Query on database entry for OfficeJet Pro 7740

Asked by Daniel James on 2019-07-01

https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/supported_devices/index says the OfficeJet Pro 7740 is a parallel printer and at the end of support:

            HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide Format All-in-one 3.16.10 No Full (End of support) Color Yes Yes Parallel

However https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-officejet-pro-7740-wide-format-all-in-one-printer-series/7682227/document/c05204381#AbT2 states that this model is USB/ Ethernet/Wireless rather than parallel. This tallies with the 7740 printer I have just purchased, which is USB/Ethernet/Wireless.

I would like to know if the 'end of support' has arrived too, as I intend to use this printer with Debian desktop systems for as long as possible.

Thanks for supporting GNU/Linux!

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shivani mandora (shivani1708) said : #1

Hi Daniel,

 HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide Format All-in-one has full support in HPLIP.
You can use this printer with Debian systems with out any problem.


Daniel James (daniel-64studio) said : #3

The OfficeJet Pro 7740 in general works great with Debian 9.9. Scanning worked out of the box, and the print quality is great on A3 colour diagrams.

The only issue I have found so far is that when using HPLIP 3.16.11, the HP Device Manager, in the Print Settings -> General tab, only allows Media Source to be set to Main Tray, even though the printer has two trays.

Because this is an A3/A4 printer, it would be helpful to have one tray filled with smaller paper and one tray filled with larger paper. For now I am just using Tray 1 and switching paper/settings as required.

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