Below are helpful, commonly used files. Please be sure you are selecting the correct file for your printer.

  • X1 gcode - ONLY for X1s with the old mainboard (this fixes an issues where prints stretch to twice their intended height)
  • cbdllp (X1 with old mainboard) screen frame files for installing screen tape
  • ctb (X1-N with new mainboard) screen frame files for installing screen tape

 

Instructions for installing firmware can be found here. Installing firmware is the same for every printer model, but the firmware is different.
Please select your printer model to jump to the appropriate firmware:

X1     X10

 

EPAX X1 Firmware Updates (OLD mainboard ONLY)

If you have an X1-N DO NOT use this firmware! There will be a second section with the new firmware as soon as there is an update.

  • 01/17/2020 - version 4.2.23

Bugs fixed in this version:

LCD Screen "Sheering" Bug

There are three files in this zip file:

update.LCD

1-fpga29_p29_104.bin

EPAX Update Firmware Steps.pdf

Click below to download:

EPAX-X1-Firmware-4223

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  • 07/09/2019 - version 4.2.18. 

Bugs fixed in this version: 

Fixed the Frame Sheering Bug reported by Vinicius and others long time ago.  The fix also disabled mask code altogether.  The Mask feature was never a fully developed one and does not work well for its intention.  We never enabled mask in our printer but the code was in some firmware revisions.

There are three files in this zip file:

update.LCD 

1-fpga29_P29_104.bin

and a PDF file showing the steps to update.

Click below link to download:

 EPAX-X1-Firmware-4-2-18 zip file

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  • 06/19/2019 - version 4.2.17. 

Bugs fixed in this version: 

Fixed more USB stick reading issues. 

There are three files in this zip file:

update.LCD 

fpga27_V22_101.bin

and a PDF file showing the steps to update.

Click below link to download:

 EPAX-X1-Firmware-4-2-17 zip file

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  • 04/26/2019 - version 4.2.16. 

Bugs fixed in this version: 

Customers experienced weird popup info while updating update.LCD file.

Fixed some of USB stick issues.

Normalized the updating procedure.

There are three files in this zip file:

update.LCD 

fpga27_V22_101.bin

and a PDF file showing the steps to update.

Click below link to download.

 EPAX-X1-Firmware-4-2-16 zip file

* Please note that since March 2019, the firmware updates now take "Bottom Lift Speed" and "Lifting Speed" values from ChiTuBox.  Please set them accordingly.  We recommend 60 for slow and finer detailed prints and recommend 180 for normal prints.  A too fast value would lead to premature stress on film and could also give little time for LCD to cool down. 

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  • 04/22/2019 - version 4.2.15. 

Bugs fixed in this version: 

AA enabled printing, if stopped in the middle, will need to be powered off/on again to eliminate the last image in memory.

Feature enabled for trial in this firmware:

This firmware also has networking feature opened for trial. You will need three things: 1, a USB stick plugged in the printer; 2, a network cable plugged in mainboard ethernet port and your network supports DHCP; 3, latest 1.4.0 ChiTuBox to communicate with the printer(network sending), send file to USB stick and start to print.

Click below link to download:

epax-x1-AA-firmware-update04202019.zip

** Note that due to changes, it is recommended to update slicer to 1.4.0 too and use 1.4.0 to slice your file before printing.  Your old sliced file might not fully work with new firmware.

The epax4_2_15-fpga27_V22_101.bin file (dated Oct 16, 2018) is the firmware file controlling LCD screen.  No changes on this part but it is recommended to update it (print this file) after update.LCD is updated.

Steps to update:

1. Load update.LCD file as if you print this file.   Print->"Click the file"->"Click ->" to start to "print" it.  It will load in progress.  After done.  power off printer and power on it again.  Make sure leave USB drive in all the time during the update.
2. Repeat same above steps for  epax4_2_15-fpga27_V22_101.bin file. 
3. Check System Info to make sure 4.2.15 is now the version shown.
Done.


Note1: In order to use Anti-aliasing feature, you must use ChiTuBox 1.3.0 and later and have this option enabled for slicing.  It is recommended to use ChiTuBox 1.4.0 as the slicer has many other fixes in.
This firmware is backward compatible.  It can print sliced file without this feature.
Note2: This is for 5.5 inch printers (X1).  Due to already high resolution, this feature effect is not very obvious.  It will be more obvious on 10.1 printers but that will be a different firmware.
This firmware also starts to read in the three speed settings in ChiTuBox: Bottom Lift Speed, Lifting Speed and Retraction Speed.  Recommend to set them to 60, 60 and 180 respectively for most stable printing.  If you want to print faster, recommend to set them to 150, 150 and 300 respectively.
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03/07/2019  Firmware 4.2.13 (This firmware enabled AA)


You can download here:

epax-x1-anti-aliasing-firmware-update.zip

Update steps are the same.

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For printers sold in late 2018 and early 2019, please update to AA enabled firmware.  

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03/07/2019

Recommended gcode config file
You can download here.
Printers received before March 15th may update this file.  It is as simple as printing the file as if it is a printable file and then power cycle the printer.
Printers received after the date already have this updated.

The config file also allows users to manually lower platform after auto home.  This feature is only useful in rare cases such as that user did not put much force on build platform while doing releveling.  You should be careful if you do so and only move 0.01mm if needed.

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EPAX X10 Firmware Updates

 


07/07/2020

X10 2K color now has new firmware update.  Please use this updated firmware whenever needed.

Click here to download the latest X10 2K color screen printer's firmware.

 

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2019

Click here to download the initial X10 firmware.