I recently tried Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE and really liked it. But the only big issue is there seems to be no Printer utilities installed by default. And yes there are packages available through the Synaptic Package manager. But I don't know which ones. I tried the KDE printer manager and selected the package that included all drivers. But it using it, doesn't seem to have the option to connect via USB. Only via the Network. Can this be easily resolved? It works perfectly fine under Xubuntu. Scanning and Printing.
If it matters, the printer I am using is a Kodack EPS Office 2170