I have an opportunity to purchase a used Hotronix 16X20 draw press with 3 extra platens for $500. The unit was purchased new in 2001 and has not been used very much. It looks to be in pretty good shape. Does this sound like a good deal?
If you can examine it and confirm it functions okay that sounds like a reasonable price; less than half the cost of a new press. Double check but I believe it has a lifetime warranty on the heating element, if true then you don't have to worry about that.
I would thik that is a exceptional deal . The Draw press like the swinger are great machines, but take more time to press a shirt than a clam type press. I would say $500 is less than half price for this equipment in used condition. .... JB
So here's the scoop...I went and looked at the press. Very good shape, looks like it's barely been used. It comes with the 3 extra platens, teflon sheets, 2 boxes of random transfers (probably about 60 total), 2 kits of lettering (2" white and 2" black - not much of which has been used), 3 full rolls of vinyl, 6 rolls of Poly-Twill, and a few other sorted items.
And YES...my bank account is $500 lower. I think I got a steal. Can't wait to put it to use.
The only question I have is, can the Poly-Twill be cut using a vinyl cutter?
Yes it can be cut with a vinyl cutter. It is advised to use a cutter that has a servo motor like the one the Roland GX-24 has. A cutter with a stepper motor can do the job, but the servo motor is much stronger and more reliable for heavier cutting such as twill. I also reccommend the 60 degree blade for such cutting. Congrtulations on the awesome bargain. .....JB
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