Installing HP Printer Drivers on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 Desktop

When you want the latest HP printer drivers on Ubuntu, you’ll download and install the latest HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) driver package… Updated versions of this package are regularly released with support for the latest HP printers…

HP is one of the printer manufacturers that has its own driver package for Linux, including Ubuntu… the driver package is maintained by the open source community, but has HP full support..

HP Linux printers driver package is known as HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) and it’s updated frequently to support newer printers as they become available. If you own a new HP printer today, it will mostly work on latest version of Ubuntu desktop

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.

The current version of the software package is 3.17.11

The current driver package adds support for:

  • HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow N9120 fn2 Document Scanner
  • HP Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn2 Document Capture Workstation

The previous package, 3.17.10 added support for tons of new HP printers, including these:

  • HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One
  • HP DeskJet AMP All-in-One Printer
  • HP OfficeJet 5220 All-in-One Printer
  • HP OfficeJet 5230 All-in-One Printer
  • HP OfficeJet 5232 All-in-One Printer
  • HP ENVY Photo 6220 All-in-One Printer
  • HP ENVY Photo 6232 All-in-One Printer
  • HP ENVY Photo 7120 All-in-One Printer
  • HP ENVY Photo 7134 All-in-One Printer
  • HP ENVY Photo 7820 All-in-One Printer

So as you can see, there are lots of new printers on the list that the drivers provide support for. To see the complete list of printers that are supported, read the release notes page here.

To install the drivers on Ubuntu desktop, run the commands below to get the

cd /tmp && wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/hplip/hplip-3.17.11.run

Then run the commands below to install the driver package.

sh hplip-3.17.11.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. 3.17.11)
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.

Installer log saved in: hplip-install_Sun-19-Nov-2017_11:23:08.log

note: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press  to accept the default.
error: ubuntu-17.10 version is not supported, so all dependencies may not be installed. However trying to install using ubuntu-17.04 version packages.

Press 'y' to continue auto installation. Press 'n' to quit auto installation(y=yes, n=no*): y

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) : y

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

When prompted whether to install missing dependencies, type  y

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

After few minutes, the new drivers should be installed and ready to use… After installing restart your desktop… then go to Dash or Activities Overview and search for HPLIP… open and setup.

ubuntu hplip desktop

 

This is how to install HPLIP on Ubuntu

~Enjoy!

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21 Replies to “Installing HP Printer Drivers on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 Desktop

    1. pl help me i have hp scanjet 8270 need to install ubuntu 16.i have no drivers and i don’t know how to install.

    1. Me parece que la forma de tu archivo esta mal. I.e., es posible que lo haigas descargado en, “DOS Format” y estas trabajando en Unix. Yo lo abreria con Vim y imprimeria, “:set ff=unix”, luego escribiera el archivo y saldria de Vim con, “:wq”. Lla lo tienes en forma de Unix. Pudiera ser qualquier otra forma de corrupción. En ese caso, pon atencion cuando descarges or muevas el archivo.
      Suerte – Art

  1. As of June 11, 2018, hplip-3.18.6 still does not actually work on Ubuntu 18.04. Your article title includes 18.04, but are you sure you tried installing hplip on 18? It fails when it tries to get several dependency packages that are no longer valid/available in the Ubuntu 18 repositories.

    1. Correct, Troy Wolf, it eve does not work with xenial 16.04.4. Something with libsane-devel and unmet dependencies, as you say. Seems that Ubuntu real “is on the downgoing branch (of a tree)”, as you would proverbially say in German. Looking at distrowatch, seems to be the time to switch to manjaro.

  2. Thank you, it solved my hp problem (hplip 3.18.6 on ubu 18.04).
    You must uninstall hplip (and dependencies?) before.

  3. Installed HP Deskjet 1020 with Linux mint 18.3 Cinnamon with success. Takes a lot of time to eliminate old HP-lip and search dependencies.
    Thanks

    Hans

  4. Hi I had an error installing under XUbuntu 18.04 using the gui interface. Try using the interactive interface, selected during install, worked for me.

  5. I had some trouble printing to an old (c.2003) HP LaserJet 1010 from Lubuntu 16.04.5 LTS running on a Dell Inspiron 15. HPLIP 3.18.12 finds the printer and installs it but when printing only blank pages come out.
    Please see my solution here using CUPS, not HPLIP: https://askubuntu.com/a/1103047/905611

  6. thanks for the tutorial, I could not install it properly
    hplip to control the ink level of my printer
    but thanks to you I have achieved it, thanks …

  7. It’s fine, very good. The must, the better is download in Sourceforge, downloading not error. Gracias. Thanks

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  9. I had some trouble to install HP Laserjet P1007 in Ubuntu 16.04. I followed many suggestions but of no avail. Ultimately, I followed your tutorial but HP plugin installation failed. I sent you an email for further help. However, lastly it is understood that mere restarting the Desktop won’t give the ultimate result, at least in my case. Restarting the Printer is also necessary. When I restart the Printer, I achieved it. Thanks a lot. Don’t give any cognizance to my email.

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