Since we are becoming an all laptop family with one remaining PC, a shared printer is a must. You would think that all of this is pretty simple with OSX but this is not necessarily the case. Most of this information was from a website
that I ran across. I will summarize the steps I took to finally get this working:
- Dowload the latest GIMP drivers. I just bought a EPSON R300 Photo printer and the 4.2.7 GIMP drivers have support for this printer.
- Open System Preferences -> Print/Fax -> Setup Printers
- NOW the critical piece... click the +Add Printer while holding down the (alt/option) key. This will unlock an "advanced" option
- The "Device" pull down under the advanced option, will reveal a "Windows Printing via SAMBA" option.