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Comparison Chart

 

HPN Black Series

HPN Red Series

HPN Signature Series

MPress

HPN RosinTech

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HPN Black Series

HPN Black Series

HPN Black Series

HPN Black Series

HPN Black Series

Price Range

Budget

Budget Mid-Range

Mid-Range

Budget

Budget

Recommended Use

Small Business

Advanced Small Business

Advanced Small Business

Home Use

Small Business

Durability

4 Stars

4.5 Stars

4.5 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

Smooth Action

3.5 Stars

4 Stars

4.5 Stars

3 Stars

3.5 Stars

Available Sizes

5" x 5"
9" x 12"
15" x 15"
16" x 20"
16" x 24"
4" x 6" (Cap)

11" x 15"
15" x 15"
16" x 20"
4" x 6" (Cap)

6" x 8"
12" x 15"
15" x 15"
16" x 20"
16" x 24"
4" x 6" (Cap)

11 oz. - 15 oz.
5" Round

9" x 12"
15" x 15"
16" x 20"
16" x 24"

2" x 8"

6" - 6"

8" - 12"

Formats

Clamshell
(Portrait & Landscape)

Swing Away

Cap Press

Label Press

Cap & Label Combo

Multi-Function
(5-in-1 & 8-in-1)

Clamshell
(Landscape & Portrait)

Cap Press

Clamshell

Swing Away

Cap Press

Label Press

Cap & Label Combo

Multi-Function
(6-in-1 & 8-in-1)

Mug Press
(Single & Multi)

Swing Away
(Landscape)

Clamshell
(Square & Landscape)

Swing Away
(Landscape)

 

Pneumatic

Weight

25 lbs - 115 lbs

45 lbs - 112 lbs 

20 lbs - 84 lbs

30 lbs - 78 lbs

45 lbs - 100lbs

Materials

Aluminum / Steel

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Aluminum / Steel

Nonstick Coating

Embedded

Embedded 

Embedded

Sprayed On

Embedded

Temperature Gauge

Digital ºF or ºC

Digital ºF

Digital ºF or ºC

Digital ºF

Digital ºF or ºC

Timer Gauge

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Models Available in Digital Automatic and Manual Start

Digital Automatic Start

Pressure Read Out

No

No

No

No

No

Auto-Open

No

No

Available Option

No

No

Pneumatic

No

No

No

No

Available Option

Recommended Transfer Type

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, Rhinestones, Embroidery Patches, Plastisol

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, Rhinestones, Embroidery Patches, Plastisol

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, Rhinestones, Embroidery Patches, Plastisol

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Rhinestones

Dry Herb

Not Recommended Transfer Type

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sublimation, Plastisol

N/A

Special Features

Improved Thicker Heating Element, Secondary Strong Handle, Capacitive Touch Buttons

Improved Thicker Heating Element; Automatic Flotation for Thick Item Capability

Check Specific Models for Details and Availability: Improved Thicker Heating Element; Swing Away Action for Easy Transfer Placement; Threadable Platens; Pull Out Drawer Feature

N/A

Dual Heating Elements, Swing Away, Pneumatic, Auto-Start Timer, Capacitive Touch Buttons

Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

90 Day Parts and Service Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

 

 

 

Stahls' Maxx

Stahls' Hotronix

Geo Knight JetPress

Geo Knight DC & DK Series

HIX

Insta Heat Press

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HPN Black Series

Stahls Hotronix

Stahls Hotronix

Stahls Hotronix

Stahls Hotronix

Stahls Hotronix

Price Range

Mid-Range

Premium

Budget

Premium

Premium

Premium

Recommended Use

Small Business

Small Business

Home Use

Small Business

Small Business

Small Business

Durability

5 Stars

5 Stars

3 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

Smooth Action

5 Stars

5 Stars

3 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

Available Sizes

11" x 15"
15" x 15"
16" x 20"
3.5" x 7" (Cap)
2.75" x 6.5" (Cap)
3" x 5.75" (Cap)
4" x 6.5" (Cap)
4" x 8" (Cap) 
 

11" x 15"
16" x 16"
16" x 20"
22" x 22"
6" x 6"
3.5" x 7" (Cap)
2.75" x 6.5" (Cap)
3" x 5.75" (Cap)
4" x 6.5" (Cap)
4" x 8" (Cap) 

9" x 12"
12" x 14"

14" x 16"
16" x 20"
20" x 25"

6" x 8"
14" x 16"
4" x 7" (Cap)
11 oz - 15 oz (Mug)

Optional Add-Ons Available with DC series 

3" x 5.5" (Cap)

3.75" x 6.25"

9" x  12"

15" x 15"

16" x 20"

20" x 25"

15" x 15"

15" x 20"

20" x 25"

6" x 6"

4.5" x 6.75" (Cap) 

Formats

Clamshell
(Square, Landscape, & Portrait)

Cap Press
(with optional add-ons) 

Clamshell
(Auto-Open & Hover, Square & Portrait)

Swing Away
(Auto-Open & Hover, Portrait, Stand optional, Table Top) 

Cap Press
(with optional add-ons) 

Swing Away
(Landscape) 

Clamshell
(Landscape & Portrait, Auto-Open & Manual)

Cap Press
(Single & Twin)

Label Press
(Single & Twin) 

Mug Press

Swing Away
(Auto-Open & Manual, Landscape)

Optional Add-Ons:
Cap Press
Photo Cube
Mug
1/2 Mug
Plate 

 

Cap Press
(with optional add-ons)

Label Press

Clamshell
(Auto-Open, Square & Portrait)

Swing Away
(Auto-Open, Portrait)

Clamshell
(Manual)

Swing Away
(Manual & Auto-Open, Portrait & Landscape) 

Weight

40 lbs - 104 lbs

41 lbs - 427 lbs

32 lbs - 65 lbs

50 lbs - 220 lbs

19 lbs - 355 lbs

37 lbs - 266 lbs 

Materials

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

 Aluminum / Steel / Heat Resistant Plastic

Nonstick Coating

Embedded 

Embedded

Embedded

Embedded

Embedded

Embedded 

Temperature Gauge

Digital ºF

Digital ºF

Digital ºF

Digital ºF

Digital ºF

 Digital ºF

Timer Gauge

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

 Digital Automatic Start

Pressure Read Out

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes (Not Available On All Models)

No 

Auto-Open

No

Yes 

No

Available Option

Available Option

 Available Option

Pneumatic

No

Available Option on Some Models

No

Yes

Available Option on Some Models

Available Option 

Thick Item Capable (Floatation Feature)

Yes - Automatic Float

Yes - Automatic Float

Yes - Automatic Float

Yes - Automatic Float

Yes - Automatic Float

 

Recommended Transfer Type

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, Rhinestones, Plastisol

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, RhinestonesPlastisol

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, Rhinestones, Plastisol

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, Rhinestones, Plastisol

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, RhinestonesPlastisol

 Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sublimation, Rhinestones, Plastisol

Not Recommended Transfer Type

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A 

Special Features

Check Specific Models for Details and Availability: Additional Size Platens for Some Models; Automatic Flotation for Thick Items; Threadibility with Additional Addon Accessories; Made in the USA

Check Specific Models for Details and Availability: Dual Magnet for Reliable Auto Open; Swing Away Action for Easy Transfer Placement; Automatic Flotation; Threadibility; Additional Add on Accessories to Improve Functionality; Multiple Saved Time & Temperature Settings Capable; Made in the USA

Check Specific Models for Details and Availability: Swing Away Action for Easy Transfer Placement; Thick Item Capable with Swing Away Feature; Made in the USA

Check Specific Models for Details and Availability: SuperCoil-Microwinding Heating Element for Fast Heat Up; Pneumatic Option for High Production Environments; Swing Away Action for Easy Transfer Placement; Multi-Function Capable with Add-on Attachments; Multiple Saved Time & Temperature Settings Capable; Made in the USA

Check Specific Models for Details and Availability: SuperCoil-Microwinding Heating Element for Fast Heat Up; Pneumatic Option for High Production Environments; Swing Away Action for Easy Transfer Placement; Multi-Function Capable with Add-on Attachments; Multiple Saved Time & Temperature Settings Capable; Made in the USA

Check Specific Models for Details and Availability: Swing Away Action for Easy Transfer Placement; Thick Item Capable with Swing Away Feature; Made in the USA 

Warranty

Lifetime Heating Element Warranty

1 Year on Components and Service

Lifetime Heating Element Warranty

5 Year on Casting and Framework

2 Year on Circuit Board

1 Year

Lifetime Heating Element Warranty

3 Year on Control Panel

1 Year on Entire Press

Lifetime Heating Element Warranty

1 Year on Entire Press

Lifetime Heating Element Warranty

1 Year Parts

90 Day Labor

90 Day Machine Parts and Accessories

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