Went to Epson web site download Linux drivers. Was redirected to Avasys website to download drivers and software (.deb files) at http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL2.do
Downloaded and installed data package (AMD64) first and then core package. The program "Image Scan! for Linux" works great! I was able to scan and save a various types of files. "Image Scan" only works for Epson scanners.