Heat Press Buyer's Guide


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HPN Craft Pro MPress HPN Black Series HPN Signature Series HPN Signature Pro

Price Range

Recommended Use

Durability

Smooth Action

Available Sizes

13" x 9"
15" x 15"

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

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

15" x 15"
16" x 20"
16" x 24"

15" x 15"
16" x 20"
16" x 24"

Formats

Clamshell

Clamshell
Swing Away
Clamshell
Swing Away
Cap Press
Label Press
Multi-Function
Clamshell
Swing Away
Cap Press
Label Press
Multi-Function
Clamshell
Swing Away
Cap Press
Label Press
Multi-Function

Weight

30 lbs - 78 lbs

30 lbs - 78 lbs

25 lbs - 115 lbs

20 lbs - 84 lbs

20 lbs - 84 lbs

Secondary Handle

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Nonstick Coating

Embedded

Sprayed On

Embedded

Embedded

Embedded

Temperature Gauge

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Pressure Read Out

No

No

No

No

SurePressure

Pneumatic

No

No

No

No

No

Auto-Open

No

No

Optional

Optional

Optional

Stahls Maxx Stahls Hotronix Geo Knight DC & DK Series HIX Insta

Price Range

Recommended Use

Durability

Smooth Action

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"
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)

14" x 16"
16" x 20"
20" x 25"
6" x 8"
14" x 16"
4" x 7" (Cap)

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
Cap Press
(with optional add-ons)
Clamshell
Swing Away
Cap Press
(with optional add-ons)
Clamshell
Cap Press
Label Pres
Mug Press
Swing Away
Multi-Function
Clamshell
Swing Away
Label Press
Cap Press
(with optional add-ons)
Clamshell
Swing Away

Weight

40 lbs - 104 lbs

41 lbs - 427 lbs

50 lbs - 220 lbs

19 lbs - 355 lbs

37 lbs - 266 lbs

Secondary Handle

No

No

No

No

No

Nonstick Coating

Embedded

Embedded

Embedded

Embedded

Embedded

Temperature Gauge

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Digital Automatic Start

Pressure Read Out

No

Yes

Yes

Available Option on Some Models

No

Pneumatic

No

Available Option on Some Models

Yes

Available Option on Some Models

Available Option on Some Models

Auto-Open

No

Optional

Optional

No

Optional