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I am considering the Mighty Heat press as my start-up press. In the description of the products (checked several places) the only mention of fleece is with the 16 x 20. I would like to offer sweats.


Does anyone who owns the Mighty 15 x 15 or similar re-labeled press have any issues with printing to sweats? Not a lot of difference in the purchase price ($200.00) so if I need 16 x 20 for sweats I can do it but I would prefer to save the money if possible.


My assumption is that the 15 x 15 will work but would like to run it by the forum.

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I could be wrong but thought the mighty press was a clam shell type. Meaning thick items up to a inch is not possible or problematic at best. I would like to know cause I too am looking for a heat press.
 

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Thanks for the input...:)

So the thickness of the item to be pressed is adjusted for with the pressure adjustment knob, which in the case of the Mighty press is centered over the upper platen?

What would you guys consider the maximum thickness of items that could be pressed?

Should I purchase any additional products such as teflon covers for bottom, cleaners for equipment or ink removal or cover sheets in case I need to add to an existing heat or screen applied image area.
 

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Colorfast said:
Should I purchase any additional products such as teflon covers for bottom, cleaners for equipment or ink removal or cover sheets in case I need to add to an existing heat or screen applied image area.
Yes. I would suggest getting a teflon pad for the bottom and a teflon sheet for use when needed as well. They're cheap enough that you should have one on hand for when they are needed.

Just don't use them if you have any pet birds =)
 

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Thanks for bringing up the teflon issue. Would a teflon coated press give a more uniform and even heat ? When laying out a shirt on a press, would the teflon coated platen give a cooler work invironment above ones fingers ?

Thanks in advance for any info.
 

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Thanks for bringing up the teflon issue. Would a teflon coated press give a more uniform and even heat ? When laying out a shirt on a press, would the teflon coated platen give a cooler work invironment above ones fingers ?
I would think that a teflon coated press would be akin to the teflon coating on a non-stick frying pan - still just as hot as a regular frying pan, but your food won't stick to it.
 

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I just got a 15x15 and wish I got the 16x20. I love my press but the bigger the better. Unless you plan to do shows, then a 15x15 would be ok.
 

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All heat presses ( teflon and non ) will require teflon pads over the shirts when pressing or can anything else be substituted ?
Well, it depends on what you're doing if you NEED a teflon sheet or not. If you're pressing vinyl, it's a neccesity. For heat transfers, it's recommended, but not required. For plastisol it's not really needed (though I personally still like it to hold the transfer in place better).

As far as substitutes go, I know there is some sort of paper-like material that will work, but I forgot what it's called.
 
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