Heat press machines are used to imprint a graphic design on a gift item such as mugs, fabrics, plate and many more. Heat press machines require the combination of heat together with pressure.
There are 3 versions of heat press machines:
- Manual heat press
- Semi automatic heat press
- Automatic heat press
Most DIY business owners prefer to choose a semi automatic heat press due to it being easier to handle, cost effective and efficient.
Heat press machines can also be found in various types such as flatten plate, clamshell, swing-away, and draw-style-press designs. Different heat press machine will help you to produce different DIY gift products.
Here are some of the examples:
Flat Press Machine: Helps to transfer A4-sized graphic images onto flat surface item such as T-shirts, pillow cushions, jigsaw puzzles, phone cases etc.
Mug Press Machine: Helps you transfer image design on coated ceramic, porcelain or polymer mugs. It takes about 3 minutes to print your photo on a mug using this machine.
Cap Press Machine: Helps to transfer designs on caps with fast-heating head, strong support base, simple operation and easy cap mounting clamp.
Heat press machines are used during a process called heat transfer printing. You should know that there are 3 methods in heat transfer printing.
- Sublimation Printing
- Transfer Printing
- Vinyl Printing
The beauty of heat transfer printing is it helps you to make high-quality products with colorful prints using the actual photo. Heat transfer printing also gives you a chance to be creative by adding designs or photo on a blank products to increase its value.
Heat transfer printing is also known as a low cost and high profit business. The starting cost for buying heat press machine is only from RM 1,xxx.
Before starting a DIY gift business, it is highly advisable for you to find out more about the heat press machine and heat transfer printing.
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