IMac can't see printer connected to Windows 7 PC via USB

Hi all,
I have a mixed PC/Mac (Snow Leopard & Leopard) network and a Canon PIXMA MP780 printer connected to a PC running Windows 7. Last week, when this printer had XP on it, I could print. Since "upgrading" to Windows 7, the Macs can no longer see the PCs on the network. Clearly this is a Windows issue but I opened a support ticket with Microsoft and was told it is a Mac issue. (SOP for Microsoft) I'm hoping one of you has figured out how to get your Windows 7 PCs and Macs talking to each other. I can't manually add the printer to the Macs (can't even see the PCs) so we are dragging a USB around the office until we get it working. Fun all around.
Thanks, Denise

My best recommendation for the last 4 or 5 years has to been to only buy network (ethernet) printers. There are many available for under $100. Why put yourself and your office through constant changes caused by upgrading or changing computers? If the printer manufacturer makes drivers for your printer for the OS you want to use, then you're done.
This way, all of your OS's work with the printer in their own way, without having to make considerations for bugs or new services, or changes in the way the OS works on a particular computer. Also, if a computer dies, it doesn't take down your shared printer with it. The other computers don't have to even be turned on for you to print.

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