Finding Linux Compatible Printers

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

Last updated November 5th 2018. This is the promised update as per the comments section below, sorry about the delay! Fixed broken manufacture product links and replaced with Amazon links. Thus, in another 5 years links will hopefully point to newer models, rather than broken or discontinued product pages. Article originally posted May 2014.

Linux printing basics

 

Recommended Linux Compatible Printers

HP has the largest selection of Linux out-of-the-box compatible printers, a few I can recommend:

Prices above reflect Amazon pricing, which are subject to change.

 

Lists & Databases of Linux Compatible Printers

 

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 manufactures 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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