I just wanted to bump this for anyone who isn't doing this yet. You don't know what you're missing. LOL The techniques and equipment for this process is moving very fast. I talked to several people who are working on commercial presses. Very soon, this will no longer be (as someone earlier put it) "a waste of good dank". With the information I have been given and the experimenting I have been doing, I am now getting 30% returns from my weed. I just ran some ice bubble and with almost 4 ounces of popcorn I got 1/2 ounce of full melt bubble and another 12 grams of lessor grade, good for edibles or whatever (I'll be pressing mine. LOL) So, that's about a 25% return. I think that's about average for ice bubble. With pressing, I get at least 25% return and ALL of it is 100% top grade. I have not even done 3 presses per bud yet. Just 2. I had to do 3 washes AND a dry shake to get the 25% from ice bubble. Look at the last pic below. I got that from a popcorn bud that weighed less that 1/2 gram. There is no one here that can stay high all day on a 1/2 gram popcorn bud. BUT, I'll bet 80% of those same people would stay high all day dabbing this rosin tab. Definitely more economical than smoking plain weed. And, a better buzz. Don't get me wrong, I like smoking a joint and everything else. I am just glad I didn't miss out on this. And, most importantly for me.... this stuff actually gets me buzzed, I have not been stoned for decades (well, a few times) and after about 8 or 10 dabs of this rosin, I am actually stoned. Pretty cool. Maybe that's why I like it so much. LOL Unless you're a hobbyist like me, I would wait just a little longer before you spend money on equipment. I already have 3 or $400 in stuff that DOESN'T work. LMAO However, now that I am climbing the learning curve, I can put together an incredible DIY press for under $100. I still have plenty of tweaking and testing to do but here is the current setup.