How to Choose a Heat Press
When choosing your heat press machine also referred to as a T-shirt press there are a few things you may need to consider before you make that key decision for your business and yes size matters. Do you pick that 9 "x12" Craft t- shirt press? Well if you are just pressing standard size garments and pressing t-shirts as more of a hobby, then this is the size for you. If you find yourself working on bigger projects then the next step would be to go with the 15x15 Hix Heat Press or Heat Press which will allow for easy pressing of 8 to 11 inches and bigger heat press transfers. This will allow you to thread most of your garments on the lower platen which simplifies pressing. If you are still wanting to go bigger and want to have the ability to press large heat transfers, then the Auto Open 16x20 may be the answer for you. If you want even more versatility and are thinking Dye Sublimation is in your future then I would suggest the , which allows t hat option of a drawer style or swing away making it easy to line up and press those hard surface dye sublimation blanks such as coasters, mouse pads, and bag tags. The choice of auto open is purely preference of how attentive you want to be to your heat transfer press. If you are easily startled, this press may not be for you but if you have better things to do than watch a timer tick down, we highly recommend an auto open heat press machine for high volume heat transfer shops.