MPress Heat Press Review – The 5 MPress Machines

The MPress heat press range is the cheapest line sold by Heat Press Nation.


And although the MPress range is cheap (compared to many other machines), that doesn’t make them bad! In fact, I would far rather an MPress over most of the best selling Amazon heat presses.


Let’s review the machines and I’ll show you why I say that.


Heat Press Nation’s Mpress Heat Press


The MPress Heat Press Transfer Machine HPN review


There are 5 machines in the MPress heat press range:

  • 9 x 12″ swing-away press
  • 15 x 15″ clamshell heat press
  • 16 x 20″ clamshell press
  • 16 x 24″ clamshell press
  • and a mug & cup press


The 4 t-shirt press machines all have the same general specifications (only differing in size). Both the small swing-away press and the larger clamshell machines have the following technical specs:

  • Temperature range: 0 – 400 °F
  • Timer range: 0-999 seconds
  • Power supply: 1400 watts
  • Voltage: 110 volts (standard US & Canada)


And all 4 of these machines are perfect for doing most (if not all) heat transfers, including:


Now let’s take a look at some of the features unique to each heat press machine.


MPress 9″ x 12″ High Pressure Heat Press Machine


HPN MPress 9 x 12 inch heat press


The 9 x 12″ Mpress heat press is one of the best small heat press machines that you can buy on a budget. It’s the only swing-away machine in the MPress range.


Small heat press machines like this are good for people doing:

  • craft pressing
  • baby onesies
  • kids clothing
  • small transfers
  • labels & branding transfers


You can still press larger heat transfers as well, you will simply need to do it in 2 or 3 stages. While this is OK to do every once in a while, if you know you’ll be doing large transfers often, it would be best to go with a 15 x 15″ machine or larger.


Small presses are good for those who don’t have a lot of room! The 9 x 12″ MPress has a very small footprint, and can be stored away in a cupboard or closet far easier than a larger machine.


If this machine is your preferred size and fits your budget, I highly recommend it.




MPress Clamshell Heat Press Machine


mpress heat press machine clamshell

The 3 clamshell machines are essentially the same, but are (obviously) different sizes. A 15 x 15″ heat press is considered standard size (and this is the size I use mostly); while the 16 x 20″ & 16 x 24″ machines are considered large heat press machines.


If you are looking for a machine for home use, for crafts and customizing clothes for family and friends, a 15 x 15″ machine is great. Most of the transfers you do will be under 15 x 15 inches.


The larger machines are good for those:

  • doing over-sized t-shirts & transfers
  • doing all over sublimation
  • with plenty of space & a higher budget




MPress Digital Sublimation Mug Cup Heat Press Machine


mpress heat press machine HPN mug cup press


The MPress mug press has got to be the best cheap mug press!


This mug press is good for edge-to-edge sublimation transfers, while pressing HTV on mugs is not advisable (with any mug press)!


Here are the specs for the MPress:

  • Time Range: 0 – 255 seconds
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 400° F
  • Voltage: 110 V


It is only suitable for 11 oz. sublimation treated ceramic mugs. This machine cannot take attachment presses to accommodate larger mugs (15 oz. mugs, for example, will not work). If you are wanting to do both 11 & 15 oz. mugs, take a look at the HPN Signature Series Mug Press. This machine can press both sizes.




Should You Get An Mpress Heat Press?


If your favorite MPress machine is within your budget, then I would totally recommend getting one of these machines.


What’s the difference between the MPress Machines and more expensive HPN machines?


The difference is mostly in the quality of components, ease of use, and features. The costlier models:

  • have a smoother action – opening & closing the press, for example, is easier & smoother
  • better components – which may, for example, grant a more consistent & accurate temperature
  • more features – HPN Black Series machines, for example, have a secondary opening mechanism that makes opening the machine easier & safer


It’s going to depend on your budget as to which series of machine you go with. The MPress isn’t at all a bad press, it just doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as the next-level machines.


As far as the seller goes, in my opinion, there is no better heat press retailer than Heat Press Nation. They offer tech support on all their machines, and are constantly creating helpful and practical online content (Full Heat Press Nation Review). Also:

  • You are able to see the MPress heat press user manual online, which is a huge benefit that doesn’t always come with the Amazon machines.
  • You can join the HPN Facebook Group where you can ask advice, support others, and share you work. When you buy a machine from HPN you are joining a community of other like minded folk!


If you have any further questions, ask away in the comments below, or chat with HPN customer service on their website.


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