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HOTRONIX AUTO OPEN CLAM

An automatic press without an air compressor.

During the entire month of July, get a free 7" Round Platen and matching Quick Slip Platen Protector with the purchase of every heat press.
Offer valid for all sizes of MAXX® and Hotronix® brand shirt presses (excludes cap and 6x6 presses).

Featuring digital time, temperature, and pressure readouts, this space-saving heat press opens automatically without an air compressor.

  • Space-saving clam shell design.
  • Over-the-center magnetic assist lock down feature.
  • 110 volt standard (220 volt available upon request).
  • Go portable with the Heat Press Caddie Stand. (Not available for the 6 x 6 size)
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  • Comes with the Hotronix 24/7 Blue Ribbon Support.

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    Apply For Financing As low as $150 a month for 60 months*
    *Payments are approximate and are based on credit and time in business.
    Canadian customers please contact Stahls' Canada at 1-800-521-5255 to purchase a heat press.

    Technical Specifications

    • Patented magnetic auto open feature
    • Digital time, temperature, and pressure controls
    • 3/4" thick coated non-stick upper platen
    • Patented magnetic assist lock down
    • Wide opening for easy layout
    • Quick-change lower platen
    • Platinum RTD heat sensor
    • Space-saving clam shell design
    • Over-center pressure adjustment
    • Twin Timers
    • Smooth shock opening
    • UL/ULC/CE/ROHS approved
    • °F or °C available
    • Temp. range 205° - 420°F
    • Available in 110 volt or 220 volt
    • 11" x 15": 10 Amps / 1000 Watts
    • 11" x 15": 36" x 25" x 21"
    • 11" x 15": 72 lbs. ship weight
    • 16" x 16": 20 Amps / 1800 Watts
    • 16" x 16": 36" x 25" x 21"
    • 16" x 16": 90 lbs. ship weight
    • 16" x 20": 20 Amps / 1800 Watts
    • 16" x 20": 36" x 25" x 21"
    • 16" x 20": 100 lbs. ship weight
    • Cast-in tubular heating element every 2" to ensure the absence of cold spots

    Questions and Answers

    I’m on a tight budget, should I spend extra to get one of the Hotronix® heat presses?

    A heat press is the only investment needed to get started in the custom apparel printing business and the key to your success. We recommend getting the best heat press your budget allows.

    I'm new to this process. What is threading?

    Threading is a different way to place the shirt on the platen (dressing the platen). It means putting the bottom platen inside the shirt or hooded sweatshirt so that just one layer of fabric is on the press instead of laying the garment down flat so that both layers are on the press. This helps if you are doing garments that have seams on the opposite side, like a pocket or buttons. If placing a transfer on the back of a hooded sweatshirt it is better to “thread” the sweatshirt. This is so the pocket seams on the front of the sweatshirt are not interfering with the transfers. This is also done with applying to the back of pocket t-shirts, polos with buttons, etc.

    Should the heat press be locked down while removing moisture or can you just hold the press down?

    The heat press does not need to be locked down, but applying pressure does help to remove wrinkles. As long as there is heat being applied to the garment the moisture will be removed.


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