Hi "bear of little brain" (I like that)
Hope you are enjoying yourself with the puzzle that is linux.
Printers are a pain, always have been.
Have you done all the usual, are they plugged in, switched on, show up in PCC Control Centre, print a test page?
In the print queue is there a setting to release printing (it has not been stopped?)
Next a new toy for you to play with. Open up your fave web browser and the addy is:
You are in a web interface for CUPS. Administrator is root user. Anything there?
PS Bonus items:
Back up your personal files
Back up .kde4 desktop settings (cp -a .kde4 .kde4bak)
Back up your / system with say clonezilla or make-a-live-cd of your system (peace of mind)