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Cricut Easy Press vs Heat Press

Cricut Easy Press vs Heat Press

Cricut Easy Press vs Heat press is a commonly asked question.

With Christmas around the corner (see our significant others ideas post!) you may be deciding on what kind of press you want to put on your Christmas list, either that or maybe you’re just looking for the best investment right now to start working on heat transfer vinyl, HTV, products.

Let’s take a look at the differentiators between the Cricut Easy Press vs heat press.

Cricut Easy Press – $149

Cricut Easy Press

 

The Easy Press is a 9″ by 9″ square device.  It is designed with a special heating element that even distributes heat across the non-stick heat plate.  Pitched somewhere between an iron and or heat press replacement the Easy Press offers a number of advantages over both!

 

 

 

Irons are not designed for even, controlled temperature distribution needed for applying heat transfer vinyl.  See the image below from Cricut that shows the distribution of heat across both an iron and Easy Press.

The Easy Press comes with a heat protective stand allowing you to store your press while working without damaging your work surface.  The Easy Press comes to temperature faster than a regular heat press and the temperature can be controlled via the digital controls on top of the device.

Cricut Easy Press

 

Heat Transfer Vinyl, HTV, is known to require pressure as well as heat to adhere the vinyl to the target garment/surface.  To this end the Cricut Easy Press has a large plastic handle on top of the device enabling you to push down on the unit to apply sufficient pressure to adhere the vinyl to the surface.  It has been raised many times as a concern that the Easy Press cannot apply sufficient pressure to successfully bond HTV to items but Cricut maintains that only some pressure is required to achieve a good long lasting result.

Cricut Pros like Lorrie Nunemaker here are running long-standing wash tests (up to 52 washes last count!) and their Easy Pressed heat transfer vinyl, both Siser and Cricut products See here for the Facebook post and video here

Others have reported mixed results with peeling designs and missing letters after washing so there seems to be mixed feedback on the usage.  It’s very common for peeling to occur with people using irons, less commonly reported with people who use presses though – but not unheard of!

Iron-On Protective Sheet

Cricut offers an iron-on protective sheet for use with the Easy Press for just $6.99, this goes between your item and the heat plate to protect and also help provide even heat distribution.

This is the same as the teflon sheets commonly used by heat press users.

 

 

The Easy Press is available directly from the Cricut store or if you’re a Prime member you can grab it via Amazon, Walmart also has it available for pickup or mail order too!

Cricut Easy Press

Pro-level performance and home-friendly design
the big handle, Safety Base, and auto shutoff feature keep things safe every step of the way
The evenly heated plate adheres your iron‑on in 60 seconds or less

Price: $149.99 $132.98

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Heat Press – from $159

We’ve covered the multitude of press choices here in Heat Press 101 and have some awesome recommendations here for best Clamshell heat press – we’ll only compare here the clamshells as the closest functionally to the Cricut Easy Press vs multifunction presses that can be used for other items like cups, hats, plates and more.

 

 

 

15″x15″ USCutter Digital Heat Press Machine, T-Shirts, Vinyl, Non Stick Sheet (STARTER BUNDLE)

Includes: Digital Heat Press, 2 Tshirts, 5 Sheets Siser EasyWeed Vinyl, Non-stick Sheet
Large Digital LCD Display - Preset desired time and temperature control for precise operation
Heavy Duty - stable and supported by rigid steel frame which is built to last

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Fancierstudio DG HEAT PRESS Digital Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press,15-by-15-Inch – Black

Teflon Coated Heat Platen Brand new
Voltage:110V Power:1800 W
Electronic time and Heat control: precise time set-up

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Fancierstudio Power Heat press Digital Heat Press 15 x 15 Sublimation Heat Press Rhinestone Heat Press T-Shirt Heat Press 15×15 B/BLK

Brand new 15-by-15-inch heat press sheet included
Voltage: 110 volts; Power: 1800 watts
Temperature Range: 0-699 degrees F; Time Range:0-999 s

Price: $209.99 $189.99

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3 Pack Teflon Sheet For 16×20 Heat Press Transfer Sheet SUPER SALE LIMITED TIME

Perfect for Heat Presses
Superior American Quality
Shipped in Mailing Tube

Price: $3.99

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Cricut Easy Press vs Heat Press

Easy Press Pros

  • Faster to heat up
  • Compact design
  • Portability and storage
  • Price
  • Auto heat shutoff
  • Cricut customer support
  • User Manual

Easy Press Cons

  • Pressure applied is inconsistent, uneven
  • Requires a hard surface able to be pressed on with some pressure
  • Inconsistent feedback with regards to peeling, good adhesion
  • Small 9″ x 9″ heat plate – larger designs require multiple pressings

Heat Press Pros

  • Heavy duty design, longevity
  • Pressure applied is consistent and even across item
  • Does not require human intervention to apply pressure
  • Larger heat plate 15″x15″ or larger catering for bigger designs without pressing multiple areas
  • For larger jobs less intervention required in the process, Close press, timer alerts when to open again

Heat Press Cons

  • Slightly more expensive
  • Returns shipping outside of warranty expensive due to size/weight
  • Size & weight, heat presses are not portable and require dedicated space
  • Cheapest heat presses can be unreliable, go with reviewed products, warranty options
  • User manuals scarce, not very detailed
  • Support limited or non-existent depending on vendor

Conclusion – Cricut Easy Press vs Heat Press

Both are great options!

The deciding factors have to be simply:

  • Your environment – what do you have room for, portability/storage
  • Your usage – personal, limited use vs regular use
    • client orders
    • multiples of items
    • size of designs
  • Longevity of your work – mixed reviews and returns of Easy Presses due to adhesion issues

 

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Cricut Easy Press launches August 20th $149

Cricut Easy Press

Cricut Easy Press Cricut has announced the Cricut Easy Press, to be launched on August 20th and later featured on HSN in October.  Essentially the Cricut Easy Press is a 9″x9″ heat plate with a large handle on top, complete with a tray for the hot press to sit in when not being used.  The main features of the Easy Press are touted as:

● Easy to learn, simple to use
● No press cloth needed for most base materials
● Adjustable heat up to 360℉ (180 C)
● Intricate transfers stick after repeated washes
● Great for large or layered iron-on projects
● Lightweight, portable, easy to store
● Compatible with major brands of heat-transfer material

 

The idea is that this is the heat press for the occasional crafter who wants to apply HTV to projects.  Targetted at less frequent users and people who have no space to house a regular heat press, the Cricut Easy Press could well take off as a popular product.

Cricut Easy PressThe main concern with the Cricut Easy Press has been that it is well known that pressure is required to bond HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) to your item.  People who use irons use tremendous pressure to apply HTV in the absence of a heat press.  Cricut has shown videos for applying vinyl, complete with shirts that have done multiple wash cycles to test the longevity of the HTV.  So far so good according to Cricut.  The crafting and pressing community remain skeptical!  The Cricut Easy Press has a unique heat plate that provides a uniform temperature across the 9″x9″ press.  See the image below that compares the Easy Press to a regular iron for temperature distribution.

What are your thoughts?  Are you dead set on buying a Cricut Easy Press or are you on the fence and still looking at a regular heat press to ensure better results?  For the $149 price tag you can get a regular clamshell heat press

Let us know in the Comments and on Facebook – Like our page and jump into the discussion!

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Buying the Best Clamshell Heat Press

Clamshell Heat PressThe definition, the best clamshell heat press has different meanings depending on your needs and price.  Whether you are a hobbyist, home or small business you probably have different requirements and budget in mind.

We aim here to cover best entry level clamshell heat press, some mid range as well as high end presses that are suitable for pressing t-shirts, pillows, onesies and other flat items.  If you are looking to press hats, cups, mugs or plates then check out our other article on multifunction heat presses.

 

 

Best Entry Level Clamshell Heat Presses

For hobbyists and small business users you are most likely looking for a cheap entry point to heat transfer and making t-shirts.  We have a number of recommenations for you to suit your budget and startup needs.

US Cutter 15″x15″ Heat Press bundle

If you are starting out then the US Cutter is a wonderful deal to get you pressing right out of the box.  The heat press comes with two sheets of heat transfer vinyl (HTV) as well as two t-shirts and a non-stick teflon sheet to protect your shirts and design as you press.  US Cutter provides US based support and has a great following.  They also sell vinyl and other higher end presses including auto open presses and multifunction presses.  As their lower end starter press this represents the best value deal and a thumbs up from us.

15″x15″ USCutter Digital Heat Press Machine, T-Shirts, Vinyl, Non Stick Sheet (STARTER BUNDLE)

Includes: Digital Heat Press, 2 Tshirts, 5 Sheets Siser EasyWeed Vinyl, Non-stick Sheet
Large Digital LCD Display - Preset desired time and temperature control for precise operation
Heavy Duty - stable and supported by rigid steel frame which is built to last

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FancierStudio 15″x15″ Heat Press

This is probably the lowest price entry point for those looking for a clamshell heat press.  For around $150 right now you cannot find a better deal on a 15″x15″ heat press.  Cheaper presses from this price point and down are 12″x15″ heat platens which while they work fine, they may present issues if you want to press larger garments or designs – you will have to double press.  The FancierStudio press is a sturdy build, well reviewed and popular press in the crafting groups online.  If you are on an absolute budget then this is the press for you.

Fancierstudio Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press, Red Black 15 by 15-Inch

Silicon gel base board Pressure adjustable
Voltage:110V Power:1800 W
Brand New Coated 15"x15" Heat Press Sheet Included

Price: $169.99

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Powerpress 15″x15″ Heat Press

This quality-wise is a step up from the press above and from personal experience it is a fantastic press.  If you are in the craft groups on Facebook both for Cricut and Silhouette, this is the most recommended heat press by far.  To add to it’s accolades it is Amazon’s best selling heat press with solid reviews and ratings.  It is a close call between this press and the US Cutter press, the latter probably wins out based on the local US support and bundle options which are a huge plus if you are just starting out.

 

Best Midrange Clamshell Heat Presses

These heat presses offer more functionality like auto open and larger heat platens as well as local US support from companies like US Cutter and Hotronix.

US Cutter Auto Open 15″x15″ Clamshell Heat Press

This is a heavy duty commercial grade heat press.  Unlike the manual heat presses this clamshell will automatically open the press once the timer goes off.  If you are busy working large orders this function is a huge plus as you can set and forget your press and it will release ready for the next shirt while you multitask and concentrate on getting the next shirt ready.  This auto open heat press will streamline your pressing process.  Like the entry level model above the auto open press comes with 6 sheets of heat transfer vinyl (HTV).

Powerpress 16″x24″ Clamshell Heat Press

If you are into making larger designs and want to press XXL and larger shirts, pillow cases, sheets, milestone blankets then this is the press for you.  Offering a huge 16″x24″ heat platen you will be able to press designs that max out your Cricut or Cameo’s design limits!

 

Hotronix Maxx 15″x15″ Clamshell Heat Press

This is a big step up in price but also performance.  The Hotronix presses are heavy duty commercial grade presses.  The Maxx features superior heating elements which ensure that you have consistent and accurate temperatures across your heat plate with no cold spots or variance.  The price jump between these presses and the other midrange is high but this is due to a much superior product with fantastic local support.  If you are getting into business and wanting to invest in a heat press that will last through the years with consistent professional results this is the starter press for you!

Hotronix Maxx Digital Heat Press – 15″ X 15″

Cast-in tubular heating element every 2″(5cm), eliminating cold spots
3/4″ (2cm) thick, non-stick upper platen - 3/8″ (1cm) Silicone rubber bottom pad
Temperature range 200°F - 400°F

Price: $945.00

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Best High End Clamshell Heat Presses

These are the presses if money is not an issue and you want the best presses in the industry with commercial grade build quality and longevity.  These presses are a business investment that will provide consistent professional results day in day out and have local US support should you have issues with your press.

Hotronix 16×16″ Auto Open Clamshell Heat Press

 

This commercial grade heat press offers a larger 16″x16″ heat platen with magnetic auto-opening.  The timer resets when the press auto-opens ready for the next item to help streamline your pressing process.  The Hotronix features digital time, temperature and pressure controls, Twin TimerTM for programming two independent time settings, Auto Sleep Mode as well as magnetic assist lock-down.  This press also has a wider opening to help you lay down your design without getting caught on the heat element.  The heat plate is also teflon coated for protection.

Hotronix 16×16″ Heat Press Auto Open MADE IN USA – Heat Transfer Press Machine Built To Last!

Features 16’x16 Heat Platen Magnetic auto-opening Time resets when the press auto-opens Digital time, temperature and pressure controls Twin TimerTM for programming two independent time settings Auto Sleep Mode Magnetic assist lock-down Accepts items up to 1″ thick Leveraged handle for very easy closing Teflon coated upper heat platen Wide opening for easy layout Quick […]

Price: $1,325.00

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Hotronix Fusion 16″x20″ Heat Press

Now we are into serious presses.  These are actually swing away not clamshells but are the top of the line heat presses.  They offer touch screen control of temperature, time and pressure. The teflon coated heat platen swings away from the plate and additionally the tray slides towards you so you can better place your design away from the heat source.  You can program your heat, pressure and time preferences into memory on this press so you can switch between settings quickly and reliably press using the correct temperature and time every time! The Maxx also features the auto off functionality.

Hotronix Fusion 16″x20″ Heat Press Swing-Away MADE IN USA – Heat Transfer Press Machine Built To Last!

Features 16″x20″ Heat Platen opens w/Swing or Draw Motion Exclusive touch screen technology Live digital time, temperature & pressure readout Innovative EZ-On platen design eliminates the need for pillows or pads Special cast aluminum frame Multiple time settings make applications a breeze Program & store (unlimited) frequently used applications for time & temp. Records number […]

Price: $2,100.00

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Hotronix Fusion Air 16″x20″ Heat Press

As with the press above you have the touch screen control, multiple programmable settings, swing away, slide out drawer functionality.  The difference with the Fusion Air is that it comes in a tabletop format and features auto open.

Hotronix Air Fusion 16″x20″ Heat Press Swing-Away Table Top MADE IN USA – Heat Transfer Press Machine Built To Last!

Features 16″x20: Heat Platen Exclusive touch screen controller with new multi-swipe gestures Data interface port for software upgrades Fully digital time, temperature & pressure readouts Automatic on/off setting Multiple time and pressure settings for mixed media makes applications a breeze Electro Pneumatic regulator that auto adjusts pressure for all recipes Hands Free Auto Open, Auto […]

Price: $3,712.51

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The Hotronix presses have the best warranties:

Lifetime Heating Element Warranty
5 year warranty on major components
2 year warranty on circuitry board
1 year warranty on parts and labor

 

Disclaimer:
We are Amazon affiliates.  Links on these pages do earn us commission on orders placed BUT this does not affect the price to you!   We hope and appreciate that you find our advice and reviews useful and worthy of a click through order to Amazon!
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Video run through for Shareprofit Multi Press

shareprofit multi function heat press

Here is a great video walkthrough on how to use and configure your Shareprofit heat press.  This is a great alternative to the very poorly written on non-existent manuals that come with these cheaper presses.  The Shareprofit press featured is the same basic press used by BestEquip, OrangeA, Zeny and Vevor.  The PDF version of the manuals can be found here for reference but check out this great video for a complete guide on how to use the press.

To purchase the Shareprofit press or check out alternatives like the 15×15 heat platen versions from BestEquip or OrangeA click here

Thanks to Mike Fernholz for permission to share his video.  Check out his Facebook group here – Silhouette Cameo for Men Crew

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BestEquip 15″ x 15″ Multi function Heat Presses limited stock available!

BestEquip 6 in 1 15" x 15" Multi Heat Press

OrangeA 5 in 1 Swing Away Heat Press 15x15 platen

The BestEquip heat presses are fantastic value starter presses which offer interchangeable options for making T-shirts, hats, plates and mugs.  Unlike most multi function heat presses the BestEquip presses offer a 15″ x 15″ full size heat plate – most multi presses max out at 15″ x 12″ which leave you short when pressing larger items.

The 5 in 1 press comes in at $279 (List price $329)

The 6 in 1 press comes in at $299.99 (List price $359)

Additionally, they offer a 8 in 1 at $325.99 (List price 389.99)

Order now and save anywhere between 17-24% off list, order fast as stocks are limited!

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Using a Heat Press on Onesies and items with raised stitching or surfaces

Use a teflon pillow on onesiesTroubleshooting HTV on Onesies.

If you have ever heat pressed bags, Onesies or other items that have a raised, stitched seam or recessed area you have probably found that your vinyl may not have bonded properly and lifted or not peeled properly after pressing.

The issue is that the heat press platen is not fully coming into contact with the vinyl and onesie.  To get a proper press you will need to raise the lower portion of the garment or bag to ensure you have proper heat and pressure against the press.

The solution to this problem is a teflon pillow.  Putting this under or in the item to be pressed helps raise the target surface so that your heat press comes into contact with the vinyl as needed.

teflon pillows

 

Teflon pillows comes in various sizes and prices start from around $10.

(Using a towel or wash cloth under the surface also works as a temporary fix but use teflon pillows that will last you in the long term and provide the best heat transfer to ensure the best bonding of your HTV.

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Best Budget Heat Press April 2017

What is the best budget heat press?  One of the most Googled questions in the crafting and vinyl communities.

The best budget heat press depends on your wallet and heat pressing needs!  We breakdown a number of options to give you a heat press to meet both your needs and your budget!

General buying advice

There are a ton of cheap heat presses and they come with many challenges and faults.  Starting out as a small business or a hobby crafter you can look to spend around $200 on your first press unless you are going to invest early towards making a business.

Avoid the cheap deals and the too good to be true options that you will find on eBay.

Look for returns conditions and ensure that the company will offer returns including shipping.  Heat presses are extremely heavy and large and that makes them a very awkward and expensive shipping ordeal if you have an issue.  Ensure you have a warranty, if possible extend your warranty to keep your investment covered.

Check reviews and if you are a member of the crafting community on Facebook ask around and get recommendations and feedback!

Best Budget Heat Press - Clamshell 

Best Budget Heat Press - Clamshell
Best Budget Heat Press – Clamshell

For clamshells we recommend the Powerpress Heat Press

The Powerpress offers the best bang for buck!  It is a 15″x15″ clamshell press that comes in at just over $200.  It is available on Amazon and is their Best Seller press with incredible reviews.  It is one of the most purchased presses within the Facebook crafting communities and you can get plenty of feedback within the Cricut and Silhouette Cameo groups.  You can purchase a 2 year extended warranty from SquareTrade via Amazon for under $20.  This press is excellent value for money and the best in the budget/starter press range if you are looking for a clamshell press.

Best Budget Heat Press – Swing Away

Best Budget Heat Press - Swing Away
Best Budget Heat Press – Swing Away

Swing away presses offer the same functionality as the clamshell but offer the advantage of having the heat source on a swivel so that you can swing it away from the base allowing you to work on your design before and after pressing.

The disadvantage of the swing away vs. the clamshell press is that the swing arm requires more space to function.

Check out the Powerpress and Zeny options, they offer both 15″x15″ and 16″x20″ options.

Best budget Heat Press - 5 in 1 Multi Function

Best Budget Heat Press - Multi Function Swing Away
Best Budget Heat Press – Multi Function Swing Away

If you are looking for a swing away / multi-function press there are a couple of options available to you.

Around the $200-$300 price range check out the Zeny or iGlobalBuy
5 in 1
swing away heat presses.

You will notice with the swing away presses that the platten tends to be a smaller 12″x15″ surface vs. the clamshell presses which mainly come in 15″x15″ form factor.

The swing away presses come with the various attachments for hats, plates and mugs.  These attachments simply unscrew and screw in place.  The top heat plate is also held in with screws which simply loosen and allow you to swap out once cooled off.  The base also slides out so you can switch out for the hat/plate bases.

Visit our Store and check out all of the heat press deals on offer to suit all budget types.  We also have Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) as well as recommended accessories to help you with your pressing needs.

 

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Siser Easyweed Application Guidelines

Siser Easyweed is the standard when it comes to using Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV).

Siser Easyweed has special guidelines for applying the various types of vinyl – save this guide for future reference for when you are pressing your T-shirts and other custom designs.

The guide offers information on how to cut the HTV as well as instructions on the types of materials that are suited for adhering the different types of vinyl.  Care instructions are included reminding you that you should not wash any garment for 24 hours and that you should use a mild detergent and hang dry or dry on a normal setting.  Most people also advise that you wash and tumble dry shirts inside-out.

The application guide covers:

  • Easyweed
  • Easyweed Extra
  • Easyweed Electric
  • Easyweed Stretch
  • Easyweed Foil
  • Easyweed Sub Block
  • Glitter
  • CADFlex
  • Holographic

Siser North America has an app for iPhone and iPad that covers Siser colors, application notes, care instructions and more!

iPhone

iPad

Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV Application Guidelines
Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl Application Guidelines
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Heat Press 101 – How do I choose a heat press?

There are many presses to choose from, not only in different price brackets but different form factors.  Within the different types of heat press there are extra features to be aware of that may swing your decision to choose one press over another.  Heat presses can be used for both heat transfer vinyl or for sublimation.

Here we breakdown the types of presses and features available to you to guide you to the best press possible for your needs.

Clamshell

Clamshell Heat PressThe most common and basic heat press option.  The press is simply a hinged hotplate that can press flat items like T-Shirts, shorts, pillows, onesies, bags and most other apparel.  This it the most common type of press you will see in shops offering custom designs.

 

 

PROS:

  • Clamshells take up less space, great for if you have a limited workspace.
  • Normally cheaper than swing away presses.

CONS:

  • Some people find the heat source being directly above them an issue when placing their design – fear of being burned due to working directly under the hotplate.
  • Cannot press other items like hats, plates or mugs

TIPS:

  • Get a 15″ x 15″ or larger hot plate to ensure you have the maximum pressing area to handle XL++ T-Shirts and larger customized apparel.
  • To avoid getting burned, remove the red rubber mat from under the press, lay down your design on the mat and then place under the heat source when you are ready to press!
  • Check out the professional and more expensive models as they have pull out drawers for laying down your design away from the heat source.
  • Higher price models also offer automatic open functions that release the press from the item when the timer is done – a great time saver when you are working on a batch of designs or interacting with clients.

Check the store for Clam shell presses

Swing Away Presses

Like the clam shell heat press above the swing away press is a single function press i.e. you can only press flat items such as shirts.  The difference is that instead of being a simple open and shut, the hot place can swing away from the bottom plate before and after you press.

 

 

PROS:

  • Less burn risk as the heat source is not directly above where you lay your design.

CONS:

  • Usually swing away presses have smaller hotplates – like 9″ x 12″.
  • Swing away presses require more space due to the swiveling hot plate.
  • Swing away presses have more moving parts and the pull down handles have been known to break on cheaper models.

TIPS:

  • Swing away presses are effectively the same as multi function heat presses BUT without the extra parts – consider what you want to offer in terms of products and don’t limit yourself to flat items if you may expand your offerings later on!

Check the store for Swing away presses

Multi-function Presses

5 in 1 Heat Press, Multifunction Heat PressMulti-function presses are the most versatile heat press option.  Sold as 5 in 1, 6 in 1, even 8 in 1 options you have the ability to change out the heat source to press everything from plates, to hats and mugs.

Each part is removable to give you the flexibility to apply HTV or do sublimation on plates and cups.

 

PROS:

  • The most flexible heat press option!
  • The ability to press non-flat items using the attachments.

CONS:

  • You have to let the press cool down completely before exchanging attachments.
  • Cheaper presses seem to have issues with the reliability of interchanging attachments.
  • Heat plates, like swing away heat presses are usually smaller 9″ x 12″ or “12” x “15” – look for the larger heat plate to allow for pressing larger items like XL+ shirts, pillows and sheets.
  • Requires more room in your craft space due to the swiveling heat source.

TIPS:

  • Plan your production runs to save time waiting for the press to cool so you can change attachments!

Check the store for Multi-function presses

Specialized single function presses

Mug Heat PressHat Heat Press Plate Heat Press

 

 

 

 

If you specialize in specific product lines you may want to invest in a press to meet those needs.

You can buy single function heat presses for hats, plates, mugs as well as label/tag and logo placement.

PROS:

  • Best heat press for the specific job in hand!

CONS:

  • Limited functionality due to single use.

 

Coming to the store soon – specialized presses

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Applying Siser Easyweed HTV with an iron

Applying HTV with an ironOne of the most commonly asked questions is how can I apply HTV with an iron?

Not everyone has or wants a heat press.  For casual designers an iron will work BUT be prepared to apply a lot of pressure to get good lasting results!

Siser created the video below as a guide on how to apply heat transfer vinyl using an iron.

Look to protect your designs too whether you use an iron or a heat press – invest in some teflon sheets to cover your design as you press, especially when you are doing layered designs.

If you are interested in a faster and more professional result look into heat presses if you plan to sell or press any number of shirts.

Check out our guide on heat presses here!