I would like to add a question on this same topic. I am learning to use my new Canon 8300, after many years of Epson printers and printing from Photoshop. It appears that the Canon printing plug-in does not offer black point compensation, but has the advantage of "sticky" settings. Printing from Photoshop, I can invoke black point compensation (as I have always done in the past), but the settings are not sticky -- a real drawback. I would love to hear from those of you with significant printing experience about how much weight I should give to using or giving up the black point compensation. Feedback on this site has been extremely helpful to me over the years and has turned me into someone who loves to print! --Barbara
If you're running 32-bit Photoshop, you can install the Adobe CMM and use that in the iPF print plug-in, giving you the option of using black point compensation (BPC).
If you're running x64 version of Photoshop, there's not 64-bit version of the Adobe CMM to install. So you're stuck with not having BPC if you use the iPF plug-in's color management. I've found this is not an issue with perceptual rendering intent; BPC has no effect on perceptual, at least not with any of the profiles I've used (I currently do my own profiles using i1Profiler).
For images where you want to use relative-colorimetric intent, I do not recommend using the IPF plug-in's color management on x64, because BPC does
matter with rel-col (especially with canvas and matte papers). Instead, do the ICC conversion within Photoshop (using BPC), and then just disable color management in the iPF plugin.