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Epson Introduces SureColor P400 As R2000 Replacement Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

6 October 2015

Epson has announced the SureColor P400, the latest in its revamped 13-inch printer line. Priced at $599 to please enthusiasts who may not print regularly, the P400 replaces the R2000. It uses the same ink but the inkset has been renamed from Hi-Gloss 2 to simply HG2 to avoid the impression it's only for glossy paper.

SureColor P400. The 13-inch printer for the enthusiast.

The P400 does bring a few refinements of its own to the game, though, including:

  • A 14ml ink cartridge that's a bit bigger than your usual consumer cartridge
  • Borderless printing on fine arts papers
  • Media support for 8.3- and 13-inch wide rolls up to 129 inches (for those endless panoramas)
  • No ink loss when switching between photo to matte black thanks to dedicated ink channels

The inkset uses less ink with a dedicated Red ink replacing the usual Light Magenta, Magenta and Yellow combination to print red. And Orange prints skin tones and browns more efficiently and therefore faster. And a gloss optimizer gives a real lab print photo finish feel to the prints.

A set of inks runs about $144 and the initial cartridges carry a full load.

Eddie Murphy, marketing specialist, Professional Imaging, Epson America, summed it up, "The UltraChrome HG2 pigment ink technology and robust media handling capabilities enable photographic-quality output on canvas, fine art papers, 12x12-inch scrapbook pages and even panorama printing."

Epson recommends the P600 or P800 for black and white printing but the P400 will print a "decent black and white, obviously without the tonality" of the other printers, Murphy said, due to its small 1.5 picoliter droplet size.


Specifications for the P400 include:

Print Technology
Printhead Advanced MicroPiezo AMC printhead with ink-repelling coating technology
8-channel, drop-on-demand, inkjet printhead
Nozzles 180 nozzles x 8
Droplet Size Smallest droplet size 1.5 picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to 3 different droplet sizes per print line
Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Printable Area Maximum paper width: 13 inches
Maximum cut-sheet size: 13x19 inches
Maximum printable area: 13x129 inches
Print Speed 8x10 Photo: Approx. 1 min 8 sec
11x14 Photo: Approx. 1 min 42 sec
CD/DVD Printing Inkjet printable CD/DVD
Paper Handling
Sheet Sizes 4x6 inch sheet to 13x19 plus 8x- and 13-inch wide roll paper
Maximum Paper Width Auto sheet feeder 13 inches
Manual roll paper path (rear) 13 inches
Roll paper 13 inches
Paper Capacity Auto sheet feeder:
  Up to 13x19 inches
  120 sheets (plain paper)
  30 sheets (photo paper)
Manual rear path:
  1 sheet (fine art paper)
Front media path:
  Up to 13x19 inches
  1 sheet manual feeder for media up to 1.3 mm thick
  1 printable CD/DVD (using included tray)
Special Media Support Roll paper 8.3- and 13-inch rolls
Fine art paper via manual rear path
Inkjet printable CD/DVD using included tray
Type Epson UltraChrome HG2 Ink
Palette Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, Orange and Gloss Optimizer
Cartridge 8 individual 14ml intelligent ink cartridges
shelf life of three years, six months after opened
Operating Systems Apple OS X 10.7.x to 10.11.x
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 10
Connectivity USB 2.0 (1 port), 100Base-T Ethernet (1 port), WiFi Certified (802.11n only), Epson Connect 4: Epson iPrint Mobile App
Printer Language Epson ESC/P raster photographic drivers standard
Temperature Operating: 50 to 95 degrees F
Storage: -4 to 104 degrees F
Humidity Operating: 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Storage: 5% to 85% (no condensation)
Sound Level Approximately 52.8 dB according to ISO 7779
Electrical AC 110-120 volts, 50-60 Hz
rated less than 1 amp at 110-120 volts
Power Consumption Printing: approx. 20 W
Sleep mode: approx. 1.4 W
Power off: approx. 0.15 W
Dimensions Printing: 24.5 x 31.4 x 16.5 inches (W x D x H)
Storage: 24.5 x 12.8 x 8.6 inches (W x D x H)
Weight 27.1 lbs.


The Epson SureColor P400 is available now through authorized resellers for $599. The printer is supported by a one-year whole-unit exchange limited warranty plan and specialized technical support staff.

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Epson Expands SureColor Desktop Photo Printer Line with 13-Inch SC-P400

Epson SureColor P400 Features Robust Media Handling Capabilities and UltraChrome HG2 Ink Technology to Deliver Unprecedented Quality

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Epson today refines creative photographic output with the introduction of its 13-inch Epson SureColor P400 desktop photo printer. Designed for photography enthusiasts, advanced amateur photographers and creative hobbyists, the SureColor P400 combines the industry-proven Epson MicroPiezo AMCTM print head with next-generation Epson UltraChrome HG2 pigment inks to deliver professional capabilities and prints with unprecedented quality.

The eight-color Epson UltraChrome HG2 pigment ink set utilized in the SureColor P400 includes Red and Orange inks for deeper reds, true-to-life colors, while dedicated channels for both Matte and Photo Black inks provide deep, rich blacks on matte, fine art and photo papers. Featuring enhanced AccuPhoto HD imaging technology and a unique Gloss Optimizer chemistry, the SureColor P400 creates consistent output with smooth gradations and exhibition-quality prints with a professional-lab look and feel.

"The SureColor P400 is an affordable, intuitive and versatile printing tool designed to inspire creativity and preserve memories through high-quality prints that will last for generations," said Eddie Murphy, marketing specialist, Professional Imaging, Epson America. "The UltraChrome HG2 pigment ink technology and robust media handling capabilities enable photographic-quality output on canvas, fine art papers, 12"x12" scrapbook pages and even panorama printing."

Advanced media handling, including a front-in and front-out paper path, enables borderless photos with exceptional clarity and sharpness up to 13x19" on a wide variety of glossy, matte and fine art papers, while improved roll paper support allows for breathtaking panoramas over 10 feet long for both Windows and Mac users. In addition, custom images can be created and printed directly onto canvas, art boards and CD/DVDs. The SureColor P400 also offers unparalleled connectivity options for its class, making it easy to print from a home office or studio via USB, Wireless N, WiFi Direct or Ethernet.

More about the Epson SureColor P400

The Epson SureColor P400 offers several innovative features to meet the needs of today's creative individuals:

  • Industry-leading pigment ink technology: UltraChrome HG2 pigment ink for colorful prints that are highly water, smudge and fade resistant
  • Vibrant color: Red and Orange inks ensure true, deep reds and richer skin tones
  • Auto-selecting Black inks: Optimal black density on matte, fine art or glossy papers from either Matte or Photo Black ink, delivered via dedicated channels
  • Individual ink cartridges: Change cartridges less often with eight 14 mL individual ink cartridges that offer a more affordable cost per set2
  • Advanced image processing: Smoother color transitions and outstanding highlight and shadow detail with AccuPhoto HG imaging technology
  • Industry-proven eight-channel print head technology: MicroPiezo AMC one-inch-wide print head with a 1.5 pl minimum droplet size and ink-repelling coating for more accurate dot placement and reduced maintenance
  • Flexible media handling: Prints cut-sheet and roll paper in sizes up to 13-inches wide including borderless; supports photographic and fine art paper, canvas, 1.3mm thick board and inkjet-printable CD/DVDs
  • Professional connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, wireless 802.11n1 and 100 Mbit Ethernet support

Pricing, Availability and Support

The Epson SureColor P400 will be demonstrated for the first time in North America at PhotoPlus Expo (booth #707), taking place Oct. 22 to 24 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and is available now through authorized resellers for $599. The printer is supported by a one-year whole-unit exchange limited warranty plan and specialized technical support staff. For additional information about the Epson SureColor P400, visit

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