How to setup printer on Manjaro Linux - LinuxConfig.org

Printing in Manjaro and the majority of other Linux distributions is handled through the CUPS system. After installing Manjaro Linux, setting up a printer is one of the first tasks that many users will need to tackle.


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I used HP for years, as they have the best Linux support. Yet the ink was expensive, the cartridges did not work correctly when inserted, and often emptied of all ink before I could get them working correctly. I switched to Brother printers, cheaper ink and no problem with cartridges, thought it prints a bit slower. Brother has self extracting tar balls that installs software and configures your printer for you. I couldn’t be happier and will never go back to HP.