I would like to know and I am sure others here as well would like to know what press everyone is using.
This is a very good example of a reason to get a larger press. You can gang up many things this way.digicopy said:I am using a Hix 116 x 20 digital press. Purchased it because of its solid reviews and it's large size. I can also gang up on mousepads and smaller items. Just able to do more in less time.
How cute! (doggies) What is it you need to get used to? What was the problem with doing larger shirts? I am debating between this and the Presto as my next press. I only plan on doing 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, but I am confused by the size: 9 x 12 ? Does it pose a problem only if you are using larger sheets or when using adult, does the size of the material get in the way of the machine? Not sure how it exactly works!Grayhead said:I bought the Hix Hobby lite. I do dog t-shirts so the small size does not affect me. Since we are just starting out, my wife (she is smarter than me) suggested we go with the hobby lite and if for some reason we get so much buisness we need to up grade, that would be a good thing. I have not had any problems with it although I did some adult shirts and it takes aome getting used to. For what we have used it for, it has done the job.
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* sigh * I was also looking at the Presto...sorry to veer from the topic...Grayhead said:In order to center the design you have to roll one side of the shirt because of the arm of the swing away. I tried folding the shirt but the transfer's ended up uneven. I only did 4 shirts for a paying customer.(other than shirts for family) Each shirt had 3 locations, the back center, the left chest and the arm. They all ended up working out fine. I also put an old shirt against the arm because grease from the swing has ruined one or two shirts. After the first few shirts I have not had any problems.
Now you've got me interested in the Mighty Press...badalou said:Anyone use the mighty press 15 x 15? I just bought one and I am waiting for shipment.
I was wondering what the floating platen was for, as it is the only one in this price range I saw that had one. I'm leaning to the 11 x 15 more and more.JoshEllsworth said:Some advantages of the Mighty Press are the over the center pressure adjustment as opposed to most clamshell models which have them in the back. Also the upper floating platen, which levels off before clamping on your design. They are definitely work horses. Some of my customers have been using them for 10+ years.
That will be plenty of amperage. The 16 x 20 model pulls 14.5 amps.hammered said:I think Im going to hold off and spend the extra $300 on a Phoenix Phire 20x16. After the last couple weeks of comparing the numbers, its the best press for my money. Quick question for John. The plug Ill be using is on a 20 amp breaker. Should I have this upped or will it be enough amperage?