Install HPLIP 3.16.2 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest version of HPLIP On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10  and LinuxMint 17 /16 / 15 

HPLIP stands for HP Linux Imaging and Printing,which is developed by HP for using HP Printer in Linux Platforms,Hp by using this software anyone can take Printout,scanning and copier using HP Laserjet and HP Inkjet Printers

HPLIP supports more than 2000 Printer models including all business model, inkjet, laser and etc.. , you can also chek the list of supported devices in here.

The Latest Version of HPLIP is 3.16.2 released recently and comes with the following fixes and changes and Latest Linux distribution Linuxmint 17.3 and Debian 8.3 support they have added.

Changes in HPLIP 3.6.2

Queue configuration using 'hp-setup' command is no more supported for HP ScanJets. Scan frontends like xsane, hp-scan, scanimage, simplescan will automatically detect usb and network ScanJets.

Added support for the following new printers:

  • HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1 Network scanner
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fs
  • HP DeskJet Ultra Ink Advantage 2029 Printer
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 2529 All-in-One Printer

Added support for the new Distro's:

  • Linux Mint 17.3
  • Debian 8.3

Launchpad fixes:

  • /usr/lib/sane/ undefined symbol: mdns_probe_nw_scanners
  • udev: 56-hpmud.rules should not run usb_id for all USB devices out there
  • Upgrade to HPLIP-3.15.11 fails
  • HPLIP installation fails with non-english locale
  • hp-plugin hangs on 'su'
  • hp-plugin infinite loop
  • hp-plugin not working - stuck on permission
  • HP plugin installation hangs after accepting license
  • Debian 8's hplip version is 3.14.6, not 3.15.2
  • Laserjet Pro MFP M127fs is not supported

Installation steps

Step 1: Download the installer file
Download installer file from the Sourceforge website or use the below command
Step 2: Give Execute Permissions to the Installer
sudo chmod -R 755
Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.16.2
sudo ./
Once Installation process started it'll install all those dependencies and drivers you need to Press yes or no according to your needs.

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