yes F16 is better for installing printers.
I have never had any problems installing printers on my Fedora 16 boxes.
I have 2 hp printers here, including a network printer (HP c6180). Installing them is straight forward.
Maybe you should say what problem you had under F13 and people can say if they know that particular problem is gone in F16.
Also, I suppose you know F13 is no more supported (no updates)