The human body doesn’t work without the heart, lungs, and brain, and a heat press calender doesn’t work without all of its essential components. You know about the platens and the basic setup of a heat transfer machine, but what about the specifics?

This section looks at the components of a heat press and how they work looking at time temperature, and pressure, or the heart, lungs, and brain of the heat press body. Read on to learn about the inner workings of the heat press.

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Time controls how long the materials are “cooked” in a heat press. Most heat transfers take between 10-20 seconds, which is one reason heat presses are known for their efficiency. However, most heat presses have a longer time range that’s between 0-999 seconds to allow for maximum flexibility.


Temperature of the heat transfer machine controls how hot the platens get. The temperature range on the heat press calender is between 0-500 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the perfect range to apply heat without burning or melting transfers or fabrics.

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The pressure is how hard the top platen presses down on the bottom platen. When using a heat press machine, you will notice that pressure is described in terms of how light or how hard you want to press.

Most machines will have light, light-medium, medium, medium-hard, and hard pressure levels. You often set the pressure you want by turning a knob on the top of the back of the control box. However, digital pressure setters are becoming more common.

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