Comic Book Pressing Prices
Pressing prices will include: Standard machine press, hand pressing for overhangs and dents, spine rolls and dry cleaning (excluding ‘Press Only” tier). Does not include Super Pressing, a process for severely damaged books.
If books need to be removed from a slab, it is $5 per book.
PRESSING TURNAROUND TIMES UPDATED 12/24/20
Current shutdown, and triple holiday season has slowed everything to a crawl. While doing our best to overcome obstacles, we have not been able to meet our predicted turnaround times. Currently they seem to be 8 weeks for Fast Track, and 13 weeks for Standard. We predict January to be an improvement, stay tuned.
Fast track & Standard Tier’s INCLUDES dry cleaning.
If submitting books for HRC multiple turnaround times, please use a separate form for each turnaround.
Turnaround times are estimates, not a guaranty.
We offer a wide array of pre-screening services to help you get the most out of your collectible.
Pre-screen for pressing candidate: All books are automatically screened just prior to press at no charge, and will only be pressed if there is a defect to remove. Slabs are screened before removal unless client passes on the screen. A credit is given for all books that are not pressed.
Pre-screen for a minimum grade is $2 per book. (Can be screened for any grade, adds 5 weeks to turnaround time)
Comic Book Restoration Check is $3 per book. Many books are automatically flagged for restoration even if not selected, but good option for higher value books.
Comic Book Restoration Prices
Evaluating books for potential restoration is another pre-screen service. The best way to evaluate a book for restoration is to have it in hand for a detailed inspection. That way you can be fully informed on all the defects, processes to correct those defects, potential risk of certain processes and the anticipated results. The fee for this is $75, and covers time and shipping cost.