Hi TC i'm not going to interfere with Wiz and others who know Mint to help you fix printer, but can add a little commentary here and there. I don't know if you have ever seen full list of options for apt but basically its in your output. Some commands you have to be careful with and some you can play with and should do no harm.
So either :
sudo apt version HPLIP
or sudo apt --version HPLIP
later on some other time if you download a .deb file for something then
apt deb filename.deb
should manually install the package