This is the best advice. If you are needing one for a business than you treat your equipment purchases like an investment. High end equipment will always command a premium because it is better and more quality. The upfront cost is always going to pose a challenge to those starting out but in the long run you will put out less money replacing junk.We have used many other brands...they didn't hold up for us. We make well over 1000 shirts a month per location and replaceable parts make the geo knight presses the best IMO. I am sure SOME of the over seas presses are fine...but EVERY press we have of a US brand has been fine and exceeded our expectations. One of our locations is in some what of a mall, there are about 8 other businesses in there that use heat presses also. The press we brought in there about 8 years ago is still the same one that is being used today. The other vendors in there with the cheaper overseas presses have replaced them multi pal times and 3 have caused large fires in the building. Not to mean they all cause fires!!
We have been in business for over 16 years, we know to buy quality equipment to last a lifetime. If you press shirts for a hobby then by all means I recommend saving your money and getting a cheap press. If this is going to support you and your family (or other peoples family's) then you should spend the money and invest in your business for the long term.
I bought this heat press for cheap but I'm beginning to think that it was a waist of money. Am I doing something wrong or am I being a cheapoI have a 15 x 15 auto open SLIDE OUT DRAWER, very easy to operate
i would not recommend purchasing via this route at allHey guys. I need a serious opinion. I have a 2 location t-shirt shop ( 2 because of covid-19), and I need to get another press for the other location. I currently have Stahls Max 11x15 (i know, i know, shoulda just got the 15x15 to start - lesson learned) and I need to get another press. I'm not able to get a top of the line press at the moment as I know I should, so I'm trying to decide on a press from Amazon. Please correct this statement of mine if I'm wrong:
"Cheap amazon presses don't have good temperature read out, gauge might go bad, but the press can be reliable as long as youre able to figure out the temperature (with a thermo gun) and able to adjust press temperature accordingly."
Am I right or wrong?
Thanks for any help on this. Also, what is a decent press on amazon or ebay that can last at least 6 months?
I said to hell with it and went over budget but eliminated headaches with getting a used Hotronix 16-120. Supposed to be arriving today.Can you, ummmmmmmmmmm, swing $700? If so: https://www.t-shirtforums.com/heat-press-heat-transfers/t887125.html