Before we perform any service on your comics, we offer a screening service that determines whether we believe your comics would be a suitable candidate for pressing, restoration or restoration removal. CCS will evaluate your submission to determine whether the selected service will benefit your comics. The screening fee is 1% of the fair market value ($5 minimum) of the comic at the time of screening.
Raw and CGC-certified books may be evaluated by CCS by selecting “Screening” on the submission form. The CCS Screening service determines whether pressing should be performed. If CCS believes that pressing would not benefit the comic, you will pay only the screening fee. If CGC-certified books submitted for screening are rejected, CCS will return the book in the CGC holder.
At no time will CCS assess any grade to a comic, nor will CGC graders be made aware that CCS has pressed the comic (except in instances where restoration has also been performed). The pressing of a comic by CCS may have no impact on the grade subsequently assessed by any comic book certification company or individual.
Restoration Removal (Screening required)
Screening is required for books submitted for the Restoration Removal service, CCS will determine the feasibility of restoration removal and evaluate whether a comic is an appropriate candidate for restoration removal. CGC-certified comics will be evaluated in the holder. If CCS believes that restoration removal will not benefit the comic, you will pay only the screening fee. CGC-certified books that are rejected for restoration removal will be returned in the CGC holder.
Restoration (Screening required)
Screening is required for books submitted for Restoration. The screening service will determine the feasibility of restoration, the extent of restoration that would be appropriate, the fee and the approximate turnaround time. If CCS believes that it should not perform restoration, you will pay only the screening fee. CGC-certified books that are rejected for restoration will be returned in the CGC holder.
Downgrades and Missed Restoration
No matter the service that may be applied, CCS does not guarantee that a comic will receive a certain grade from CGC. While it is rare, it is possible that a comic can receive a lower grade from CGC after pressing. Additionally, it is possible that pressing will not lead to any grade change no matter how successful the service might have been. Futhermore, because of the subjective nature of restoration and restoration removal, CCS cannot guarantee a particular outcome. For more information, please review the CCS Services Terms and Conditions.