Because there is no exact way for me to know what sort of model you have chosen for yourself, I will be presenting a general tutorial on how to use a heat press machine.
Now that you have finally gotten yourself one, you naturally gravitate towards actually putting that baby to work.
The best way to go about this (besides reading this tutorial) would be to open up the manual and go through it.
This tutorial, being constrained by its wide scope that it is trying to cover, can only provide limited information on the exact usage of your particular model.
With that out of our minds, let’s get right into business!
1) Locate The Power Button And Turn It On
This one is a no-brainer really, don’t forget to plug the heat press into a socket while you are at it!
2) Find The Temperature Layout And Turn It On
You can’t just expect your heat press machine to produce high amounts of heat without any prep time, even professional football players need some warming up!
3) Once An Outlined Amount Of Time Passes, Turn The Temperature Knob Off
You will have to refer to the manual for this one, as different models have different timers.
Just make sure to turn it off once its heated or you will be wasting electricity for nothing!
4) Once You Are Ready To Put In The Work, Start The Timer!
It’s very important to keep track of the time so if your model doesn’t feature an automatic timer, be sure to use your phone or any other appliance that lets you record the flow of time.
5) Lift Up The Handle
This is mostly done to open the press up and get things going.
Now, depending on the model of course, you will either have to be very close to the heat press machine (clamshell model) or you will be a bit further on the backline (swing-away model)
6) Ensure That All Extras Are Placed Where Needed
You can’t just put a T-shirt on there and start pressing, you have to put in the necessary appliances that make the plater stable, such as the plater sheets!
7) Put The Desired Apparel On The Machine
Not much I can add to that, so far so good!
8) Press The Handle Onto The Shirt
Nice and easy, don’t be afraid to press a bit harder, nothing bad will happen
9) Lift The Handle
Don’t jump right into it, slow and steady for the win!
10) Allow For At Least A Day To Pass Before Exposing Your Apparel To Water!
This one is important to consider as your logo could get washed up if you decide to ignore this instruction.
As we can observe, operating a heat pressure machine is child’s play!
Even though it is easy to do, there are some safety measures to consider and you should never let children be in the nearby vicinity while the machine is operating.
As always, be cautious and always remember that it is better to be safe than sorry!