We all have our favorite hat or ball cap. And yours is probably designed with something that you're proud to represent. Imagine attempting to apply a heat transfer onto a baseball cap with a hand iron, or even a standard heat press. It’s pretty difficult. Heat presses and irons just aren’t made for hats. They’re designed to press flat items. So how do you heat press something like this? Easy. . . with a cap heat press. I’d like to break down 3 reasons why owning a cap press is worthwhile.
Cap presses are designed for the most popular forms of hats
This goes as far as offering features unique to these machines, such as a cap holding mechanism that tightly keeps your hat in place on the lower platen and interchangeable platens designed for multiple hat sizes. These features make using a cap press just about as efficient as using a standard heat press for t-shirts. All it takes is to prep, press, and peel in applying your transfers - now with the peace of mind that they’ll be pressed smoothly onto your structured or unstructured hat.
Cap presses are compact in size and lightweight
It's their compact nature that makes it perfect for operating in tight workspaces. Caps and hats themselves don’t take up much space which means a cap press also won’t take up too much of your work area. Even our largest cap press, the HPN Signature Series Auto-Open, is still a breeze to handle and move around your workspace. If you’re a blooming business owner using smaller tools like the Silhouette Cameo and HPN CraftPro, adding a cap press will be especially beneficial as you can eventually move it to a space dedicated to hat customization.
Cap presses are surprisingly versatile
Yes, this is a “cap” press, but there’s really nothing stopping you from pressing any other garments with these machines. Whenever you need to quickly press a neck label or short sleeve transfer for instance, it’s possible to simply place these portions of a shirt on your cap press. The smaller platens also help in that only those portions will be pressed, so there won’t be any need to use tools like pressing pads or pillows when positioning your shirt accordingly.
Bonus: Cap presses bring a whole world of options to your catalog
Just off the top of my head, you have trucker caps, snapbacks, camp hats, baseball caps, and my personal favorite - dad hats! You can create custom transfers hats with your existing HTV, sublimation, or heat transfer paper equipment. Hats are also a fantastic upsell opportunity for every order. Leaving out a cap press is like leaving money on the table. So head on over to our cap press collection or contact us at support.heatpressnation.com