If you’re wondering what type of heat press you should take on the road, here are some things to consider, courtesy of Ben Robinson at Hotronix:
A few things to keep in mind when event or travel heat printing:
1. The weight of the press. If you have to lug it around I wouldn’t recommend a Fusion or Swinger unless you are going to be inside for several days and anticipate a heavy workload.
2. Your space. Clam-style presses are usually preferred for printing at events, especially if you only have a small 10 x10 booth that may restrict a Swinger.
3. Lastly this is the only time we recommend fewer bells and whistles. Keep it simple. Even if you have a Fusion or Air Fusion in your shop, when your power source is coming from a generator or long extension cord, you want a press that will get the job done on as few volts as possible. All these considerations spell out a MAXX 15 x 15 clam or you can upgrade to a 16×16 auto clam. No matter what you decide to travel with, I would definitely recommend a Hotronix Caddie to wheel around your event and back to your transportation when you’re finished.