Printers signed with the BC Lions in May of 2003. Printers dressed in all 18 games in his rookie season, but saw very limited action with only two pass attempts. In 2004, with an injury to Dave Dickenson, Printers took over as the starting QB and had an outstanding season. He surprised almost everyone, not because he lacked the talent, but he lacked the experience and conventional wisdom says that is fatal in a QB. Printers threw 494 passes, completing 325 of them for a 65.8% completion percentage, 5068 yards and 35 touchdowns. Often scrambling out of the way and throwing on the run, Printers electrified the CFL. For his efforts, Printers was named the Most OUtstanding Player in the CFL in 2004. The only thing to elude Printers was a Grey Cup as coach Wally Buono confounded most "experts" by starting Dickenson in the Grey Cup. The Lions went on to lose to former Lions QB Damon Allen and the Argos. In 2005, Printers had his own battles with injuries as he dressed in only 12 games. After 2005, Printers jumped to the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs. After his release from KC, Printers came back to the CFL halfway through the 2007 season and signed as a free agent with the struggling Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Printers appeared in 6 games for Hamilton before injuries put him out of action for the season.