I went to Harbor Freight today and got one for $39.99. They are more expensive at the store than the website, but you don't have shipping charges and you don't have to wait.
It works perfectly. It's a hell of a lot better than temp strips, which is like trying to read a secret code and open to interpretation. lol.
I was curing my shirts too long and it was making my white ink turned shiny.
Also, I have a curing pallet rigged so it is at the same height as the pallet I'm printing on.
I noticed that it was taking almost 20 second to properly flash (gel) the ink at 270. But a full cure was only taking 30 seconds or less.
I'm going to lower the curing pallet, then lower the flash.
I also discovered just what total junk these "afford-a-Flash" units really are. Mine is from Lawson. The sheet metal that holds up the heating unit is junk. It is next to impossible to get it level. I have added washers to two of the screws to get it to resemble being level. On mine one of the sets of drill holes was off and the bolt that came with it didn;t even reach far enough. I had to got to the hardware store to get a longer bolt.
Well, with the heating gun, you can really see how unevenly your shirt is heating up. My heater is 16x16 and my images are 11.25" wide. By the time the edges hit 320, the middle is 335-345.
You can use the gun to take the temp of your heating unit and after about 15 minutes of warm up, it was a full 50 degrees hotter in the middle than anywhere else.
I have to be real careful. If I let it go just a little to long with the white, the middle 1/3rd of the shirt will be shiny, but the edges will be fine so you end up with a screwy looking print.
I know know the value of having a conveyor dryer.
By the way. Harbor Freight also had $9.99 air sprayer guns. They looked like they would be suitable for using with the spot removal fluids.