Foil covers and pressing?
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I know this has been a topic at some point.  Regardless, with the popularity of the foil convention covers, has it been determined if pressing can, should, and is useful on these cover treatments?  I have a few that have some mild spine creases that are not color breaking.  On a normal book I know they could be pressed out.  Can anything be done with the foil?

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Yes, yes it can.

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On 10/6/2018 at 8:14 AM, joeypost said:

Yes, yes it can.

What changed? You use to say foil covers couldn't be pressed?

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11 hours ago, MastrCntrlProgram said:

What changed? You use to say foil covers couldn't be pressed?

I figured it out. 

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On 10/20/2018 at 7:49 AM, joeypost said:

I figured it out. 

Ok, so let me get this straight. 

If I am reading your post correctly, and didn't get lost in your verbose explanation of how to press foil covers.     You say you figured it out..does that sum up your post accurately? 

I don't want to put words in your mouth.

 

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On 10/6/2018 at 9:54 AM, drotto said:

I know this has been a topic at some point.  Regardless, with the popularity of the foil convention covers, has it been determined if pressing can, should, and is useful on these cover treatments?  I have a few that have some mild spine creases that are not color breaking.  On a normal book I know they could be pressed out.  Can anything be done with the foil?

I think CGC recognizes the fact that foil covers are prone to creases and are more lenient with them. If the creases are indeed 'mild', I would not press.  

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If the material is actually metal, or a metal amalgam, then it's usually of the "leaf" type, ultra-thin, and generally applied to a cardboard substrate. Since you're mostly dealing with cardboard, *generally* this can be manipulated by a press, to an extent. Think Venom #1, or, say, this book:

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If you're talking about any kind of plastic material, like the so-called "chromium" books (X-O Manowar #0, for example, or Danger Girl #1 Go-Go)...you're generally going to be out of luck....or, at least, I've been unwilling to experiment with very high heat to see if the plastic can be re-molded without doing permanent damage to the surrounding area. 

The new DC convention foils look like the plastic kind, rather than the metal leaf applied to a cardboard substrate kind, but I could be wrong. Can you tell, drotto? If it's actual metal leaf applied to a cardboard substrate, then yes, they can sometimes be fixed.

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5 hours ago, Ze-man said:

Ok, so let me get this straight. 

If I am reading your post correctly, and didn't get lost in your verbose explanation of how to press foil covers.     You say you figured it out..does that sum up your post accurately? 

I don't want to put words in your mouth.

 

Yes. 

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A lot of foil covers are embossed. You can't press embossed can you?

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Actually, you can. Thereare many embossed books that do not have foil covers that are regularly pressed. 

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On 11/19/2018 at 6:00 AM, joeypost said:

Actually, you can. Thereare many embossed books that do not have foil covers that are regularly pressed. 

It depends on the heat control. If it's too hot, the foil can be damaged.

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On ‎11‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 7:00 AM, joeypost said:

Actually, you can. Thereare many embossed books that do not have foil covers that are regularly pressed. 

What about Chromium covers? I have one that has four small dents on the spine, no color breaks or anything else. Should it be pressed, is it a waste of time?

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19 hours ago, Jimmy Daniels said:

What about Chromium covers? I have one that has four small dents on the spine, no color breaks or anything else. Should it be pressed, is it a waste of time?

Which book is it?

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On 10/21/2018 at 3:27 PM, RockMyAmadeus said:

or a metal amalgam

That's not the right word. ;) There's no mercury involved. I meant "metal alloy."

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On ‎2‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 11:36 AM, joeypost said:

Which book is it?

Amazing Spiderman 300

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On 10/6/2018 at 11:14 AM, joeypost said:

Yes, yes it can.

Have you ever pressed a Vengeance of Vampirella #1? If so what luck did you have? Thanks!

 

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