Keysnruns

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  1. Happy Black Friday, The Southeast High Grade Comic Collectors are offering advanced comic dry cleaning, humidification and comic pressing videos that are on sale now! All new for 2017, this professionally edited series details advanced techniques for getting your books in highest-grade condition for unrestored grading. Ordering info is here. User feedback: "I really enjoyed your 3 comic book pressing videos! Lots of great info, and a minimum of dead time, thanks to your editing." HOLIDAY VIDEO PRICING - $99.00 $150.00 for all 3 videos! Video 1 - Advances in Dry Cleaning Comics (~23 minutes) - Setting up bulk dry cleaning for collections - Prescreening for cleanable defects - Minimizing pressure on comics during cleaning - Avoiding detectable eraser marks - Debris removal with pickups & tools - Cleaning colored comic areas - Using erasing shields - Developing a steady hand - Using dry cleaning pads - Dry cleaning brittle paper - Ink removal Video 2 - Advances in Humidifying Comics (~8 minutes) - Setting up bulk humidification for collections - Prescreening for problems e.g., tears & splits - Dealing with paper memory - Building a durable humidity chamber - Setting up shelves in the chamber - Heating and using water with the chamber - Handling comics for chamber insertion - Testing for sufficient humidification - Clearing the chamber Video 3 - Advances in Pressing Comics (~17 minutes) - Setting up bulk comic pressing for collections - Introduction to press hardware - Cleaning the press - Working with time & temperature - Using release papers, boards, films & teflon sheets - Supporting creased covers during pressing - Layering release materials & comics in the press - Proper press heat up & cool down - Spot pressing - Reviewing before-after pressing results PURCHASE TERMS To view the videos, you must be a Vimeo member (signup for free for basic membership) To purchase the videos please go to Paypal and pay $99.00 $150.00 for all 3 videos to info (at) keysnruns.com When paying in Paypal, you must provide the user/screen name you **choose** (not what is assigned to you) as your Vimeo ID (put all of this as comments, where you would normally provide a shipping address) Within 24 hours of a processed payment your Vimeo ID will be enabled to view the private videos and you will be notified by email Videos will remain accessible for (at least) 6 months from purchase We reserve the right to block users who share videos inappropriately NOTE: WE DO NOT PRESS COMICS FOR OTHERS - WE CANNOT PRESS YOUR BOOKS - CALL YOUR FAVORITE PRO FOR THAT
  2. The E. Gerber POV was that a new box die is expensive and riskier, while they have more freedom & efficiency to produce new bag sizes. So from their perspective, not sure a new "standard" box would be a good step now.
  3. On the Southeast High Grade Comic Collectors Meetup yesterday, we spoke to E. Gerber president George Kues. A topic of discussion was that the popular 775 (7 3/4") Mylite 2 bag did not fit in a standard longbox. Many people have been advised to use magazine boxes instead, but bags are not a tight fit, thus imperfect for some. Gerber has special acid free boxes, but they are expensive. Bill Cole makes a pricier 7 3/8" mylar, maybe some folks use that with standard boxes. Open question: if E. Gerber made 7 1/2" Mylite 2's (the hypothetical 750 M2) would you - want them? - order 500+ at a time? - let it be treated as a custom order (wait 3-6 weeks)? This assumes you could, in the future order from online sources other than Gerber directly (Gerber sells directly mostly by phone or to the trade). Feedback welcome.
  4. You may not be aware that the founder of E. Gerber also published the seminal Photo-Journal Guides to Comic Books in 1990. These volumes exposed the best images of many comics never seen before (by most). Gerber also introduced a scarcity rating, still in use today. Open to everyone, everywhere - join us for a call with E. Gerber president George Kues next week, Dec. 8 at 4 EST, to discuss YOUR conservation questions. REGISTER FOR THE WEBCAST Signup on Meetup
  5. Open to anyone around the country - hear from E. Gerber President George Kues how, with Steve Geppi, the company was acquired, grew from Ernst Gerber's original sealed mylar bag invention, and helped conserve the world's most valuable comic collections!
  6. To answer a recurring question, the videos detail the majority of key supplies or materials required, and provide examples of where to get them, with high level cost estimates.
  7. NOTE: WE DO NOT PRESS COMICS FOR OTHERS - WE CANNOT PRESS YOUR BOOKS - CALL CCS FOR THAT The Southeast High Grade Comic Collectors (now 145 members!) are offering our NEW pressing, humidification and dry cleaning video series. We pioneered video pressing education for hobbyists in 2014, and we are back with years more experience, knowledge and technique to save you headaches! NEW for 2017 - Advances in Comic Pressing Take advantage of this deal to become a better hobbyist or pressing client! VIDEO PRICING - $150.00 ($50/video!) for all 3 videos CONTENT DETAILS Video 1 - Advances in Dry Cleaning Comics (~23 minutes) - Setting up bulk dry cleaning for collections - Prescreening for cleanable defects - Minimizing pressure on comics during cleaning - Avoiding detectable eraser marks - Debris removal with pickups & tools - Cleaning colored comic areas - Using erasing shields - Developing a steady hand - Using dry cleaning pads - Dry cleaning brittle paper - Ink removal Video 2 - Advances in Humidifying Comics (~8 minutes) - Setting up bulk humidification for collections - Prescreening for problems e.g., tears & splits - Dealing with paper memory - Building a durable humidity chamber - Setting up shelves in the chamber - Heating and using water with the chamber - Handling comics for chamber insertion - Testing for sufficient humidification - Clearing the chamber Video 3 - Advances in Pressing Comics (~17 minutes) - Setting up bulk comic pressing for collections - Introduction to press hardware - Cleaning the press - Working with time & temperature - Using release papers, boards, films & teflon sheets - Supporting creased covers during pressing - Layering release materials & comics in the press - Proper press heat up & cool down - Spot pressing - Reviewing before-after pressing results PURCHASE TERMS • To view the videos, you must be a Vimeo member (signup for free for basic membership) • To purchase the videos please go to Paypal and pay to info (at) keysnruns.com • Once paying in Paypal, in the notes field, you must list the videos you want and provide the user/screen name you **choose** (not what is assigned to you) as your Vimeo ID (put all this in as comments, where you would normally provide a shipping address) • Within 24 hours of a processed payment your Vimeo ID will be enabled to view the private videos and you will be notified by email • Videos will remain accessible for (at least) 6 months from purchase • We reserve the right to block users who share videos inappropriately Feel free to PM with questions.
  8. YOU ARE INVITED To Web Conference Call with The Southeast High Grade Comic Collectors the community of investment-minded collectors (and their books) that get together to learn, share, trade and profit from what they love FREE Comic Conservation Q&A with George Kues, President, E. Gerber THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST Web conference call, with info provided after registration ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR REQUESTS FROM SEHGCC MEMBERS: "We want to learn more about conserving and preserving important comic books" Every serious collector knows the value of mylar for long term comic storage. But Mylites vs. Archives; halfbacks vs. fullbacks; acid-free vs. buffered - how can the serious collector learn more about the science of conserving and properly storing comic books? Ernst Gerber introduced Mylar to the comic market in 1979 with patented sealed bags. Now part of the Geppi comic Empire (Diamond, Overstreet, Hake’s, Geppi’s Museum), E. Gerber has expanded to a range of best-in-class preservation products. President George Kues will make time for a group call to share his views on high quality storage of raw and slabbed books, and answer questions from participants. Please RSVP on Meetup.com, and hope to join you online for this educational and entertaining web conference call. Dial-in number to be shared with registrants only. REGISTER FOR THE WEBCAST High Grade Comic Collectors Meetup Page Questions? Contact Barry (the organizer) through the group's Meetup site Don't miss this one-of-a-kind conversation for the high grade collector!