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I've "inherited" a large quantity of embroidered patches and I'm now looking into applying these to baseball caps. The machines I've looked at so far all have the hot plate mounted to the top of the press striking when applied the face of the cap resting on the rubberized bottom plate. The primary purpose of this setup is to transfer paper images. BUT it occurs to me that the ideal setup for patches would be the complete opposite of this. The adhesive is on the back of the patches and some of the patches are raised quite a bit from the back side due to the embroidery therefore if the bottom plate was the hot one then the glue would be melted from the inside of the cap sparing the face of the cap and the patch from the direct heat and it seems like a more even application of heat to the patch would be achieved as well. I suspect some of these machines especially the 6 in 1 style could be altered in this manner by switching the rubber to the top and the heat element to the bottom. Does anyone know of an out of the box press setup as I've described?