THIS LISTING IS NOT FOR ANY COMIC BOOK. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #129 IS AN EXAMPLE OF A COMIC BOOK THAT CAN BE GREATLY IMPROVED WITH A COMIC BOOK PRESSING AND THUS INCREASING ITS VALUE. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY TO DEMONSTRATE IMPROVEMENTS POSSIBLE WITH EXPERT PRESSING. GRADE IMPROVEMENTS OF 1 OR 2 INCREMENTS ARE POSSIBLE (FOR EXAMPLE 7.0 TO 7.5 , 9.0 TO 9.4, OR 9.4 TO 9.6/9.8). I HAVE PRESSED COMICS WITH IMPROVEMENT FROM EVEN 8.5 TO 9.8 AND 7.0 TO 9.4.
THESE WERE EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES BUT SHOWS THE INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL OF INCREASING A COMIC BOOK'S GRADE WITH PRESSING. WHAT YOU ARE ORDERING: 10 Professional Comic Book Pressings on 10 comic books that you provide/send to me. I will provide you with an initial assessment of your books and the potential for grade improvement.
What exactly is comic book pressing? Simply put, pressing is the application of even heat and pressure in order to attempt the removal of imperfections in comic books. A collector will have his/her comics pressed to try and improve the overall appearance of the comic, and in doing so, its value. Dry cleaning is a process used to remove dirt and pencil marks from both the interior and cover a comic book, particularly in the white areas of the comic.Dry cleaning means just that: no liquids (including water, peroxides and/or solvents) are introduced to the comic book during cleaning. Instead, gentle dry methods are used to remove as much dirt deposits from the book as possible. Dry cleaning will not remove tanning, stains, pen or marker, sun shadows or foxing. When should a collector consider having a comic book pressed? Comic pressing should be considered anytime there is a desire to improve the overall condition of the book.
This can either be for resale purposes, grading and encapsulation purposes or. Simply to improve the appearance of your collection. There are many defects (both small and large) that can occur to a comic that will result in a lowered appearance and while there might be some advantage in pressing any and all condition of books, the best results will usually be seen on books that are already in higher grade. The majority of the damage that can be addressed is limited to non-color or non-image breaking defects like Light Creases, Slight Surface Dents, Light Scratches, Subtle Folds, Minor Spine Rolls, Ripples or Waves, Surface dirt, Smudges, Fingerprints and other disruptions in surface gloss. If you are considering having your comics pressed, each comic will be pre-screened for free to ensure pressing is needed and suitable.While there are no specific studies on comics, there is past research data regarding similar 20th century papers and inks which shows that pressing will not damage your comics. Do third part grading services like CGC and PGX consider pressing and minor dry cleaning restoration? CGC and CBCS do not consider pressing or dry cleaning to be restoration. How do you press a comic book? I have invested much time investigating and exploring the technique of comic book pressing.
I have been pressing comics for over 10 years with amazing results. In some cases, improvements of CGC 8.5 to CGC 9.8 are even possible. I do not expose comic books to liquids, chemicals or extremely high temperatures. Dry cleaning methods are not overly aggressive.
Your comics are handled with the utmost care. How can I tell if my comic is a good candidate for grading? Include the following problems that dont break colour: dents, bends, folds, light creases, minor spine wear/ roll, impacted corners/ edges, warping, ripples, waviness, stacking bends, light cover impressions, light pencil marks and dirt. Include: creases that break colour, missing chips/ pieces, tears, stains, detached staples/ staple tears, spine splits, fading, spine stress that break colour, rusted staples/ rust stains, rounded corners, pen/ ink stains, brown.
What comic book grade is best for pressing? Higher grade books will obviously see the most improvement after being pressed, simply because they usually have only minor defects non-colour breaking spine stress, dents, bends, etc. On the other hand, I have also seen amazing results after pressing and cleaning books in lower grades as well. Often times these books show a more dramatic improvement. Can you submit comics to CGC or CBCS once they have been pressed/ cleaned.How long does pressing and dry cleaning take? A typical dry clean and press job will take approximately 24- 48 hours. If more significant dry cleaning, humidification or a second pressing is required, the turn around time will obviously be longer. If a comic is heavily soiled, cleaning can often times be quite time consuming and require much more attention.
Why should I use your service vs other comic pressing services? Most comic book pressing service have 4-6 weeks turnaround times. I can also offer you 20% discount on CGC grading service. I have testimontials from fellow collectors and customers that you may see on CGC forum. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
We have an outstanding record for integrity and service. We strive for "Five Star" service on every order. If we ever fall short of this, please let us know BEFORE leaving feedback so we can resolve the issue to your complete satisfaction. All books are unrestored original first printings and complete with no cut-outs or pages missing unless otherwise noted.Grading is strict and accurate. If you have any problems with the book, please contact me. Don't take a chance with other sellers just to save a few bucks. I collect the finest collectible comics and artwork. The item "10 PROFESSIONAL COMIC BOOK PRESSINGS FOR $110 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 129 CGC 9.4 9.6" is in sale since Friday, April 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Bronze Age (1970-83)\Superhero\Spider-Man". The seller is "spidermanbeyond" and is located in Milpitas, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.