Before you are going and buy a heat transfer machine is recommended to give it some thought, what you want to do with this machine and what your expectations are.
You can choose between a Digital Grip Hot Press and a Swing-away design.
There are a few good reasons why the latter, the Swing-away design is the more favoured design by far .
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The swing-away design of a heat transfer machine is so arranged that it completely swings out of the table. That makes it much easier to load and unload needed materials and layout transfers.
In those swing away models, the heat platen is always face down. Therefore, regardless the thickness or height of the material you want to transfer a design onto, will always be pressed evenly.
The framework of the press is usually made from heavy-duty, high-quality industrial steel and easy to use with its accurate electronics.
Depending on the model you obtain, a swing-away heat transfer machine will deliver the best features and equipment the technology has to offer to satisfy the today’s needs of heat transfer applications.
Most machines come with a warranty of 2 -3 years for the heat control electronics.
For heat to be transferred evenly, the heat platens are using a SuperCoil Microwinding heater technology which is closely wound together. This provides not just the even heat distribution but also a fast recovery and heat-up time.
The swing-away heat transfer machine comes with a red and easy to read LCD display on its controllers.
They show heat and temperature at the same time with and accuracy of +- 2o; with an additional display for the height/pressure gauge.
Some swing-away heat transfer machines come with up to 70 pre-sets with an easy saving feature for the most used applications. The press is adjustable and can handle materials up to 1” height.