The Hotronix Auto Opening Clam is a good press to consider for taking on the road.
Heat printing at events is something that many of you have tried with success and something that many of you ask us about everyday. A few years ago, Transfer Express posted a great article about how embroidery expert Majorie Corrow, of Life’s A Stitch Embroidery in Niskayuna, N.Y. takes her heat press on the road. Here’s a link to that blog so you can read all about it. If you’re wondering what type of heat press you should take on the road, here are some things to consider, courtesy of Ben Robinson at Hotronix:
A few things to keep in mind when event or travel heat printing:
1. The weight of the press. If you have to lug it around I wouldn’t recommend a Fusion or Swinger unless you are going to be inside for several days and anticipate a heavy workload.
2. Your space. Clam-style presses are usually preferred for printing at events, especially if you only have a small 10 x10 booth that may restrict a Swinger.
3. Lastly this is the only time we recommend fewer bells and whistles. Keep it simple. Even if you have a Fusion or Air Fusion in your shop, when your power source is coming from a generator or long extension cord, you want a press that will get the job done on as few volts as possible. All these considerations spell out a MAXX 15 x 15 clam or you can upgrade to a 16×16 auto clam. No matter what you decide to travel with, I would definitely recommend a Hotronix Caddie to wheel around your event and back to your transportation when you’re finished.
You will want to consider bringing a Hotronix Heat Press Caddie to your event. Not only will it save counter space, you will have more flexibility.