Sharing Printer between macs

I am trying to setup printer in class rooms.  I would like to do it how we normally do with windows based pcs, connect the printer to the left pc and share it to connect the right pc.  I turned on sharing and made sure the printer was set to share, but when i try to add the printer on the 2nd not one option comes up under default.  I tried adding through the ip and it says it is a valid ip and computer but when its finishing the setup it says Cannot verify the computer is on the same network and asks if i want to add anyway, i do and it does not print.

Why not simply connect a printer to the router and use it as a network device. If you cannot do that for some reason please follow:
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH6978

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