How to Install GutenPrint on Linux Mint 18.x LTS

March 10, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Mint 18.x Installing GutenPrint Guide

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the GutenPrint Printer Drivers for CUPS, Ghostscript, Footmatic and Gimp Print Plugin in GNU/Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena/Sonya/Sylvia LTS Desktop.

And Gutenprint for Mint 18 is a suite of Printer Drivers for UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X systems that use CUPS as their printing system.
Gutenprint currently Supports over 2600 printers.

It also includes an enhanced Print Plug-in for GIMP that replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.
Gutenprint was renamed from its original name of Gimp-Print in order to clearly distinguish it from GIMP.

Furthermore, the name Gutenprint recognizes Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type printing press. Finally, the word “guten” means “good” in German.

How to Install GutenPrint on Linux Mint 18.x LTS
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Mint 18.x LTS - Open Terminal
  2. 2. Installing Requirements

    Installing Required Packages
    Simply play:

    sudo apt install gcc libtool libssl-dev libc-dev 
    libjpeg-turbo8-dev libpng12-dev libtiff5-dev cups
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.

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