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Epson SureColor P405 Inkjet Printer

[IS sku: HEP_SCP405]
$849 Normally $1,059  (Save $210!)

A great desktop printer with specialist inks for achieving the best results on gloss papers.

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The Epson Sure Color P405 is a great desktop printer that sets a new standard in glossy printing. Basically if you're looking for an archival pigment printer with the best results on gloss papers, this it the one for you.

Unlike Epson's other pigment printers, which are optimised for matte and semi-gloss stock, the P405 comes with a Gloss Optimiser cartridge that is used to coat the printed image with a more protective, even surface coating.

Epson Sure Color P405 Features:

  • Industry-leading pigment ink technology – Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink for colourful, vibrant prints, beautiful skin tones that are highly water, smudge and fade-resistant.
  • Individual, larger ink cartridges – change cartridges less often with 8 individual colour cartridges including a gloss optimiser.
  • Professional media versatility – accommodates cut-sheet and roll paper in sizes up to A3+ wide; supports photographic and fine art paper, canvas, 1.3 mm thick board and ink jet printable CD / DVDs.
  • Unparalleled connectivity – Hi-Speed USB 2.0, wireless 802.11n and 100 Mbit Ethernet support.
  • Auto-selecting Black inks – achieve optimal black density and superior contrast on glossy, matte or fine art papers from either Matte or Photo Black ink.
  • Leading-edge image-quality architecture – smoother colour transitions and outstanding highlight and shadow detail.
  • Precision 8-channel print head technology – innovative MicroPiezo AMC, one-inch wide print head with ink-repelling coating for more accurate dot placement and reduced maintenance.
Inkset Type, # Inks - Pigment, 8 inks

Inkset Type, # Inks

Pigment, 8 inks

Carriage Width - A3+ (13", 330mm)

Carriage Width

A3+ (13", 330mm)

High Quality Black & White? - No

High Quality Black & White?

Roll Printing Support? - Yes

Roll Printing Support?


Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.

We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer. Some features may of course have caveats not fully described here.

To get more information about a particular specification, use the arrow to get a 'Specxplanation'.

  • Inkset Name
    Ultrachrome K3
  • Inkset Type, # Inks
    Pigment, 8 inks
  • Carriage Width
    A3+ (13", 330mm)

    The Carriage Width is the maximum width of paper (on the short side) that can be used in the printer.

    Colloquially printers are more commonly referred to as 'A4, 'A3+' or 'A2' printers in Australia but of course not every country in the world uses the A paper system.

    Typically, A4 printers have a 9" carriage, A3+ printers are 13" carriage, and A2 printers a 17" carriage.

  • High Quality Black and White?

    Does the printer have a dedicated, high quality black and white mode for photographic printing?

    Almost all ink printers have a 'black only' type mode, but that is quite different to what we're talking about here.

    In this mode, called by Epson 'Advanced Black and White' mode or simply ABW, the printer uses multiple grey inks (AKA light black, light light black inks) to produce smooth black and white tones with little to no colour interference.

  • Maximum Print Resolution
    5760 x 1440

    This is the maximum dot resolution of the print head. The higher the number, the smaller the dots of ink the printer can place.

    Note that this has nothing to do with image resolution of course. The printer uses several ink dots to form the colour of one pixel. However the dots are so fine and closely mixed together you can only really see this screening pattern with a magnifying glass.

  • Dimensions
    62cm (W) x 32-79cm (D) x 21-41cm H)
  • Connections

    What physical connections are possible? Wireless support is listed separately below.

    Options include USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt, and Ethernet.

  • Included Cables
  • Wireless Support

    Does the printer support wireless, and if so what speeds and standards.

    Most modern routers will offer at least G, which is fast enough to run a printer. N and AC are quicker and good to have but they won't make your printer faster unfortunately!

  • Direct Device Printing Support

    If you use Apple devices like the iPad or iPhone, you'll want Apple Print support, allowing you to print directly from your device to the printer.

    For Android devices, Google Cloud Print is the equivalent system.

    Epson Connect offers a further option but generally you'll use one of the two main options above with modern devices.

  • Disc Printing Support?

    Does the printer support printing to printable CDs and DVDs?

  • Sheet Sizes Supported
    6 by 4"
    7 by 5"
    8 by 7"
    10 by 8"
    12 by 12"
    14 by 11"
    17 by 11"
    US Letter

    The sheet sizes supported by the printer out of the box. You can also generally define your own custom sheet sizes in the driver if you want to use unusually sized materials.

    (Note, though, that you can't typically print borderless to custom sheet sizes - the standard workaround is to use sheets slightly larger than you need, and then simply guillotine to the printed edge after printing).

  • Borderless Sheet Sizes Supported
    6 by 4"
    7 by 5"
    10 by 8"
    12 by 12"
    14 by 11"
  • Roll Printing Support?

    Does the printer support roll media, and do you need an accessory device for this?

    Even if the printer doesn't support roll media, you can still buy rolls, cut sheets from the roll, and use those. Just leave them to flatten for a few days as paper curl can be a painful issue with printers.

  • Roll Width Support
    Rolls up to 13" Wide
  • Borderless Printing On Rolls?

    Can the printer print right to the edge when using roll media?

  • Full Specifications

In The Box

Please Note:
We keep these details up to date to the best of our knowledge.

However if a particular item is of special importance to you please also check the manufacturer's listing for the product.

You will get:

  • SureColor P405 Printer
  • Power Cord
  • Full Ink Set
  • Set-up Guide
  • User Manual/driver/utility software CD.​