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​WHAT IS COMIC PRESSING AND CLEANING?

Pressing: can remove mirror flaws or defects such as dents, bends, rippling due to moisture, non-color break stress. Spine rolls. Pressing uses heat, pressure, and humidification when it is beneficial to the book to remove these issues.

Cleaning: Removes dirt, grime, and some surface staining. Foxing, ink, or water stains can not be cleaned.

WHAT CAN NOT BE REMOVED WITH CLEANING AND PRESSING?

-Color breaks
-Stains
-Color touch
-Tear or rips
-Staples popped
-Loose pages or covers

DOES CGC AND CBCS CONSIDER PRESSING A FORM OF RESTORATION?

No these companies do not consider cleaning and pressing restoration when done correctly. It is a Non restorative technique. Cleaning can remove things such as surface dirt, pencil, scuffing. Pressing and cleaning will not remove issues such as marker, stains, foxing, or tanning.

WHAT IS IN INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE CLEANING AND PRESSING SERVICE?

-Dry cleaning
-Spot tacking when needed
-The complete book is pressed more than one time if needed

CAN YOU PRESS A BOOK WITH A SIGNATURE AND STILL RETAIN THE YELLOW SIGNATURE OR RED VERIFICATION LABEL ON THE GRADED BOOK?

Yes, books with signatures can be pressed. I can safely remove a book from a CBCS yellow or red labeled comic. The graded book must be removed from the plastic case by me to keep the signature authentic. The book must be submitted to direct to CBCS to be re-graded.

AM I GUARANTEED A GRADE BUMP AFTER A BOOK IS PRESSED?

After pressing a book that has been previously graded, while it is a rare occurrence the grade could come back lower, the same, or a better grade. Avery comic pressing LLC does not guarantee a grade on any comic.

WHAT CAN YOU DO AS AN AUTHORIZED WITNESS FOR CBCS?

We can only open CBCS yellow label graded books. (must be submitted to CBCS to hold the yellow label). We offer Authorized signatures at any Comic cons or signings that we attend.

DO YOU GIVE DISCOUNTS FOR BOOKS SUBMITTED THROUGH YOUR SERVICE?

Yes, we offer our discounts for CBCS (approximately) 10% highest available, and our CGC discount of 20% at this time for grading books. We charge no extra for this offer.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY BOOKS FOR YOUR SERVICE?

Please fill out the submission form found below. Once it is filled out please print, sign and included it with your books. After we pre-screen your books we will contact you if we find any flaws that may be a problem when pressing. We will also contact you if we find any books that we feel that would not benefit from pressing. If you choose to send your books out to grade please contact us with more details.

AVERY WITNESS FORM
Authorized form for CBCS Authorized Signature Program: PRINT NOW

ARE MY BOOKS INSURED WHILE IN YOUR POSSESSION?

Yes, your books are covered for fire, theft, storm damage, and water damage. This is included when we have your valuables at a comic convention or signing as well. See insurer link below;

COLLECTIBLES INSURANCE SERVICES

HOW DO I PACK MY BOOKS TO SHIP TO YOU?

We suggest that you ship comics in between two pieces of thick cardboards that extend past the edges of the comic book itself. This will help prevent any damage to the books. Also place them in a nice box with plenty of extra space to allow for bubble wrap or other packing materials.

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