Geo Knight DK16A Digital Knight 14" x 16" Clam Auto-Open Heat Press


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The DK16A is the AUTO-RELEASE "Pop-Up" version of our mid-sized manual clamshell. This amazing high-tech feature makes your Digital Knight clamshell act like a semi-automatic, air operated press, without the compressor! Simply close the press as you normally do, and at the end of the digital timing cycle the press releases automatically.

The Auto-Release upgrade also features the "HOVER" feature. This means when the handle is lowered without fully clamping the machine, the press will hover over the work, usually needed for curing purposes. At the end of the time cycle, the press releases automatically as usual.

The DK16A 14x16 clamshell press opens for full access to the lower bottom table. It is important to note that the back of the heat platen raises above and away from the bottom table, providing better access than other clamshell presses. The frame support allows operators to slide shirts over the table with complete drape space around and underneath the loading area. Interchangeable bottom tables for smaller pressing areas are available. This press is ideal for environments with space limitations, and for users who need more portability and mobility than the over-weight swing away presses.


  • Fully digital temperature control (32°-600°F range)
  • Automatic digital timer & dual pre-press timer
  • Digital pressure bar graph
  • Super-portable light machine weight--83 lbs!
  • Extreme high pressure capability
  • Hardened High-strength pivot points
  • Interchangeable tables
  • Solid steel framework
  • SuperCoil-Microwinding™ heater technology
  • Self lifting gas-spring & wide opening
  • Temperature readout accuracy of ±2°F -- Can show °C or °F
  • User selectable end-of-cycle alarms
  • Records number of pressing cycles done
  • Non-stick-coated 3/4" thick heat platen
  • Lifetime warranty on heat platen
  • 3-year warranty on the control panel
  • 1-year warranty on entire press


  • Weight: 83 lbs
  • Electrical: 1500W / 12A / 110V
  • Dimensions: 32"L x 17"W x 16"H

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In addition, Geo Knight, the manufacturer, offers the following warranty on this product:

  • Lifetime warranty on heat platen
  • 5-year warranty on frame
  • 3-year warranty on controller
  • 1-year warranty on parts

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Phil Dittbrenner
Geo Knight DK16A

Love it so far, make sure you mount in on a solid base, the auto open is quite the release.

Matt Sheeran
Do yourself a favor and buy a Stahls

Bought because of the reputation of GeoKnight for being largely indestructible and well built along with a comparable set of features to higher-end models.

Boy was that a mistake.

Shipping took forever, I couldn't get an estimate on delivery, it took over a month from when I ordered to actually receive it.

The platen protector I bought for it, looks like it was sewn by a 3 year old and ripped when putting it on because it's not properly sized.

It's not 14x16, it's actually 16x14.

Which is super damn annoying when you bought the item specifically to make it easier to thread smalls and extra small shirts.

And the best part... This indestructable super well built press...

Just snapped a bolt off a hydraulic arm as I was bringing it down to press tonight.

So the hover feature / auto open / basically the whole reason I bought this piece of crap is useless now.

Do yourself a favor, buy a stahls. Couldn't be happier with all my Stahls presses. Don't skimp, GeoKnight isn't building them like they used to.

Karan Murphy

I have not taken it out of the box yet. I have to put it in a new space and we are working to put it in a new area. I’m looking forward to using it! It’s gonna be so nice to have a automatic pop up when the press is heating my transfer. I’m so glad I got the one with the auto pop up! Thanks 😊

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