If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter (and if you don’t, you should), you may have seen that I’ve been talking about the new revamp of the heat press section on our website. We’ve separated out the different types of heat presses to help you be able to better find what you need. We’ve added some presses and accessories that weren’t previously on the site. We’ve also added some videos that will tell you more about individual presses, as well as more about how the presses are built. If you haven’t had a chance to preview the new set-up, here’s a little tour.
First of all, instead of listing all the presses under one category, they are now divided into types. We have clamshell presses, which work well for flat goods, and swing-away presses which offer room for goods with more shape to them. Combo presses may be the perfect choice for the sublimator who wants to do a little bit of everything, and mug, cap and label presses are a great choice for those who want to concentrate on decorating one particular item.
In the options and accessories category, we spotlight things like pyrometers, additional platens, stands, auto release pop-up options and other items that can help you customize your heat press. We also increased the variety of materials, like Teflon, we offer to help you protect the platens of your heat press and the items that you are pressing.
We do sometimes get asked why we only sell one brand of heat presses, and the answer to that is pretty simple, we sell the brand we use. Our parent company, Ensign Emblem, has worked with other press manufacturers and used other presses, and we’ve found George Knight to be the most reliable when it comes to customer service and to the quality of the products they sell. We use Knight presses in our plants, and they have been workhorses that function well for us. We’re confident they will do the same for you, and that’s why we sell them.
We also want to remind everyone that heat presses don’t necessarily have to be for sublimation or ChromaBlast printing. You can use them to press Ntrans transfers to anything that needs decoration. A heat press is also the perfect tool for heat sealing blank patches or sublimated patches to a garment. A sturdy, well made press has a variety of uses, and is a good investment for any shop.