Ready to Press
Now that your MyPress is at your desired temperature, raise the handle fully, and place your pouch made from folded parchment paper with the 1 - 1.5 grams of flower between the plates. The mouth of the pouch should be facing you and overhanging the edge slightly.
Lower the handle until the weight of the top plate is resting on the pouch. Slowly press the handle down over the course of 15-30 seconds with even pressure, giving your material time to warm slightly.
Once you lock the handle into position the timer will start. A typical press will take approximately 90 seconds, though this will vary depending on the necessary conditions for your flower.
Dialing in your Press
For your first press, record the time at which your material begins to express oil. This will be the minimum amount of time you can press and still expect a yield.
Wait until you are satisfied with the results before lifting the handle. This is a highly subjective decision, so make your best guess by listening carefully and watching between the overhanging edges of your pouch.
When you open the handle, the time will pause on the screen. Record this time as well. Depending on your satisfaction, you will use this time to make improvements later.