Install HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 3.16.3 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 , LinuxMint 17 / 16. 

HPLIP stands for HP Linux Imaging and Printing,which is developed by HP for using HP Printer in Linux Platforms,Hpby 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 bussiness model, inkjet, laser and etc.. , you can also chek the list of supported devices in here

The Latest Version of HPLIP is 3.16.3 released recently and comes with the following fixes and changes and Latest Linux distribution Ubuntu 16.04(beta) support they have added


Added support for the following new modelPrinters:

  • HP PageWide Pro 577dw Multifunction Printer
  • HP PageWide Pro 577z Multifunction Printer
  • HP PageWide Pro 552dw Printer
  • HP PageWide Pro 452dw Printer
  • HP PageWide Pro 452dn Printer
  • HP PageWide Pro 477dw Multifunction Printer
  • HP PageWide Pro 477dn Multifunction Printer
  • HP DeskJet GT 5810 All-in-One Printer
  • HP DeskJet GT 5820 All-in-One Printer

Added support for the new Distro's:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 (beta)

Fixes and announcements:

  • Traceback error occurs when ESC button is hit upon the promt for root/superuser credentials while installing hp-plugin.
  • Discontinued the RPM packaging for RHEL-5.X

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,If you used the above command for downloading the installer then the file name will be download?use_mirror=ncu , Please rename it to and proceed
sudo chmod -R 755
Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.16.3
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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