If you want to add heat printing to your repertoire of decorating services, there are two new entry-level machines on the market worth your consideration. The Hotronix MAXX Clam is economical and easy to use, making it an ideal option for first-timers. The press features digital controls and a patented over-the-center pressure adjustment for even, edge-to-edge pressure and heating and eliminating cold spots.
The MAXX includes quick-change platens that allow decorators the ability to change the lower platen without any tools. Simply flip open the quick-change latch, remove the platen, replace it with another size, and flip the latch closed. Platens are interchangeable between all MAXX and Hotronix clamshell heat press models. Select from three different MAXX clamshell sizes: the portable 11” x 15”, the standard 15” x 15” or the 16” x 20” for heat-pressing large transfers, each available in 120 or 220 volts.
Consider too, the Imprintables Warehouse (asi/58475) 16” x 20” Red Press. This economical start-up clamshell heat press is designed for producing light- to medium-volume jobs, home use or as a backup press in case of emergency. The Red Press offers similar features as the Maxx heat-press series with digital time and temperature controls to make operation easy. The over-the-center pressure adjustment and upper floating platen provide an even, flat surface for pressing. The laser-cut steel construction and block rails keep the press stable on work platforms, and its compact size allows for a more open work area.