Review: PowerPress Industrial-Quality Digital 15-by-15-Inch Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press

PowerPress Industrial-Quality Digital
15-by-15-Inch Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press
How do you find the best entry level heat press which will produce professional results without a major financial investment?  I run and operate a small t-shirt printing business.  I would like to share some insight on how to find the best t-shirt heat press for your money.
You can buy no-name model mass produced in China, but you might find yourself buying a replacement much sooner than you expected because of the quality.  Some of the common problems are the heating element may not heat evenly, return policies, poor construction and inferior components.  They simply don't last.
Going for the more expensive model does not guarantee that you will not experience the same issues as with the economy models.  You may also find that this business is not for you after all, and now you own a expensive piece of equipment that you never use.
Features to look for when shopping for your heat press:
  • Easy to use and understand and operate.
  • Even pressure on the platen when locked in place.
  • Rigid heavy-duty construction.
  • Digital display that remembers your heat and time settings.
  • comfortable handle and grip because you will be using it a lot.
  • The heating element is consist- no hot spots for proper transfer adherence.
  • Arrives fully assembled and ready to use.

This style of heat press is called the "clam shell" style.  It closes like a clam, locks into place and you set the heat and timer.  It saves  space because it open up and out of the way.  This  leaves much needed work and prep space on the table.  In my opinion this style is ideal for heat transfers.

Key Features
  • Voltage: 110 volts; Power: 1800 watts.
  • Temperature Range: 0-699 degrees F; Time Range:0-999 seconds.
  • Electronic time and heat control with precise time set-up.
  • Silicon-gel base board.
  • Adjustable Pressure.
My only complaint is that I wish there were more features like auto pop-up when the timer goes off.  I bought this press when I started my business and I still use it in production today.  I am very happy with it.

I think the PowerPress Industrial-Quality Digital 15-by-15-Inch Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press is a good and smart choice as an dependable entry level press.  You will be able to produce professional results while not requiring a major financial investment.  It is durable and well made and will last for many years.  I simply want to see other people succeed in the business like I did.  I think this machine might be a smart option a budding entrepreneur. 

For your convenience here is a link to Amazon, were you will find reviews and additional detail for this t-shirt press. 

Best of Luck!