Finding Linux Compatible Printers

Here is all the information and links you need to find a printer or all-in-one printer that currently supports Linux. If you don’t want to spend hours comparing printers, take a look at my recommended Linux compatible printers.

This is the promised update as per the comment section below, sorry for the delay! Fixed broken manufacturing product links and replaced them with Amazon links. Thus, over the next 5 years the links will point to new models rather than broken or discontinued product pages. Of course, pricing is subject to change.

Recommended Linux Compatible Printers 2020

August 22, 2020 Update – Added reader-feedback, and removed the Epson ET series recommendation.
February 24, 2020 Update – See “Epson ET” series paragraphs. There is no good news yet. Will remove in next update.
October 23, 2019 Update – Some printers have been replaced with their newer models.

Overall, HP has the largest selection of Linux out-of-the-box compatible printers, some 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 and Copy. – $350

HP LaserJet Pro Series

HP Color LaserJet Pro Series

Other Brands of Linux Compatible Printers Highly Recommended

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

brother printer

canon printer

lexmark printer

  • Lexmark B3442dw Monochrome laser printer with full-spectrum protection – $200
  • Lexmark MC3224dwe Color Multifunction Laser Printer with Print, Copy, Scan and Wireless Capabilities – $400

xerox printer

Thanks for the user feedback, I’ve been advised some new Epson ET Series Models There is no Epson supported Linux driver. I have removed the Epson ET from this page. be sure to search Here Or contact Epson about Linux support. some users are Linux Mint Forums Those who have solved their Epson ET compatibility issues. You can post model specific questions there. Be aware, however, that the Epson ET series does not appear to be plug-n-play compatible with Linux and may require additional research and work to set things up.

Photo, and label printers:

Linux Compatible Printers 2020 Lists and Databases

manufacturer-specific installation

HP has the largest selection of free software compatible printers. Some manufacturers require non-free drivers or plug-ins.
(Tell me when the links below start breaking again. Have these makers heard of redirects?)

something missing? Please submit a high quality Linux-compatible printer below.

See more: Linuxfoundation.org OpenPrinting , Howto Linux Printing (article source image) | Cups.org

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