You can get printer status from Epson Status Monitor utility.
EPSON Status Monitor utility gives full information on the printer status.
You can access EPSON Status Monitor utility in 2 ways:
1. Double-click the printer shortcut icon in the Windows taskbar.
( Read How to add shortcut icon on the Windows taskbar )
2. Open the printer driver, click the Maintenance tab, then click the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button.
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides the following information:
If the ink is low or expended, the How to button appears in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window. Clicking How to displays ink cartridge replacement instructions and moves the print head to the ink cartridge replacement position.
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides a graphic display of the ink cartridge status.
You can view information about the installed ink cartridges by clicking Information.
You can access the online User’s Guide from EPSON Status Monitor 3. If you encounter a problem, click Technical Support in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window.
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in the text box of the progress meter window. For more detailed information, click Technical Support to access the online User’s Guide.
When the ink is low or expended, a How to button appears. Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 will lead you step-by-step through the cartridge replacement procedure.
For MAC OS X:
If EPSON Status Monitor detects a printer problem, it will inform you with an error message.
Follow these steps to access EPSON StatusMonitor.
Access the EPSON Printer Utility 3.
( Read How to access )
You can also use this utility to check the ink cartridge status before printing. EPSON StatusMonitor displays the ink cartridge status at the time it was opened. To update the ink cartridge status, click Update.