KaptainMyke offers comic
book pressing using an industrial heatpress machine.
The process also involves a light dry cleaning.
(High heat humidity steam treatment is available on
a conditional basis at no additional cost or fees.)
Amazing results with grade bumps to your books. Comic
Book Pressing Service is a flat rate of $10
per book, any book, published after 1974. Comic
Book Pressing Service PLUS is $15 for books
published prior to 1974. There is a $25 Pre-paid Return
Shipping Label Fee via USPS 2-DAY PRIORITY MAIL.
No additional hidden costs or fees.
If your book has a spine roll to it, you should consider
spine realignment as well. Adjusting the spine of a
comic book can be risky. Other damage may occur from
staple movement or spine chipping if the book is brittle.
All books are pre-screened for spine roll service for
free. Minor spine roll fix is $25. Major spine rolls
are $45. Once a book has failed the pre-screening process,
your spine alignment fees will be 100% refunded and
the book will be returned with a $10 return shipping
RETURN SHIPPING FEE
Each invoice will have a $25 return shipping fee, whether
it's one book or ten books on the same invoice. The
$25 return shipping fee is included with your order.
All pressed books are shipped via a 12x12x4 box or a
14x14x4 box, and inside of that the books are packaged
in an inner Gemini Media Mailer sealed with painters
tape. The box is then filled with styrofoam packing
peanuts and shipped via USPS Priority Mail. The return
shipping fee pays for shipping materials, shipping label,
signature confirmation and insurance. The cost is the
same to any destination. It is completely your
choice where the return shipping label is shipped to:
Your residence, your place of business, CBCS, PGX, or
CGC. Be sure to include all paperwork or invoices
if going to a grading company.
WHAT DOES PRESSING NOT FIX?
Color breaking creases on covers. Loose or missing staples.
Loose or missing pieces or pages. Staple indentations.
Moisture stains. Color or ink breaking spine ticks.
Scratches. Scratches on black covers. Books folded in
half. Ballpoint pen ink. Marker ink. Date stamps. Library
stamps. Deep indentions along front spine. Blunted corners.
I am not a miracle worker. Please consider these conditions
prior to submitting a book for pressing.
IS "PRESSING" CONSIDERED "RESTORATION"
TO GRADING COMPANIES?
No. Pressing is a non-invasive method of restoring the
original flatness of a book as if it were just printed.
Heat and steam are used sometimes to restore spine placement,
and helps move creases and fold flaps back to original
placement. No chemicals or inks or paints or any similar
methods are used on any books. Grading labels will not
state "restored" on the label once a book
has been pressed.
Dry pressing and dry cleaning your book does not use
any chemicals or moisture. Only pencil marks and crayon
is safely removed from dry cleaning. The heatpress machine
and the temperature does not lift sharpie marker or
ballpoint pen. Signed or witnessed signature series
books are completely safe from ink being lifted during
pressing. Yellow label witnessed graded CGC Books only.
No yellow label CBCS books. No exceptions. Be sure to
have all your paperwork for CGC inside your package
Once books are received you will be contacted via email
with an invoice number to match your paypal receipt.
Your shipping fee is a pre-paid shipping fee for 2-DAY
PRIORITY MAIL return label. Books are stored in a secure
safe for security and preservation.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
You will send in your book(s)
using the required method of shipping. Once books are
received you will be contacted via email with an invoice
number to match your paypal receipt. Your shipping fee
is a pre-paid shipping fee for 2-DAY PRIORITY MAIL return
label. Books are stored in a secure safe for security
Cleaning and looking the
book over can take a few hours. Once your book is actually
being pressed, it takes 30 min under high heat and an
additional 24 hours or more to cool down using a singular
heat/cold exchange method of pressing by allowing the
book to completely cool back down while still pressed.
The process itself can take 25 hours per book. Some
books require pressing to be left over several days
and nights while still inside the comic book press.
Spine roll realignments can take an additional 2 hours
or more, depending on severity of spine condition.
Your book(s) are shipped
the same exact way it's required to ship to KaptainMyke.
You can expect professional shipping methods inside
a box for extra secure shipping transport. The books
are always shipped via USPS TWO-DAY PRIORITY MAIL with
the $25 fee you pay upon original order invoices. Tracking
and insurance with signature required are provided with
this service to ensure safe arrival of your book(s).
Professional shipping, the exact way it's expected of
collectibles sent to KaptainMyke. Books can be
sent to a facilitator, CGC, or back to your home address
at your request.
100% REFUND GUARANTEE
KaptainMyke.com, Inc. is a licensed Corporation based
in Washington State. All books are guaranteed to not
be damaged, scorched, rippled, or destroyed while pressing
is done or you will get a 100% full market value refund.
Guarantees on spine roll alignments will always be prescreened
first before proceeding. Full transparency is disclosed
while your book is getting pressed. You may print this
page and staple it along with your paypal transaction.
I am not a professional comic book presser. However,
I do provide professional results. Please be sure to
write your name, address, phone number, and email on
each comic book backer board.