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Collector infinityG private msg quote post Address this user
I've been doing some research on the comic dry-cleaning and pressing frontier. Found a few places through searches and definitely seems worth sending in some key books.

Has anyone had experience with sending in slabbed books to have dry-cleaned and pressed, then send off to CGC/CBCS? There's usually a de-slabbing fee but does the whole grading process again as in, pay the fees etc.?

My guess is "yes" but just seeing if anyone's had experience with this particular process/situation.
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Moderator The_Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
If you want the book graded afterwards, yes
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Collector RyanHicks private msg quote post Address this user
Yes, you will be paying all the regular fees for regrading in addition to the dry cleaning and pressing fees. If you are cracking any yellow label books, make sure you send the books to an authorized witness presser first so they can crack and press and resubmit for you to keep the yellow label. There are a few of them, CFPcomics and Avery pressing are two that i have used personally and are solid!
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Collector infinityG private msg quote post Address this user
@The_Watcher @RyanHicks

OK great! Thanks a lot for answering my question. I have a few key books i'd like to get dry cleaned and pressed but theyre slabbed unfortunately. Bummer to do the whole process again for the same books... oh well.

i'll check out your recommendations @RyanHicks thanks again!
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Collector Averycomicpressing private msg quote post Address this user
Yes Ryan is correct. You will have to pay for the book to be graded again. Also Ryan is correct if it is a signature series it must be opened by a authorized witness/ presser. If you have any question please feel free to contact me. Prices, process, ect.

https://m.facebook.com/Avery-Comic-Pressing-LLC-1704132569813936/
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
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There's usually a de-slabbing fee...


Who charges a de-slabbing fee?
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Collector infinityG private msg quote post Address this user
i checked out hero www.herorestoration.net and they charge a $5 de-slabbing fee. Is it industry standard?
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Collector Averycomicpressing private msg quote post Address this user
my company also charges $5 to open a slab
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Collector Jayzer private msg quote post Address this user
CFP comics does NOT charge a fee. They have been excellent to work with.
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Collector Averycomicpressing private msg quote post Address this user
Here are my prices for cleaning and pressing. If you have any questions feel free to message me anytime.

http://testparamedic.businesscatalyst.com/comic-submission.html
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by infinityG
i checked out hero www.herorestoration.net and they charge a $5 de-slabbing fee. Is it industry standard?


Quote:
Originally Posted by infinityG
my company also charges $5 to open a slab


Wow, that seems ridiculous. A person is paying to have a book pressed. How are you going to press a slabbed book if you don't crack it out of the slab? You gotta be kidding me that the pressing price doesn't include getting the book out of the slab.

Is this $5 a book or $5 an invoice?
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Collector infinityG private msg quote post Address this user
In my case, I slabbed a few key books w/o considering pressing services (not recommended) and also b/c collectors send in un-slabbed books prior to slabbing (recommended).
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Collector VillageIdiot private msg quote post Address this user
Hysterical, "de-slabbing fee" the temerity. Well, to quote P.T. Barnum...
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President SteveBorock private msg quote post Address this user
I know for a fact that Joe at CFP does not charge a fee for taking books out of a slab.
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
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I know for a fact that Joe at CFP does not charge a fee for taking books out of a slab.


As it should be.
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
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Hysterical, "de-slabbing fee" the temerity. Well, to quote P.T. Barnum...


Good word - temerity. The gall, the nerve, the audacity!
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
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I know for a fact that Joe at CFP does not charge a fee for taking books out of a slab.


Thanks Steve. I also want to add that there are no additional fees for dropping your books off at CBCS. They go from the presses to the graders without the hassle of having to be sent through the mail.

Charging to crack out a slab? Really? What's next? A fee for the paperwork?

Here is a list of my fees (no hidden costs)

http://www.cfpcomics.com/Services
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
Here is what a proper press can do to even a frankenbook.

Before.


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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
And after.


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KUNG FU PANNDA greggy private msg quote post Address this user
Joey has pressed close to 5000 of my books over the last 7 some odd years. His prices is all inclusive with includes dry cleaning, cracking out the book, etc.

I would highly recommend him.
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Collector Averycomicpressing private msg quote post Address this user
Well I guess I'll have to think over my pricing again and concider removing the charge. I apreciate the opinions about the extra charge. I do know some companies do and some do not charge the extra.
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Collector gary_k private msg quote post Address this user
Yup , No fee as well for my business, lets face it it really only takes a couple mins if you know what your doing.

I just cracked my first NEW CGC slab yesterday BTW .... imo they are aweful and the film they use was stuck to the cover. Not air tite at all in fact id think reslabing would need to be sooner rather than later. sounds like a money grab by them.

Thank goodness ive chosen CBCS for my books.

www.impressivecomicbooks.com if ya wanna look at options for pressing
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
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I just cracked my first NEW CGC slab yesterday BTW .... Not air tite at all in fact id think reslabing would need to be sooner rather than later. sounds like a money grab by them.


You want your slabs to be air-tight?

Why would you have to re-slab "sooner" (however long that is)? Why is it a money grab?
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by SteveBorock
I know for a fact that Joe at CFP does not charge a fee for taking books out of a slab.


Thanks Steve. I also want to add that there are no additional fees for dropping your books off at CBCS. They go from the presses to the graders without the hassle of having to be sent through the mail.

Charging to crack out a slab? Really? What's next? A fee for the paperwork?

Here is a list of my fees (no hidden costs)

http://www.cfpcomics.com/Services


I also wanted to add your books are insured the whole time they are with me for damage or loss/theft. They are also insured while being driven to CBCS. Once at CBCS their insurance policy takes over. Additionally I have policies that cover everything, even UPS, FedEx and USPS. All at no additional cost to the customer. I consider them to be part of doing business.
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Collector Averycomicpressing private msg quote post Address this user
Yes that's a good point to make and very important when you are choosing a person to work on your books. We also have insurance that will cover, Fire, theft, water damaged, any issue during travel and also had any comic convention for any type of signings for any of these issues. It also includes ups, usps, and Fedex shipping as well.
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Collector IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Stelbert_Stylton
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Originally Posted by gary_k
I just cracked my first NEW CGC slab yesterday BTW .... Not air tite at all in fact id think reslabing would need to be sooner rather than later. sounds like a money grab by them.


You want your slabs to be air-tight?

Why would you have to re-slab "sooner" (however long that is)? Why is it a money grab?


Well, actually I think airtight or close to might have merit. While slabbed comis were never intended to be dunked into the bathtub, they would in fact survive it. Or rather CGC old slabs would. There are plenty of stories of Comic collections in the bedroom ruined by the fire dept putting out a fire in the kitchen. Everything soaked. Except the slabbed books. The sealed inner kept books dry.CBCS solution of an inner well material that is just a bit more gas permeable than the Barex used by CGC and PGX probably close to ideal compromise. That no inner well thing is causing a bunch of appearance problems for CGC, and the Con c not being sealed raises the risk of damage from say a leaking roof or the aforementioned fire dept dousing of books.

Money grab not fair.CGC has to get away from Barex, it is no longer being manufactured. And they needed to spiff up their case for competive reasons. But it has NOT been a great product roll out for them
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
I could see moisture/condensation as a problem if slabs were air tight. I remember one such collector who kept his graded books in a somewhat air tight safe and ended up with rusty staples.
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by IronMan
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Originally Posted by Stelbert_Stylton
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Originally Posted by gary_k
I just cracked my first NEW CGC slab yesterday BTW .... Not air tite at all in fact id think reslabing would need to be sooner rather than later. sounds like a money grab by them.


You want your slabs to be air-tight?

Why would you have to re-slab "sooner" (however long that is)? Why is it a money grab?


Well, actually I think airtight or close to might have merit. While slabbed comis were never intended to be dunked into the bathtub, they would in fact survive it. Or rather CGC old slabs would. There are plenty of stories of Comic collections in the bedroom ruined by the fire dept putting out a fire in the kitchen. Everything soaked. Except the slabbed books. The sealed inner kept books dry.CBCS solution of an inner well material that is just a bit more gas permeable than the Barex used by CGC and PGX probably close to ideal compromise. That no inner well thing is causing a bunch of appearance problems for CGC, and the Con c not being sealed raises the risk of damage from say a leaking roof or the aforementioned fire dept dousing of books.

Money grab not fair.CGC has to get away from Barex, it is no longer being manufactured. And they needed to spiff up their case for competive reasons. But it has NOT been a great product roll out for them


Why not keep them in the bags companies like Hot Flips provide? While not the prettiest to look at, it would help in the case of a flood or water damage.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Have you ever tried to vacuum seal a slab?
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Collector gary_k private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by gary_k
I just cracked my first NEW CGC slab yesterday BTW .... Not air tite at all in fact id think reslabing would need to be sooner rather than later. sounds like a money grab by them.


You want your slabs to be air-tight?

Why would you have to re-slab "sooner" (however long that is)? Why is it a money grab?



not air tight , but not loose in plastic either , the inner sleeves were sealed were they not ?

the standard reslab time frame was 7 years before with the chamber paper and sealed inner seal... im just taking a stab that the proper time to reslab your books would now be shorter.
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