HP Linux Imaging and Printing
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2010)|
Screenshot of the HPLIP toolbox.
|Stable release||3.13.10 / October 14, 2013|
source files provided
|Available in||English only|
|Type||Printing and scanning|
|License||GNU General Public License|
In computing, the HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) project—initiated and led by Hewlett-Packard (HP)—aims to ease GNU/Linux systems' ability to interact with HP's inkjet and laser printers with full printing, scanning, and faxing support. As of 2013[update] the supplied printer-drivers support a total of 2,080 HP printer models; many of these are free and open-source (FOSS), licensed under MIT, BSD, and GPL licenses, but others (including all multifunction devices on the retail market) require proprietary binary blobs. The project intends that HPLIP work in combination with CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) and SANE to perform printing and scanning respectively.
- An automated installer compatible with many different Linux distributions
- A graphical toolbox tool and faxing applications written in Qt which allow device configuration and various actions like printing and scanning
- A number of command-line utilities to configure and add devices, as well as to scan and print