cups-1.5.4-*-1vl70 found in the testing repo of VL-7.0. This is broken and does not work. I downgraded to 1.4.6 and was able to use the printer. The cups service can be confirmed started via terminal, however communications seem to be an issue.
I'm not sure what cups package is being used for VL-7.1, but if it's based on the 1.5.4-vl70,,, package then it probably doesn't work. I will try to get this confirmed ,either way, for vl-7.1 as soon as I can.