There actually exist dedicated heated print dryers. Not sure how well they work with RC/VC papers (maybe, with a very low temperature setting to avoid melting/softening the resin coating). Kinda-sorta like a mounting press, except less pressure and less heat. The paper goes between a metal heating surface and a slightly taut canvas "lid" for delicate pressure.
This one is manual and two-sided. Place the prints(s) with the emulsion against the mirror-polished metal for a "ferro-typed" or mirror-gloss surface (definitely only with fiber paper, not VC/RC, which already has a mirror gloss surface!), and with the emulsion against the canvas for a more natural surface finish.
Drawbacks: care must be taken to be sure the print is very well washed, or the canvas will eventually acquire stains from any remaining photo chemicals (and no longer be archival) - and the mirror-gloss metal plate must be protected from scratches or they will get embossed into the emulsion when drying for the ferrotyped gloss surface. And of course they take up shelf or counter space, and require another electrical outlet.
They also come/came in semi-automated, large, roller form, with a continuous canvas belt running around a large cylindrical drum (up to 3 feet/1meter diameter) Just feed the prints in on the belt, face up or face down, and 10 minutes later** they drop out into a hopper fully dry. For large-volume labs.
** Thus the famous song - "Some day my prints will come."