Pressing & Cleaning Service
Pressing service: $5 per comic
We offer a book pressing service at 204Comics for your old, wrinkled, damaged comics! In most cases we can significantly elevate the grade and eye-appeal of a comic by giving it a press.
A small amount of humidity is added to the comic before it is placed in a hot press for approximately an hour. Next it is placed in a cold press for a half hour or so. This process will generally smooth out the majority of warps and wrinkles on a given comic. Pressing a comic will often reduce the severity of some spine ticks and "dog-eared" corners, however a pressing will rarely remove all traces of any severe damage/warps.
Cleaning service: $5 per half-hour of time spent cleaning, paid at time of pickup.
We also offer a cleaning service for the front and back covers of your comics, in which we will utilize non-invasive means of lifting surface dirt from your book(s). We do not use any sort of chemical or other liquid in an attempt to clean a book.
Pressing and cleaning are not considered "restoration" where grading is concerned, provided chemicals aren't utilized during the process.
If you would like to have your comics pressed and/or cleaned, please bring them by the shop or contact us!