Heat press machines are most commonly used to stick our company label, a quote that inspires us or something else that we like onto our apparel.
It comes as a no brainer as to why there is so much traction around heat press machines and why they are so popular these days.
Most companies (even small ones) are in need of one as they offer a fast and easy way to boost their influence around them, without investing a lot of money in advertising!
So, what is a heat press machine exactly?
It’s a small machine that is very handy and uncomplicated to use on your shirts or other common household items.
Some are even designed to go further beyond, offering to imprint your logo on your favorite mug or plate!
The way a heat press machine is supposed to work is quite simple:
Using an aluminium heating element, the needed amount of pressure and heat is applied to the apparel in order to induce the optimal result in your designer needs.
The best temperatures that give the most satisfying results hover around 400°, with the force of pressing being anywhere between 50-70 psi.
For reference, the amount of ground pressure us humans have to endure at all times is 2 psi and the average human male can let out pressure at a rate of 55 psi!
This means that a heat press machine can produce as much pressure as a healthy human male, showing us that size isn’t everything, not when it comes to heat press machines, to say the least!
An important factor to consider when purchasing a heat press machine would have to be the amount of space you have at your disposal.
If you are opting for a lower end model, you can be rest assured that space won’t be an issue but as the size of your logo grows, the heat pressure machine follows suit!
Also, a point of reference, if you are planning on producing massive amounts of imprints, it would be much better to keep it out of the house as such machines can produce unwanted noise.
Additionally, the amount of waste would also increase so you would have to take care of that problem too.
If needed, a rented place would solve this problem almost immediately as they are quite cheap (especially if you rent a garage), the price subjected to fluctuations depending on your location, understandably.
Different sorts of heat press machines are available depending on your desires in terms of font, definition, quality and the cost of imprinting.
It is safe to say that a lower end model would be appropriate for smaller companies and individuals looking to imprint their logo or design on only a few occasions.
On the other hand, if you own a bigger company, it is recommended that you don’t try and be stingy on your wallet as your heat press machine is supposed to print hundreds if not thousands of logos!