I know this is an old post, but did you end up buying the press? I, too, am wanting to purchase this one instead of one that doesnt swing out. Any help would be great!I am looking at a SunIE or Seiki 15x12 Swing Away Heat Press. It's cost is ~$270.00. Since I am new at this, I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak. I want to start out midway. Is this a good and reliable Heat Press for a beginner looking to go into business? I am concerned about the heat and the "cool down" period or how long it will stay a consistent temperature (to do multiple shirts - meaning 3-4 for now). Hope that makes sense. I would like to get a Hix but can't afford it right now. Any opinions or experiences with this particular heat press would be greatly appreciated.