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[HEAT PRESS] - 5 Tips: How to select which heat press to buy?

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Old October 12th, 2007 Oct 12, 2007 11:20:40 AM -   #61 (permalink)
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Default Re: 5 Tips: How to select which heat press to buy?

Thank you for all this good info, I've never screen printed or heat transfered and this is my first post. From what I've gathered I've decided to go with your selection Rodney and get the Phoenix Phire 16X20. I've also decided to go with transferfreedom for printing. So now that I have those decisions squared away, is that all I need to make shirts, or is there something I'm missing besides? Please don't answer with blank shirts. Thank you.
 
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Old October 23rd, 2007 Oct 23, 2007 4:43:26 AM -   #62 (permalink)
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Thank you all so very much. A lot of great information and good fun reading your replys. Makes me look at things in a different light. Did not know how little I knew. Thanks again.
 
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Default Re: 5 Tips: How to select which heat press to buy?

Also check out this article for more information on choosing a heat press: https://www.t-shirtforums.com/t-shirt...es/t27945.html
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Old November 29th, 2007 Nov 29, 2007 11:52:03 AM -   #64 (permalink)
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Default Re: 5 Tips: How to select which heat press to buy?

Phoenix™ Phire Auto Open Heat Presses anybody own one of these? how would you rate this. think its $795.00
 
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Phoenix™ Phire Auto Open Heat Presses anybody own one of these? how would you rate this. think its $795.00
Yes, several members own that press. I have the 16x20 version (although mine doesn't have the digital pressure reader like that one...I wish it did ) It's a very nice press.

To get feedback about any vendor or press, you can put the name in our search engine at the top of the page to bring up threads that talk about that specific topic. If you put in phoenix phire into the search engine, you'll find several posts about it.
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Old November 30th, 2007 Nov 30, 2007 11:23:30 AM -   #66 (permalink)
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Yes, several members own that press. I have the 16x20 version (although mine doesn't have the digital pressure reader like that one...I wish it did ) It's a very nice press.

To get feedback about any vendor or press, you can put the name in our search engine at the top of the page to bring up threads that talk about that specific topic. If you put in phoenix phire into the search engine, you'll find several posts about it.
thanks Rodney
 
Old November 30th, 2007 Nov 30, 2007 11:26:01 AM -   #67 (permalink)
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Default Re: 5 Tips: How to select which heat press to buy?

Rodney,
I was thinking.. I should wait to order the Heat Press till Jan at the long beach show. I know you been there. and when you went did you see vendors selling heat presses there? I thought I could see it in action and maybe get a deal on it. save shipping fees? do you recall seeing PHEONIX .. knight. and other top quality presses there in stock at show??
 
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I was thinking.. I should wait to order the Heat Press till Jan at the long beach show. I know you been there. and when you went did you see vendors selling heat presses there? I thought I could see it in action and maybe get a deal on it. save shipping fees? do you recall seeing PHEONIX .. knight. and other top quality presses there in stock at show??
I can probably help here...

There will be all types of presses at the show - Phoenix, Knight, Hix etc.. There are discounts on show units for carry out on the final day of the show. We usually presell our show units or sell them on the first day - they are usually in high demand so regardless of what brand - you might want to plan to reserve one prior or make your decision on the first day.

You should expect a better discount and no shipping because you'd be carrying out (so bring a cart)
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Old November 30th, 2007 Nov 30, 2007 11:42:52 AM -   #69 (permalink)
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I can probably help here...

There will be all types of presses at the show - Phoenix, Knight, Hix etc.. There are discounts on show units for carry out on the final day of the show. We usually presell our show units or sell them on the first day - they are usually in high demand so regardless of what brand - you might want to plan to reserve one prior or make your decision on the first day.

You should expect a better discount and no shipping because you'd be carrying out (so bring a cart)
example. I would be buying a demo? new or used?
 
Old November 30th, 2007 Nov 30, 2007 11:44:51 AM -   #70 (permalink)
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i believe I seen a video of you. Demo one of the presses? which one or link was it. any Idea what kind of savings i would be getting if I pre bought one. send me a private msg inregards to amount. thanks,
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example. I would be buying a demo? new or used?
While it will vary with the seller, it would be typical for it to have been new at the start of the show and used to demo during the show. So it'll have had a few days of use only, and still come with full warranties, etc.



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Old December 6th, 2007 Dec 6, 2007 11:31:26 AM -   #72 (permalink)
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While it will vary with the seller, it would be typical for it to have been new at the start of the show and used to demo during the show. So it'll have had a few days of use only, and still come with full warranties, etc.
cool. thanks for the info..
 
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Default Re: 5 Tips: How to select which heat press to buy?

That's actually a great idea, and I believe I will keep that in mind at the next show I attend. You can definitely find some good deals that way, shipping cost being a big factor in that.
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Old December 8th, 2007 Dec 8, 2007 4:50:37 PM -   #74 (permalink)
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I would never ever by an auto press. A function that is totaly disfucntional.
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I would never ever by an auto press. A function that is totaly disfucntional.
really I was thinking of that auto open function.. why not? which do you own??
 






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