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@ozonetv Oh yeah, that looks pretty good.


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@ozonetv Oh yeah, that looks pretty good.




Who are the "E-Men"?
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Collector ozonetv private msg quote post Address this user
HA! I know...they're the guys behind e-cigs and e-commerce. :-)
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A good example of the label calling way too much attention to itself- Gradation, crappy color combo and logo with a dropshadow. This needs to be taken out to the woodshed and put out its misery.


I agree. But again, I think like you pointed out, some more timeless features should be used instead for labels

I also think the red labels are harsh looking in general.


They should be:
Blue for regular
Yellow for SS
Orange for SS unverified
Black for restored
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I agree labels are being made busier than they really need to be, but I guess I'm just lucky that I'm able to focus on the comic.
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Right now I'm not a big fan of anyone's label. The newer CBCS labels are a huge improvement over the "Rivet" label, but I still prefer the one before that; the one that looks like this:



Me, too. All the labels after that one have blown. Horrible label, Methuselah TATs, no Registry set, and difficulty of sale have pushed me back to submitting to the cgc.

Yeah, I haven't sent in any comics to CBCS since the label debacle. It's not just the bad art/design, but the fact that the labels look cheap in the slab. The ones I got are actually perforated ... just printed and torn off a sheet.

Well ... CGC's are perforated, too, looks like. But it's hard to tell. (I just looked, but had never noticed before. Maybe the perforations are smaller?) Anyway, at least those ones lay flat in the case. My CBCS ones, more often than not, are bowed out, adding to the cheap look of the design.

Hmm. I guess I'm still pissed that they talked me into waiting for the "new" labels, after they unilaterally decided not to use the original ones I'd actually bought. They were nice about it, and earnest. Someone pretty high up got on the phone that last time and asked me to wait another couple of weeks (after six months or whatever.) It was a nice gesture, so I waited again, but I really shouldn't have.

Well. At least I can be glad I didn't get those damn rivets, amirite?
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I think a color label can work in a more subtle way- but it doesn't have to scream it with a bullhorn. Also would be cool to have the label printed white on acetate so its transparent....




I spent some time looking at multiple slabs, cases, top loaders, and other display devices. This one, if "maxed" out, is by far the best. It would be a bold and game changing move.
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Right now I'm not a big fan of anyone's label. The newer CBCS labels are a huge improvement over the "Rivet" label, but I still prefer the one before that; the one that looks like this:



Me, too. All the labels after that one have blown. Horrible label, Methuselah TATs, no Registry set, and difficulty of sale have pushed me back to submitting to the cgc.

Yeah, I haven't sent in any comics to CBCS since the label debacle. It's not just the bad art/design, but the fact that the labels look cheap in the slab. The ones I got are actually perforated ... just printed and torn off a sheet.

Well ... CGC's are perforated, too, looks like. But it's hard to tell. (I just looked, but had never noticed before. Maybe the perforations are smaller?) Anyway, at least those ones lay flat in the case. My CBCS ones, more often than not, are bowed out, adding to the cheap look of the design.

Hmm. I guess I'm still pissed that they talked me into waiting for the "new" labels, after they unilaterally decided not to use the original ones I'd actually bought. They were nice about it, and earnest. Someone pretty high up got on the phone that last time and asked me to wait another couple of weeks (after six months or whatever.) It was a nice gesture, so I waited again, but I really shouldn't have.

Well. At least I can be glad I didn't get those damn rivets, amirite?

I have two rivet labels. I pull them out and look at them when I think that life couldn't possibly get any worse. So, I suppose everything serves a purpose.


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I think a color label can work in a more subtle way- but it doesn't have to scream it with a bullhorn. Also would be cool to have the label printed white on acetate so its transparent....




I spent some time looking at multiple slabs, cases, top loaders, and other display devices. This one, if "maxed" out, is by far the best. It would be a bold and game changing move.


Thanks- I think its a good start. More thought should be put into what info really needs to be put on a label, and whats better off on an associated webpage.

I actually love cbcs's notes. Its a great resource for finding out the specifics of the grading (not to mention free - as opposed to cgc's charging $10). That webpage is the place to put the book's credits and it's highlights. That would eliminate the need for such a massive label, so a small strip carrying name of the book, grade, reg. number, company logo, color and category is all you'd need.

Doing something like that would be game changing, and the visual sensitivity would go a long way in telling collectors that the grading company really gets it.
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My two penn'orth : I agree that colour coding is a good idea as an aid to picking out comics on a back wall.

Do we really need writer and artist names on the front as well as first appearance of... etc? This is the type of information that you would probably know if you were eyeing up a particular comic. All this could be on the back label.

I would just have the grade at one end and the CBCS logo at the other with the title and issue number in as big a font as possible in a banner headline and nothing else at all on the front label.
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My two penn'orth : I agree that colour coding is a good idea as an aid to picking out comics on a back wall.

Do we really need writer and artist names on the front as well as first appearance of... etc? This is the type of information that you would probably know if you were eyeing up a particular comic. All this could be on the back label.

I would just have the grade at one end and the CBCS logo at the other with the title and issue number in as big a font as possible in a banner headline and nothing else at all on the front label.


Agreed- Minimalism would solve a lot of problems for sure.
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Well. At least I can be glad I didn't get those damn rivets, amirite?


I hope they fired the designer who came up with that, and their boss that approved it
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