Install HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 3.19.8 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Install HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 3.19.8 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint
HPLIP released a newer version having support to a lot of printers and released on 28th Aug 2019.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of HPLIP 3.19.8 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, LinuxMint 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 3.19.8 released recently and comes with the following support to the new printers

Changelog:

Added New Printers
  • HP Designjet T1530 Postscript
  • HP Designjet T2530 Postscript
  • HP Designjet T930 Postscript
  • HP Designjet T1600 Postscript Printer
  • HP Designjet T1600dr Postscript Printer
  • HP Designjet T2600 Postscript MFP
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M329dn
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M329dw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M305d
  • HP LaserJet Pro M304a
  • HP LaserJet Pro M305dn
  • HP LaserJet Pro M305dw
Added support
  • OpenSuse 15.1
  • Debian 9.9, 10
  • Manjaro 18.0.4
  • Linux Mint 19.2
  • RHEL 8.0
Known Issues
  • Few ScanJet features do not work on RHEL8 as the EPEL repository is not yet released.
  • Searchable PDF feature does not work on Debian 10 and Linuxmint 19.2 as the pypdfocr is not able to detect the tesseract beta version.
  • If the "hp-plugin" command does not work, use "sh hplip-3.19.8-plugin.run" to install the plugin.
  • "hp-scan" command does not work for few Scanjet devices using the USB connection as the device URL creation has issues.

Installation Steps

Step 1: Download installer file from the Sourceforge website or use the below command
wget https://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/project/hplip/hplip/3.19.8/hplip-3.19.8.run
Step 2: Change the name of the downloaded file to hplip 3.19.8.run and give Execute Permissions to the Installer
sudo chmod -R 755 hplip-3.19.8.run
Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.19.8
sudo ./hplip-3.19.8.run
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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