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Are these being cleaned AND pressed by the other pressers? This is a lot of fun!
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@Jabberwookie Press 'em all, let the graders sort it out.

I sort of do that; I've been sending all my stuff with press screen. If Mr. Pancakes thinks the grade will go up, they get pressed.

Fun fact: My paraphrase is from some real old-school evil Catholic Church stuff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caedite_eos._Novit_enim_Dominus_qui_sunt_eius.
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Originally Posted by Jabberwookie
I'm loving this thread.

I'm considering getting some of mine pressed, but I'm curious the criteria everyone uses.

Does it always change the grade? And are older books (bronze and Silver) likely to get the best results (higher grades) from it?

I'm pretty new to the slabbing and grading world, so I just try to absorb as much as I can and use it, but I look now, and think I probably should have pressed a couple.
It’s probably best not to think about it as press = grade bump.

A press addresses certain issues, mainly crinkles, bends, and creases but if those issues also break the color, the press will flatten the crease but the color break will remain and still count against the grade. Most pressers will also dry clean a book which can help clean up surface dirt and such but nothing that has gotten into the fibers of the paper like stains.

A book’s grade is decided by its accumulation of flaws. Books, especially older ones, may have issues beyond just the flaws that pressing can fix, like the aforementioned stains so even if pressing does its job, other issues can remain that prevent the book from grading higher.

For example, my ASM 129. It was pressed and it definitely presents better after the clean and press (especially the back cover) but the grade did not increase








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Same for me. DD came back same grade but does look better
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@dielinfinite

That's great info. I appreciate you taking the time to type that up.

One follow up question, pressing and cleaning, is it off the table on a signed book or can they clean and press while still keeping the signature?
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One follow up question, pressing and cleaning, is it off the table on a signed book or can they clean and press while still keeping the signature?

Yes, as long as the presser is authorized by the grading company to crack the slab without losing the verification or authenticity of the signature or sketch.
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Now I can send it off for grading 😁😁


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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
A book’s grade is decided by its accumulation of flaws. Books, especially older ones, may have issues beyond just the flaws that pressing can fix, like the aforementioned stains so even if pressing does its job, other issues can remain that prevent the book from grading higher.

For example, my ASM 129. It was pressed and it definitely presents better after the clean and press (especially the back cover) but the grade did not increase


Good point, I think this is particularly true in the lower grades. At 9.4 you can fix one or two minor flaws and get a bump to 9.6. At 4.0 you can fix several major or minor flaws and still remain at 4.0 simply because the window of acceptability for a 4.0 is so much larger than 9.6. I suspect that most of the value in grade bumps happens with books starting at about 6.0. Certainly not always the case though.
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Originally Posted by MutantMania
Now I can send it off for grading 😁😁




Is it already slabbed?
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