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Who has a Heat Press?

Rhoda JayneRhoda Jayne Posts: 1,626Member
edited August 2011 in Off Topic
I think they would be cool for iron on transers and heat vinyl. Someone on the Silhouette yahoo group said that they used theirs for applying rhinestones. I had never thought about rhinestone application. Tell me why I need a heat press. ;-)

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  • hwganghwgang Posts: 2,420Member
    oooh, boy. Almost afraid to read this thread. I did try to buy one a few weeks ago on CL, but the owner was too much of a jerk for me to want to wade through it. Now I almost wish I had. Would love to read more.
    Lynne
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  • paupau04paupau04 Posts: 4,822Member
    You need one!!! Nuff Said. Also use it ti set screen print paint. I bought one of those wooden pancake grillpresses first and then went to a 16 x 24. Go for atleast a 15 x 15 if you can. Most economical are the Seiki/Sunnie. Transpro world has promos and cupons from time to time, Seiki also had a start-up promo. Check the t-shirt forum to research deals.

    Nice thing about the pancake is it does the job and light enough to carry.
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  • hwganghwgang Posts: 2,420Member
    I bought one of those wooden pancake grillpresses first
    Nice thing about the pancake is it does the job and light enough to carry.
    "wooden, pancake grillpress"??? What is that?

    :-?
    Lynne
    Moderation in All Things should be Practiced Sparingly

    In KNK Love with my Zing, Eagle and the Support!
  • paupau04paupau04 Posts: 4,822Member
    http://homebusinessprintingblog.com/blog/e-z-press-heat-transfer-machine/

    This is the little homemade press. It's well built and does the job. It got me through several orders. I also managed to burn a few things :-" I also spoke to him at lenght by phone. I like to support the little guy. When I went to find this link, I was happy to see he has his combo screen printing unit done, he was just developing this when we spoke last year.
    Who's sorry now?...Hell hath no fury as a crafter scorned!!!

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  • HelenHelen Posts: 1,787Member
    I had a Hix digital, paid 1400.00 for that thing, thought I might "go into the business". I did a couple of orders then it just sat taking up alot of space. I sold it on CL last year for a tiny fraction of its worth. The folks that bought it were extremely happy and I hope they are still using it for profit. I am too quick to click buy sometimes, that was one of my worst investments as far as the amount of money I spent. Look at the auction sites, you most likely will get a great deal from people like me lol.
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  • paupau04paupau04 Posts: 4,822Member
    Forgot to mention, he was trying to offer an item comparable to Provo Crafts Yudu
    Who's sorry now?...Hell hath no fury as a crafter scorned!!!

    http://sitstayscrap.blogspot.com/
  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    If you look at some of the forums they say a heat press is your investment most likely to pay for it self and keep paying. It is fun, fun. Nothing like regular vinyl. I was surprized.
    Missouri
  • mlpluessmlpluess Posts: 115Member
    edited August 2011
    I bought one from e-Bay last year and got a great deal. It is not a swing away machine so I regret that but it does work great. On several occasions I have burned my hands trying to get the shirt set so I think I might need some gloves.

    I have done Rhinestone patterns using it and it worked great.

    The heat presses have a knob that allows you to adjust the height of the press so that you can use thicker materials and accommodate for the stones.

    Michelle

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  • KATHYANNKATHYANN Posts: 1,428Member
    I got the large 16x24 Sunnie. I have yet to burn myself...... I said yet. I used to use my iron with the heat set vinyl but it didnt stay on..... Not a problem anymore.
    Kathy - Katiedoodlesgran
  • paupau04paupau04 Posts: 4,822Member
    I got the large 16x24 Sunnie. I have yet to burn myself...... I said yet. I used to use my iron with the heat set vinyl but it didnt stay on..... Not a problem anymore.

    YET!!! is the key word.
    :-))
    Who's sorry now?...Hell hath no fury as a crafter scorned!!!

    http://sitstayscrap.blogspot.com/
  • kittskikittski Posts: 1,339Member
    I don't have a heat press, but have a flat steam press for clothes. I HATE ironing and this thing is awesome and makes it bearable. Best part is, it works great for my vinyl and silkscreen shirts and other crafts :-) I'm sure it's not as good as a dedicated heat press, but it's the best of both worlds for me. I would love a mug press though :-)
    (It's a "steamfast" press.)
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