I have been printing on a Z3100 using HP Instant Dry Satin, and softproofing from Photoshop. The paper is on the bluish side, and with color prints I have been able to tweak the softproofs and get very satisfactory matches between print and display. I have been using Perceptual or Relative Colorimetric intent, depending on the image.
I have had real trouble making black and white prints neutral, as I came to realize that the paper's blue cast is not even. The shadows are bluer than the mid and higher tones, so trying to balance by adding yellows or oranges is more critical, requiring working on different levels separately.
Out of frustration, I tried Saturation and Absolute Colorimetric intents and much to my surprise, the Absolute Colorimetric worked like a charm, bringing the softproofed version of the image to look almost exactly like the original image. With a very minor tweak to Curves, the image printed very well, looking as neutral as I would like.
Have I been missing something, or am I missing something now? I have not read nor heard about using Abs Col in this way, but it seems to work.