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Hello, thanks for answering, in a nutshell, I started making transfers for my own kids and family based on my own artwork (I am a Graphic Artist) using the old iron on transfer paper and iron, a couple of weeks ago in the street in my hometown a lady wanted to know where I had brought my sons tee shirt, when I told her I did it myself she asked if I would consider selling them, she ended up buying four and suggested I put them on our NZ auction site I have now sold another 14. The big problem now is that I love doing this and want to service my growing customer base better by getting a heat press, but in NZ we are limited in what we can get, prices start at around $1600 NZD. A Photographer suggested the Seal Masterpiece 500T to me as being able to do T Shirts as well and its only $650 Second Hand? But before I brought it and made a dreadful mistake I was hoping to get some idea of whether or not it would work?
 

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That sounds, Great.
It would be very advantageous for you to have a heat press, and so much more effective than an iron. Even though, it sounds as if you did a fine job, if someone was paying cash for your product.

About the Seal Masterpiece, I have no experience with this machine, but, a quick research shows me - it should work. The main concern I have is the temp. range. It looks to be 150-350 range. You will be using the high end of that and if you could get to 400 (at times) is better.
Also, check to make sure you can plug the machine into a standard wall plug at your residence if that is where you will be using it.
Is this machine in your local area, so you could check it out prior to purchase?
Maybe some of the members from your part of the globe could help with locating a heat press.

Darrell
 

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Anyone know of a good second hand press in NZ?

Thanks Darrell,

I've decided to leave the photo press and concentrate on finding a good second hand press, anyone know of one in my little corner of the world?
 

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Re: Anyone know of a good second hand press in NZ?

fiddlestiks said:
I've decided to leave the photo press and concentrate on finding a good second hand press,
Good for you! I think you will be better served if you wait and find a good heat press. I purchased a Hix 15x15 on Ebay and have been well pleased with it. I waited and watched until a press I was interested in came up for bid. I know shipping will be a issue for you, but, maybe you will get lucky.
Good luck to you!:)
 
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