To configure a printer or manage your printing jobs choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Preferences ▸ System Settings ▸ Printers.

To check the compatibility of your printer with Linux and Tails, consult the OpenPrinting database of the Linux Foundation.

To reuse the configuration of the printers across separate working sessions, you can activate the Printers persistence feature.


Tails includes Simple Scan, a tool to scan both documents and photos.

To start Simple Scan choose Applications ▸ Graphics ▸ Simple Scan.