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.

  • Thanks Pilot - that's where I found and downloaded the driver for an amd64 - which i think is the one i want. only problem is that when I open that file and try to install epson-printer-utility in Ubuntu software it doesn't work. I press 'install' and it doesn't etc. – Donal O'Cofaigh Sep 1 '17 at 21:03
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    You need to download the driver, not the utility. Utility is good too, but it won't make the printer work. Copy the deb file to your home folder and then install the driver using sudo dpkg -i filename command. Then run sudo apt install -f. – Pilot6 Sep 1 '17 at 21:10

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.

  • Pilot6 - That's got it! Thanks so much! – Donal O'Cofaigh Sep 1 '17 at 21:53
  • Just realising that now I can see the printer but it definitely can't print. Do you know what might be causing this - I see that this was the issue with the original post I posted a question mistakenly as an answer but the link they give on that answer doesn't work any more – Donal O'Cofaigh Sep 1 '17 at 22:22
  • Try to reboot. And did everything install without errors? And you can always edit your question to add some details. – Pilot6 Sep 1 '17 at 22:24
  • Have rebooted no improvement. I can print test pages from the printer but not from the computer. Everything I'm printing from the computer is just running through - but there's no problem with anything on the printer itself. This appears to be the same issue as person who had the problem I first wrote my comment on. I think that there was some error when I unpacked it - how would I find that out now I've rebooted? – Donal O'Cofaigh Sep 1 '17 at 22:44
  • Install the package again and post error messages TO YOUR QUESTION if any. – Pilot6 Sep 1 '17 at 22:45

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