Or, how to print effectively without any hassles in Ubuntu.
Step 1] Boot Ubuntu
Step 2] Make sure your printer is connected (via USB) and switched on
Step 3] Have two glasses of water
Step 4] Watch TV for five minutes
Step 5] Return to your terminal and start printing.
That’s it. No spoolsv problems, nothing. Ubuntu will notify about low-ink and out of paper problems. It also reads .pdfs and .docs, so there is no question of incompatibility anyway.