What do you know about flat heat press?
When we want to DIY our T-shirt with the sublimation technology, the most important material is the flat heat press machine. Then how much do you know about this machine ? Today I will make a detailed introduction about the flat heat press machine from the aspect of different size and model.
One of the main differences is the size of the heat platen. Most standard falt heat presses come in 16×16 or 16×20 platen sizes. The platen size determines the maximum image size you can press onto your fabric. The standard size heat presses are sufficient for the majority of businesses as your desktop printer or cutter probably cannot produce images bigger than that. Ensure you have the right size for your type of images.
There are also two main types of heat presses machine. One is the clamshell flat heat press and the other is the swing away model.
There are heat presses machine that are Air Automatic, Auto Release and Manual Heat Presses. An air automatic press is basically a heat press that is automatic in almost every way. It automatically closes and opens the press using air pressure. You simply dial the pressure in and press a button. And it will close and open after the pressing is done. An Auto Release Press (STX AutoClam) is one that requires the user to set the pressure and manually close the press, but when the pressing is done, the heat press will automatically open. This is handy because there is no risk of it overcooking your items. The last one is a manual heat press which require the user to manually close and manually open the press when it is done.
Other Heat Press Functions
Modern day heat presses are normally digital ones which display temperature and time on a LED screen. There are older models that will display temperature on a gauge and some require the user to use a separate stop watch for the press time. We recommend using a digital press because it is much more accurate and consistent in measuring temperature and time.
Quality of Heat Press
Aside from the differences of a heat press, you should also consider the quality of the heat press. Ensure the heat press is well built and that it gives you consistent pressure and temperature. Your vendor should be able to give you a recommendation for a good heat press. Also quality brands will have warranties which will ensure that if it breaks during the period of the warranty. That the manufacturer will fix the problem for you.
Not only should you ensure the heat press is in good working order at the time of purchase, you should consistently check that the heat press is in good order over time. It is recommended that you buy a heat gun to check for cold spots that may occur over time.
These all above is my introduction about the heat press machine. We can also provide you with the rotary heat transfer machine
so if you have any needs or some better suggestions welcome to contact us at any time. Thank you for your reading.