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Heat Press Nation Review & Range – Read This Before You Buy!

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 review

 

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 15" x 15" Heat Press Transfer Machine HPN review

 

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:

  • as an entry level or beginners heat press machine
  • use as a home crafting press
  • for a small home t-shirt business
  • for those with a limited budget

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The HPN Craft Pro Heat Press

 

craft pro heat press nation review

 

The HPN Craft Pro heat press machines are specifically designed for crafters. The 2 machines in the range are sure to keep even pressure and temperature for every press.

 

It’s available in:

  • a 13 x 9 inch clamshell
  • a 15 x 15 inch clamshell

 

A top feature of this machine is the slide out draw. This makes it very easy to lay out garments and transfers without needing to worry about bumping your hand on the heat platen.

 

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The HPN Black Series

 

heat press nation review of the black series

 

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.

 

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Heat Press Nation Signature Series

 

HPN signature series heat press review

 

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.

 

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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

 

hotronix max heat press nation review

 

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!

 

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Hix Heat Press Machines

 

heat press nation review hix

 

Hix heat press machines are another top US made machine stocked by Heat Press Nation. They have a very affordable 9 x 12 inch hobby press for little over $300.

 

HPN stock a range of Hix heat press machines in Swing-Away, Auto-Open, & Clamshell styles, as well as being in a range of sizes.

 

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Geo Knight Heat Press Machines

 

geo knight heat press nation review

 

Geo Knight heat press machines are yet another US made heat press with a distinctive look about them.

 

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.

 

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Insta Heat Press Machines

 

hpn insta heat press review

 

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.

 

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What To Expect From HPN Heat Press Machines

 

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:

 

hpn in house testing procedure for multifunction heat press

 

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.

 

Cutting Machines

Heat Press Nation have a range of high quality and popular cutting machines. Brands include Graphtec, GCC, Vinyl Systems, and Silhouette.

HPN CUTTERS

 

Sublimation

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 SUBLIMATION

 

Heat Transfer Vinyl

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!

HPN VINYL

 

Heat Press Accessories

You can pick up heat press accessories including heat press pillows, heat tape, heat press stands, cleaning products, additional or replacement platens, and so much more!

HPN ACCESSORIES

 

Heat Press Nation Heat Press Machines

 

So should you purchase your heat press from Heat Press Nation??

 

YES!

 

They are a fantastic company. They are extremely knowledgeable about heat press machines AND t-shirt business, they look after their customers, and they stock and sell quality products.

 

SHOP HPN

 

At the start of this post we shared a little something from HPN’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. You might also be wondering, ‘what’s their Instagram like?!’ (I’m sure you are…).

 

We’ll, here’s a small taste of that for you:

 

 

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