It's expensive at around $100 for 2 L of home-use chemistry, plus the cost of paper. But if you want that look (and it is a very specific look), there is nothing like it. It is also nearly impossible to get best results all the time without masking. As long as your masks are simple contrast adjustment masks, it is not too hard, though. Definitely nothing worth giving up on the process over. I haven't printed Ilfochrome for several years, but I want to get back to it soon. I took the class at Santa Monica Collge, and did it for a while at home after that, but I dropped it when I stopped shooting so much 4x5 in studio, which is where I made my largest use of transparency film.