I learned the tighter I pre-press my buds the easier the collection because the bud is very nicely contained after pressing. I was pre-pressing in a garlic press. When I squished it with 6 tons, it went everywhere, spilling out the sides from between plates. Lots of plant matter got into the goo.
Today I used my pollen press and squashed 1.5 grams of flowers into a 16mm dia. x 10mm long coin. I made three of these. These were dense as hell. They squeezed down in an almost perfect circle with very few crumbs and made lots of goo. Less cleanup, more yield. :D:fireworks: