How to Make Shatter Using a Rosin Press

A rosin press is one of the best investments for anyone who’s a fan of high-quality extracts. A rosin press can make solventless rosin extracts quickly and easily, and with the right rosin press, your extracts will be just as good as commercial-grade extracts. Plus, you can even make shatter using a rosin press with a few simple adjustments.

One of the best things about using a rosin press is that it makes it easy to adapt the extraction process to your needs. Some people prefer their rosin to be softer whereas others prefer their rosin extracts to be more rigid in their consistency. Making shatter is simply a matter of adjusting the temperature and pressure of your press to produce amber, glass-like extracts. Here’s a guide on how to make shatter using a rosin press.

What Is A Rosin Press?

Rosin extraction refers to an extraction process that involves pressing cured flower or hemp between metal plates. The heat and temperature help release the cannabinoids and terpenes from the chosen product, resulting in potent amber extracts. While you can use a hair straightener for the most basic rosin extracts, a rosin press is a much better option.

A rosin press is a device specifically made for producing the best rosin extracts possible. It allows you to adjust the temperature and pressure of your plates so you can experiment with different types of rosin dabs. This level of adaptability allows you to make extracts that look like wax or more rigid extracts that look like shatter.

There are many advantages of using a rosin press. It allows you to create high-potency solventless extracts, meaning your dabs won’t contain any residual solvents like butane. It also makes it easy for anyone to make excellent extracts. You don’t need any special knowledge or expertise to use a rosin press - it’s as simple as applying your desired settings and pressing the plates together to produce high-quality rosin.

Why Make Shatter Using A Rosin Press

Why Make Shatter Using A Rosin Press?

Shatter is one of the most popular types of extracts or “dabs” out there. It’s easily recognizable thanks to its amber, glass-like appearance. When you apply pressure to shatter extracts, they shatter into small pieces - hence the name. Shatter is also known for possessing high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Usually, shatter is made using a solvent-based extraction process. It involves blasting dried flower with a solvent such as butane to release the cannabinoids. While expert manufacturers can make safe, high-quality shatter, this process is far too dangerous to carry out at home and can also result in your shatter extracts containing unwanted residual chemicals.

Using a rosin press is an easier and safer way to create shatter extracts. You can get the same glass-like consistency in your dabs without the residual solvents. Your extracts will also be potent and flavorful, making them great for vaping or dabbing purposes. As such, buying a rosin press is the perfect option for those who want to create shatter extracts without dealing with dangerous solvents.

How To Make Shatter Using A Rosin Press

Making shatter using a rosin press is all about applying the right temperature and pressure before freezing your extracts. You’ll need some cured flower or dry sift, parchment paper or an extraction bag, and a high-quality rosin press (we recommend the Rosinbomb Rocket Press). Once you have what you need, it’s easy to make shatter with a rosin press.

Step 1: Fold your cured flower or dry sift into a piece of parchment paper. Fold the parchment paper multiple times until all of your product is covered. You can also wrap this between another piece of parchment paper - folded once. Alternatively, you can place your bud or dry sift in a rosin bag.

Step 2: Set your rosin press to a low temperature. Generally, the sweet spot for creating shatter-like rosin is 195 to 205°F. This will maintain the flavor of your chosen product while also bringing out the potent cannabinoids.

Step 3: Place your folded parchment paper or rosin extraction bag on the plate of your rosin press. Press firmly for around 5 to 10 seconds. Use heat-proof gloves to remove the parchment paper or bag from the plate and you should see some amber liquid oozing from the corners. If not, press again.

Step 4: If your rosin is too soft or runny, place your folded parchment paper or rosin bag in the freezer until it becomes hard. Once you unwrap it, you’ll have a nice, glass-like extract that looks like a regular shatter extract. You can now break off a piece to enjoy in a vaporizer or dab rig.

How To Make Shatter Using A Rosin Press

Where To Buy A Rosin Press

If you want the nicest shatter extracts possible, you’ll need to get a good rosin press. A commercial-grade device like the Rosinbomb M-60 Rosin Press is more than capable of making incredible rosin extracts. With that said, you can make incredibly satisfying extracts using nothing more than a compact home rosin press.

The Rosinbomb Rocket Rosin Press is perfect for creating phenomenal extracts at home. You can adjust the temperature to create shatter-like extracts quickly and easily. Plus, it’s easy to set up and use even if you’re a complete beginner to pressing rosin - making it perfect for all kinds of users.

You can buy these devices in the Rosinbomb online shop. You can also find all the accessories you need for making shatter extracts. Whether you’re looking for parchment paper, rosin bags, or extract jars for storing your shatter, you can order everything you need for convenient free shipping.


Making shatter using a rosin press is just as easy as making regular rosin dabs. The only difference is that you’ll need to apply a low temperature before pressing hard on your dried flower or dry sift. You can make high-quality shatter within a few minutes and enjoy it however you please.

To ensure you get high-quality extracts, you’ll need a high-quality home rosin press such as the Rosinbomb Rocket Rosin Press. You can find it online along with a range of rosin accessories right here at Rosinbomb.