Install HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 3.18.12 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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HPLIP released a newer version having a support for 3 new model printers and OS support and released on 2nd DEC 2018.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of HPLIP 3.18.12 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 18.10, LinuxMint 18 and Debian.

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 check the list of supported devices in here

The Latest Version of HPLIP is 3.18.12 released recently and comes with the following fixes and changes and Latest Linux distribution support they have added.


  • HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1
  • HP Tango
  • HP Tango X

Added support to the below Distro

  • Debian 9.6(64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 18.10(64-bit)

Other Changes

  • User can use ScanJet feature by using hp-uiscan tool 
  • Following features are introduced for ScanJet:
  • PunchHole Removal
  • ColorDropOut/ColorRemoval
  • Background Noise Removal
  • Background Color Removal
  • BMP File format Support
  • Searchable PDF
  • Smaller file size for PDF and JPEG

Installation Steps

Step 1: Download the installer file

Download installer file from the Sourceforge website or use the below command
Step 2: Change the name of the downloaded file to hplip and give Execute Permissions to the Installer
sudo chmod 755
Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.18.12
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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