The Silhouette heat press is expected to have a max temperature of 350°F.
This means that while it will be suitable for iron-on (heat transfer vinyl) and most transfer papers, it won’t be suitable for sublimation transfers or Cricut Infusible Ink. These applications requires temperatures nearer to 400°F.
3. Silhouette Heat Press Size
The Silhouette Press is expected to be 11 x 17 inches. You can see it in this video from Kens Kreations at the 16 minute mark (it’s set up to play from there).
This is not a standard size, but it is reasonably large – quite a bit bigger than the largest EasyPress (at 12 x 10). It wouldn’t be considered a small heat press!
This will have its pros and cons… For example, you’ll be able to do larger heat transfers, but storing it is going to be more of a mission.
4. An Additional Small Press
For some reason, the Silhouette press will come with a tiny hand held heat press (which you might have seen in the video above).
This is for doing small transfers in difficult areas, but it doesn’t seem all that valuable to me… it’s too small! A lot smaller than the EasyPress Mini even!
I imagine it will be some time before the Silhouette heat press can measure up to the EasyPress. The latter is on its second edition, with most of the kinks worked out.
From what we know about the Silhouette press at this stage, the EasyPress looks A LOT better, has better functionality, is a better price, and there is just more to choose from (versions, sizes, colors, etc).
Those are our thoughts, leave yours down below – thanks for stopping by!
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