Feeling as though the size and quantity of your orders are outweighing your shop’s capabilities? Or are you looking to expand your business offerings to keep up with your customers’ needs? Outgrowing your operation is not a bad problem to have – in fact, it’s a sign that what you’re doing is working.
If you’re running multiple standard size heat presses to keep up with production or your small format heat press just isn’t cutting it anymore, it may be time to think about upgrading to an industrial wide format press. When shopping around for a wide format heat press, you’ll want to consider whether you plan to specialize in sublimation or other forms of heat printing, as well as what your best-selling custom products are and how quickly you will need personalized items turned around. You’ll also want to take note of the size of your production space to ensure any new equipment will fit in your shop. Most industrial heat presses can imprint designs on an array of substrates and materials, including fabric, ceramic, wood, tile, metal and more. These heat press machines and ovens are commonly used for printing large quantities of T-shirts, mugs, jerseys, cut-and-sew outfits, leggings, and other products normally found in a retail store. Due to the complexity and nature of the installation of these industrial wide format presses, we recommend giving our team a call to chat about which heat press is the right fit for your business.
How Heat Presses Work – And Why It’s Important To Invest in High-Quality Supplies:
Depending on which heat transfer machine you choose, the features will vary, and the capabilities will differ – but most small and large format heat presses function the same way. With the correct combination of pressure, time, and heat, a heat press machine will print a variety of heat transfer designs, images or text onto different surfaces permanently. With industrial wide format presses, users are able to print and press a high volume of products in a shorter amount of time. Dye-sublimation machines and printers are used in conjunction with industrial heat press machines to print over-sized and all-over designs on T-shirts, jerseys, curtains, dresses, fashion apparel, plates, hats, and even puzzles. For optimal color printing and long-lasting results when using a heat press, it’s important to invest in high-quality transfer papers and sublimation inks. Durable, well-made vinyl should be used that is smooth and non-absorbent. All time, temperature, and heat settings should be correct to ensure all applications transfer properly every time.
Thinking it’s about time to upgrade your heat press? Need some help? If you are unsure about which industrial wide format heat press to purchase for your growing business, our team of industry experts can help get you set up for success right from the start. We offer a wide variety of top-of-the-line industrial heat presses including Geo Knight, Practix and AIT that are guaranteed to meet your production needs and increase your profits, no matter the size of your shop or budget.