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Promo Heat Press are some of the most affordable machines you can get on the market today.
Despite their low cost, they’re able to offer you some of the top-end features and functions. And are durable enough to see you through years of t-shirt pressing.
Before you can buy a Promo Heat Press machine, however, I’d like to take you through the reviews of their three top products in the post below.
Hopefully, these reviews will give you insights as to whether these machines are worth your money or not.
1. Promo Heat 15 in. x 15 in. Sublimation Heat Transfer Press Machine
Promo Heat 15 in. x 15 in. Sublimation Heat Transfer Press Machine has a versatile operation. it allows you to transfer your designs, characters and other elements onto a wide range of flat surface items, like metal, wood, glass, ceramic, among others.
It is an extremely easy to use machine that comes fully assembled and ready for use. It boasts of the clamshell design which means it occupies a very small space in your home. like its brothers below, this machine also comes with digital LED time and temperature control. This is to mean that it’ll alert you when your pre-set heat is reached so that you can remove your t-shirt to prevent over-exposure.
The full range pressure control knob ensures you evenly transfer your design into the t-shirt by making sure you evenly apply the recommended pressure—depending on the thickness of the material you’re pressing.
With a working surface as huge as 15 inch x 15 inch, you can’t doubt the ability of this machine to handle small and large items effectively. And unlike in other machines, this large surface comes with Teflon coating to make it non-stick and prevent scorching of your transfers.
2. Promo Heat 15 in. x 15 in. Sublimation Heat Transfer Press Machine
This machine shares a lot of similarities with our previously discussed model, including offering you a large 15 in. x 15 in. work surface that makes it easy for you to print on t-shorts of various sizes.
It’s also extremely easy to set up in the sense that it comes fully assembled and right to use, right outside the box. Like all the other Promos, it also features a clamshell design which is known for saving you a significant amount of space.
With the digital LCD temperature control, you’ll be able to set the desired temperature in advance. This will make the heating element stop heating when the temperature is reached, and reset to 0 degrees F.
Like in all the other modern heat press units, this model also comes with a pressure adjustment knob. As you can guess, this knob will come handy when you want to adjust the pressing pressure so that it can evenly get distributed across the entire t-shirt surface.
And yes, this machine also included a Teflon coated work surface as a bonus. As you already, Teflon is 100% non-stick and will prevent your t-shirts from getting scorched. Besides, it’ll save you the hassle of buying a separate silicone/Teflon sheet
Like the previous machine, this unit also allows you to transfer your decorations onto multiple flat surface items, like metal, wood, fabric, glass, and ceramics.
3. Promo Heat Swing-away Sublimation Heat Transfer Press Machine
This is the most affordable of all the three Promo machines. But don’t judge it by its price tag…like the other machines, it also boasts of incredible versatility. You can fully rely on it to transfer your beautiful designs to t-shirts, wood, metal, license plates, glass, ceramics, mouse pads, among others.
Unlike the previous models, it comes with a smaller t-shirt press surface that measures 12-inch x 10-inch. Perhaps this can be explained by its reduced cost. Nonetheless, this work area is more than enough for accommodating the needs of a hobbyist or home use.
The swing-away machine applies pressure directly down onto your t-shirts, resulting in even more even applications. Its lower aluminum platen boasts of an integrated hi-temp silicone pad to prevent your t-shirts from getting scorched on sticking on the surface. The base is also elevated to make it easier for you to add or remove garments from the machine.
With the pressure adjusting knob in place, you’ll also be able to adjust the pressing pressure of this machine to match the thickness of the material you’re transferring to. The digital timer and heat controller will let you preset the heating to stop when the desired heat is reached—preventing overexposure of your garment. Note that this machine can heat from 0 degrees F all the way to 750 degrees F!
Like the above 2 machines, it also arrives fully assembled and ready for use. And don’t forget it’s built using industrial grade, heavy-duty materials to make it last for years and years of use.
That’s it for the Promo heat press reviews. Following our detailed discussion of these products above, we can conclude that all of the manufacturer’s unit share key features.
These features include a space-saving design, versatile operation (can work on multiple substrates and transfers), light and easy to move around, easy to setup (comes fully assembled), digital timer and heat control, heavy-duty construction for longevity, and an affordable cost.
You’ll all agree with me that this is almost the same list of features you’ll get in the high-end models that cost hundreds of bucks.
My verdict is: The Promo Heat Press machines are well worth it as they give you an opportunity to enjoy the high-end features at unbelievably low prices.