On Lubuntu 16.04,
System Tools > Printers - there is no option to add a network printer.
Is there a way to do that? thanks
Edit: Based on sancho.s answer, this works for me (with a HP printer)
sudo apt-get install cups
System tools > Printers
3) On Printers - localhost : the
Add dropdown button now works, choose Printer
4) On Select Device - choose
5) On Location of the network printer - enter "Host" IP address (port number default to 9100)
6) Name the network printer and done
Notes it appears that these two commands are necessary before the printer shows up on application (such as
# systemctl status cups.service
# systemctl enable cups.service
(the final command for some reason requires entering the admin password several times)
After all these, printing works ok on Lubuntu (a bit of a hassle).