Swati manages to run into the weirdest of bugs. There is a bug with gimp-print which gives streaky prints when connected to a SMB printer given a particular set of hardware. I have side stepped the issue by shifting the printer to her machine and making it a CUPS server!! Will file a bug report once I am able to isolate and replicate the hardware on another machine.
Thanks to Atul and Shanu for all the help.
BTW we also discovered that CUPS cannot use a SMB printer and Winduhs prior to 2K cannot print to a CUPS printer queue.
Among other things saw Attack of the Clones. The movie is good only for providing the continuity to the saga. There are several sequences where I felt that the FXs were overdone just to the sake of FXs