Reporting printer ink levels?

John Hupp lubuntu at
Wed Jul 23 16:35:38 UTC 2014

A while back (under 13.04) I was working with an Epson Stylus C120 and 
got it installed for printing purposes after getting past 
I used CUPS and a Gutenprint driver.

But unlike most Windows inkjet printer installations, I found no 
provision for reporting ink levels.  I found Mtink, but it did not work.

In the meantime I stumbled onto the 
project, which is a library for reporting ink levels.  And at there is reference to 
packages that use this library.

But on the library's home page there is no news since 2009, and the 
mailing list archives seem to no longer exist.

Epson offers this link: But I don't 
find anything there for Debian or Ubuntu.

Perhaps another manufacturer has their own package that includes 
provision for this function.

Is anyone successfully reporting ink levels (one way or another) for any 
major brand of printer?

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