Epson XP-405 Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for the Epson XP-405 printer

£14.84 (£17.81 inc VAT)

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  • Pack of 4 high capacity ink cartridges
  • Premium brand recycled ink cartridges

    Made using recycled Epson cartridges, these premium brand cartridge are a direct replacement for the Epson versions.

    Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    Note that by using these cartridges, you will not be invalidating the warranty on your Epson printer.

    As with everything we sell, they are covered by our 100% money back guarantee.

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Price per page

This figure is based on manufacturer quoted values and is for comparison purposes only.

It is derived from testing using the international ISO standard for printing (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712). For most cartridges this means 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 paper.

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Black ink cartridges for the Epson XP-405 printer

Cyan ink cartridges for the Epson XP-405 printer

Magenta ink cartridges for the Epson XP-405 printer

Yellow ink cartridges for the Epson XP-405 printer

Customer Questions & Answers

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  • Using an XP-405 printer, what would be the cost of an A4 full colour print using high capacity cartridges please?

    Epson XP-405 cost-per-photo

    Epson only provide a page yield for XP-405 ink cartridges which is based on printing at 5% coverage of an A4 page. Unfortunately, we're unable to calculate the cost of a full A4 sheet for you.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • How does the Epson XP-405 printer know what colours to use when printing off my iPad?

    Epson XP-405 colour technology

    Unfortunately, we don't provide technical support for printers so we suggest that you contact Epson with this type of enquiry about the XP-405 printer. We've attached a link to their UK website for your reference:

    Answered by Daniel Kelman (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • Are these genuine Epson XP405 ink cartridges?

    Genuine Epson XP-405 inks?

    We sell both genuine and compatible ink cartridges for the Epson Expression Home XP-405 printer. To distinguish between them is fairly straightforward. Any item listed as "Genuine" and has the official EPSON logo is a brand new and original Epson XP-405 ink cartridge. Any item listed as "Premium brand" is made by a third-party manufacturer and is a non-genuine cartridge. You'll also notice that the images for original Epson XP-405 ink show the official Epson Daisy packaging as opposed to the compatible XP-405 cartridge images which have no Epson branding.

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • For the Epson XP-405 cartridges, can you please tell me what capacity in ml these are please? The number of pages is not much use to me. The ones I'm interested in are the pack of 4 high capacity ink cartridges (replaces Epson T1816). Black: 470 pages, cyan: 450 pages, magenta: 450 pages, yellow: 450 pages? Regards, Clive.

    Capacity of compatible XP-405 ink cartridges

    The pack you're referring to is the compatible Epson XP-405 ink cartridges. The ink capacity of our compatible Epson T1816 cartridges for the XP-405 printer is the same as the gneuin cartridges as follows: Black: 11.5ml Cyan: 6.6ml Magenta: 6.6ml Yellow: 6.6ml

    Answered by Cheryl Stanley (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • What's the ink capacity of the individual high capacity cartridges for the Epson Expression XP405 printer?

    Epson XP-405 ink volumes

    The volume of ink in the genuine high capacity Epson XP-405 ink cartridges is as follows:

    High capacity black Epson T1811 ink cartridge: 11.5ml

    High capacity cyan Epson T1812 ink cartridge: 6.6ml

    High capacity magenta Epson T1813 ink cartridge: 6.6ml

    High capacity yellow Epson T1814 ink cartridge: 6.6ml

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • I bought an XP-405 printer and also bought spare ink cartridges but they don't appear to be the correct ones. I have the T1285 multipack - are they the wrong ones?

    Epson XP-405 cartridge compatibility

    Unfortunately, the Epson T1285 multipack cartridges aren't compatible with the Epson Expression Home XP-405 printer. The only cartridges designed for use in the Epson XP-405 printer are listed on this page and the multipack part numbers are T1806 or T1816. To see all the printers that are compatible with the Epson T1285 multipack please click on the following link and a full list of compatible printers is given below the heading "This item is guaranteed to work in the following printers:"

    Answered by Tamara Sawyer (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • I've just bought an Epson XP405 printer. Which multipack of ink do I buy? Thanks.

    Epson XP-405 multipack purchase

    This will depend on your printing budget and how many pages you're likely to print. We currently sell three different multipacks for the Epson XP-405 printer. Two of these multipacks contain high capacity 18XL ink cartridges so if you print regularly and want cartridges that last longer then you should buy a high capacity 18XL ink multipack. The only difference between the high capacity multipacks is that one set contains genuine Epson 18XL ink cartridges whereas the other set contains premium brand compatible Epson 18XL ink cartridges which are cheaper because they're made by a third-party manufacturer rather than Epson. We also have a genuine Epson 18 ink multipack which contains all four colours in standard capacity cartridges. Please click on the links below to see each of these items in order for you to decide which one you'd like to purchase:

    Genuine high capacity 4 colour Epson 18XL ink multipack:

    Compatible high capacity 4 colour Epson 18XL ink multipack:

    Genuine 4 colour Epson 18 ink multipack:

    Answered by Stacey Cullen (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • As I only use black ink in my Epson XP405 printer, what would be the cheapest way to refill it? Could I install all black cartridges? Thanks.

    Cheap Epson XP-405 black cartridge

    The Epson XP-405 is a colour inkjet printer that requires you to have all four of the separate black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridges installed with ink in each cartridge. It's not possible to install more than one black cartridge into this printer. We advise that the cheapest way to run this printer for black only use is to keep the colour cartridges installed with some ink and only replace the black cartridge when it runs out. Our cheapest Epson XP-405 black ink cartridge is the compatible Epson T1811 high capacity black ink cartridge which can be ordered from the following page of our website:

    Answered by Euphemia Milner (Staff Member) - 11 months ago
  • I can't find the compatible ink cartridges on your website for my Epson XP-405 printer. Have you stopped doing them?

    Compatible ink cartridges for Epson XP-405

    Unfortunately, our premium brand compatible Epson XP-405 cartridges were temporarily unavailable. However, we're pleased to confirm that you can now order compatible Epson 18XL ink cartridges for use in the Epson Expression Home XP-405 printer from this page again, or by using the following link:

    Answered by Damon Tetley (Staff Member) - 9 months ago
  • How do I connect my Epson XP405 to my MacBook Air?

    Epson XP-405 printer connections

    We only specialise in supplying the Epson XP-405 ink cartridges and consumables. The Epson Expression Home XP-405 printer should be compatible with Apple AirPrint. However, you need to refer to your Epson XP-405 printer manual for connectivity settings. We've attached a link to the relevant support page on the Epson website where you can download the XP-405 user manual if necessary:

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - 7 months ago
  • I'm getting white (unprinted) horizontal double lines when I print or photocopy. Do I need to clean my Epson XP405 printheads?

    Epson XP-405 printhead cleaning

    Have you a cleaning cycle incase you have dried ink in the machine? Is the machine advising a cartridge is running low or needs replacing at all?

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - 6 months ago
  • I still have one third of the capacity left in my black XP-405 cartridge but nothing in my colours. Should my Epson XP405 printer still print in black or does it need access to all colours, even when printing in black?

    Replacing Epson XP-405 ink cartridges

    the Epson Expression Home XP-405 is a four colour inkjet printer so you'll need to have the black, cyan, magenta and yellow inks all installed in the correct slots with some remaining ink in each cartridge in order to print in black or colour. You should only need to replace whichever colour(s) run out in your Epson XP-405 printer.

    Answered by Carla McDonald (Staff Member) - about 1 month ago
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Epson XP-405 Printer Review

Expert review of the Epson XP-405 printer 13 November 2012

Our Verdict:

A part of in the manufacturer's small-in-one range, the Epson Expression Home XP-405 small-in-one is an ideal home printer capable of scanning, and copying while keeping low running costs. It offers crisp and high-quality prints at 33 ppm, while the scanner can save images with up to 1200 dpi resolution. Digital copies can be made at about the same rate and with the same quality. The Epson XP-405 even offers WiFi printing and with its colour touch panel, navigating printer menus has never been easier. However, this model is only suitable for low-volume printing and it lacks fax capabilities.


The Epson XP-405 touch panel small-in-one with Wi-Fi has the same design as the previous XP small-in-one models. It has an inkjet engine that uses individual ink tanks, ensuring cost-effective maintenance and less printing waste. The Epson XP405 Expression Home printer even has memory card support in addition to its USB and WiFi connectivity. The Epson XP405 is designed for mobile printing as well as for cloud and WiFi printing, ideal for home users who love printing photos direct from their smartphones and other compatible WiFi devices.


The best qualities of the Epson XP-405 multifunction printer include its large touch panel LCD screen, space-saving design, PC-free printing capabilities, built-in WiFi and high-resolution prints. Additionally, the XP-405 printer uses long lasting Claria Home Ink, which is manufactured exclusively by Epson to produce significantly clearer, crisper, and generally more vivid prints than other inkjets. Consequently, the XP405 delivers superior quality photo prints.


Still, other users may find the Epson XP-405 lacking because of its incapability to support fax functions. The Expression Home XP-405 inkjet printer is also not designed for high-volume printing as it only has low paper input capacity, but it does support a wide variety of media.