Welcome to our website. Here you will find information that you’ll need before purchasing a T Shirt Heat Press Machine. Selecting the right T Shirt Heat Press for your needs is important. The process of choosing your press can be a lot less daunting if you remember that all heat presses do the same thing: apply heat under pressure for a specific period of time.

Here are the three main things that you need to consider before purchasing your T Shirt Heat Press:

Size: Probably the most important consideration is how large of a press you’re going to need. This will mainly be based on the area that you’re going to be printing on. Here are the basic size ranges:

Very Small – 4×6 – 6×8, good for small items such as baby clothes and handbags. This size is referred to as a ‘Label Press’
Small – 9×12 – 12×14, very portable presses that can be used for pressing 8×11 sheets that you print out on your computer printer, etc. Relatively inexpensive.
Medium – 14×16 – 16×16, this range is usually more heavy duty than the smaller heat presses. They are also large enough to press most pre-made heat transfers.
Large – 16×20, Generally the largest press that you’ll need for normal pressing work. This size can press the largest preprinted heat transfers available (about 11×17).

T Shirt Heat Press Type

It’s important to base your decision on what your needs will be when using your press. There are three main types:

Swing Away Press – Presses where the top part of the press lifts straight off and swings out to the side. Great for printing T Shirts.
Draw Press – A mix of the swing away press and the clamshell. The top plate lifts off, but instead of swinging to the right, the bottom plate is on a bearing that can angle downwards.
Clam Shell – The top platen on this type of T Shirt Heat Press lifts straight up and the bottom plate can be either rigid or tilting.

 

6 Top Heat Press Machine Reviews

1.Stahls Hotronix® MAXX Heat Press 40×50cm

This portable, space saving design is ideal for printing smaller graphics, such as left chest logos on shirts, jackets or shorts.

Features

  • Digital Time & Temperature Readout
  • Patented Over-the-Center Pressure Adjustment
  • Teflon Coated Heat Platen
  • HRPO Laser Quality Steel Framework
  • Smooth Shock Opening. Easy open!
  • Scratch Resistant, Baked on Powder Coat Finish
  • UL/ULC/CE/RoHS Compliant
  • Wide opening for easy layout
  • Interchangeable Lower Platen
  • Lifetime warranty on heating element

2.Stahls Hotronix Air Swinger Heat Press 40 x 50cm

The advanced EZ-Load System increases your production time and
allows unobstructed heat applications. This model provides top-down pressure ensuring no movement of heat applied graphics.
Available in a table top or pedestal stand model.

Features

Compact, streamlined design
UL/ULC/CE/ROHS approved
Temp. range 97 º – 215 ºC
Digital time, temperature, and pressure controls
2 cm (¾”) thick platen
Interchangeable platens available
Dual time controls
Instant tack button
100 PSI for heavy pressure application
User safe two hand operation
ºF and ºC available

3.Stahls digital sprint calm press silver

This portable, space saving  model is good for printing tiny graphics, such as left chest logos on shirts, jackets or shorts.

Features

  • Digital time and temperature controls
  • 2 cm (¾”) thick Teflon coated upper platen
  • 1 cm Silicone pad
  • Under centre pressure adjustment
  • Generates maximum pressure with less effort
  • Space saving clam shell design
  • Wide opening for easy layout
  • Quick change lower platen
  • Platinum RTD heat sensor
  • Cast in tubular heating element every 2″ to ensure no cold spots
  • UL/ULC/CE/ROHS approved
  • Temp. range 97 º – 215 ºC
  • ºF or ºC available

4.Stahls Hotronix Sprint Clam Heat Press Auto Open 40 x 40cm

Patented, state-of-the-art auto open feature enables you to multi-task,
helps avoid over garments, bringing you the convenience of an air press
without and air compressor.

Features

Patented , Magnetic auto open feature
Patented , Magnetic assist lock down
Digital time, temperature and pressure controls
2 cm (¾”) thick Teflon coated upper platen
Space saving clam shell design
Wide opening for easy layout
Quick change lower platen
Platinum RTD heat sensor
Cast in tubular heating element every 2″to ensure no cold spots
Over centre pressure adjustment
UL/ULC/CE/ROHS approved
Temp. range 97 º – 215 ºC
ºF or ºC available

 

5.Stahls Hotronix Sprint Clam Heat Press Auto Open 40 x 50cm

Precision time and temperature control panel with a range of 95°C to 215°C, 205°F – 420°F.

Platinum RTD Heat Sensor reads platen surface temperature within 2 degrees.

Heavy Duty Pin & Bushing Pivot Points.

Unique Under Centre Pressure Adjustment.

Patented Magnetic Auto Open and Assisted Lock Down.

6.Stahls Hotronix Sprint Clam Heat Press Auto Open 28 x 38cm

Precision time and temperature control panel with a range of 95°C to 215°C, 205°F – 420°F.

Platinum RTD Heat Sensor reads platen surface temperature within 2 degrees.

Heavy Duty Pin & Bushing Pivot Points.

Unique Under Centre Pressure Adjustment.

Patented Magnetic Auto Open and Assisted Lock Down.

Safety: Safety is important… especially when dealing with something that will be extremely hot while you’re operating it. Be careful when buying a used press, as there won’t be a warranty attached to it. Getting a deal may be great, but knowing that your press is safe for you to use is worth a little extra cost.

The Weight of the press: If you’ll always be working in the same location, then weight won’t be too much of an issue. However, if you are going to be bringing your heat press with you to various events, you’ll want to make sure that you can easily move it.

Your Budget: How much you’re able to spend will be a factor. While you don’t need the biggest, most expensive model available – it is important to have room to grow. It’s highly recommended to buy the best possible press that you can afford