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HP Linux Imaging and Printing

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HP Linux Imaging and Printing
Stable release
3.23.12[1] / December 2, 2023; 6 months ago (2023-12-02)
Written inPython, C/C++
Operating systemLinux (most flavors and distributions), OpenBSD[2]
PlatformSource files provided; packaged for Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, Linux Mint, RHEL, Boss, OpenBSD
Available inEnglish only
TypePrinting and scanning
LicenseGPLv2 MIT BSD

The HPLIP ("HP Linux Imaging and Printlng") project—initiated and led by HP Inc. (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 2021 the supplied printer-drivers support a total of 3,088 HP printer models;[3] 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 ("plug-ins"). 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 HP'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.[4]


HP offers help and support for HPLIP.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Release notes". Retrieved 13 January 2024.
  2. ^ "ports/print/hplip". OpenBSD. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ "All Supported Printer Models". HP Developers Portal - HP Linux Imaging and Printing. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  4. ^ 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]
  5. ^ HP HPLIP help and support
  6. ^ HP HPLIP help and support

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