Last night I weighed out about 22 grams of bud that's probably 3 days dry from being cut from the plant (my neighbor has been throwing stuff at me since he found out I have this lol,) and I formed two pucks out of them. I actually have pictures of them, I have an update/upload going already for a different set of pics but I'll get to them soon to show you what they look like. With each puck roughly 11 grams, they squish pretty flat (you'll see in the pics.) I'm not pre-pressing my flower which I do think is effecting some of the return, but we've found too that we can fold the pressed pucks over on each other a few times and get several more presses worth out of it. It gets darker (the rosin) every time though so at least on our end here we're going to start separating the 1st, 2nd, 3rd press as a way to "grade" the returns. Everyone and their brother has told me the best returns are using dry sift in a filter bag and pressing that instead. It's got two massive plates, 4" by 8", but it does seem like the center of the plates gets the most amount of the pressure from the arm. Now to be fair though, we haven't made a perfect 4 x 8 rectangle of pre-pressed flower to see if that indeed works out. As harvest nears here, we'll try more experiments with weighed amounts. A friend of mine is supposed to be getting a drum tumbler for dry sift soon (like quarter pound runs at a time,) so if that happens we'll be do more dry sift experiments too. He wants to press a pretty large amount as well, so if I help facilitate that definitely watch along and we'll let you know how much a pain in the ass it is pressing larger sums. I spoke with another extract company owner recently and he was telling me (in his opinion of course,) that rosin is tough to bring to a commercial scale because BHO and closed loop ethanol simply provide more return for the investment/time put in. Whether that's true or not I guess I don't know, but man. Solventless. No solvents. It's so clean. If you take fresh buds and clip them for a quick dry and you can press them in 2-3 days for a pure, fresh terpy treat. And the returns have been great man, honestly for what we've put into it I've been very happy with the outcome so far. Bad ass machine too. Super solid. I need to keep it cleaner and almost want to build a damn cabinet for it it's so pretty lol. Going to buy a replica of that fortune teller machine from the movie Big, tear out the fortune teller, and put the rosin press in it's place!