Setup HP Color Laser Jet Pro MFP M281 fdw
How to setup a HP laser printer on elementary OS.
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Printing

In order to be able to print with a HP Color Laser Jet Pro MFP M281 fdw on elementary OS 6, you don't have to do anything. It works right out of the box.

Scanning

Even though the printer itself works out of the box, you need to install a proprietary plugin from HP to be able to scan anything. To do so, execute the following command in your Terminal:
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$ sudo hp-plugin -i
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HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
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Plugin Download and Install Utility ver. 2.1
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| PLUG-IN INSTALLATION FOR HPLIP 3.20.3 |
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Option Description
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d Download plug-in from HP (recommended)
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p Specify a path to the plug-in (advanced)
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q Quit hp-plugin (skip installation)
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Enter option (d=download*, p=specify path, q=quit) ? d
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Do you accept the license terms for the plug-in (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y
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Done.
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