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TransPro Clamshell for Hoodies?

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After lurking on this awesome forum for a couple weeks I think I am finally ready to get my feet wet and ask a question! I've read and read but can't find anything specific on any of the TransPro clamshell presses from PoWorld and hoodies. I know its better to have a swingaway if you are going to be doing thicker items. I'm just not sure how thick "thick" is. For now, I'll only be doing tshirts and hoodies. Has anyone done hoodies on these machines? Or is a swingaway necessary to do a good transfer on to a hoodie?

Also, how bad is the burn factor on the clamshells? And how bad is it to work under the heat? I am debating the 15x15 vs 16x20 just for the sake of being able to make sure I have things straight. Thanks for any help anyone can offer!
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I've used nothing but a 15 x 15 clamshell for the last 10 years for all my t-shirts, totes, sweats, & hoodies. For thicker fabrics, I often feed the shirt in backwards over the platen so it isn't so thick.

No problem.
Thanks so much for your reply! Gives me much more confidence to purchase a clamshell.
All my transfers are pressed with a 15x15 clamshell. I got burnt once and only once. Now I pay attention to what I'm doing and all is well.

I have pressed shirts, tanks and totes. I have not done any hoodies but I would imagine it won't be much difficult.

I like the 15x15 and even spliced the bottom foam pad to accommodate smaller designs like when doing front and back designs. It makes it easier to fit a size small shirt on it.

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