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Screw press

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Screw press

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Job Requirement

Presser, Papermaker

Materials Labors
Materials Used
Goods Created
This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A screw press is a special workshop used to press liquids out of various substances and to press slurry into sheets of paper.

Food-related jobs at the screw press consist of pressing seed pastes or fruit (olives) to yield oil (which can then be made into soap or cooked), pressing cake (which can be cooked), and pressing honeycombs to yield honey (which can then be brewed into mead) and wax cake (which can be made into wax crafts). These jobs require the pressing skill.

Pressing seed paste or fruit into oil and honeycombs into honey require an empty jug to hold the resulting liquid.

Slurry may be pressed into sheets of paper at the screw press by a dwarf with the papermaking skill. Sheets of paper have quality levels, while other products at the screw press do not.

Constructing a screw press requires two mechanisms and is done through the Build menu (b), by selecting Workshops (o) and then Screw Press (R).


  • Screw presses sometimes do not allow the "press honeycomb" job to be added directly; adding the job via the manager interface should get the work started.
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