Under Ubuntu you should follow the following rules:
(1.) Try just connecting the printer.
Unlike Windows (XP, 7, 8, etc.), you do not normally need a driver. You may need a driver for some unusual function or lesser known brand/model, but most printers can just be plugged in.
(2.) Look on the forums, for advice.
Some simple configuration may solve any minor issue, after step 1.
(3.) Only use drivers from 'trusted' sources.
If you found the vendor / drivers site from a Google search (or equiv.), AND it does not warn you of malware (for that site), see what they recommend.
Some random driver found on the Internet (often with an installer app.) can not always be trusted.
Always read all install instructions carefully. Make sure they are for you version (release, 32bit or 64bit, etc.) of Linux.
If you have tried all that, ask a question here ..
Your original question would be best answered by trying it (the driver) for you, but we would also need the same model / brand printer for that.