Getting the ink level for epson printers

The current fuel level for Epson printers can be discovered using the escputils. To install them on a Debian based system (e.g. Ubuntu) use the following command

To get the current ink level, type in the following command (assuming your printer is connected to the default usb port)


I just moved this article from my prior web site and retested it – and it does not work at the moment using Ubuntu 11.10. Reason should be bug 902970.