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    The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?

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  1. Trimming leaf-casted material hasn't been called "trimmed" in the past, and that would bother me if that is what's going on now.
  2. So, I was under the impression that "trimming" was considered amateur, and always got a "C". Anyone else notice this?
  3. It's not we want less, but CGC wants us to know less, and call even less. Example: Remember when you used to be able to see the grade and the type of label it was going to get before it shipped? Then you could call if something didn't seem right. I totally get it, cgc gets a ton of calls a day, and they're just trying to find ways to streamline their customer service, and processes. Hopefully a biproduct of these changes equals faster TaT's.
  4. +1 and seeing "very light" and they are strick right now in high grade.
  5. Also best to visuslly confirm the crease really doesn't break color if in an inked area, notes don't always include "color break" in noted defect. 😉
  6. You can use another back cover from just about any Marvel from the same month. Romance is about the only except. Make sure the coupon code matches, and you have a match.
  7. Surprisingly, you can accomplish a lot of DYI projects from YouTube videos, but comic book pressing is not one of those. Anyone willing to share their process is either not doing it right, or not sharing all the information needed to do it correctly. Part time effort won't cut it in many cases, you need to be in it as a career if you seriously want to pursue pressing, and that pie is continually shrinking, so good luck if you decide to do so. As others have mentioned, doing it for fun would be okay, except these books end up in the market at some point. Not to mention you won't have many comic friends if they know you are ruining good books, by pressing or any other action.
  8. Others may suggest more stringent criteria, but my opinion is anything over 2.0 in grade, and under $1500 in value will not make a good restoration candidate. Also, not every candidate that fits my minimum requirement is still a good candidate, every book is different. Exceptions could be tape removal, or conservation.
  10. What changed? You use to say foil covers couldn't be pressed?
  11. Usually ink bleed through is along the spine where the paper is weakest. If none exists along the spine, then in the middle of the cover color touch bleed through as unlikely.
  12. Reglossing can simply mean that the natural gloss has been restored to the cover using the original glossing material, gelatin or methylcellulose, both are used for sealing in color touch, and replacing what is lost during the wash process.