10 years ago
  Epson (Printer)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

This Epson Printer is an all-in-one model, Printer and Scanner.

What doesn't work:

The default scanner software with mint didn't work.

What was done to make it work:

There is a specific Epson scanner driver/software called "Image Scan!" - this works great and I haven't had any issues with it. the only let down is that there isn't any descreening (moire pattern) options for halftone magazine/news print.

Sadly this is not unusual for linux as so far even the Vue-scan software which is commercial doesn't offer this option either - and incidentally, vue-scan usually crashes mid scan.