Install HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 3.19.5 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Install HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 3.19.5 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint
HPLIP released a newer version having a support for new model printers & OS support and this new update released on 13th APR 2019.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of HPLIP 3.19.5 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 3.19.5 released recently and comes with the following fixes and changes and Latest Linux distribution support they have added.

Added support to the below printers

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M507n 
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dn
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M507x 
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dng
  • HP LaserJet Managed E50145dn
  • HP LaserJet Managed E50145x
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M528dn
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M528f
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M528c
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M528z
  • HP LaserJet Managed MFP E52645dn
  • HP LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E52645c
  • HP Color LaserJet Managed E75245dn
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M751n 
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M751dn
  • HP PageWide XL 3900PS MFP
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8030 All-in-One Printer series 
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8020 All-in-One Printer series
  • HP OfficeJet 8020 All-in-One Printer Series
  • HP OfficeJet 8010 All-in-One Printer series

Added support to the below Distro

  • Debian 9.8(64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 19.04(64-bit)
  • Fedora 30(64-bit)

Installation Steps

Step 1: Download the installer file

Download installer file from the Sourceforge website or use the below command
wget https://excellmedia.dl.sourceforge.net/project/hplip/hplip/3.19.5/hplip-3.19.5.run
Step 2: Change the name of the downloaded file to hplip 3.19.5.run and give Execute Permissions to the Installer
sudo chmod 755 hplip-3.19.5.run
Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.19.5
sudo ./hplip-3.19.5.run
Once Installation process started it'll install all those dependencies and drivers you need to Press yes or no according to your needs.

Known Issues

Automatic PPD selection path for some devices is wrong on ubuntu 18.04 during hp-setup.

Fix is to reinstall cups and below commands will reinstall the cups filter
sudo apt-get remove --purge cups
sudo apt-get install cups
sudo apt install --reinstall cups-filters.
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