I am a busy semi-pro photographer and rely on total reliability. Hence I use Ps with an Epson P600 printer.
Until the update there was a seamless connection between Ps and the Epson print programme. This is essential to my work. To recap; the printer program was accessible through the File/Automate command. This has been removed in the update. Why? I brought the printer because of this seamless connection.
This is true on both a high end PC and a MacPro laptop.
Have you tried reinstalling the printer drivers again and see if that helps?