American made heat press machines are arguably the best in the world.
US manufacturers are innovative, competitive, and determined to produce the highest quality heat press in the higher price brackets. The features on these machines cannot be compared with the cheaper Chinese made heat press machines.
If you want a heat press made in the USA, keep scrolling down below for the best of them.
Heat Press Machines Made In The USA
The US made heat press brands that we’ll take a look at in this article are:
Stahls’ Hotronix presses
Hix Heat Press Machines
and Geo Knight heat presses
1. Stahls’ Hotronix Heat Press Machines
Stahls’ Hotronix heat presses are among the best heat presses in the world, but they don’t come cheap. These machines are made for t-shirt business, in order for you to produce high quality heat transfers quickly.
The Stahls’ brand is well known and highly respected among those in the heat press and garment industry, which is what you’d expect after being in the heat press game for almost 100 years!
In the following table you will see some of their popular heat press machines for sale.
Here is a demonstration of the new Hotronix Fusion IQ:
And a Stahls’ Max heat press review of the features and benefits:
Some special features of Hotronix heat press machines include:
high quality heating elements throughout the heat platen
threadable lower platens
interchangeable lower platens
Each machine has it’s own great features, so be sure to investigate all of them. The Fusion series of heat press machines are the more expensive model offering a greater range of features and benefits.
Geo Knight is the third (and final) US heat press manufacturer that we have on this list.
George Knight & Co was established in 1885, making the company over 130 years old. They began by manufacturing heat press machines for industrial use, but for the past 40-50 years have also been producing for both commercial and private use.
Here is the range of Geo Knight heat press machines.
Here are some of the benefits of buying a US made t-shirt press:
a top-of-the-line press that will complete high quality transfers
superior heating platen which provides a more equal and consistent heat
added features – auto-open, digital pressure readings, threadable platens, etc.
good instruction manuals and user support
great customer service – for example, Stahls’ has year round 24/7 technical support
good extensive warranties
And the only real negative to buying an American machine is the price. They are generally much more expensive than their Chinese counterparts.
Who Should Buy An American Made Heat Press?
Anyone that wants a heat press and can afford an American made heat press, should consider purchasing one. Beyond that, anyone who is seriously thinking of making a living by making their own t-shirts (and other heat press products) should seriously consider a US press.
You will have more peace of mind knowing it’s less likely to have problems, it’s producing a better quality product, and that you have good support on hand.
Continue researching and I’m sure you’ll come to the conclusion that yes, indeed the US machines are excellent and cannot be beaten.
When it comes time for deciding which retailer to buy your heat press from, I can’t recommend Heat Press Nation enough. We have a Heat Press Nation review article that has more info on why!
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