The Promo Heat heat press is another good press for beginners. You can learn how to use it very quickly, and be producing your own t-shirts right away.
Promo heat machines have digital time and temperature displays, while the pressure is set manually by turning a knob on top. The pressure is set according to the thickness of the substrate you are pressing.
I know the thrill that comes with looking for a new heat press machine. You want the best press for the best price. Well, Promo Heat sell some of the cheapest heat press machines available, and they are as good (if not better) than many others in this price range.
Promo Heat Swing-Away Sublimation Heat Transfer Press Machine 12 x 10
The Promo Heat 12 x 10 inch heat press is a small machine that is great for people without a lot of space. A small heat press is also good for those who plan on doing mainly smaller projects (like children’s clothes), or who want to spend a little less on a press.
It’s a swing-away heat press – the top platen swings 360° for total access to the work space
A digital LCD time and temperature display – set the time and it will count down once the machine is closed
A manual set pressure knob – set the pressure to suit the thickness of the substrate
Easily transported or stored – a lighter weight and smaller frame than a 15 x 15 inch machine
It is very cheap and affordable
If you do not have a lot of space, it is small
It will work with a ton of different transfers and substrates
It is relatively light and easy to move around
Good for home and craft use
It is one of the better looking heat press machines
It is fully set up and ready to go after unpacking
You can make your own baby onesies like this one I made
It is a cheap machine and it will not last forever
It’s more difficult to do large transfers with a small machine, though they can be done in stages
This is not a heat press for making t-shirts all day everyday
Shipping weight – 30 pounds
Dimensions – 14 x 15 x 17 inches
Temperature range – 0 – 450°F
Time range – 0 – 999 seconds
Watts – 550W
Volts – 110V
What Can The 12 x 10 Press Be Used For?
This is a small heat press which means there are obviously some items for which it is not suited.
It will not be good for any transfer larger than approx. 9 x 11 inches. It could also be difficult placing large t-shirts into the press, even to apply a small transfer, because there is not the same amount of work space inside the machine. You might end up with some bunching which is not ideal for maintaining an even pressure for the press.
This next section is what you can do with a Promo Heat heat press: the types of transfers that can be pressed; the different substrates (surfaces) that you can put transfers onto, and Promo Heat warranty information.
Types Of Transfers
Heat transfer vinyl
And most other standard transfers – just check with the transfer manufacturer’s specifications first to be sure.
Types Of Substrates
Most clothing fabrics
Metal (tags etc.)
Ceramic (tiles, for example)
Just make sure you’re using the right transfer paper and refer to any other specifications before trying any new projects.
Promo Heat Warranty
Promo Heat heat presses come with a limited warranty. This covers defects in Promo Heat presses caused by material or manufacturing faults. The warranty period is for 1 year from the date of purchase.
The warranty only applies to the original buyer of the Promo Heat machine, and cannot be claimed by further owners.