Just an update: I've really been loving this MIS Ink process. Here's the total workflow for a 35mm negative.
1) Scan the negative in at a high resolution, usually 5400, with 2x multiscan on. Do some minor tone corrections with the scanner DiMage scanner software. Grayscale.
2) Do whatever tone corrections, spotting etc. on the large image.
3) For a small size, use the bicubic mode and bring down to size at 360 dpi.
4) Apply some unsharping to the smaller image (not to the larger image)
5) Use an action to switch to RGB, and to apply the curve. Most of the time this is the Eboni-Neutral curve, but the Eboni-Carbon has a nice warm tone and works well for some images. I don't save any of the files in RGB mode -- I can apply different curves as needed that way, and the file size is smaller.
Specific Print Driver Settings. I'm printing on Epson Semi-Gloss paper. DPI is 1440. High-speed is off (though I'm still not sure if I can see a big difference between having it on and off). Media: Photo Paper.
No Color Adjustment (This is done through the Adjustment Curve).
All of this and more is on the MIS Ink Site.
Try to at least print a test pattern once a day if you haven't printed anything else.
Once a week, or as needed you may need to clean the "dump" parking pad. Pretty straight foward, just tell the thing that you are going to switch inks so the head moves to the left, and use a bunch of paper towels to soak up the ink in the pad. I also use a couple of q-tips to clean under the head a bit, and wherever else ink accumulates.
That's about it. It sounds simple. I haven't gone into the preparation stuff when you first get started with all this but here are a few tips:
Make sure the printer is on a rock-solid surface. Vibrations are dangerous to the process. If you are getting some banding or calibration - besides cleaning the head (no more than 3x at any one time) - calibrating the head is very important. A sense of graininess, at least for me, meant that the color head was out of alignment.
I'm still using cartridges. I'm not going to go to the CIS (Continuous Ink System) as of yet. That makes me nervous, though the savings are considerable.