Beyond the models and the designs, not to mention all the hassle with automation, in colloquial language heat pressure machines also defer from each other by another mean.
That dichotomy largely depends on the user’s wishes and needs:
What does he want to do with the machine, to be exact?
We have the heat press intended for private use and the ones intended for commercial use.
Now, as you can probably imagine already, they are both widely used but the characteristics of the types of humans using them differ greatly.
In this article, we will provide you with four pointers that will help you determine whether a commercial heat press machine is the right thing for you!
1) Quantity Of Apparel That Needs Imprinting
That should definitely be the first question on our minds!
Why spend three thousand dollars on a brand new heat press to only have it lay dormant after a few imprints?!
That is a bad business investment and one that can be easily avoided by planning things out and not rushing in with your purchase!
You should also ensure that you acquaint yourself with the prices of the apparel beforehand as a few cents can mean a lot when huge quantities are on the line.
2) Desired Speed
We talked about the vast difference between manual, semi-automatic and automatic models.
They are not only there for their fancy names but they greatly increase the amount of apparel that is being imprinted by the hour.
If you are thinking about getting into the business of selling or distributing your brand, speed is one of the most important aspects of your endeavor.
Remember that clients are easy to switch sides if you test their patience a tad bit too much!
3) Do You Keep Or Sell?
This is also a burning question that should be dancing around your mind.
If you want to imprint a few apparels for your friends and family, there isn’t much stopping you from buying a lower end model or even better, let someone else do it for you.
On the other hand, if your dreams span on the likes of selling or one day becoming a large distributor, you have to equip yourself with the right tools necessary for the job.
An ordinary heat press machine will never do the job right, a higher end model would be your best option.
This brings us to our next point on the list!
4) Your Budget
I would never recommend going into the business of selling apparel without
a) having a safety net available
b) your credit score being positive
c) have a dedicated and realistic outlook on the situation
Too many people think that riches are only an inch away so they bestow themselves with as many financial burdens as they possibly can muster up, with the hopes that they will strike gold.
This is not the right way to do it and will most likely lead to financial ruin so make sure to calculate things before jumping onto any bandwagon!