ePhotoInc 15 x 15 Digital Clamshell Heat Press Review

Editor rating

0/5 on August 10, 2018

User's rating

23 reviews


  • the top plate has a teflon sheet already installed around it and this means there is no need for a separate one.
  • No need for additional sheets.
  • Very simple to set temperature and timer.
  • Heats quickly
  • Silicone pad you place tshirts on is removeable and makes it easier to pre-set things on the silicone pad before you place the pad in the machine.
  • Reduced risk of burns with being able to remove the silicone pad.
  • 110V Power:1200W, No need for special outlet


  • It comes preset in Celsius and you have to change it to Farenhiet.
  • The spring makes a very loud noise when you open and close the machine.
  • No way to expand the machine to be able to expand available products (ie. Hats mugs, etc…).


Whether you have a small business, you are just getting started or just have a love for making t-shirts I would recommend this t-shirt press machine to best fit your needs. I have been extremey happy with this press machine.  It has  allowed me to scale up my business as well as create better quality products. This presser is as close to perfect as they probably come.  The only negative thing that really comes to mind at all is  the very loud noise that the spring makes when you open and close the machine.  Since this noise is really very minor it is easily overlooked.  Especially considering all of the other great qualities this machine has.  This presser gives you “name brand” quality at a  ”non name brand” price. In addition to that it is extremely easy to use even for someone who has no previous experience with machines of any kind.  The quality of this product has not only meet but it has exceeded my expectations from a “no-name brand” machine.

The ePhotoInc is certainly a premium heat press machine! But how does it fare in our review?


T shirt presses aren’t your typical everyday purchase, but they can be a fantastic investment. Whether you have a band, a company, club, or just love making T shirts, purchasing a T shirt press can save you lots of money. However, if you don’t know much about T shirt presses it can be hard to spot a good one. Sometimes the construction is cheap, or the plates don’t actually get as hot as they should. To see how the Digital Clamshell Heat Press Transfer measures up, keep reading.

Top Features of the Digital Clamshell Heat Press

  • Weight: 52 lbs.
  • Temperature Range: 0 to 400 degrees F

Aluminum Heating Plate

This press machine has an aluminum heating plate that gives outstanding consistency in heating.  In addition to consistency in heating, the heating plate maintains consistent heat throughout use. Which means the design on your T shirt will transfer evenly, no weird, half done spots.

Removeable Silicone Pad

It also has a silicone pad that is not only adjustable but it can also be completely removed in order to load the press. This feature allows use of the press in the safest possible manner.  The silicone pad can withstand heat up to 400 degrees without any distortion.

Easy to Use

This press machine has a handle that is easy to use as well as adjustable.  It also has an indicator light to let you know when the transfer press is complete. With the large digital LCD display, setting the temperature and timer couldn’t be any easier.

Adjustable Pressure Settings

This press machine also has the feature of being able to adjust the pressure  in order to ensure the highest quality product available to the customer.

Durable Construction

The industrial strength and durability of this press machine makes it ideal for long term use as well as a great investment. This press produces products that are the same “quality products” as those same products made on “name brand” press machines at a significant savings.  The saving on price might be enough to entice you but when you see the quality of the end product you will agree this press machine is the BEST choice on the market when it comes to press machines. This press machine can do more than just make t-shirts.  It can also be used on bags, puzzles, mouse pads and other items similar in material.


First Impressions

I turned my hobby into a small side business selling T-shirts that I make to order. It is a pretty small operation but it is a great creative outlet for the passion that I have developed for making tshirts and in addition to that I am able to make a few extra bucks. I decided after a short time of making tshirts that when I saved up enough money I would buy a t-shirt press machine.  Making this purchase would allow me to make more t-shirts and give customers better quality products.  In the end I decided to give this t-shirt presser a try.

Points to consider

It seemed pretty intimidating at first.

This comes from the fact that I have no actual “machinery” experience with the exception of using a can opener and a lawn mover.  I knew that investing in this type of product would make it much easier to create t-shirts, so I knew that I would have to learn. Thankfully pretty much everything I needed to know came in the user manual with the Presser so even complete beginners can use this presser.

It is important to make sure you read through the manual first so that you know how to set it up and use it correctly without anybody getting hurt. After reading through everything in the manual twice I decided to try to press my very first t-shirt on my new press machine.

It was really much easier than I thought it would be.  I had built it up to something so much more daunting than it was even the first time I used it. I really like the fact that I could adjust the machine to the exact temperature I needed.  In addition to that the machine was able to maintain a consistent temperature.



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