Install HPLIP 3.21.8 in Ubuntu 20.04 / LinuxMint / RHEL

HPLIP printing logo

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install HPLIP 3.21.8 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, RHEL 8.4, LinuxMint 20.2, and Manjaro 21.0.7.

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 3.21.8 contains new printer support and added support to the new Distro’s and the hplip installer is available for download from SourceForge.

HPLIP 3.21.2 Changelog

New distro support
  • RHEL 8.4
  • Linux Mint 20.2
  • Manjaro 21.0.7
Support to new printers
  • HP Smart Tank 500 / 530 series
  • HP Smart Tank Plus 570 series
  • HP Smart Tank 7600 / 750 /790
  • HP Smart Tank Plus 710-720
  • HP Smart Tank Plus 7000 / 6000
  • HP Smart Tank Plus 660-670
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 4800 All-in-One Printer series

How to Install HPLIP 3.21.8 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

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


Step 2: Make it executable

chmod -R 755

Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.21.8


If you face any dependency issues while installing the hplip on ubuntu use the below commands

sudo apt install libcups2 cups libcups2-dev cups-bsd cups-client libcupsimage2-dev lib

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 3.21.8

To uninstall the installed version of HPLIP 3.21.8 we have to use the same installer file for uninstallation since we don’t have it, use the below commands to extract the contents for a run file

sh –noexec && cd hplip-3.21.8

sudo python3 ./

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