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Marine Herbarium Press Kit

Marine Herbarium Press Kit


A quality Australian Made Marine Herbarium Press. Made in the traditional style, slatted or 'wet' presses have been utilised for centuries to study endemic marine seaweed specimens and track the migration of weeds to warmer waters due to climate change. Women pioneers have been at the forefront of this study since its inception. It is an important tradition to continue, as the presses of today are living diaries for tomorrow, that can be scientifically DNA sequenced and  become study tools for centuries to come. 


Make your own seaweed, plant or botanical pressings with our custom Marine Herbarium Press Kit.

Your kit comes with all the quality supplies you need - you just need to forage for specimens and grab some newspaper! 



  • Handmade Australian Tasmanian Oak timber frame press approx 290mm x 210mm
  • 1 x pipette
  • 7 x cardboard sheets
  • 6 x sheets of watercolour paper 190GSM (acid free)
  • 6 x Blotting paper 135GSM (acid free)
  • 6 x pieces of cheesecloth (acid free)
  • 2 x Belgian straps with quality spring loaded clips (please note the cork straps have been discontinued)
  • Instructions
  • Sea Weed poem card on 200gsm card stock


You can choose between natural timber or a walnut stained colour.


Please Note: Always check with local coastal authorities before removing seaweeds from their natural environment. We don't advocate the removal of living species from a holdfast and we collect our specimens from the 'wrack' tide line. 


    The postage charged at checkout is not always accurate.

    If you are charged more than it costs us to package and deliver your item, we guarantee we will refund you the difference.

    If you'd rather have us confirm the shipping cost before you make your purchase, please get in touch with us with your postal code and we'd be happy to assist.

    If you purchase a large item, please understand that we may need to charge an additional fee to cover the cost of sending your item once the total shipping cost has been confirmed, but we'll always give you the option for a full refund if you decide not to proceed with the purchase.

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