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Old 01-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Ive ironed my comics before.
And I bet the pages (cover especially) curled right after you pulled the heat away.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I cant really remember what happened but i know it wasnt good lol
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I don't even know how to iron a shirt..lol..I might have to pay someone to press for me..I saw the presses on amazon for 1500.00 on ebay for 400+..lol..
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Pressed more late 70s era Xmen to some amazing results last night. Have a 109 that came out beautifully. I wish I had taken before pics to show.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Yeah, do some more before/after photos! I'm curious to see how well it helps on older paper stock, like Silver/Bronze age stuff.
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Yeah, do some more before/after photos! I'm curious to see how well it helps on older paper stock, like Silver/Bronze age stuff.
I did a Fantastic Four 121 (Surfer app) that came out great.

I have a FF 72 I want to do next, yes another surfer appearance lol
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Been steadily pressing my X-men run... turning if from readers to collector grade books. Some books would get an easy 2 point bump, maybe 3.
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Please explain your technique on how and what you do.
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Please explain your technique on how and what you do.
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I have already given the name and serial number of the press I use in the thread for those purposes.

I turn my press on and set the temp to 190-195. I let it heat up fully then get the comic I want to press and play it between two plain sheets of copy paper. I have a thick posterboard cut out and on the bottom pad.

This is importante here. As soon as I lock the press into place I turn it off and let it do it's thing. I leave the comic under the press for at least two hours to let cool. YOU MUST LEAVE IT UNDER PRESS WHILE IT COOLS. If you remove it prematurely the pages and cover will roll and ripple.

This is the technique I use for older comics or comics that have new print inner pages. For comics with all glossy pages internally like Image books, I like to weave within the pages a piece of tissue paper (like in wedding invitations and gift bags) between the paper so the inks dont fuse to each other and follow the same steps.
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Can I send you a comic and have you press it and send it back to me. I want to see the difference in a comic I own and what it actually does. This might help me understand what improvements can be made by a pressing. It'll be an older book I don't care if it gets toasted or not. Just want to go through the process and see the before/after with my own eyes. Would you be up for that?
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Can I send you a comic and have you press it and send it back to me. I want to see the difference in a comic I own and what it actually does. This might help me understand what improvements can be made by a pressing. It'll be an older book I don't care if it gets toasted or not. Just want to go through the process and see the before/after with my own eyes. Would you be up for that?
Sure thing Indy!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I bought a dry mounting press today ! Should have it in the mail end of next week.
Wooot !
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #38 (permalink)
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This is really cool and very generous of you. Thanks, Carr!
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:48 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Milehighcomics should include a hot press with every purchase. Every #@#@#@#@ing time (NM) my ass with massive corner dings.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever used one of the services: Comic Pressing or CCS - Pressing ? Curious about using it for some older more valuable stuff that i don't want to personally destroy.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I have used CCS pressing before they were bought out by cgc.
I was impressed but now that they are cgc turnaround times have quadrupled.
so no thanks
The press i bought should come in today so ill press my own comics now.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:39 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Actually that press only cost me $175... with some of the profits you have made off some sales they are very affordable
Where you get one for $175? Just curious.
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Where you get one for $175? Just curious.
Got lucky, Craigs list... It's in perfect shape too
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Got lucky, Craigs list... It's in perfect shape too
Yeah, first place I looked. I found one online for $350. Might offer him the same. You never know. People often want to get rid of large heavy items any way they can. Not sure my wife will let it fly though. She will be super pissed having something something that large in our apt. I'll have to pitch it as a scrap book tool for our sons stuff.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Yeah, first place I looked. I found one online for $350. Might offer him the same. You never know. People often want to get rid of large heavy items any way they can. Not sure my wife will let it fly though. She will be super pissed having something something that large in our apt. I'll have to pitch it as a scrap book tool for our sons stuff.
Pure genius! I think my son need one, too!
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:26 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Bump for people who have not seen.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:01 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Hey Carr, many thanks for making this tutorial! I just picked up a used jumbo 160 press and will try it out tomorrow on a couple cheap comics.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:24 AM   #48 (permalink)
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This thread is pure genius. Thanks, Carr.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Hi Carr! Newbie on this site, and I really appreciate this info on pressing. My own technique is basically 225 degrees for 15 minutes sa/ba/gold and the same for modern except with the tissue paper.

Anyways what I wanted to ask you is, have you tried to press the big squarebound Marvel/DC books yet? I have a Batman 1 Annual that I would like to press, but not sure if the press would damage the square binding or not. Appreciate any info you would have on this, and again, I really like this site and hope to contribute.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Awesome Carr! I have never seen this post before, Carr are you able to clean the pages?such as removing dirt from the books, thx you
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