What Heat Press To Take on the Road?

 

 

The Hotronix Auto Opening Clam is a good press to consider for taking on the road.

The Hotronix Auto Opening Clam is a good press to consider for taking on the road.

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.

You will want to consider bringing a Hotronix Heat Press Caddie to your event. Not only will it save counter space, you will have more flexibility.

You will want to consider bringing a Hotronix Heat Press Caddie to your event. Not only will it save counter space, you will have more flexibility.

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2 comments

  1. Tommy Durant says:

    In reading ‘which heat press for the road’ you suggest the ’16 x ’16 auto open clam… in reading the specs on all the heat presses they all seem to be 1800 watts… so why would this be any different in power usage than say the fusion or higher end?

  2. Ted says:

    Thanks for reading. If your venue can handle the wattage of the press you would like to bring, that is the most important thing. The second most important thing is transportability. The Fusion is larger to transport. But if that’s not an issue you can use whatever press you would like of course. A 16 x 16 Clam just takes up less space. Good luck at your event, let us know how it goes.

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