Comic press PSI / pressure

Does anyone know the range of pressure required to press comics ? — like to press deep creases out of Bronze Age books — if anyone knows or has a machine with a psi or total pound force read out that can tell you please let me know. Thanks

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I’m assuming you’re using a pneumatic pressing machine. Those typically don’t go lower than 15-20 PSI. I don’t have experience w these because I use hand lever presses and I measure the pressure based on feel, not PSI. If you are using a pneumatic press, use lighter pressure. 10 PSI if possible. Generally you don’t need much pressure to get creases out. It’s everything you do before the press that matters most, like massaging the crease out with a ball bearing and introducing humidity.

Def do more research though, good luck!

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