My New Network Printer

new printer

Since I got the Canon printer back in 2016, it was a huge struggle for me to use it. From regular printing and double-sided prints and it is always a pain in the neck. Not to mention scanning. Scanning document is just plain hell with Canon printer. Since I don’t print very often, I’ve never bothered looking for a new printer. However, recently, I need to print some documents, and encountered the same issue with my Canon printer. I have reached my limit and I decided it was time to replace this Canon printer.

I got the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035. Dude, I got to tell you. This thing worked right out of the box. There was no struggle, no-hassle installing the printer. It worked right out of the box. My Xubuntu 19.10 found the drivers right away. I can do the following:

  • I can print over the network
  • I can scan using the flatbed over the network
  • I can scan using the document feeder over the network
  • I did not install any software from HP other than what Ubuntu found automatically during the install

I use the Document Scanner as shown in the featured image of this post. The Document scanner can also be found in the Software repository. I can’t remember if it came with Xubuntu, but it is definitely in the Software center as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

Again, Linux folks especially for the new guys, get an HP printer.


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