Choosing A Heat Press

When choosing the "work horse" of your operation, it's important to choose wisely. Not all heat press machines have been created equal. We strongly discourage purchasing low-end or generic overseas manufactured machines. With the purchase of a quality heat press you'll be able to consistently produce a higher quality end product.

Howard Custom Transfers, Inc. is an authorized distributor of Insta brand heat press machines. We sell only the machines we recommend for optimal heat transfer performance.

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Manual Heat Press

For the industry beginner or hobbyist, we recommend an Insta manual heat press. We have found the Insta brand, made in the USA, to be a very reliable machine.

We suggest a model made with a swing-away upper platen design and an easy to use adjustable pressure scale. You'll find that the Insta manual heat presses evenly distribute pressure throughout the platen and also produce an even heat distribution.

For easier application when decorating multiple size garments and accessories, these presses feature interchangeable platens. Platens are available in various sizes.

Automatic Heat Press

An Insta automatic heat press is our recommendation for a more experienced decorator with high volume production needs. These machines are also made in the USA and are considered some of the most reliable and durable heat presses on the market.

Designed with an automatic swing away upper platen to reduce operator fatigue and increase production speed, you'll find superior pressure distribution throughout the upper and lower platens as well as consistent heat that recovers quickly.

For easier application when decorating multiple size garments and accessories, these presses feature interchangeable platens. Platens are available in various sizes.

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