About 3 months ago I had to deploy a printer under Ubuntu. Sorry, because I cant remenber exactly what driver I had downloaded, and i didn`t write the procedure i foolowed, but I can remenber that the available driver for the hp model that was in the repo didn`t work for the printer. What I can remenber I had done was download other version of driver hplip and install it. Everything is at google. You`ll have to search a little, but you`ll find a ftp wich serves various versions.