Will definitely read through it when time allows. Though ... not overly concerned. Have access to other printers. If I have to get another printer to work with this OS. Not a big price to pay for Mint for sure.
The minty freshness !!! Oh the minty freshess !! Thanks for taking the time to point me/people to poss solutions though. I was scratching my head trying to think of places to look. Talked to lexmark website support chat. They said they do make drivers for some of their products specifically for linux. But o course not the dinosaur printer sitting here, lol. It's z series too OP, all-in-one blahblah.