- Jan 10, 2019
- in Blog
Heat Press Machine Buying Guide - Philippines
Heat press at any sense is the most essential and integral part of personalizing. From different applications that could be used for heat pressing to different kinds of personalized business type, all of them are using heat press. One thing is that it has different sizes for selection depending on the requirement of the business. Second, it is easy to use and operate. Third, price range is of good value of money. And most of all, heat press is a not only for heat transferring, but also for, finishing touch for t-shirts and other personalized items.
There were different type of heat presses and so are the buyers. Heat press are categorized to either clam type or swing type. These two has the same functions but are of different advantages. It is advisable that before buying a heat press you must first consider to ask the below questions. With the following questions below, you can properly segregate and define the heat press that you need for your specific line of business.
- Is this business my main source of income?
- Is this business for part time only?
- How much is my budget for investment of machine?
- Do I have a large space for production?
- Do I need large volume of man power?
- Do I offer personalized printing or produce bulk orders for mass production?
So If you are a business starter that is currently thinking on investing to a new venture which is specifically digital printing business, then you are currently employed and is committed with other company. We highly recommend that you to buy a clam typed heat press. Why?
Basically, clam typed heat press is the most common type of heat press that you could ever see in every seller or distributor of heat press. Clam typed heat press fulfill the needs of the business starters and even other stable digital printing providers. One of its advantages over the swing typed heat press is that it saves SPACE. It saves space since the handle that is connected to the heat platen moves on a top down movement when opening and closing just like a clam, which only consumes the measurement of the heat press itself only. These type of heat press usually ranges from Php 7, 000 to Php 9, 000 depending on the quality of heat press being sold, being the cheapest among other types of heat presses, it’s a must that business starters should properly choose the type of heat press they are going to buy.
If you are in a printing business for more than 6 months to 2 yrs, already have some regular clients that continuously orders, and you are already on the stage of accepting job orders, that do not only focuses on uniforms, organization shirts, but also other personalized item like foldable fan metal sheet consumables etc, it is best advisable that you should use Swing Typed Heat Press.
Detailed and defined designs in heat pressing specially letters or numbers needs swing typed heat press. Swing typed heat press’ heat platen evenly moves up and down during heat pressing, not like a clam but like a flat iron’s initial press. This enables the machine to properly press and retain the detailed cuts in its designated position. Having a swing typed heat press machine also means that you need a larger space for production. Since the heat platen will swing towards the right side which is almost the same size of the actual heat press machine. This doesn’t mean that they cannot use Clam shell type heat press, but it is best recommended to use swing type since if you are already stable and old in the business, you will get job orders that are much more complicated like uniforms or difficult designs with the use of vinyls or other materials, that only swing typed heat press can produce and maintain good quality output. This swing typed heat press ranges from Php 7,150 to Php 28,000 depending on the quality and added features of the machine.
Last but not the least, factories that produce hundreds to thousands of finished products a day definitely needs a heat press that are stable with solid base, high sense of durability, safe and convenient in usage, and produce quality output. Long time usage of heat press machine doesn’t only need long pressing hours, but also high electricity and manpower usage. So factory of textile companies should consider buy high quality machines that does not only made of scrap materials but is made with high quality raw materials, properly produced and assembled and quality check passed. Factories of textile companies are estimated to be in more than 5 yrs in the business is expected to buy dual function heat press, meaning clam shell-drawer typed heat press or swing drawer typed heat press since they are already looking for better ways of working, at the same time convenience and safety of their employees or workers. They are also sometimes looking for automatic typed of heat press ether magnetic of powered by air compressor in order to save manpower.
These types of heat press usually ranges from Php 34,500 and above, depending on the quality, capability and size of the heat press.
Always remember, there are a lot of types, size, brands, of heat presses. And not all heat presses are applicable or is compatible with our line of business. Not all digital printing provider needs the same type of heat presses, printing services in malls may have different necessities and requirements from the one whose production is in their homes or stalls. Also, not all good heat presses are expensive, some may be expensive but difficult to operate or not all cheap heat presses last long or produce good output. It is always better to consult from a stable supplier.
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