The Pink Heat Press Machine is a very good home craft and hobby, or small business, heat press. This machine is a Stahls Hotronix brand heat press, however, it is not made in the US like the Hotronix Fusion and Maxx. You cannot buy this machine direct from Stahls, but must go through one of their dealers.
You will notice that all the very best heat press retailers sell this machine – it’s likely the single most available heat press out there! This makes it easy to compare prices to get the best possible deal.
You can achieve great results with this small and lightweight heat press, designed to work well with HTV, iron on vinyl, inkjet and sublimation transfers, rhinestones, and more.
It is a relatively small heat press at 9 x 12 inches, which has the following benefits:
compact for easy storage
portable for moving around the house
easier for small heat transfers
cheaper than larger units
Pink Press Features
Clamshell Style: This is a clamshell style heat press. It opens and closes up and down, and does not swivel. This is a great space saving style.
9 x 12 Heat Platen: We’ve already mentioned some of the benefits of a small heat press above. We should also mention that you are still able to do large heat transfers, you just need to do them in stages. See how in the following video (skip to 2:25 for the press).
Over The Center Pressure Adjustment: This machine features what is called ‘over the center pressure adjustment’ and an ‘upper floatational platen’. This means that the pressure is being applied from the center if the heat platen, giving you the most even pressure for the heat transfer.
Light Weight: This press weighs 35 pounds – much lighter than the likes of a 15 x 15 heat press machine weighing around 55 pounds. Many people use this machine for craft shows and fairs because it is so light.
The clamshell press opens wide to grant easy access to the work space
A non-stick coated heat platen – though you should still use a Teflon sheet when you are pressing for extra protection
A live digital time and temperature display
Craft Press Specs
Here are the technical facts and figures:
Weight: 35 pounds – the perfect weight if you don’t like lifting heavy things!
Dimensions when closed: 12.75 x 17.25 x 12.5 inches – one of the more compact heat press machines
Volts: Standard US 120 volts / 6.5 amps
Temperature range: 205 – 425℉
Time range: 0 – 999 seconds
Warranty: Stahls’ machines come with a limited 1 year labor and parts warranty
Thickness of substrates: You can press appropriate items up to ¾ of an inch thick