I was trying to find out if I could program my printer from my Linux Mint17 Mate OS, as in the ink levels and all other functions. The printer already works but I can only make changes to it in Windows XP. If Ioose windows xp I won't be able to make these changes. I am in no hurry just preparing for the future. I did ask this question to the Ubuntu-one peeps at: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/support.html
I asked this question because my particular printer was not on the supported list or any other list. It is a very common inexpensive printer so I thought that something would be available for it.
I will post the content here just to get any opinions before I make a move:
I would like to be able to control my hp-photosmart-c4700-series CMD:PCL while in Linux Mint17 Mate. I am able to print fine but want the software that is available in windows to control ink levels and such. The only way I can make changes is to go to my windows XP install and make changes, but if I lose this O.S. I will not be able to do this anymore. I am trying to prepare ahead.
You can download the latest hplip 3.14.6 driver, "hplip-3.14.6.run" file from http:// and run command "sh hplip-3.14.6.run" in terminal to install the driver.
Next, run command "hp-setup" to configure the printer and run command "hp-toolbox" to work with functionality of the printer.
Command "hp-levels" will help to check on the Ink levels on printer.
Please let us know if this helps to answer your question.