Hi Brad, I'd try this first...
Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions.
Mac OS X: About the Reset Printing System feature ...
Might try Printer Setup Repair 5.1...
I know this is dated, but I've had same issue with my HP 3180 and 10.6.8 lately. Thank you for the info you provided. I followed your post/link to 'Reset..." then to "Troubleshooting printer issues in OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6" (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3147). I had trouble-shot enough to get my iMac working (10.6.8), which I use as a wireless print-server; but my macbook was only sporadically fixed. All is now well!