the base is almost opaque. It wont print in a million years as it is unfortunately. It looks like it is headed for the bin. Annoying as it looks to be the second faulty film I have ever had. When fixed, the base should clear, even if I had put fix/stop etc in first....it should always clear and it isnt. I have use the exact same chems for other negs recently. I'm not a happy bunny. The other faulty fim was also Ilford (FP4 plus in 5x4 ) which was scratched before exposure and development. I sent it to Ilford to show them and never heard back from them....hmmmm.