Connecting to shared Windows printer is very easy. It is simply a case of clicking on "Printing" from the "System/Administration" menu, clicking on the "New Printer" button and following the prompts. You choose "Windows Printer via SAMBA" on the "Select Connection" page and type in the path. (You need to specify a username and password even if you are authenticating via AD.)
The most difficult task is selecting which driver to use for your printer. I resorted to Google for advice. With the correct driver installed, printing is not a problem.