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Old April 27th, 2012 Apr 27, 2012 7:58:43 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heat press trouble or user error?

I recently purchased my very first heat press by SUNIE. I have been testing it out with several samples and suppliers as well as my own images printed on Jet Pro SS with my own printer. I have not had the smooth transaction that I was expecting. I can't tell if the issue is me or the machine. Please see the images and give me your thoughts...

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Default Re: Heat press trouble or user error?

If the temperature is accurate, and time is correct, it might be a pressure issue. A firm, comfortable lock down is needed.
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Default Re: Heat press trouble or user error?

I've noticed in other presses that you get a "lock" when pressing but this SUNIE doesn't "lock". You just hold it down...but I press it down so hard that it almost tips over...
 
 
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Default Re: Heat press trouble or user error?

Its got to pressure, and a heat press without a lock I never heard of that.
 
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Default Re: Heat press trouble or user error?

maybe mine is broken..let me check with SUNIE. :-) Thanks!
 
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Default Re: Heat press trouble or user error?

You need to adjust the pressure. Sounds like you have too much.
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Default Re: Heat press trouble or user error?

I contacted SUNIE and they told me that it should lock so they are going to walk me through some steps to correct the issue. I have to wait till I am in front of the press though and won't be for a few more hours...thanks for the help!
 
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Default Re: Heat press trouble or user error?

I just got off the phone with a cus svc rep at SUNIE...they walked me through adjusting the bolt and pressure and now it locks and its tight enough a piece of paper stays stuck inside...thanks for all your help! I will be back testing the press all weekend. :-)
 






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