This is probably a mistake to ask such a broad question but here goes: I use a (the) printing method in which I test strip a highlight area (0 filter) and test strip the shadow areas (5 filter) with VC paper... Once I pick which times, I print both "0" time and "5" time... I learned this from my instructor (and friend) who I respect and I really have received good results from this method. Is this a standard method? Does anyone think there is any drawbacks from this method? Can I gain anything from printing with other methods? Got any links to discussions about other methods? I ask only because after cruising this sight for a month now, I have come to the conclusion that I should never get comfortable with what I am doing... If it matters, I use Ilford VC FB normal tone... I use beseler Condenser enlargers (23cIII's at school, CII at home)... I can't imagine buying graded paper but I am open for advise..