Update for anyone who finds themselves in the same position as I did.
I'm able to use my Windows only printer now. I run Windows in a VM and share my printer from there using Chrome and Google Cloud Print.
Then I installed this package to allow me to print to my clould printer from linux... http://www.niftiestsoftware.com/cups-cloud-print/
So far works perfect...just as if the printer was setup native in linux.