1. Q: What is the purpose of a heat press?
A heat press is the machine that presses a transfer onto an transferablesubstrate. Using high temperatures and heavy pressures
for a certain amount of time, the transfer is permanently embedded into the product.
Heat presses are recommended for professional and satisfying results simply because standard laminating devices and home hand
irons can not get even near the temperatures required for a reliable transfer. Standard transfers require anywhere from 180 to
220 degrees demand serious force in pressing. These temperatures and pressures are simply not possible with other heated
2. Q: How to choose the right heat press?
As with any equipment, there are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a heat press machine.
The most important thing to look for in a heat press is its ability to provide consistently even temperatures across the
platen. This will prevent cold spots from developing and ensure consistent application of heat transfer materials. Proper
application temperature is also critical in producing quality garments, making accurate temperature controls an essential
3. Q: What items can be heat pressed?
The following are some of the far more common items often heat pressed. The list by no means ends here.
T-Shirts, Caps, Ceramic Plates, Ceramic Tiles, Mugs, Mouse Pads, Paper Memo Cubes, Tote Bags, Jigsaw Puzzles, Lettering,
Numbers, Rhinestones/Crystals, Wood / Metals Other Misc. Fabrics & Materials.
4.Q: What is a transfer made up of ?
A transfer is made up of a carrier paper and inks. When heated to a certain temperature and pressed with a significant amount of
pressure for a certain amount of time, the transfer inks are passed over to the transferable material. Some inks are adhered and
embedded to the surface of the material, while others (namely, sublimation) permeate the coating of the material.
5.Q: What are the different uses for a heat press?
The variety of uses for a heat press include the application of various types of heat applied materials (listed below), curing of
Direct to Garment (DTG) printing, smoothing of embroidery after sewing, and dye sublimation.
6.Q: What will be need if doing heat transfer?
You will need a heat transfer machine(kinds of heat press for choices, if transfer t-shirt, you will need a flat heat press, if
transfer cap, you would need a cap press or our combo press etc.) printer, CISS, ink, transfer paper.