does anyone know where I can download a printer driver for an Epson XP 605 all in one printer/copier/scanner


I've recently bought a Epson Expression Premium XP-600, which is the same as the XP-605 except it's black instead of white.

After you've connected your printer to your WiFi network simply go to system settings - Printing, Add Printer, expand Network printer and there you'll find your discovered printer.

The 'proprietary' driver is automatically downloaded and you just have to activate it.

Now printing works and you can use Simple Scan to scan your documents.

So far so good, but Simple Scan is very limited and applications like xsane won't find your scanner.

For more advanced scanning you want to use Image Scan! for Linux provided by Epson which you can find at the already mentioned URL.

You'll need to download iscan-data_1.22.0-1_all.deb and the appropriate iscan_2.29.1-5~usb0.1.*.deb package (pick .ltdl7 for ubuntu 8.10 or higher).

Since the XP-600/605 is WiFi-only you'll also need a network plugin package which isn't offered at the XP-600's download page so you have to 'borrow' this from another model, for example the PX720WD's. Here you can download iscan-network-nt_1.1.0-2_*.deb.

Go to your download folder and doubleclick on the iscan-data package to install it through the Software Centre. After this you install the iscan package and the iscan-network-nt package.

Finally, you have to edit the /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf file. To do this open terminal and type:

sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf

Browse down through the file and look for the "#net" line, remove the # and change the to the actual ip-address of your printer.

You can now use Image Scan! for Linux and as a bonus other scanner applications like xsane will now work with your scanner too.

  • where can i find iscan-data_1.22.0-1_all.deb? – zkurtz Dec 20 '13 at 17:45

After searching the support catalog from Epson, I found these results for a "PX-605F". There were no results for an "XP 605".



Linux drivers can be found here.

There are separate drivers for printing and scanning. For Mint Linux 13, I downloaded the .deb files. I first had to install lsb

sudo apt-get install lsb


dpkg -i filename.deb

You can find the required software when you search for "xp 600" in the ubuntu-software-center (ubuntu 12.04)

  • @Seth Am I missing something, this looks like a legitimate answer to me (albeit short) – stephenmyall Jul 4 '13 at 21:57

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