HPLIP 3.18.4 Released with Ubuntu 18.04 Support

April 29, 2018 — 8 Comments

HP Linux Imaging and Printing

HPLIP 3.18.4, an HP developed Linux drivers for HP inkjet and laser based printers, was released recently with Ubuntu 18.04 beta support and new printers support.

HPLIP 3.18.4 adds support for following new devices:

  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M28a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M29a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M30a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M31a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M30c
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M31c
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M28w
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M29w
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M30w
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M31w
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M30cw
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M31cw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M14a
  • HP LaserJet Pro M15a
  • HP LaserJet Pro M16a
  • HP LaserJet Pro M17a
  • HP LaserJet Pro M14c
  • HP LaserJet Pro M17c
  • HP LaserJet Pro M14w
  • HP LaserJet Pro M15w
  • HP LaserJet Pro M16w
  • HP LaserJet Pro M17w
  • HP LaserJet Pro M14cw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M17cw

HPLIP 3.18.4 also adds support for Ubuntu 18.04, Debian 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4.

Download / Install HPLIP 3.18.4:

To install the software, download the package “hplip-3.18.4.run” from the link below:

HPLIP Download Page

Then open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or search for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x hplip-3.18.4.run && ./hplip-3.18.4.run

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Then follow the terminal outputs, answer some questions to build and install HPLIP on your system. When everything is done, plug/re-plug your printers and enjoy!

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8 responses to HPLIP 3.18.4 Released with Ubuntu 18.04 Support

  1. Raymond Hubbard May 2, 2018 at 4:09 pm


    Every download page for hplip 3.18.4 that I get yields hplip-3.18.4.bin, not -.run. How do I install 3.18.4 from the bin file?

  2. does NOT work.

  3. even 3.18.7 doesn t work. Bad, bad, bad!

  4. Hi! Thanks for the post and the help.
    Once I run the file, it ask for my user password, but its says is incorrect. I’ve checked twice and my pass works fine to login my session.

    Any idea to solve this?

  5. What I get with the command tou give :
    robert@robert-HP-Laptop-17-bs0xx:~$ cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x hplip-3.18.4.run && ./hplip-3.18.4.run
    bash: cd: /home/robert/Downloads/: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
    Can you explane to me why and how to do ?

    • Did you download the binary package “hplip-3.18.4.run”?

      And the latest release so far is “hplip-3.18.7.run”, you have to change the command depends on the package name (words in red) you downloaded.

      cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x hplip-3.18.7.run && ./hplip-3.18.7.run

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