Hi all! I must say upfront that I'm not a printer, but a designer currently trying to find the proper printer to run a project i have in the works. I'm making a tarot card deck with images that have a lot of black, and to get maximum "pop" from the rest of the image, I want those blacks to be as dark as possible AND to have as little reflection as possible, since reflections or glare lighten things up. What process(es) achieve this? I'm currently talking to a printer who's sent me samples of black coated with a soft-touch varnish. I like the feel and the matte level, but it seems like the coating has lightened up the black. Is there a way to matte a black without lightening it? Will printing two or three hits of black on an inherently matte and non-reflective paper achieve the desired result, or does the ink itself have an inherent glossiness that would need to be made more matte? Can you ever get the darkness in a glossy print without the actual gloss? If it helps at all, some samples of the images in question are here: http://m.imgur.com/a/2RiZX I appreciate all your insight and help with this!