...and now the defects!

To Press or not to Press..

Helpful Tips to evaluate your comic to see if it's a good candidate for pressing

First identify the defects ...both good and bad defects. Although NO defect is good...in this case, good defects can be diminished or removed by pressing, and the bad defects cannot.


  1. Dents
  2. Bends
  3. Folds
  4. Light creases
  5. Minor spine stresses
  6. Impacted corners or edges
  7. Slight warping
  8. Ripples (with no stains present)
  9. Spine rolls
  10. Waviness
  11. Stacking bends
  12. Light cover impressions


  1. Creases that break color
  2. Missing chips or pieces
  3. Tears
  4. Stains
  5. Detached staples or staple tears
  6. Spine stresses that break color
  7. Fading
  8. Fingerprints or smudges
  9. Dust shadows or sun shadows
  10. Rusted staples or rust stains
  11. Rounded or blunted corners
  12. Pen markings or printer ink
  13. Cover veins
  14. Brown or brittle cover or pages

Knowing which defects are fixable and which are NOT, hopefully gives you realistic expectations on how your book will turn out after pressing.

However, please remember Pressing DOES NOT guarantee your comic will grade higher. Grading is subjective, 9.8 for someone might be a 9.4 for another.

Tiered Pricing Options...

The prices below are everyday prices.

Membership Pricing & Details Coming Soon!

The comic pressing service is available to everyone. If you're on the mailing list, we'll send out coupons from time to time on this service and countless others collaborators offer. We're still ironing out the details, so the pricing can change. It will be posted as soon as it is finalize. Also, there are some restrictions on comics submitted for pressing. So it's always advisable to contact us first to find out if your books fit the criteria of books we will not press. (this includes anything from restored books, books very brittle, oily stains/residue, inserts or things inside the comics...etc., etc.,.) We won't just press a book...we will turn books away if we do not feel it would come out better or get damaged in the process due to its current state.

You must read the terms of agreement and liability check off that you accept the terms before we will accept the submission.

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