Install HPLIP 3.20.3 in Ubuntu 18.04 / LinuxMint

install HPLIP 3.20.3 in Ubuntu

HPLIP – HP Linux Image and Printing, developed by HP for Printing, scanning and faxing with HP inkjet and laser-based printers in Linux platforms

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install HPLIP 3.20.3 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, LinuxMint and Debian.

The recent version of hplip 3.20.3 contains new printers support and added support for LinuxMint 19.3 and hplip run file downloadable under SourceForge

Support for the New Printers

  • HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1200n,1201n,1200nw,1202nw
  • HP Neverstop Laser 1000n,1001nw
  • HP Laser NS MFP 1005n
  • HP Laser NS 1020n
  • HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s2
  • HP ScanJet Pro 3000 s4
  • HP ScanJet Pro N4000 snw1
  • HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 5000 s5
  • HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow N7000 snw1

Support for the following distro

  • LinuxMint 19.3

How to Install HPLIP 3.20.3 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint ?

Step 1: Download the installer file from Sourceforge site or use the below command


Step 2: Change the permissions for the installer file

chmod -R 755

Step 3: Install hplip 3.20.3


vFollow the on-screen instructions, provide the basic info to build the HPLIP on your system, once the setup is completed unplug and plug the printer and start the printing.

Uninstall HPLIP 3.20.3

To uninstall the installed version of hplip 3.20.3 we have to use the same installer file for uninstallation since we don’t have, use the below commands to extract the contents for run file

sh –noexec && cd hplip-3.20.3

sudo ./

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