debian add printer

Add an IP printer in debian

Install the Common UNIX Printing System --PPD/driver support, web interface, and the client programs
# apt-get install cups cups-client

Use a web-browser to go to http://localhost:631/
and then,
Adding Printers and Classes -> Add Printer
--you may use the root account credentials or add a user to lpadmin.

There is a good chance that you will not see the appropriate PDD there.

For HP printers you may use hplip, go to and select the printer model e.g. for office jet pro 8610.

Download hplip and run it, the automatic installation worked for me in debian jessie

debian add printer