[CentOS] HP OfficeJet Printing

Fri Jan 1 16:29:17 UTC 2016
Chris Olson <chris_e_olson at yahoo.com>

There has been a bit of grumbling recently about HP printer capability
in one of our smallest prototyping Labs.  We have a single GigE switch
connecting a Windows 7 machine and a Dell/CentOS-6 machine.  The CentOS
machine also has connectivity via another network.  Currently, only the
Windows 7 machine has been setup for printing on our HP OfficeJet 8615.
Our Samba effort on the CentOS system has not been successful so we use
Cygwin and ftp to move files to the Windows 7 system for printing. Being
able to print directly from the CentOS 6 system would be most convenient.

Software supporting the HP OfficeJet Pro 8615 is apparently available
as indicated in the links and other information below.  We also see
that hplip was apparently part of an installation or update performed
on the CentOS 6 Dell machine at some point in time.

The current version of the HPLIP solution is: 3.15.11.

[user at dell ~]$ uname -a
Linux dell 2.6.32-573.12.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Dec 15 21:19:08 2015\
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[user at dell ~]$
[user at dell ~]$ rpm -qa hplip
[user at dell ~]$
[user at dell ~]$ which hp-setup


Using this open source software seems easy enough, but we have concerns
about printing from the Windows 7 machine if the CentOS 6 system is setup
for printing.

Is there any significant possibility that printer setup or printer use
on the CentOS 6 system will negatively impact printing functionality
on the Windows 7 machine?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice, and Happy New Year.