Take your flower preservation skills to the next level with the Microfleur MAX Microwave Flower Press. With exceptional colour retention, taking only minutes to press flowers, this microwave flower press makes it possible for you to pick your flowers, press them and use them for a project all in the...
Take your flower preservation skills to the next level with the Microfleur MAX Microwave Flower Press.
With exceptional colour retention, taking only minutes to press flowers, this microwave flower press makes it possible for you to pick your flowers, press them and use them for a project all in the same day.
Choose from the press, replacement liners (packs of 10), refill packs (1 complete set of liners and pads) and replacement clips (sets of 2). Each press comes with liners, clips and pads.
Simply press your pretty botanicals and foliage between the cotton liners, thick wool pads and two vented plates, and clip together. Pressing is done in very short intervals spaced with short resting periods.
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Pressing times will vary depending on the power of your microwave and the amount of fluid in the flowers.
Lower powered ovens (500 watts) will require longer times than higher powered models (1000 watts).
Fleshly or moist flowers will take longer than dry flowers and leaves.
Specimens should be dried in stages, starting with an initial burst, followed by as many shorter bursts as are needed to completely dry the specimen.
As a guideline, initial bursts should be about 45 seconds for a 600W oven, 30 seconds for a 750W and 20 seconds for a 900W.
Secondary bursts should be about half to one third of the initial burst.
Specimens may partially dry after they are picked, or if they are picked after lengthy periods of exposure to strong winds, sun or low humidity. If this is the case for your flowers, or when pressing any specimen for the first time, we suggest you reduce the suggested initial burst time by half.
Remove flowers carefully from the cotton liners using precision tweezers.
If you're making beautiful floral coasters, pour a 3mm layer of our heat-resistant resin into your coaster mould first. Then add your flowers 20 minutes later once the exothermic reaction has settled (this prevents any scorching to your precious petals). Top up with more lovely heat-resistant resin, or coat-it or fill-it resins and voila: an exceptionally perfect resin coaster.
Why stop there? Flowers from the Microfleur can be added to a whole array of resin crafts including resin bookmarks, trinket dishes and pretty pendants.
Top Tip: When you take your flowers out of the press immediately sandwich them in between two pieces of cold paper, this will ensure they do not curl up at the edges. You really need the flowers to cool quickly after pressing to ensure they keep a nice flat/whole shape.
Should you need a little more guidance, our FAQs provide lots of helpful information, as do our YouTube videos. You may also like to join our friendly facebook group for help from our super customers.
Important notes: The liners are washable and the pads will last for hundreds of cycles. Unfortunately, some flowers, such as carnations, have a tendency to burn during microwave pressing. This may be avoided by reducing the number of seconds for each burst in the microwave.