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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 cheap 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!
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 Hotronix Fusion series of heat press machines are the more expensive model offering a greater range of features and benefits.
Geo Knight is the third 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.
George Knight presses are super high quality, and have been tried and tested by many thousands of heat press businesses. If the look of these machines suits you, you won’t go wrong buying one. Especially if you’re considering the Geo Knight DK3 mug press.
Here are some tips on how to choose a Geo Knight heat press machine:
And last but not least, we have Insta heat press machines.
Insta have created a range of mostly pneumatic heat press machines. These are reliable, durable machines, with quick heat recovery times. Once a transfer has been completed, the temperature basically remains static, allowing you to work quickly without wait times.
Insta heat presses have cast in tubular heating elements that are superior to other alternatives on the market. This style of heating element provides even, consistent pressure across the entire platen, right into each corner.