What’s the best tip for a clean heat press? Are you tired of wiping down your heat press platen between prints? Is there ink or gunk on your platen that may ruin your next shirt? Keeping your heat press platen clean can mean the difference between a perfect garment and a ruined garment. What’s the solution?
Prevention. As the Benjamin Franklin saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
The solution? Use Teflon or silicone platen covers. There are durable platen covers available for both the top and lower platens, which are much easier to clean than the platen itself. The upper platen cover is available from Stahls’ for different size platens. It works best when combined with a Quick Slip Lower Platen Protector. Many people also find that the platen protectors make it easier to load garments on and off the press.
If you want to learn more about heat printing, or starting a t-shirt business, Stahls’ can help. We have a huge library of how-to videos, charts, eBooks and all kinds of helpful information. We are known as the experts when it comes to customizing garments with a heat press. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We are here to help you grow your business.