Upgrade to broke printing

Operating system is linux Mint 17 LTS.
Printer is HP OfficeJet Pro 8600

Libre Office working fine until upgrading to through update manager.
Now clicking print brings up a corrupted looking print dialog box and freezes L.O. until I do a “force quit”
I tried complete uninstall and reinstall with same issue. I also did a complete uninstall and downloaded .deb from L.O. website and installed with same issue.
Strangely, I can print a spreadsheet with borders or empty, but as soon as I enter anything into a cell, it freezes.

When I installed Open Office (which I had to do to get my work done) printing works fine in O.O.

Same in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I reported this bug against the LO package team. Meanwhile, it is confirmed by others.
I, for myself completely uninstalled LO and installed 4.3 stand-alone from from the LO Debian package. All well.