You can also look at Wasatch, and Oris.
I upgraded to the Wasatch SoftRip 6.1 - 16 bits + Z3100 driver. The calibration shows all the channels but the 2 grey inks. It should work with N-channel profiles and with the Advanced Separations one could make it into an RGB device for CM using all the hues.
The partitioning of MK, PK and the two greys however remains a black box so one doesn't know whether the quad configuration is ever selected for any of the matte papers. In fact right now I do not know whether any grey ink is used. So far the added media configurations (3 only) do not promise much. There's no sign at all that the grey inks are used to replace the composite greys, while the RGB inks kick in at the neutral axis already, so a plain hue angle substitution is selected. At least the Premium ID Satin shows that character. Making prints prone to metamerism, high ink use and color shifts. If WasatchInc isn't able to make a media configuration that actually uses the advanced inkset of the Z3100 sensibly one wonders what its 16 bit is good for.
In the past I have asked WasatchInc for some extra B&W features to the RIP. It took a long time and more requests before I actually got an answer and it was a NO. At that time not a wise decision in my opinion and that hasn't changed with the new wide format printers available. There are ways to configure the RIP that it will resemble the Advanced B&W mode of the Z3100 driver but not as easy in use.
As before with Epsons I probably will use Qimage + the Z3100 driver for 90% of the jobs.
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