It’s not hard to guess how the Black Series got its name… but it has other distinct features too! The extra hand-hold attached to the upper platen of the t-shirt press is one of them.
This is an excellent feature that more heat press machines should have. It allows you to open the machine without it jumping.
I know that with our cheap PowerPress heat press, anytime I want to open it I have to be so careful because it does not have a smooth action, is not connected to the table, and loves to spring up suddenly!
Here is the range of machines in the HPN Black Series – all up there are 10 varieties of t shirt heat press, and 3 types of dedicated cap & label press machines.
It’s good for pressing DTG transfers, embroidery patches, screen prints, rhinestones, HTV, sublimation, and others!
HPN Black Series User Review
And in this next video from a buyer of the 15 x 15 inch Black Series Press, we get a closer look at this machine – including a heat platen test with a laser thermometer!
Other features mentioned in this video:
further explained capacitive touch screen – it’s like a smart phone screen that doesn’t require you to press down
showed the dual fuse hatches
also has an auto shut off feature after a set time
The laser heat test showed that while the center of the heat platen is fairly accurate, the outer edges do not quite reach the set temperature. While this is to be expected with this machine (which is just a step up from the most basic entry level), it’s not ideal.
You can expect this from most non-US made heat press machines. You would need to consider something like the Hotronix Fusion for total reliable accuracy.
If the perfect machine for you is available at your price point, I wouldn’t hesitate!
I would agree with the Heat Press Nation promo video above, that it’s one of the best (if not the best) heat press series in its class.
The next step up in quality, precision, and durability is the Signature Series range. If your budget can stretch to cover one of those machines, and you’re in this for business, that might be the better option for you.