Complete PowerPress Heat Press Review – Your Questions Answered
Choosing a heat press can be hard, especially for beginners tasked with finding the exact press that will wok for you. Whether it’s a heat press for home t-shirt printing or a rosin press for specific extractions, getting the right press at a fair press is at the top of any press-buying agenda.
The PowerPress machine has certainly seen rave reviews across multiple online platforms, but how does it actually hold up to the competition? And, is it really as good as it says it is for the relatively low price? Take a look at our in-depth review and find out for yourself:
Build & Features:
Straight out of the box, the build is crafted with the beginner heat press enthusiast in mind. It’s very easy to use, with a sturdy metal anti-slip handle and a generously wide heat plate, coated in teflon to ensure it doesn’t melt after the first couple of uses!
The silicone gel board allows for pressure adjustment with the handy pressure dial, ensuring that you can get the exact pressure needed for the types of garments you’ll be heat-pressing on to. This means that you don’t just have to use a t-shirt, or even once specific brand or material. Just ensure that the dial is set to accommodate the fabric or type of garment being pressed. The gel also stops any occurrences of over heating, which is always a worry especially for beginners.
Beginners may also struggle with simple set-up factors such as pre-heat time, therefore the press also comes with an industry standard temperature and time setting, so that you’ll know exactly when the press is ready, and at what degree. The automatic timer also takes any guesswork out of the pressing process. With the PowerPress you simply hold the lever down until the timer goes, and the process is complete.
This feature is what really sets the PowerPress apart from other beginners presses, in that it really is jam-packed with features and takes the hard work of pressing out of the equation. We compare this to learning how to drive a car in automatic compared to manual. Therefore, if you’re looking for a press for a small t-shirt business or limited runs and aren’t too fussed about learning the technicalities behind heat-pressing, we’d highly recommend giving the PowerPress a go.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How is the PowerPress industrial quality and low-cost at the same time?
The press is industrial quality because of its safety features and the overall features that come as standard. Whilst it may not be as intricate as more expensive industry presses, it’s certainly a great starting point for novices.
Is this a screen press?
No, please be aware that this is a heat press machine only.
Is the PowerPress good for beginners?
In a word, yes. It’s very clear that the company have geared this press specifically towards the beginners of the pressing world. The safety features, low learning curve and overall cost are simply too much for beginners to ignore (hence the glowing reputation).
The PowerPress is basically a miniature industrial press, shrunk down for beginners to easily print their designs on to garments without worrying about intricacies and pressing processes.
If you’re looking for something a little more intricate we would suggest a slightly more advanced press such as the Dulytek DM800 otherwise if you’re new to pressing then the PowerPress is a brilliant place to start and learn the ropes.