So I guess I should know better, but I had been using PMK Pyro with very nice results for several months. Almost all of my negatives were sharp and very easy to print, with dodging and burning for emphasis and not to attempt to control blown out highlights etc. Life was good. Then I found that I was hurting my negs by flip flopping ph from dev to stop to fix. So I bought into the TF-4 fix, water stop system. I didn't think there would be any discernable difference in the negatives, except for maybe bit sharper? and generally happier and healthier.........So, I shot some important films and processed in the new style. Since then, I've read the posts regarding increased general stain using PMK and TF-4. Its all true. The general stain is quite significant! I've thought about plugging my enlarger into a 220 volt outlet to produce enough light to print through them) The lack of contrast is yet another issue. If I push the contrast high enough, the print almost looks posterized. Otherwise, its just mud. (Fortunately, I also shot some Delta 3200 and developed in D76, so I do have some nice prints) All of the PMK/TF-4 films are HP-5 in 35mm, 120 and 4x5. So the question is; Can I somehow bleach the stain from these negs? If not, what is the best way to print them? Would I do better with graded paper, so the yellow/green stain won't lower the contrast? Will this give me better tonal separation?