Ilford papers are among the most expensive. I'm not sure why graded is often more than VC but just glad I use VC. Still, three bucks a sheet for 11x14 ain't THAT bad. I'm paying just over $2 a sheet for the Adox MCC I use, and the same $3 a sheet for MGWT FB. The latter is a bit easier to swallow since it comes in 10 sheet boxes, and I don't use that much 11x14.