Heat Press Nation are a major US heat press machine supplier. They sell a wide range of Heat Press Nation brand presses, while also stocking ALL of the high quality US made heat press brands as well.
We’ll give you an overview of the machines, and if you’re tossing up between buying from HPN or another retailer, this article will certainly help you decide!
Should You Buy From Heat Press Nation?
Heat Press Nation are a relatively young company, but are growing quickly as they win over more and more customers.
While the company is only around 10 years old, they’re well known for their high quality products and customer service, and their knack for making heat pressing exciting (as it should be)!
The HPN Facebook Page is full of lively Facebook videos, presented primarily by Jared & Estevan. For example, this “lively” Facebook Live held during their Black Friday Sale (you only need to watch a minute to get a feel):
See what I mean!
And while they are known for having tons of fun, they do take heat press machines seriously. The other thing HPN is well known for, is great heat press education. For example, this recent YouTube video:
The Heat Press Nation YouTube Channel is full of amazing resources, teaching everything from ‘Everything You Need To Know About Sublimation’, to individual heat press overviews like the ‘HPN Black Series Clamshell Overview’.
It’s great stuff!
The Heat Press Nation Range
As mentioned above, HPN have their own range (or series) of heat press machines, while also stocking other machines manufactured in the US by companies like Stahls’ Hotronix and Hix heat press machines.
These machines are more expensive than the cheap heat press machines on Amazon, however, they are better! Better both in quality of product, and in the support, service, and accompanying resources you will receive.
Here is the range of heat press machines they stock, in general order from least expensive to the most expensive. The more expensive the machine, the higher the quality of components, the better the ease of use, and the faster your workflow will be.
The HPN Mpress Heat Press
The Mpress Series is the cheapest line of machines that HPN offer. The machine pictured above is the 15 x 15 inch clamshell heat press, which is priced $279.95. Smaller models in the Mpress line are cheaper.
Your choice in the range includes:
the Mpress 9 x 12 inch swing away press
the Mpress Clamshell in 3 sizes: 15 x 15, 16 x 20, 16 x 24
the Mpress mug press machine
The Mpress is good for the following people and purposes:
The HPN Black Series heat press machines are the next step up in quality and price. They range in price from $229.95 for the 9 x 12 inch clamshell, to $720 for the 8 in 1 multifunction heat press machine.
The HPN Black Series of heat press machine come in the following styles and sizes
Standard Clamshell in 9 x 12, 15 x 15, 16 x 20 & 16 x 24 inches
Auto-Open Clamshell in 15 x 15 & 16 x 20 inches
Swing Away in 9 x 12, 15 x 15 & 16 x 20 inches
The 8 in 1 Multifunction Press
A variety of cap, hat & label presses
This machine is great for craft and small business use. It’s durable and dependable, and if the style and size of machine you need is available in this series, and it’s top of budget, I wouldn’t hesitate.
The HPN Signature Range of heat presses are HPN’s best heat press machines (HPN branded that is, they also supply US made machines, listed below). There are at least 20 different machines in the Signature Range!
This will give you a good idea as to what’s available:
Draw Style Press in 15 x 15, 16 x 20 & 16 x 24 inches
Auto Open Draw Press in 15 x 15, 16 x 20 & 16 x 24 inches
Swing Away Style Press in 12 x 15, 15 x 15 & 16 x 20 inches
Multifunction Heat Press as 8 in 1 & 12 in 1
Cap, Tag & Label Press Machines
Mug Press Machines with variety of sizes up to 6 in 1
These machines are priced mid-range and are more than suitable for advanced small business operations.
In the following video, Estevan and Jared give a further overview of the HP brand heat press machines from the HPN showroom. It’s set up to start just before they introduce the MPress, so just press play!
Stahls Hotronix Heat Press Machines
Stahls’ Heat Press Machines are the gold standard in US made heat press machines (in my opinion). These are extremely high quality machines, with fine attention to detail.
Prices start at $700 for the 11 x 15 inch Hotronix Maxx Press pictured above. One of the more serious machines in the Hotronix range is the Hotronix Fusion – a supreme t-shirt press for business!
While they come in the usual range of 15 x 15, 16 x 20, etc machines, they also supply commercial heat press machines costing $30,000+ (check out one here!). This is known as a large format pneumatic heat press for an extremely busy t-shirt operation.
However, Geo Knight also have presses for sale under $300 that are great entry level machines.
Insta heat press machines are one of the lessor known US made heat press machines. Insta machines are not available in hobby, craft, or home business variety. Their machines are geared towards more advanced t-shirt shops.
You can expect HPN machines to be fault free, durable, hard-working heat presses. This is a bit of a novelty when compared with other heat press sellers!
HPN performs tests on each of their machines before shipping:
You can expect the US made machines to also have been extensively tested by the manufacturer as well.
These testing procedures give the buyer peace of mind, knowing that any defects or operation faults will be extremely unlikely. You don’t want to loose time shipping things back and finding replacements.
What Else Do They Stock?
Heat Press Nation not only sell heat press machines, but stock a range of other related products.
Heat Press Nation have a range of high quality and popular cutting machines. Brands include Graphtec, GCC, Vinyl Systems, and Silhouette.
HPN sell everything you need to get started (or to advance) with sublimation. This includes sublimation printers, ovens, inks, paper, and more. We have an article with more info on sublimation printers.
HPN stock every HTV under the sun from Siser, Specialty Materials, & Silhouette. Vinyl can be purchased in large or small quantities depending on your need. Choose from Flocked, Foil, Metallic, Reflective, and every other HTV you can think of!