HP Linux Imaging and Printing

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HP Linux Imaging and Printing
Screenshot of the HPLIP toolbox.
Stable release
3.15.6[1] / June 10, 2015 (2015-06-10)[2]
Development status Active
Operating system Linux

source files provided

  • Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 LTS, 13.10, 14.04 LTS, 14.10, 15.10 Beta
  • Fedora 16.0, 20.0, 21, 22
  • OpenSUSE 12.1, 13.2
  • Debian 6.0.9, 6.0.10, 7.27.3, 7.4,7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 8.0 RC
  • Linux Mint 16, 17, 17.1
  • RHEL 7.0
  • Boss 5.0
Available in English only
Type Printing and scanning
License GNU General Public License
Website hplipopensource.com

The HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) project—initiated and led by Hewlett-Packard (HP)—aims to ease Linux systems' ability to interact with HP's inkjet and laser printers with full printing, scanning, and faxing support. As of 2013 the supplied printer-drivers support a total of 2,080 HP printer models; many of these for low-end models are free and open-source (FOSS), licensed under MIT, BSD, and GPL licenses, but others (including all color laser MFC printers on the market for years) 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.

HPOJ, the HP OfficeJet Linux driver to get Hewlett Packard's OfficeJet printers to run with Linux, ceased development as of 13 March 2006 with the advent of HPLIP.


Tools include:

  • 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


hplip co-operates with hpiod processes and files.[3]


HP offers help and support for HPLIP on web sites.[4][5]


  1. ^ Release notes
  2. ^ HP Linux Imaging and Printing / News
  3. ^ Compare: Kofler, Michael (2008). "14: Prozessverwaltung". Linux: Installation, Konfiguration, Anwendung [Linux: Installation, Configuration and Use]. Open source library (in German) (8 ed.). Munich: Pearson Deutschland GmbH. p. 336. ISBN 9783827327529. Retrieved 2016-08-17. Wichtige Systemprozesse[:] [...] hpiod[:] HP-Druck- und -Scan-Funktionen [Important system processes[:] [...] hpiod[:] HP Printing and Scanning Functions] 
  4. ^ HP HPLIP help and support
  5. ^ HP HPLIP help and support

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