When connecting to the printer through cups a print spool will be created on the local machine and that machine can in turn act as a print server if preferred. As setting up a printer on any linux machine with cups causes this process to be repeated, you have the option of connecting to the printer either directly or via another machine. Its kind of on a par with having a network printer shared from one Windows machine to another.
Anyway, are you familiar with the Suse utility known as YAST?
This provides many GUI tools that takes the pain away from trying to connect to a printer, ie. config files etc..
Just doing a quick google for "suse yast cups network printer" (not in speech marks when typed into google) returned this link: http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/d....p.config.html
This gives an indication of what YAST looks like for you and also explains the protocols that will be involved. I would imagine at a guess the ipp will probably be supported on your printer so when setting it up in YAST, the final details of it would look something like ipp://<PRINTER IP ADDRESS> but that is just an educated guess.
Any further problems, lmk