Brett, it would depend on how much money you felt comfortable spending. If just doing this as a hobby, printing mainly 1 or 2 color designs... any of the small presses would probably do the job. Usually the more money a press costs, the more exact work it will do; ie holding registration, micro adjustments, ect. My suggestion may would be to spend your first money by going and taking a screen printing class. A couple days $ 500-$ 1000 would be well spent getting your arms aroung the whole process, all the equipment it takes to make the positive, expose the screen, print the shirts, cure the ink, clean the screens afterwards. Good luck which ever way you go. If still wanting to buy a press, compare the heft of the heads (the clamps that hold the screens) beefier is better, check for micro adjustments and adjustments for off contact, check the beefiness of the clamps on the pallets, check for sloppiness in the pallet arms... if the screen physically stays in place when in the down position and the pallet doesn't move you should be able to make quality prints. As far as names.... M & R should be good, Work Horse 8/8 is our old stand by press, Vastex 8/8 looks decent.