I have been searching the forums for advice on choosing a printer and I found it was easy to decide upon an Epson 3880 thanks to the reviews and experiences of the members.
I thought I would in turn contribute as my first post. As this elementary, troubleshooting 101 tip is not to be found on the board. I was having trouble in system prefs, the printer showed up on the network, but continually advised that Apple did not supply the drivers.
I am running OS 10.8, Mountain Lion and was not able to install at first. Or, so I thought. A long evening was spent of various strategies, frustration and various downloads suggested on the board. In the end after installing the Epson install package (from epson.ca for 10.8), I should have just restarted the computer. La Voila. Works fine, first print from LR worked.
The trick was to restart the computer. Which is odd for Mac, but none the less - problem solved.