A new monthly release of HPLIP, HP developed Linux drivers for HP inkjet and laser based printers, was announced earlier today.
HPLIP 3.18.6 is a small release that only adds 3 new printers support:
- HP DesignJet Z6810 42in PostScript
- HP DesignJet Z6810 60in PostScript
- HP DesignJet Z6610 60in PostScript
Download / Install HPLIP 3.18.6 in Ubuntu:
To install the software, download the package “hplip-3.18.6.run” from the link below:
[ac-button size=”large” url=”https://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/files/hplip/” target=”_blank”]HPLIP Download Page[/ac-button]
Then open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or search for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:
cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x hplip-3.18.6.run && ./hplip-3.18.6.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!