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Blackest Retractable Tensioned Material?

I currently have a 92" XY Screen Black Crystal 0.8 and I'm having to cut the light output by 75% with a 2stop ND4 filter.

Wondering if there's an almost black low gain material available in a retractable tensioned format.

Also, if not, if anyone could suggest a black low gain paint mix, I guess 0.2-0.3 gain... I'm pretty sure I have some threads bookmarked for painting retractable screens, and I have a cheap $50 motorized screen in storage I could test on.

Would prefer minimal gain artifacts and a flat textureless material, but would still like to know about the blacker materials available.
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Super low gain retractable tensioned screen material is a rare animal. Draper's 0.6 gain OptiFlex Grey XH600V is about the lowest gain commonly available screen material I'm aware of that's marketed for tab tension retractable screens. Stewart Filmscreen occasionally makes a run of special 0.4 gain matte grey screen material but not sure if it's suitable for a retractable tensioned screen. Most who want super low gain screens end up using paint.
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