Ubuntu – Problems installing Epson XP-432 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


I can't install a new printer Epson XP-432. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The program Printers sees it but there's no driver on that program's list. I've managed to download and extract the relevant .ppd file from the epson page but then this comes up:

Printer 'EPSON-XP-342-343-345-Series' requires the '/usr/lib/cups/filter//opt/epson-inkjet-printer-escpr/cups/lib/filter/epson-escpr-wrapper' program but it is not currently installed. Please install it before using this printer.

Can anyone help?

I have now managed to install the printer but it's not printing. In the properties of the printer there is a message that I'm missing a print filter.

Best Answer

Download epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.14-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb from


Copy it to your Home folder, then run

sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.14-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f

The second command will intall lsb and other dependencies if they are not already installed.

Then install the printer from System Settings. It will find the driver.