Epson Basic Inkjet All-In-One Printer (TPE-XP5200)

Epson Basic Inkjet All-In-One Printer (TPE-XP5200)
If you're looking for a basic inexpensive all-in-one printer that works seamless with your GNU/Linux system look no farther. Unlike many low end printers on the market these days this Epson printer can be setup and used without having to connect it to the internet. You don't need to jump through any registration hoops or subscribe to a printer manufacturer's ink subscription service. While it may not be the absolute cheapest model on the market it's one of the lowest priced models relative to what it has on offer.

Interested in an up close shot? Check out this video and get an up close shot of the printer, it's features, and a demonstration of it working seamlessly with GNU/Linux.

  • Easy to setup: Connect the power, install the ink cartridges, and connect via a USB cable or configure the wifi

  • Works out of the box: No drivers to install on distros with a recent software stack, just plug it in and print/scan

  • Upgrade with ease: No need to reload drivers manually with each upgrade on most distributions

  • One of the best supported printers: Not dependent on OS-loaded binary blobs or proprietary drivers

  • Stress-Free Setup and Operation: Large 2.4" color display for effortless navigation

  • Features: Print, Scan, Copy, USB, and Wireless networking supported

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

  • Save paper with duplex printing: Automatic 2-sided printing


Category Specification
Main Functions Print, Scan, Copy
Printing Technology PrecisionCore™ Heat-Free Technology
Printer Language ESC/P-R
Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
Print Speed 14 ISO ppm (black), 7.5 ISO ppm (color)
Automatic 2-Sided Print Speed 6.5 ISO ppm (black),4.5 ISO ppm (color)
Copy Speed (1-Sided) 11 ISO ipm (black),5.5 ISO ipm (color)
Copy Quality Copy Resolution (Print): 360 x 360 dpi,720 x 720 dpi
Maximum Copy Resolution (Input): 600 x 600 dpi
Maximum Copy Size 8.5" x 11" (Letter)
Maximum Number of Standalone Copies Up to 99 pages
Copy Features Automatic 1-sided to 2-sided, Reduction/Enlargement 25% to 400%, Auto Fit Page
Scanner Type Flatbed Color Image Scanner
Photoelectric Device CIS sensor
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi
Maximum Hardware Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi interpolated
Scanner Bit Depth Color: 48-bit input, 24-bit output, Grayscale: 16-bit input, 8-bit output, Black and White: 16-bit input, 1-bit output
Scan Bed Size 8.5" x 11.7"
Standard Connectivity Hi-Speed USB, Wi-Fi ®4 Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct ®2 (8 connections)
Input Paper Capacity 150 sheets
Maximum Paper Size (User Defined) 8.5" x 47.2"
Paper Types Supports Plain Paper/Bright White Paper, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss, Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Paper Sizes Letter, A4, Legal, 8" x 10", 5" x 7", 4" x 6", 3.5" x 5", Executive, Half Letter, A6, User Defined: 3.5" x 5" to 8.5" x 47.2" (89 mm x 127 mm to 215.9 mm x 1,200 mm)
Borderless Sizes Letter, A4, 8" x 10", 5 x 7", 4" x 6", 3.5" x 5"
Envelope Types No. 10
Display 2.4" Color LCD
Temperature Operating: 50° to 95 °F (10° to 35 °C)
Storage: -4° to 104 °F (-20° to 40 °C
Relative Humidity Operating: 20 – 80%
Storage: 5 – 85% (no condensation
Sound Level Sound Power/PC Printing (Plain Paper default)
Color 6.4 dB(A), Monochrome 6.8 dB(A)
Sound Pressure/PC Printing (Plain Paper default)
Color 51 dB(A), Monochrome 54 dB(A)
Rated Voltage AC 100 – 240 V
Rated Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
Rated Current 0.4 – 0.2 A
Power Consumption Standalone Copy Printing (ISO 24712) 12 W
Ready Mode 5.3 W
Sleep Mode 0.7 W
Power Off Mode 0.2 W
Safety/EMC Standards UL 62368-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1
FCC Part15, Subpart B, Class B
ICES-003 Class B
Country of Origin Philippines
Warranty 90-day limited warranty in the U.S. standard
Printing 14.8" x 19.8" x 7.4" (375 mm x 503 mm x 187 mm)
Storage 14.8" x 13.7" x 7.4" (375 mm x 347 mm x 187 mm)
Weight 11.9 lb (5.4kg)
Packaging Dimensions (W x D x H) 18.0" x 17.4" x 10.2" (456 mm x 442 mm x 259 mm)
Package Weight 14.5 lb (6.58 kg)
What’s in the Box All-in-One Printer, power cord, 4 Claria ® 222 Ink cartridges (1x Black ink cartridge and 3x color ink cartridges: 1x Cyan, 1x Magenta, 1x Yellow)
Ink Type Claria 222 Ink
Ink Cartridges 4 individual ink cartridges (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black)
Replacement Ink Cartridges 222 Standard Capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (Yield, ISO Pages - Black: 210, Color: 185) 222XL High-Capacity Black (Yield, ISO Pages - Black: 550)
Eco Features ENERGY STAR ® Qualified
RoHS compliant
Compatible with (although not supported by ThinkPenguin, Inc) Windows ® 11/10/8.1/8/7/Windows Vista ® (32-bit, 64-bit), XP SP3 or later (32-bit), XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 or later Mac ® OS X® 10.9 – 10.15.x, 11.x, 12.x 5 Chrome™ OS (Print) Ver. 89 or later


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Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 11
Linux Mint 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 6
Debian 12
Ubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Lubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Kubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Fedora 39
Zorin OS 16, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 17
elementary OS 7, 7.1

Most distributions with a recent release are going to work out of the box.

Notes: Does not include USB cable. See connectivity options below.

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

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