Epson Stylus CX4100

Epson Stylus CX4100

4 Colour Multifunction Inkjet Printers

The versatile printer, scanner and copier for the home office and small business


Epson Stylus CX4100 C11C627071 
PRINTING METHOD On-demand Inkjet (piezoelectric)
NOZZLE CONFIGURATION 4 x 90 nozzles (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
BLACK TEXT (MEMO) A4 Approx. 20PPM (Economy) *1
COLOUR TEXT (MEMO) A4 Approx. 19 PPM (Economy) *3
Photo 4" x 6" 81 sec per photo*2
Print Speed Data Printout Patterns The thumbnail images below show the printout patterns used to determine print speed specifications.
Print test pages
"Second" rating refers to the time taken to print one page. "ppm" rating refers to the number of pages printed in one minute. The computer environment we test under is as follows: CPU: 1GHZ Pentium III; RAM: 128MB; OS: Windows ME; Interface/Connectivity: USB
+ When printed on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
  5760 Optimised dpi using Resolution Performance Management (RPM) Technology
PAPER FEED METHOD Friction feed with Paper Feeder
PAPER HOLD CAPACITY Plain Paper(64gsm) - 100 sheets
PAPER SIZES A4, Letter, A5, B5, A6, 5"x7", 4"x6", Envelopes, #10, DL, C6, 220x132mm
* True BorderFree printing is available for the following media sizes: 4x6", 5x7" & A4.
Media types recommended: Premium Glossy Photo Paper A4, 4x6" & 5x7", Matte Paper - Heavyweight.


SCANNER TYPE Flatbed colour image scanner
DOCUMENT SIZE 216mm x 297mm
PIXEL DEPTH 48-bit internal, 24-bit external
SCANNING RESOLUTION Main 1200 x SubScan 2400dpi with Micro Step Drive
  Mono - up to 3.5m sec / line at 300dpi
Colour - up to 10m sec / line at 300dpi

Copy Function

  Approx 18cpm (Draft Mode) *1
Approx 17cpm (Draft Mode) *2
BorderFree* up to A4
Small Margins


  Windows® 98, Me / 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit
Mac® OS X 10.2.4 or later
PRINTER DRIVERS* Microsoft Windows® 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
Mac® OS X 10.2.4 or later
SOFTWARE TOOLS* Epson Scan Assist
Epson Attach Email
Epson Image Clip Pallete
Epson Copy Utility
Epson Easy Photo Print
Epson Web-to-Page
Epson File Manager
Epson Print Image Framer
Epson Print Image Framer Designer
INTERFACES Host: USB 2.0 full speed (PictBridge, USB Direct Print Only)
PC: High Speed USB 2.0
Supports printing from inserted storage media in Sony PLAYSTATION 3
  12 months return to base Standard
  Optional Additional 2 Year Warranty 3YWCX4100
  Epson Warranty
POWER CONSUMPTION Approx. 13W (ISO 10561 Letter Pattern)
LIGHTFASTNESS# 120 years on Epson Matte Paper - Heavyweight
  Light source Fluorescent light
  Intensity 70k lux
  Temperature 24°C
  Humidity 60% RH
  Glass Mount 2mm, soda lime
  Fade Criteria Pure YMC 30% loss at OD=1
  Dispaly Life Calculation Total illuminance/(500 lux x 10 hours x 365 days = 1 year)
Tests developed and conducted by Epson under fluorescent light (indoor display condition) with glass mount. The data is calculated by Epson's accelerated test of prints on specialty media.

# Data is calculated using accelerated simulation of fading under indoor preservation conditions including fluorescent light indoor display. Temperature, humidity and some atmospheric gases may also affect the rate of fading. The estimated lightfastness period does not indicate the colour changing or the durability of the paper itself. Epson recommends that your prints be stored in a photo album (or plastic photo storage box) in acid free, archival sleeves commonly available from most camera shops.

Black (T0631)
Black (T0621) optional*

* High Capacity Cartridge
Cyan (T0632), Magenta (T0633), Yellow (T0634),
High Capacity Black Ink (T0621) Approx. 400 pages* 4
Standard Capacity Black (T0631) Approx. 250 pages* 4
Cyan Ink Cartridge (T0632) Print test pages
Magenta Ink Cartridge (T0633) Approx. 380 pages* 5 (Composite Yield)
Yellow Ink Cartridge (T0634)

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This printer ships with a full set of ink cartridges and some ink from the first set is used for priming the printer. Yields will vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and ambient temperature.

When an ink cartridge needs replacing, you cannot continue copying or printing without replacing the relevant cartridge, even if other cartridges don’t need replacing.

You should leave a cartridge needing replacement installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement. Doing otherwise may cause ink remaining in the print head nozzles to dry out and affect printer operation.

To ensure ongoing print quality and trouble-free operation, a variable amount of ink will be present in a cartridge that is low on ink after the “Replace Cartridge” indicator comes on.

This printer will use a quantity of ink from each cartridge for print-head cleaning and maintenance and will use ink from all cartridges for both black and colour printing.

Warning to Epson printer owners. Many well known third party companies claim their inkjet printing papers are compatible with all Epson inkjet printers. Epson has reports from many customers who have used third party paper and have been very disappointed with the results. When the same customers have changed to genuine Epson paper, they have been amazed and pleased with the colour and quality of their prints. Epson recommends that you do not use any non genuine printing papers if you want to get the best results from your Epson printer. Epson printers are very carefully tuned to ensure Epson inks and Epson's patented MicroPiezo printhead produce the best quality prints using carefully selected Epson paper.

All other brands of printing papers are not wholly compatible with the printer.

Link to more information and independent studies on media durability by Wilhelm Research

Equipment supplied by Epson Australia is designed to function in conjunction with genuine Epson consumables and accessories specifically configured for it.

The Epson Intellidge® Ink System is designed to work perfectly in harmony with the printer and your choice of media to ensure you get:
  • the very best of print quality every print, every time
  • and trouble-free, peace-of-mind printing every print, every time

The Epson Intellidge® Ink System brings maximum benefits, maximum ink usage and the interchange of Epson cartridges suitable for this model. The Epson Intellidge® Ink System gives you easy-to-see, readily available information about all your ink levels.

This printer is designed to be used only with Genuine Epson Intellidge® ink cartridges
Intellidge® Ink cartridges are not designed for refill.

Colour Shifting Label It's now easier for you to identify Genuine Epson cartridges.
Epson is gradually replacing the current hologram with the new anti-counterfeit Color Shifting Label.

As an International ENERGY STAR Partner, Epson has determined that this product meets the International ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Epson is the registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson Stylus, PerfectPicture, MicroPiezo, AcuPhoto Halftoning, QuickDry are the trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other names and company names used herein are for identification purpose only and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks. All print samples shown herein are simulations. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Usage Conditions
Epson products are designed and made to give highly reliable use and long life when used according to its specifications. With any system, product or device used in situations where human life may be involved or at risk, Epson advises that you should take all necessary steps to ensure the suitability of your Epson product for inclusion in your system, and recommends that you include fail-safe procedures and redundancy support or backup equipment in your system, to maintain the maximum safety margin and optimum system reliability. Examples include but are not limited to – do not interfere with any electrical components within the device, do not use items supplied with the product for purposes other than as intended by Epson (ie mains cords, inks, CDs, plastic wrapping) and do not make modifications to the product.