Gear Parchment paper brands and qualities for rosin pressing

Sick Vape

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As I still often tear apart my no-name parchment paper when pressing rosin, I wonder what brands of paper you use? I always use two layers to make sure.

I would like to establish a list of paper brands that work fine and point out the brands that have paper that is too thin or tears up fast. Also I would like to point out brands that contain quilon and not only silicone.

RAW Paper is probably a good paper to compare others to as it is widely available.
I personally prefer bleached paper up to now, because it lets me see easier where there is still something to collect.

I have also tried this one: https://www.toppits.de/de/back-boegen-590.html
It is about as strong as the RAW parchment, but has a waffle structure, that I do not like that much.
It is a treated paper but according to the new EU guidelines they do not need to indicate what it is treated with anymore...

My no-name from the local discounter, that tears up easily, was marked as silicone treated, a couple of years ago. Now it is just marked as bleached parchment paper for baking. Nothing more.

What are you using?

Edit: I heard Kirkland from costco is a good working one, too.
 
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shredder

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I use oil slick paper. They come in packs of 250, and are 10x10 .

They're heavy duty, and have a thick silicone coating on one side.

With a 20 ton press I need heavy duty, and they work fine.

Sometimes it can be the plates shifting that causes wrinkles or other problems. Caged plates eliminates those problems.
 

Sick Vape

Solar Dabs
For me bleached or unbleached is not so important, maybe. I think I would get used to browner parchment too. And I saw there are unbleached parchment papers that are quite "white". But if I have a choice I will still go with white parchment atm.

PTFE sounds interesting but is still pretty expensive, no?
I think I heard it like stretches easy.

FEP seems to be a new option too. Looks like clear plastic and is said to be more non-stick than PTFE. Suitable for pressing and resistant to solvents and terpenes too.

In europe I found www.phytoca.eu and www.dabbing.de to offer specialised parchment for rosin. For me Germany often is more expensive to order from, than other countries.
Phytoca has some parchment from www.blacklabelpaper.co, and dabbing.de paper, FTPE and FEP from www.oilslickpad.com

While normal baking parchment is often 41g/m2 (27.7Lb), www.blacklabel.co offer 40g/m2 (27Lb), 51.8g/m2 (35Lb) and 81.4g/m2 (55Lb) paper.
Conversions with https://bollorethinpapers.com/en/basic-calculators/basis-weight-gsm-calculator.

While the weight is not always a measure for the strength of the paper in our application, for the same type and brand of paper, the weight still gives an indication of how fast it will tear.
Blackabel offer silicone, silicone plus and silicone ultra.

I have not yet found the weight of the oilslick paper.
But according to shops and @shredder it seems to be heavy duty and of superior strength compared to normal parchment.

As all specialised rosin parchment paper is much more expensive than normal baking parchment, I want to point out that I read of alot of people not seeing a need for special rosin paper, like @superdang9000 with "If You Care".

Please keep posting you favourite brands. I hope I find a special strength normal price baking parchment.
 

started@52

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Using regular Reynolds, is this normal?
This is after about 7-8 presses anywhere from a gram to an eighth. 170-200° 3 ton Dabpress
 

psychonaut

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I'm a big fan of kirkland for the size of the roll and the price. 1 roll will last a personal presser a year or two depending on usage. If you are a costco member you get 2 rolls per pack.

Reynolds is a great choice since you can pick it up at the local market usually. Tried and true in the food industry, I trust them with my rosin also :2c:
 

LesPlenty

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I just got a 50ft roll of Oilslick SlickWrap with HYDRO GUARD, so it will keep my plants safe:haw:

I do not like how it curls up on the corners while it just sits on the plates waiting for me to get my puck ready, I need to have magnets on the sides as well as the middle of my Dabpress to keep it all flat for bottletech squishing.

I also found the oil slick to be harder to collect off than my cheap Aussie supermarket brand.:tup:
 

Baron23

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I just got a 50ft roll of Oilslick SlickWrap with HYDRO GUARD, so it will keep my plants safe:haw:

I do not like how it curls up on the corners while it just sits on the plates waiting for me to get my puck ready, I need to have magnets on the sides as well as the middle of my Dabpress to keep it all flat for bottletech squishing.

I also found the oil slick to be harder to collect off than my cheap Aussie supermarket brand.:tup:
I believe that if you look at oil slick’s application data, SlickWrap is suitable for packaging but is not recommended for extraction.
 

LesPlenty

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A big Ad printed on the box says 'New Waterproof Barrier Hydo Gaurd Looking to Squish? Try our New Rosin Paper!' and it also says on the box...Foil Backed Parchment Paper, so a bit misleading.
This is on the website listing where I purchased,

Thanks to its foil backing, Slick Wrap stays closed when folded - and makes an excellent barrier for pressing botanicals with heat.

Either way, I don't like it much for pressing, might be OK for vac sealing in a mason jar with O2 sorb and then freezing.:tup:
https://ozbongs.com.au/oil-slick-wrap.html
 

Baron23

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A big Ad printed on the box says 'New Waterproof Barrier Hydo Gaurd Looking to Squish? Try our New Rosin Paper!' and it also says on the box...Foil Backed Parchment Paper, so a bit misleading.
This is on the website listing where I purchased,

Thanks to its foil backing, Slick Wrap stays closed when folded - and makes an excellent barrier for pressing botanicals with heat.

Either way, I don't like it much for pressing, might be OK for vac sealing in a mason jar with O2 sorb and then freezing.:tup:
https://ozbongs.com.au/oil-slick-wrap.html
Yeah, it can get a bit confusing and yeah, they have changed their packaging over time. I do not believe that the Slick Wrap box says anything about squishing anymore.

OilSlick used to have an application table that showed suitability of their different products for different purposes. That is no longer the case, they now a top level menu on their site things like Extract Packaging and Material for Extraction and you can see under these categories which product is recommended for which use. Slick Wrap now only appears under Packaging.

https://oilslickpad.com/

Slick Sheet (PTFE) is indeed shown under Material for Extraction but seems intended for use as a barrier for collection of BHO type material. I did buy some and its completely useless for squishing. Makes an ok packaging material but frankly I find it hard to work even at that.

Slick Paper....now there is a product for squishing but I have come to agree that is only good for squishing in a bag. I find its too slick for squishing bar nugs....they spread out like a bug on the windshield hit at 80 mph! haha

I do use it as an outer liner to parchment (Reynold's) for bare nug squishing and I like it for packaging (just putting up the rosin I squished, is all) as it takes a fold better than Slick Sheet.

Cheers
 

shredder

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A big Ad printed on the box says 'New Waterproof Barrier Hydo Gaurd Looking to Squish? Try our New Rosin Paper!' and it also says on the box...Foil Backed Parchment Paper, so a bit misleading.
This is on the website listing where I purchased,

Thanks to its foil backing, Slick Wrap stays closed when folded - and makes an excellent barrier for pressing botanicals with heat.

Either way, I don't like it much for pressing, might be OK for vac sealing in a mason jar with O2 sorb and then freezing.:tup:
https://ozbongs.com.au/oil-slick-wrap.html

It's the oil slick paper that is recommended for rosin, not the foil backed wrap. I don't have time now for a full explanation, but I made the same mistake myself. It works but is not safe or recommend.Google it.

Edit, the wrap has a plastic layer and is intended for storage of concentrates, not for pressing.
 
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psychonaut

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What I found was around half a ton (1000lb) per sq/in is a good pressure for flower. Double parchment was my solution until I got the pressure dialed in. The thing about a bottle jack, they're designed to deliver maximum pressure very quickly so it does take some practice. When using single layer of parchment that can help guide you to the right pressures. Staining will be minimal where the puck was pressed, no tears, and little or no sweating through on the platens.
 

TommyDee

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Coming from a different discipline but relevant... and warning :] <= knows nothing about pressing short of decades ago squishing a flew leaves and using drippings to lace joints.

Has anyone considered just lining the plates with Kapton (Polyimide) sheets? Tough, rated well within required temp range, tougher than Teflon for sure, has become readily available, albeit much is acrylic adhesive-backed (not good to 200C). Scraping recovery from the sheet is facilitated by a very smooth surface which can, with care, be scraped. Chemically inert to cleaning solvents, low out-gassing grade material, and reusable. A 12x12 sheet at 5 mils is around $30 as an every-day price-range. Anyway, that thought popped into my head and wondered if it means anything.

Okay, back to real discussion :rolleyes:

For me bleached or unbleached is not so important, maybe. I think I would get used to browner parchment too. And I saw there are unbleached parchment papers that are quite "white". But if I have a choice I will still go with white parchment atm.

PTFE sounds interesting but is still pretty expensive, no?
I think I heard it like stretches easy.
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