Finding Linux Compatible Printers

Here’s all the info and links needed to find printers or all-in-one printers that currently support Linux. If you don’t want to spend hours comparing printers, have a look at my recommended Linux compatible printers.

This is the promised update as per the comments section below, sorry about the delay! Fixed broken manufacture product links and replaced them with Amazon links. Thus, in another 5 years links will hopefully point to newer models, rather than broken or discontinued product pages. Of course, pricing is subject to change.

Linux printing basics

 

Recommended Linux Compatible Printers 2020

Aug 22nd, 2020 update – added reader-feedback, and removed the Epson ET series recommendation.
Feb 24th, 2020 update – see the “Epson ET” series paragraph. No good news yet. Will remove in next update.
Oct 23th, 2019 update – replaced a few printers with their newer models.

Overall, HP has the largest selection of Linux out-of-the-box compatible printers, some that I can recommend are:

HP Deskjet Series

HP OfficeJet Series

HP OfficeJet Pro Series

HP ENVY Series

  • HP ENVY 6055 Wireless All-in-One Printer | Mobile Print, Scan & Copy – $300
  • HP ENVY Pro 6455 Wireless All-in-One Printer | Mobile Print, Scan & Copy. – $350

HP LaserJet Pro Series

HP Color LaserJet Pro Series

 

Other brands of highly recommended Linux compatible printers

Although HP has a monopoly market share of printing, here are additional high-quality brand printers.

Brother Printers

Canon Printers

Lexmark Printers

  • Lexmark B3442dw Monochrome Laser Printer with Full-Spectrum Security – $200
  • Lexmark MC3224dwe Color Multifunction Laser Printer with Print, Copy, Scan, and Wireless Capabilities – $400

Xerox Printers

Thanks to user feedback, I’ve been advised that some newer Epson ET series models have no Epson supported Linux drivers. I’ve removed Epson ET from this page. Make sure to search here or contact Epson about Linux support. There are some users on Linux mint forums who have solved their Epson ET compatibility issues. You can post model specific questions there. However, be aware that the Epson ET series does not seem to be plug-n-play compatible with Linux and may require extra research and work to get things set up.

 

Photo, and Label printers:

 

Lists & Databases of Linux Compatible Printers 2020

 

Manufacturer-Specific Installation

HP has the largest selection of free software compatible printers. Some manufacturers require non-free drivers or plug-ins.
(Let me know when the links below begin to break again. These manufacturers have heard of redirects?)

 

Something missing? Please submit high-quality Linux-compatible printers below.

Also see: Linuxfoundation.org openprinting | HOWTO Linux Printing (article image source) | Cups.org

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