Quote Originally Posted by lee
In all the years I have dry mounted, I have never had another press or a metal platen to allow cooling of the print. Suffice to say, all you need to do is have a clean place for the print and mat board to lay upside down. The print will cool very quickly and in my opinion the metal platen is just one more thing to buy and is just not necessary.

I have to say, my personal experience is the same as Lee's. Although I could see how differences in materials and perhaps humidity could affect individual results. Maybe you should wait and see if you really need another big, heavy object laying around the darkroom.