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In search of new heat press

Discussion in 'Screen Printing' started by tintshopplus, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. tintshopplus

    tintshopplus Member

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    Had a Knight and Co. K20S heat press in the shop for last couple of years on loan from a friend of mine. He plans to come back after it soon and now I need another as I've found them to be pretty handy for quick shirt / vinyl applications. I don't use them daily or even often. This same one goes for over 1300.00 and just because of the frequency of use at my shop, I'm not looking to spend that kind of money. Wondering if anyone could recommend a good working budget press that they've used and found to be reliable for occasional use. Any help appreciated.
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Found my Hotronix on Craigslist. Got a screamin' deal.
     
  3. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    E-bay is another place to look.

    also look at http://www.t-shirtforums.com/

    there is another site, been listed here, that sales equipment also just can't remember the name though
     
  4. kheebl

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    I got a hotronix 16x20 auto clam off craigslist for $300, I ended up selling it because I didn't use it enough and I made a healthy profit even:rock-n-roll:
     
  5. Techman

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    do not ,, whatever you do,, do not get a cheap chinese $300.00 special.. The temp will vary all over the platten by 20 degrees above and 20 degrees below what you set.
     
  6. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    We are using a very very old Xpres (UK) machine which must be 30 years old.
    We have had four new machines of various makes and supposedly quality and none of them come up to the build quality of this old monster.
    It takes two people to lift this thing!!!
    The only thing is I think spare parts are wearing thin as I know we replaced the timer/thermostat control about three years ago and it was the last in the country!

    SC
     
  7. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Had a very old off brand huge monster heat press years ago. When the thermostat went I couldn't find a replacement so I used a waffle iron thermostat. Worked great.
     
  8. lgroth

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    USCutter sells heat presses in all sorts of price ranges... Don't know if they're good or bad, but they do have some reasonably priced.
     
  9. BESTBLANKS

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    Heat Presses for aly applications

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  10. DirtyD

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  11. gnemmas

    gnemmas Active Member

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    We have a Hotronic Swinger 16" x 20" heatpress. PM me for price if interested.
     
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