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Categories And Benefits Of Heat Press Printing

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A few years back, people used to buy a full range of colors, trace the design manually on any kind of fabric and paint it after working continuously for hours. The designs made with this time-consuming and tiring process were also expensive which were not affordable for everyone. As we always look for an easy solution to our problems which could make things accessible to one and all; therefore, the heat press machine was introduced.

Though it could be a new word for people who have not been into the printing industry and entrepreneurs it is worth knowing and making use of it. Malaysia is the only country where maximum usage of heat press machines was recorded. From minimal shirt customization requests to working in a printing industry where hundreds of printing orders are completed every day.

Classification of Heat Press Printing

Just as the conventional printing mechanisms were different depending upon the requirements of the customer, the type of fabric, or other kinds of material used and the colors category, the same is the case with a heat press machine. These machines are now available in different shapes, sizes, and colors. The diversity in the models of machines is introduced to assist the concerns of every buyer.

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Best heat press machines could be categorized into the subsequent categories. Some of them are specially designed for printing only one kind of material whereas the latest models could be used from printing mugs, shirts, phone cases, frames, just to name a few. You can brush through their basic functionality and features to choose which one you should purchase.

    • Sublimation Heat Press
      It involves using sublimation ink and paper. The required design is imprinted on a sublimation paper and the ink is rooted in the desired material using pressure and high temperature. Sublimation printing involves dying polyester, microfiber, dry fit, and quick-dry fabrics. Additionally, the procedures of sublimation printing can also be used for customizing hard coated materials including mugs, plates, and mouse pads which are manufactured with rigid stuff. It gives vivid images leaving a permanent print on soft fabric.
    • Transfer Printing
      Pigmented ink is used with a transfer paper for printing using a heat press machine. Any kind of fabric could be printed using this process including cotton, polyester, jersey, and many others. For customizing a fabric in a dark color, it is preferred to use dark based transfer paper. However, printing on light color garments should be printed with a light-based transfer paper.

Heat Transfer Vinyl Printing

You would be required to buy a plotter cutter for shaping the designs. Afterward, you can imprint on by applying a generous amount of heat and pressure. Glitter, glow in dark, flock, hologram materials, and reflective items are some of the products which are designed using vinyl transfer films. However, this type of printing is limited to one color.

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Benefits of using Heat Press Machine

The latest heat press machines never disappoint their owner, especially when a person is new to the business and has a small sum of money to invest. Starting a printing business with this machine yields a high-profit margin. Unlike other printing methodologies, it does not involve buying multiple tools. These machines come up with multiple benefits; some of them are listed below:

  • Easy-to-Use
    Heat printing does not require users to adopt any special skills or seek assistance from any professional person to learn about how to use it. It is designed in an easy structure so that users can print any kind of material efficiently. You would not feel the necessity of going through the user guide rater you can easily get your hands on it and start printing.
  • Available at Economical Rates
    From buying a heat press machine to purchasing the raw materials and maintaining it, everything could be managed without getting out of credit. The heat printing machines are available at an affordable cost so that you are not left empty pocketed after buying them.
  • Fast Printing Mechanism
    Unlike the long printing procedures, heat printing is comparatively a faster process. Whether you want to print a few shirts or you have received orders in bulk, this toll will imprint the designs perfectly in the least time.
  • Takes Minimal Counter Space
    The heat press machine does not take much counter space. You should choose the one which fulfills your printing required and could be placed in a smaller area. This type of printing is easy to manage as the machines are compact and could be placed and moved easily.
  • Printing Diversification
    There is no need to buy multiple machines for printing different products. The latest heat printing machines come up with all-in-one capacity. You can use them for printing different types of materials and save you time for other tasks.

Conclusion

The heat press machine has relieved the creative-minded people to print out their ideas with vibrant colors. Signing a contract with the printing industry to start merchandise for your fans is not a hassle anymore. Now you can do the same at home with minimum investment. All you have to do is get a new heat-press, contact a reliable warehouse owner, purchase quality material, and customize it with your signature design.

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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