
Type, Printers Facets: Single-Function
Printer Series, Printers Facets: PictureMate
What's in the box: Photo Printer
Setup and instruction manual
Power cord
AC power adapter
1 ink cartridge (CMYBK)
Five Photo Paper Glossy sheets
Other OS Compatibility (although not supported by ThinkPenguin, Inc) Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows® 8.x (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows 10
Mac OS® X 10.6.8 – 10.10.x8

Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)

Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 10, 11
Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10, 24.04
Linux Mint 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
Fedora 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
Debian 11, 12

Most distributions with a recent release will pick up the printer automatically and work out of the box without installing additional software. There are a few exceptions currently including Debian (depending on what packages are installed) and Fedora 36. If you have any questions about compatibility or need a printer with support for an older distribution please contact us with the name and version of your distribution for more information.

Notes: Printer does not include a USB cable, but one is available below as an option. The printer also supports wifi.

We are unable to ship this item to those outside the United States.

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