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November 19th, 2014 04:54 PM
caprint
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Gadget, that is what I am looking for. A press that holds the same heat all the way across the platen. I have been using the Joto transfers and the last two bunches of shirts I have done, the customers said didn't wash good. I am using an OKI printer and a Mighty Press...what say you<grin>???
January 3rd, 2009 03:52 PM
gadget
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DesignSource
I don't know. That new Phenix looks SWEEEET!
Phoenix is supposed to be a very fine press. I have an older one. I believe it is made by Stahl's..Hotronix.
I think one of the most important things is for a press to be able to hold even heat all over the platten and quickly recover to the temp so that you can press properly quickly. Good luck, Gadget
I have also been very satisfied with tech support from the Stahl's company....
July 13th, 2007 11:01 PM
DaveB
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Good to know as a newbie as I am in the market for a press....for a company to screw up and not take responsibility is totaly bs...I will not attempt to buy anything from them. For one they have no discount for forum members and second sounds like a hassle if there ever was a mistake on an order.

Anyhow ive been looking at a geo knight dc16....it seems versitle as u can purchase all kinds of atttachments for it to do mugs, plates hats, as this machine has the option to get attachments for it. Is there anyother presses out there that has this ability to purchase attachments? I yet to see any. This looks like a good heavy duty reliable machine. Does anyone else know of any other options. I like the phonex phire with the auto open release...as it is a clamshell where as the geo is a swing type. Hix makes a swing type but i dont see where it has attachments available maybe im wrong. Any help would be great. My mind is so warped with so many choices to choose from as so many product from paper ink printers ...using vinyl getting a cutter or not....so much info your guys help would be great on what i should seriuosly consider doing Dave
June 16th, 2007 04:25 PM
rusty
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveBB
Rusty's account has been credited. We apologize for any miscommunication and any inconvenience it might have caused. Bestblanks values all of our customers and makes every attempt to satisfy each and every customer.
Just to update, BestBlanks did finally credit me another $120, 15 days after I complained about it, and 10 days after they promised to do so. And just to clarify, they decided to "waive the restocking fee" while charging me for the shipping both ways, so they basically just swapped out one bogus charge for another. So, to date, they have now given me back about $710 of the $860 I paid them. And I have nothing to show for the $150 that I'm out.

You guys can make your own conclusions about BestBlanks, but the facts are: they took my $860, and would not give it back until multiple and extensive requests for it. When they finally did, they only gave me back $580. After more complaining over a period of weeks, they give me back another $120. And of course they only did THAT AFTER they noticed that I was telling everybody on here that they have treated me like dirt for the past 2 months. So the explanation above apologizing for any "miscommunication" is laughable. There was plenty of communication. The problem was that I did not like what they were saying. So you all can make up your own minds if this is the type of company you want to deal with. I can't afford to .
June 14th, 2007 11:39 AM
SteveBB
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rusty
For what it's worth, BestBlanks.com has not been reliable at all in my dealings with them. They will throw a good customer under the bus for a few bucks in a heartbeat. They did me. They royally screwed up my attempt at buying a press from them by initially sending me the wrong press and then sending me a replacement a month later, which I refused receipt of because I had already gone out and bought another one. Then they decided to charge me a $270 restocking fee for a product that I never even had in my possession. After begging and pleading for them to give me my money back (the original $850) I finally got $580 back about 1 month later. I continued to complain about the bogus $270 restocking fee, and they agreed to give me back $120 of it, but keep the $150 for their "troubles"... that THEY caused by screwing up the order in the first place.

And I'm still waiting on the $120 they said they would give me back a week ago. It's like they make a lot of promises on the phone and then when they hang up, they laugh and throw your paperwork in the trash.

If you are going to make a major purchase such as a heat press, do not buy it from BestBlanks. They will screw you over in a heartbeat. Spend your money with a company with proven customer service such as Imprintables. They will make sure their customers are taken care of. This disaster would have never happened if I'd bought from Imprintables, and I wouldn't be begging and pleading for them to give me MY money back, for something I never received.
Rusty's account has been credited. We apologize for any miscommunication and any inconvenience it might have caused. Bestblanks values all of our customers and makes every attempt to satisfy each and every customer.
June 13th, 2007 09:49 PM
swissarmour
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

called up reece they wanted 915 for the 15inch hix so id rather just order online or loko for one used, i heard pawn shops keep a couple as theres hardly any clientel
June 13th, 2007 11:50 AM
rusty
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Quote:
Originally Posted by swissarmour
is reece cheap? i think ill head down tomorrow i just found them locally, so if it evens out to plus shipping but this ones local pickup id go with reece im looking for a 15 incher, looking for now but still would ike to know if youd recommend em, how do they compare to texsource?
I thought Reece was pretty cheap. I got my Hix 400D (15"x15") heat press from them a little over a year ago for $795. I just went and picked up the heat press and paid for it, and it's worked great, so I can't really comment on the customer service.

As for TexSource, I found them at the Fort Worth tradeshow, and the owner seemed very nice. I bought an 8' dryer (for screen printing) from them that they had at the show. I noticed they had the Hix cap press setting there also for $585 as a show special, so I bought it too. They are in the DFW metroplex as well, and I talked to several people at the show that said they have very good customer service. So I would recommend them.
June 13th, 2007 07:07 AM
rusty
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Quote:
Originally Posted by vctradingcubao
I thoght you should get a special consideration from Bestblanks, being a forum member. I noted that they are a sponsor here. Maybe 1 email from Rodney and you could solve your problem.
I don't think it's something Rodney needs to be concerned with. I'm just ready to get it behind me and move on at this point. Still waiting on the $120 they promised me.
June 13th, 2007 12:09 AM
swissarmour
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

is reece cheap? i think ill head down tomorrow i just found them locally, so if it evens out to plus shipping but this ones local pickup id go with reece im looking for a 15 incher, looking for now but still would ike to know if youd recommend em, how do they compare to texsource?
June 13th, 2007 12:00 AM
swissarmour
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

hey rusty are u in texas also??? wow thank you ill be emailing those guys why did u decide on tex for the second time? the question being because i am in el paso just like reece says on their page tho ive never heard of them and id love it if i could see the press firsthand, could you compare the two?


as for bestblanks well that story about a 150 dollar "troubles" fee is full of bs especially if the customer never opened the box and it was their error to begin with... i know theyll play it off as a geek club here, but this is a serious forum for their very expensive specialty products... if they dont care about having a bad rep here for it just cause theyre not on ebay where people can post bad experiences, it would be nice to let them know that theres not much of a market for those really expensive things and there are many more alternatives, i certainly wouldnt appreciate the unneeded boisterous bigotry theyre certainly not indispensable and it was their error to begin with
June 12th, 2007 06:24 PM
vctradingcubao
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

I thoght you should get a special consideration from Bestblanks, being a forum member. I noted that they are a sponsor here. Maybe 1 email from Rodney and you could solve your problem.
June 12th, 2007 10:50 AM
Ball Fish
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

I jumped in the heat press game and got a Mighty Press from Coastal. Great price with discount for forum members plus a great machine. Free shipping ta boot. Fired it up last nite for the first time. No probs - easy as pie.
June 12th, 2007 07:19 AM
rusty
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Quote:
Originally Posted by swissarmour
wow so what other big guys are there that one can buy a press from? seemed like those guys would b reliable
There are some good ones out there. Imprintables has very good customer service. Depending on what brand you want and where you are located, you have a lot of options. I bought my Hix 400D press from Reece Supply company and ended up getting my Hix B250 hat press from Texsource, which is a great company for customer service. They don't have fancy websites, but are good companies.

I emailed BestBlanks again yesterday asking why I hadn't received my $120 refund to my credit card that they agreed to give me a week ago. They replied saying it was credited on May 18 and to take it up with my credit card company. I replied and said, "NO, that was for the original product credit! I'm talking about the restocking fee credit you agreed to last week!" It's like you are dealing with a company full of people with the short term memory loss disease. So I'm still waiting for my partial refund a week later. And this is something it would take them about 2 minutes to sit down and process. They should have done as soon as we got off the phone last time. But nope.

They also are all masters at passing the buck. Their screwups are never their fault. It's always somebody's else fault. I have no doubt that if I had not continually complained about getting my original refund, they would have kept my $850 and never given any of it back to me. They had it for over 2 months. I'm sure they made some interest on it while I was having to pay the interest on my credit card bills for the charge.
June 11th, 2007 11:47 PM
swissarmour
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

wow so what other big guys are there that one can buy a press from? seemed like those guys would b reliable
June 11th, 2007 01:25 PM
rusty
Re: Need one more tip: which heat press?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TeeShirtSamurai
I shopped around for a while looking for the best price for the Presto and finally decided on bestblanks.com. I found one site that had it for $5 cheaper but because their site was very poorly designed and I had never heard of them I chose the more reliable option.
For what it's worth, BestBlanks.com has not been reliable at all in my dealings with them. They will throw a good customer under the bus for a few bucks in a heartbeat. They did me. They royally screwed up my attempt at buying a press from them by initially sending me the wrong press and then sending me a replacement a month later, which I refused receipt of because I had already gone out and bought another one. Then they decided to charge me a $270 restocking fee for a product that I never even had in my possession. After begging and pleading for them to give me my money back (the original $850) I finally got $580 back about 1 month later. I continued to complain about the bogus $270 restocking fee, and they agreed to give me back $120 of it, but keep the $150 for their "troubles"... that THEY caused by screwing up the order in the first place.

And I'm still waiting on the $120 they said they would give me back a week ago. It's like they make a lot of promises on the phone and then when they hang up, they laugh and throw your paperwork in the trash.

If you are going to make a major purchase such as a heat press, do not buy it from BestBlanks. They will screw you over in a heartbeat. Spend your money with a company with proven customer service such as Imprintables. They will make sure their customers are taken care of. This disaster would have never happened if I'd bought from Imprintables, and I wouldn't be begging and pleading for them to give me MY money back, for something I never received.
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