How to Add Printer Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop

February 8, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Adding Printer

  1. 4. Accessing Ubuntu Settings

    Then Open Ubuntu Settings:

    How to Add Printer Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop -  Open Settings

    Simply Hit ‘Cmd’/’Win’ and Search for ‘Settings’.

  2. 4. Accessing Ubuntu Settings

    Then Open Ubuntu Settings:

    How to Add Printer Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop -  Open Settings

    Simply Hit ‘Cmd’/’Win’ and Search for ‘Settings’.

  3. 5. Installing Printer

    And Add Printer on Ubuntu
    Choose ‘Printers’.
    And then the ‘Add Printer’ Button:

    How to Add Printer Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop - Add Printer

    So then Select the Printer that should be Found and Confirm to Add it.
    But if Not Found then Verify the Printer is Connected and Turned On.

    How to Add Printer Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop - Add Printer Found

    Next again Find and Choose the “Printer Details”:

    How to Add Printer Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop - Printer details

    Then you have 2 possible Choices:

    Browsing for PPD Printer Driver

    So Choose “Install PPD File”:

     - Install Ppd File

    This Step is Needed for many Laser Printer New Models, but may be Used to Install Any Printer!
    Browsing for the PPD File Location:

    How to Find Printer PPD File Location on Ubuntu

    PPD Ubuntu File Location Searching
    .
     - Browsing for Ppd

    Selecting Printer Driver from Database

    Instead, Choose “Select Driver from Database”:

     - Select Driver from Database

    Now you have simply to Find out your Printer’s Model:

     - Choosing Driver

    Take into account that the Printer Model in this Wizard may Shows up Rounded.
    So 3600 is valid for All the 3600 Printer Series like for instance 3640; and again 10x is valid for All the 100 Printer Series as for example 107a.

    Finally, the Printer should be Successfully Installed and Working!
    You may Print the Test Page to Check it Up:

     - Printer Options
     - Test Page

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