Pollen Presses are amazing for individuals looking to compress plants or herbs. These durable high quality devices
are designed to press fine particles of plant matter or tobacco into compressed discs. The advantages of these
pollen presses is that is helps preserve your plant matter for longer, while readying the product to be used
for other means.
A pollen press is used to press the trichomes of your dry herb leftover in your grinder into a solid caked mass.
Some dry herb grinders will have a screen specifically designed to allow fine particles and trichomes to fall
through for collection, much like using a sieve to separate fine flour from clumps when baking! A herb grinder
with a screen will allow you to make the most of your herb and to produced caked material on a modest scale.
Once you’ve gathered your trichome powder you can use a Pollen Press to condense it and press it into a dense
Pressing your material helps preserves its potency and freshness. If you are going to preserve it over the long
term. If you are going to be storing it for more than a few days then it is best to compress it first so it
takes up less space, retains its freshness, and isn’t blown away.
Pollen Presses are incredibly straight forward devices that come in a range of gauges that are intended to press
pollen discs of varying sizes, or example 19mm,
Most Pollen Presses can press a few grams of pollen at at time. Powder is placed between the two pin components of
the press and press caps are screwed on. As the end caps are screwed on they crush the pins together, any
pollen between the pin gets pressed into a disc.
Wait several hours, eight or more at the very least. Once this time has elapsed you can remove the caked pollen from
the press. The pollen disc can be stored until you want to use it, be sure to keep it stored in a dry, airtight
Here are some top tips for using a Pollen Press.
If you are using trichomes from a herb grinder be careful to start by removing the bottom section of your grinder so
you can isolate the pollen.
Be sure that your pollen is dry prior to pressing it, a thorough way to ensure this is to store it for two weeks or
longer in a cool, dry space.
Try to evenly spread out the pollen rather than piling it all together. If you heap it the pollen inside the pile
might not be exposed to air and may not dry properly. Improperly dried pollen can go mouldy if you’re not
The press won’t work properly unless you have the right amount of pollen. The amount required will vary from press
to press. You’ll know if you have enough pollen if you attempt to screw on the cap and you feel some resistance
and may not be able to screw it fully closed. Leave the powder under pressure for at the very least eight
hours. Be sure to tighten the cap a little every few hours.
After the eight hours unscrew the press and carefully remove the caked pollen from within. The diameter should be
roughly the same as a penny coin, the thickness will be defined by how much pressure was exerted upon it when
you were pressing it.
The colour will vary but it should tend towards a darkish yellow colour.