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Print and Scan

For printing and scanning I personally prefer a laser printer with LAN support. There should be no need to install the vendors drivers and extra software; simply go with the OS printer drivers identified for your device.

Windows

Print

Usually there is no need to install specific drivers to print.

Scan

For scanning on windows I prefer NAPS2.

Alternativally try VueScan.

Linux

Usually there is no need to install specific drivers to print. Use the HP print and scan drivers for linux if you have issues with your printer. This is required for scanning.

Steps to get HP Printers running on Ubuntu 20.04:

  • Download the latest dhplip rivers. Check this overview if link is not working.
  • Run the script with sh hplip-<version>.run and go throgh the steps.
  • Download the latest hplip plugin
  • Run the script with sh hplip-<version>.run
  • Now run the HO Device Manger or your scan tool of choice e.g. SimpleScan or gscan2pdf.

Scan

Install SimpleScan

sudo apt-get install simple-scan

gsettings set org.gnome.SimpleScan jpeg-quality 85
gsettings set org.gnome.SimpleScan brightness -10
gsettings set org.gnome.SimpleScan contrast 25 

Install gscan2pdf

sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf
sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr-deu 
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