HP Linux Imaging and Printing – Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

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HPLIP (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging & Printing) is an HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux. The HPLIP project provides printing support for 2,264 printer models, including Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print Scan Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP. (Note: Not all models are currently supported. See Supported Printers for more information.)

Install HPLIP on ubuntu 13.04/12.10

First you need to download latest HPLIP drivers file from here.Once you have this file run the following command from your terminal.

sh hplip-3.13.9.run

The above command starts the HPLIP automatic installer and follow the on screen instructions.

Using hp-setup to configure your printer

Select How Your Printer will be Connected to Your Computer

The first step is to select the printer connection type:

Select the Printer to be Configured

Next the setup tool will display printers detected (depending on the connection type selected):

Select the PPD file (or driver) to be Used for Your Printer

The PPD files (drivers) which are most similar to your printer are displayed. Select the appropriate PPD file for your printer.

Confirm the Printer Settings and Finish the Configuration Process

Click “AddPrinter” to complete the printer setup process:

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