This machine is much higher quality than the cheaper heat press machines:
it is very smooth to use
it is strong and durable
it is incredibly high quality
and it comes with great support
Read the review below and find out if it’s the best small heat press for you. And, if you read to the end, you can find out how to rent and test this heat press for only $75 a week – postage both ways included!
The 9 x 12 Inch Pink Craft Press Review
This machine is sold by the likes of Stahls’ Hotronix, so you can be sure of its quality. They are able to to offer a one year warranty with the Pink Press.
It is relatively small heat press at 9 x 12 inches, which is great if:
you want to be able to store it away
you don’t have a lot of room
you’re going to be doing small heat transfers
you want to transport it
Let’s check out some of it’s features.
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: I’ve already mentioned some of the benefits of a small heat press above. I 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
Take a look at the next video to see the Pink Craft Heat Press in action:
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
Does not take attachment heat presses (like a mug press attachment, for example)
Cannot switch out and use interchangeable heat platens of different sizes
Cannot press caps
Does not have a digital pressure reading like the Hotronix Fusion heat press – with a bit of use you will learn where to set your pressure (light, medium or heavy pressure, depending on the transfer requirements)
This is a heat press for women (simply because it is pink), and especially for women who are actively into their crafts.
This machine is perfect for the beginner wanting a quality entry-level heat press. It is very simple to learn how to use it – simpler than learning how to use cutting machines anyway! If you are thinking of starting a t-shirt or kids clothing business, the low price and high quality are a win-win.
There are many reasons for buying this heat press, including:
This press is sold by the top sellers and manufacturers – they must have confidence that it’s a great press
$75 for a week and easy to add on extra days if needed. And if, at the end of the week, you want to keep it, you can! Happy Crafters will be able to sort you out special pricing to hold onto it for good.
I hope this extensive review of the Pink 9 x 12 craft press has answered any questions. If there is anything else you would like to know, please ask away in the comments section below. So long for now!