Are you looking to apply heat transfer vinyl onto bags and t-shirts? Do you want to create custom glasses, mugs, plates, ball caps etc.? Do you want to venture into the business of vinyl cutting and heat pressing or are you an enthusiast who customizes fabrics for your loved ones for holidays, vacations, or for their sporting activities? An important factor to consider is the reason why you are purchasing a heat press, and we can help you figure out the heat press that is ideal for you or your startup business as there are countless options on the market.
There are also numerous varieties of heat presses that operate in diverse ways and you may prefer one variety over the other one depending on the material you are trying to heat press. In this article, we will provide you with the reviews of the top heat press machines available in the marketplace at the moment.
If you are a beginner, I suggest that you opt for the Cricut EasyPress as it has been adjudged as the best heat press machine for beginners. Why did we choose this device? First, it is easy to operate and also comes with all the features that are required on a personal heat press machine. I am sure you are wondering why you need to get a heat press and why you can’t use an iron in place of it. Well, the bitter truth is that an iron doesn’t usually turn out well. The EasyPress device comes with a 9″ x 9″ surface area, so the space is large enough to press your materials all in a single stretch, instead of multiple. This ensures the circulation of pressure, time, and heat evenly. If you have to apply heat to your vinyl 2-3 multiple times, there is a probability that the heat will not be applied evenly, leaving you in an unideal situation. I don’t know if this is applicable to you – but for me, I like to heat press at a single stretch. The application of design on a clothing material on different sections won’t be effective when done more than one time. This is the reason why we choose the Cricut Easy Press over the conventional iron.
ePhoto New Digital Heat Press Machine
If you have a startup business that deals with the design of customized t-shirts, I suggest that you opt for the ePhoto Digital Heat Press. Our customers prefer this product because of its capability of maintaining and circulation even heating across its Teflon coated aluminum platen, and it comes at an affordable price rate. It features a nifty LCD display to show the temperature and time coupled with an alarm that tells you when the transfer is completed. The maximum temperature of heating up the device is 500°F and the time ranges from 0-999 seconds.
This ePhotoInc heat press machine arrives as a complete set and doesn’t require additional assembly. Who wouldn’t like that? The time and temp control are easy to operate, and the pressure can be easily regulated with the adjustment of the top mounted pressure knobs. This machine will not damage your clothing material since the heating element is coated with Teflon. In addition, no extra Teflon sheet or silicone is needed.