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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 “” 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 && ./

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!

HP printers in Linux


HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP), a HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux now is at version 3.14.3, which added support for new printers, new Distro’s as well as various fixes.

New printers added in HPLIP 3.14.3:

  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4640 e-All-in-One Printer series
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4645 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4646 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4648 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125rnw
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M126a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M126nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fp

New Linux Distro’s support for:

  • Debian 6.0.9,7.3,7.4
  • Fedora 20
  • Linux Mint 16

Issues fixed:

  • Fixed align functionality issue with HP OfficeJet 6100
  • Systray notification does not pop-up after configuring the device using ‘hp-setup’ command
  • Unable to configure second fax queue in interactive mode
  • Fixed missing ‘No 6 3/4 Envelope’ media size for HP OfficeJet 7619 Series
  • Printer name does not change when navigate back and forward to change the printer queue configuration through ‘hp-setup’

Install HPLIP:

1. Download the .run file from sourceforge page.

2. Right-click on the file and go to its Properties window, under Permissions tab check the box “Allow executing file as program”

allow hpip executable

3. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the below command to start the installer:


Answer the questions and you’ll finally get the latest version of HPLIP installed on your system.

HPLIP website