If you are on a budget or just aren’t too keen on spending hundreds of dollars on a heat press machine, then you definitely have to be very picky on what to buy and when to buy.
You see, while price is not always the biggest determining factor of quality, it still remains as one of the best ways to determine it IF you aren’t knowledgeable on the subject.
To make things worse, some companies use this information to their own advantage, so they manipulate numbers to serve their own agendas.
To avoid that from happening, you are advised to either imbue a vast amount of knowledge before deciding on a purchase or read this review which will save you a lot of time!
To not stall things any further, here is the best heat press machine that we could find for no more or less than 200$!
The ShareProfit Swing Away Heat Press Machine
Branding itself as 5 in 1 machine, I was a bit skeptical at first considering the price point but as always, I made sure to test this baby out as best as I could.
To start things off, I was impressed by all the accessories I’ve gained for free, like the mug, hat and plate press that were of huge help while playing with that thing.
The weight is solid at around 65 pounds and I found it to be easily mountable and dismountable.
One could use it as needed and that was a giant plus as it allowed for much-needed flexibility.
The transfer element was one of the largest once I have seen, with the bigger part being at around 15 inches.
This made my head beam with just one question: What about the pressure?!
What I Liked About This Product
–The Pressure Was Evenly Spread
While this is important with all of the models featured in our depositary, it becomes a burning question that has to have a direct and concise answer when the transfer element is of above average size.
On one hand, it allows you to imprint larger things onto your apparel but on the other hand, it can also become a huge liability as if the pressure isn’t even, the imprint won’t stick.
I just have to say that the heating element was on par with my demand and that the material used ensured that nothing got in the way.
This in return caused the pressure to be spread very nicely among the entire element.
–Swing-Away Design Brought To The Next Level
I really liked how nimble the entire heat press actually is.
You could rotate the machine as much as you wanted to, as it was custom tailored to be flexible in order to ensure just one thing; That your arms stay out of harm’s way!
-Temperature Range Was Out Of this World
There is nothing more to hate on a 5 in 1 model than having the temperature range being minuscule.
The reasoning behind that is very simple and straightforward; If you are going to pretend that your product can handle five different materials being used on it, then provide it with the means to do so.
This heat press machine left me flabberghasted as it allowed for a large range from 0 to 250 degrees Celsius!
–I Didn’t Have To Assemble It
Finding all the different parts and putting them together most often becomes a drag.
You then have to refer and read a manual that is like sixty pages long when all you want to do is play with your new heat press machine.
I was pleasantly surprised as I opened up my package and saw that the machine had been assembled on its own, I could plug it in and start imprinting immediately!
What Could Be Improved Upon
I really didn’t like how small the upper handle of the press machine was.
It felt as if I had to get really, really close to the machine to be able to actually use it so that was kind of a disappointment.
All in all, I believe that this machine is a really good product to buy.
While the upper handle can become a problem, if safety is your biggest concern, you can sleep tightly as the machine was fully adjustable and rotatable.
To be completely honest, it’s a bargain for that price!