HP Linux Printer Drivers (HPLIP) 3.18.5 Released with Support for New Printers

A new version of HP Linux Printer Drivers has been released… and if you have a new HP printer that is not yet fully supported by Ubuntu, you should probably install the latest version of HPLIP… The steps below is a great place to start when you want to install it…

HP Linux Printer Drivers (HPLIP) version 3.18.5 was released with support for boat load of new printers… If you’re going to be using HP printers on Ubuntu desktop, you should definately install the latest version of HPLIP…

HPLIP is updated frequently to support newer printers as they become available. If you’ve just acquired a new HP printer it will mostly work with the latest version of Ubuntu.

However, if the printer is not supported by Ubuntu or the drivers are not installed, installing HPLIP might make the drivers available. This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install HPLIP on Ubuntu to support the latest HP printers.

For more details on the latest drviers and the list of supported printers, click the link below

https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/release_notes

Below is a list of printers that are now supported with the new drivers, along with previously supported printers..

  • HP DesignJet T1700 PostScript
  • HP DesignJet T1700dr PostScript
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M253a
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dn
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M254n
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dne
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M254cnw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M253nw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M253cnw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M254cdw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180nw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M181fw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M179fw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M179cfw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M181fnw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M181cfw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180n
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M178cn
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M178n
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180cn
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M279fdw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281cdw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdn
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281dne
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M278dn
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M280nw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M278nw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M278cw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M280cnw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M280c2
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M154a
  • HP Color LaserJet M153a
  • HP Color LaserJet M153b
  • HP Color LaserJet M154b
  • HP Color LaserJet M154nw
  • HP Color LaserJet M153nw
  • HP Color LaserJet M153cnw
  • HP Color LaserJet M153c1
  • HP Color LaserJet M154cnw
  • HP Color LaserJet M154c1
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77440dn
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77940dns
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77940dn
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77940dn+
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77950dns
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77950dn
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77950dn+
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77960dns
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77960dn
  • HP PageWide Managed Color MFP P77440dn

To install the latest driver on Ubuntu desktop, run the commands below to download it…

cd /tmp && wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/hplip/hplip-3.18.5.run

Then run the commands below to install the driver package.

sh hplip-3.18.5.run

The installation wizard should start up and help you install the drivers. Type y to begin the installation.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.18.5)
HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1

Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.
Then a to choose the automatic installation mode
INSTALLATION MODE
-----------------
Automatic mode will install the full HPLIP solution with the most common options.
Custom mode allows you to choose installation options to fit specific requirements.

Please choose the installation mode (a=automatic*, c=custom, q=quit) : a

INTRODUCTION
------------
This installer will install HPLIP version 3.18.5 on your computer.
Please close any running package management systems now (YaST, Adept, Synaptic, Up2date, etc).

Continue with installation for the version of Ubuntu. After a few minutes, the installation should complete.

The new driver may prompt you to remove existing HPLIP drivers to install the newer one. Please choose to do that to continue.

HPLIP-3.17.10 exists, this may conflict with the new one being installed.
Do you want to ('i'= Remove and Install*, 'q'= Quit)? :i

This is how to install HPLIP on Ubuntu

HPLIP ubuntu 18.04

Enjoy!

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