This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install HPLIP 3.20.5 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, LinuxMint 19.x and Debian 10.
HPLIP – HP Linux Image and Printing, developed by HP for Printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser-based printers in Linux platforms.
The latest version of HPLIP 3.20.5 contains new printers support and added support to new Distro’s and the hplip installer is available for download from SourceForge.
HPLIP 3.20.5 Changelog
Support for the new Distro’s
- Ubuntu 20.04
- Debian 10.03
- Manjaro 19.0
Support for the new Printers
- HP DeskJet 1200
- HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 1200
- HP DeskJet 2300 All-in-One
- HP ENVY 6000 series
- HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 1200 All-in-One
- HP ENVY Pro 6400 series
- HP DeskJet Plus 6400 Series
- HP DeskJet 2700 All-in-One Printer series
For a complete list of supported new printers read the changelog
How to Install HPLIP 3.20.5 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint?
Step 1: Download the installer file from Sourceforge site or use the below command
Step 2: Make it executable
Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.20.5
Follow 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 3.20.5
To uninstall the installed version of hplip 3.20.5 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