1/2 Gallon Strictly Medicinal Tincture Press (Lab Press), Stainless Steel Herb Contact Surfaces, Spring-Loaded Return

(11 customer reviews)

$1,950.00 $1,850.00

This press comes complete with an all-new solid base and stainless perforated cylinder.  Truly heavy-duty, the press features all stainless-steel herb contact surfaces, silent automatic return, custom inner pan, fingertip adjustment, mirror finish, takes little effort to press (a very smooth action), and has the ability to squeeze out every last drop of liquid.  This is the nicest mid-size tincture press on the market. Handmade in Williams, Oregon, America.

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Product Specifications

1/2 Gallon Strictly Medicinal Tincture Press (Lab Press), Stainless Steel, Spring-Loaded Return

Features of the 1/2 gallon tincture press:

• Heavy steel construction, unbreakable, with a hard finish

• All stainless steel herb contact surfaces, including custom piston and pressing pans.  Piston is precisely turned and mirror-finish as in photo

New bulked-up platen with a bolt-less, form-fitted, stainless-steel juncture to the jack.  Sturdy, steady and perfectly plumb.

New inner perforated cylinder assembly is now stock–basically a precision-fit, perforated stainless steel basket on a custom stainless-steel disc.  This assembly cannot get stuck, reduces pressing cloth wear and is easily disassembled for cleaning–really sweet! *  check below for more specs

Jacks have been retooled with a round stainless toggle for finger-tight lockdown and letdown–no need to use the handle to let down the press.

• Custom stainless steel press handle

• Heavy duty fast lift 6-ton hydraulic jack squeezes out every last drop

• Automatic spring-loaded return, springs attached with high-quality stainless steel rings milled in our shop.

• 3 inch HDPE pressing block included

• 2 Tygon hoses and 2 pressing bags included free of charge

Tincture press 1/2 gallon size

MADE IN AMERICA

“…I bought one of your work horse herb presses ten years ago and use it weekly. Hands down the best investment I’ve ever made as it continues to put $2000 in our humble herbalist pockets every month!”

Manufactured by Strictly Medicinal, LLC

Press is fully assembled and ready to use!

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  1. Question

    Amanda

    I would love to purchase this for pressing avocado oil. I would like to know if you have a mid range easy payment plan available?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Amanda,
      Actually the press works well for pressing out infused oils or (primarily) tinctures but does not press fixed oil out of avocados or almonds or olives or things like that. It is a tincture press, for pressing tinctures.
      Richo

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  2. Kevin Lian

    Awesome press!

    Kevin Lian

    Making tinctures and other herbal remedies like oils and honeys have been changed 360 degrees using this press. It’s a fantastic product, well made, lots of love and care put into it. Sturdy, well built. Customer service is great by Richo and her team. Glad I found this!! If you can afford this then stop waiting and buy it!

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  3. Question

    Kevin Lian

    Hi Richie,
    Is this machine good to press out infused honey?
    Thanks,
    Kevin

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kevin, Yes, it works well for that. Warm product to room temperature before pressing. Richo

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    • michael bessette

      Would this press process CBD oil from hemp flowers as well?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Michael,
      I’m not sure what product you have in mind. If you’re making an oil infusion, then yes, the press is designed to press out oil infusions. If you’re thinking of smashing raw buds to get the oil/resin out, then no, it doesn’t do that.
      Richo

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  4. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Danielle Martin

    This Tincture Press has changed my life!

    Danielle Martin (verified owner)

    I was a bit hesitant to spend so much money on this press, but it seemed well made and I had heard good reviews about this company. I am beyond happy that I went with my gut and got this machine. This machine has gone above any expectation that I had. I am simply blown away at the efficiency and ease it has created in my apothecary. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and the yield is at least 50% more from my previous method of hand squeezing my tinctures through a muslin cloth. Not to mention the final result is virtually free from any leftover herb sediment. I am so grateful for this new addition to my herbal pharmacy. I cannot recommend it enough!

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    • Danielle Martin (verified owner)

      Hi Richo,

      I recently just got this press and I have only used it for tinctures so far. I am hoping to use it for my herb-infused oils as well. I am curious if I need a separate tube for the oil press? Do you have a recommendation on how to clean the tube after using it for oil strains? I have read in your comments below that cheese cloth is recommended for oil, but can I use one of your bags, and just repurpose it solely for oil straining after? Thank you for your time!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Danielle, Thank you for the positive review! The tincture press can and should be used for herbal oils. Oils are thick and should be warmed up to thin them before pressing (no hotter than 105 degrees F). It is often a better idea to use cheesecloth instead of the polypropylene bag that comes with the press, because the oils will pass through cheesecloth more readily. But either one works–just press slowly. Yes, if you use a pressing bag for oils then dedicate it permanently to oils, otherwise oily residue is going to get in your tinctures. You can dedicate a hose to oils, too, because again, it is hard to get all the oil cleaned out. Run the hose under very hot water to loosen its grip on the spout before trying to remove, and heat it up again in very hot water to put back on. You have to clean the press and the hose between pressings and hot soapy water is your best approach, followed by a hot rinse. At Herb Pharm we rinsed all our equipment 3 times before drying it off with a clean cotton cloth. Thanks, richo

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  5. Question

    Joelle

    This looks like a great tool. Would it work for oil and glycerin macerations as well? Thank you

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    • 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Joelle, Yes. Get the glycerine extract warmed up to about 90 degrees before pressing–this will aid in easy expression. for oils, don’t use the pressing cloth, use about 4 layers of unbleached cheesecloth instead. This will allow for easier passage of the warm oil and can be composted when you’re done–cleanup isalways an issue with oilcloths, they can never again be repurposed for pressing alcoholic tinctures, you will get oil in them. Our press is very effective when used with good technique. Check the videos. richo

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  6. 4 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Beatrice Chris

    Great quality press

    Beatrice Chris

    This press is the best investment for any herbalist. It saved the “angel share” of alcohol in every single batch. It’s solid, very well done, absolutely a must for someone that means efficiency in their business. I’m stunned of how well this press works. It saves the last drops of the extract that would have been impossible for me to get any other way. Amazing tool for any herbalist, treat yourself to this magic helper, you will not regret it!

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    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Beatrice, Thanks for this, we have worked for years to perfect our presses. Also, you inspire me to write a blog that’s been hovering in my brain for some days “the nuances of pressing herbal tinctures” so look for that to pop up soon at Richo’s Blog.
      Richo

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    • Beatrice Chris

      Thank you Richo ! Forever grateful to you and Strictly Medicinal ! I love your press and your seeds!

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    • Monica

      What is the height and width of the press pls?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Press specifications:
      Measurements 12” wide x 23” tall x 5” deep
      Processes smallest batches up to 1/2 gallon or more of macerating tincture per pressing
      Normal turnaround time 15 minutes per pressing
      Maximum pressure 6 tons

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    • John

      How much does the press weigh?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi John,
      50 lbs. richo

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  7. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Cary Clayton

    High Quality Tincture Press!

    Cary Clayton

    This press is awesome and definitely worth the money. I am very satisfied with it and look forward to years and years of high quality tinctures. The design and craftsmanship are superb.

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  8. Julie

    How are the hoses cleaned?

    How much does a 3rd hose and a 3rd bag cost? Are shipping costs included in this price?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hoses are cleaned by running soapy water through them, then rinsing with clear water. Bags and hoses are available separately. Here’s a link https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/product/half-gallon-pressing-bag/

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  9. Question

    Anh

    Hi Rich, do you postage the item to Perth, Australia? Can I put it on payment plan or layby the item?
    Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      We can ship the press to Australia. We will have presses, you don’t have to reserve one.

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  10. Question

    Lindsey

    Will you make this with a larger capacity at some point? And can you please also email me when these come back in stock? THank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Lindsey, We used to make the 1 gallon capacity but found that the yield was less efficient than with the smaller pans (which get more PSI). We will e-mail you when the presses are again complete and ready to sell.
      Richo

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  11. Question

    Sherri Anderson

    How does the press make oils?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      The press doesn’t make oils. Essential oils are made with a distiller which this is not. Oil infusions (e.g. calendulated oil) can however be easily pressed out with this tincture press.

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    • Chloe

      Is it super loud? Curious, I use a hand crank cider press currently and love it but I would like to upscale

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    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Chloe, Our press is silent except for the slight swoosh of the jack handle pumping and an occasional fizz of fluids escaping under pressure. It would be a nice upgrade from a cider press. cheers, richo

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    • Steve De Chellis

      Howdy. Can this press be used for pressing out hazelnut oil? Other nuts and seeds? Would I have to grind them first? What other uses can I get out of this press besides tinctures?? Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      hi steve, the press does not express oil from seeds, it can’t do that, nor does it produce essential oils. it is for pressing out juice from any ground herbs or fruits, also for pressing out infused oils or tinctures. richo

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    • Linda

      Can you use this press to release Vinegar soaked vegetables such as horseradish, ginger, onions, garlic and oranges and lemons?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      yes

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    • Betty Neuenschwander

      Do you have an item that an express oil from seeds, such as horse chestnut seeds?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Betty,
      No, the tincture press is not designed for expressing fixed oils. We haven’t found a homescale model of fixed oil press that really does acceptable work.
      r

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    • Stephanie T

      How is this different than a cold press juicer?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Stephanie, The cold press juicer works on a screw principle and is used for pressing juice out of fruits and vegetables. The tincture press works on a hydraulic pressure principle and is used for pressing out herbal tinctures. You can use the tincture press for pressing out juice from fruits and vegetables, too, as long as they are ground up prior to putting in the press. the tincture press gives much higher yields than the cold press juicer. Richo

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    • Renee Green

      What do you mean by “as long as they (fruits and vegetables) are ground up? Ground up meaning minced in a blender?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Renee, The tincture press is specifically designed for pressing out herbal tinctures made of either fresh or dried herbs mixed with alcohol and water. It also works for pressing out juice from fruits, vegetables and herbs, which is often a step in the process of making an herbal succus (preserved herbal juice) or syrup. All ingredients need to be thoroughly ground up before pressing. Herbs like Calendula flowers are usually passed through a CORONA MILL before pressing. This really smashes them. It is pretty hard to use a blender for this application, because blenders don’t work well without sufficient liquid. Other options–food processor or juicer, in which case both the juice and the (usually very moist) mash can be reprocessed through the tincture press to maximize yield and express the pressure-dependent elements that are never very well represented in juices obtained from a juicer. Richo

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    • Nikola

      Hello Richo! I’ve enjoyed many years of buying medicinal seeds from you, and now I’m interested in getting a press. Can you give me an estimated cost for shipping the press to Waterloo, Ontario Canada please? Thanks so much and happy fall!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Nikola,
      As you know these ship free within the USA so I can subtract domestic shipping from the international charge–that considered, it would be san additional $150.00 to your card to get the press up to you in Canada. Sorry for the hassle, I wish there was no border. Richo

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    • Gary

      Beautiful press and apparently well made, but $1,850 for home use? Price seems way out of line unless you’re a 1%er

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Gary, For home use you can put cheesecloth in a bowl and pour your macerate into that, gather up the free cloth and squeeze. Very inexpensive! For folks who make a lot of tinctures, the $1,850.00 investment is soon made back by way of increased yield–alcohol, herbs and tinctures are quite expensive. It might be true that only 1% of herbalists have been motivated enough to get our press–they are the happy 1%. Richo

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    • Sequel Campbell

      Richo,
      Can you press smaller batches such as a quart? Can you use cheesecloth instead of the pressing bag for alcohol or vinegar tinctures? If not, Can you wash the pressing bag for reuse?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi sequel, yes, i personally prefer to use cheesecloth, and it also absorbs less tincture so it is very good for small batches. this is a precision press–you can even press out a pint of macerate with it. the polypropylene bags are multi-use and can be washed. richo

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yup, this is a precision press that will press out even a pint-sized tincture macerate. cheesecloth is my preferred choice because it is less like likely to get stuck and absorbs very little tincture. the polypropylene bags can be washed and re-used. check “richo’s blog” for an advanced course in tincture pressing. r

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