There are several factors into buying or adding a new press machine but we believe the most important feature to look for in a heat press machine is its ability to provide consistent and even heat across the platen because this will prevent cold spots from developing and ensure consistent heat application for heat transfer materials. Proper application temperature is also critical in producing quality garments, making accurate temperature controls an essential feature.
- Consistent platen heat temp
- Digital Controls for Temp and Time settings
- Audible Alarms
- Ease of use
- Auto Open Semi Automatic
Some other important factors are manufacturer reputation, service reputation, and strength of warranty, as well as the different sizes of the machine itself. Not only do you want a machine that will print images in the right size, but also a machine that fits into your workspace.
The type of heat press you will need depends on the work you plan to be doing with the press and the the work space available. Clamshell designs will save space and swing aways need more space. You can choose between 110v heat press machines and also ones that require air to operate.