Heat press or heat transfer printing machines are one of the recent techniques of printing your tshirts at home, as well as printing your favorite artworks on your hots, bags, mats, plates, etc.
The heat press machine allows you to personalize almost anything you want
When it comes down to longevity and quality printing, the best heat press machines are the ones that prove superior to other established printing methods.
Furthermore, t-shirt entrepreneurs see this as a great form of investment owing to how easy it can be used, its ability to print high-quality prints on a minimal budget, its affordability amongst other benefits.
Below you will find some of the important factors you can have in mind when you are purchasing an affordable printing machine for your t-printing needs or perhaps your printing needs in general:
The Heat Platen
This is one of the vital parts of the heat press machine when transferring prints onto a shirt or a sample, which can be a hat, mat or plates.
Right before you acquire any machine, it is important that you check how the heating element is distributing the heat uniformly. You will be able to achieve this if you are allowed to do a demo on your choice. Just put the machine on, move your hand over the platen, and feel how the heat is being distributed
Your choice of a heat press machine should be influenced by the space you have available to accommodate the machine, as well as the size of your samples that you intend on running your business on.
Personally, I will advise that you consider opting for a large model – of about 16 x 20 inches, thus offering you a large space for printing. The smaller models are the most ideal if you are restricted by your budget and if you have a small workspace, nonetheless it is important that you are aware of the fact you will experience difficult when printing large garments. If on the other you will be working on strictly kids t-shirt, opting for the 9 x 12 inches model is not a bad idea.
If you have a small space in your home or office, it is advised that you invest in the portable models since they are space-efficient.