Get ready to turn up the heat in your small business! If you’re in the market for a heat press machine that will take your creativity and brand to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the market to bring you the crème de la crème of heat presses that are perfect for small businesses looking to make a big impression. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a craft enthusiast, or a seasoned pro, we’ve got you covered.
We’ll consider factors such as size, durability, versatility, and value for money when making our recommendations. We’ll also take into account the needs of different types of businesses. Whether you’re a micro operation who wants to print off a couple of promotional tees, or a serious printing business that wants to make money on their prints, we have a heat press for you. So buckle up, grab your favorite heat-resistant gloves, and join us on this exciting journey to discover the best heat press machines that will have your small business sizzling with success!
Product Comparison Table: Best Heat Press for Small Business
|Best in class
|FancierStudio Power Heat Press
|Best for Beginners
|SOPBOST Heat Press Machine
|EnjoyColor Pro Heat Press
VEVOR Power Heat Press Machine
|Best Extra Large
|HTVRONT Auto Heat Press Machine
|Best Smart Press
The FancierStudio Power Heat Press offers a generous 15 x 15 workspace, perfect for shirts, hats, or any other fabric that might need pressing. With its even pressure distribution, you can rest assured that every design you press will come out perfectly. Whether you’re working with delicate fabrics or sturdy materials, this versatile heat press handles a wide range of textiles, allowing you to explore endless possibilities. Whether you’re working with cotton, polyester, or even heat transfer vinyl, this machine handles them all with ease.
One of the standout features of this machine is its ability to heat up to an impressive 400 degrees. This high temperature ensures that your designs adhere securely and permanently to the desired surface – which you can’t say for many other heat press printers in this price bracket. It’s incredibly easy to use, too, with the Teflon-coated platen making it almost impossible to mess up.
- Simple and easy to use
- Teflon-coated plate with even pressure
- Responsive mechanical-style keyboard
- Unclear instructions
The FancierStudio Power Heat Press is our best heat press for beginners, or small businesses that have never used a heat press before. This simple little machine gives you everything you need for a very small volume of printing, and is incredibly user-friendly. The one downside is the instructions could be a little clearer – which is annoying for a beginner product – but it’s nothing a quick Google can’t fix.
The SOPBOST Heat Press Machine guarantees reliable transfer onto even the most delicate materials. Its non-slip base provides stability, and prevents any undesired slipping or sliding while in use. With its user-friendly design and straightforward functionality too, it’s pretty foolproof for even the most junior employee. Alongside its reliable transfer capabilities, it offers additional functionalities such as adjustable pressure settings, customizable timers, and compatibility with a wide range of materials.
With the ability to heat up to 480 degrees, you might be a little apprehensive about its ability to cope. Yet the Sopbost comes with a built-in timer, that automatically stops the heat and prevents burning or sticking. It also always sticks precisely to its temperature settings, for added peace-of-mind.
- Works with a wide range of fabrics
- Reliable, high quality transfers
- Digital control panel and built-in timer
- Very large and bulky
The SOPBOST Heat Press Machine is our most reliable heat press machine for small business. Out of all the heat presses on this list, the Sopbost is the best at reliably reproducing the same results again and again. So, if you’re a business that needs a high level of quality control, this is probably the best option for you. Of course, that’s also considering you have enough space in your office to fit the thing.
With the EnjoyColor Pro Heat Press, you can sublimation print a wide variety of items: hats, mugs, shirts and more. In fact, this 5-in-I combo machine allows you to print practically anything, thanks to the combination of the typical-style platen heat press plate, and the innovative tumbler attachment. The 20-30 OZ tumbler heat press attachment allows you to effortlessly print on various items such as 16oz, 20oz, and 30oz sublimation skinny stainless tumblers, or 13oz and 18oz glass cans. Additionally, you can even print two 11oz or 15oz ceramic mugs simultaneously!
The slideout drawer design makes it easy to place clothes, while the one-key “MODE” function allows you to select the type of thermal sublimation and customize temperature and time settings. With 1200W power, the machine heats up quickly, and the tool-free screws facilitate fast and easy attachment changes.
- 5-in-1 combo design
- Swift full-colour display
- Lots of storage and RAM
- More expensive
The EnjoyColor 5-in-1 Pro Heat Press is our most versatile heat press for small business, and you only have to work out the numbers to realise why. By purchasing a combo machine, you’ll be saving both money and space. It adds up to over $750 on individual machines to do the same jobs as this one, including a 15×15 heat press ($200), a 30 OZ and 20 OZ tumbler press ($300), a hat press ($150), and two plate press machines ($100). That’s assuming you need all those capabilities, of course.
The VEVOR Power Heat Press is a feature-packed machine for efficient and high-quality heat transfers. With its larger heating pad (16 x 24 inches), it delivers faster heating and superior transfer effects, no matter the scale or type of object you want to customise. The digital control board enables precise temperature and time regulation, accompanied by an alarm to indicate when the process is complete. This also means the machine is safe and simple to use – it won’t get forgotten about and burn through your fabric.
The Teflon insulation coating reduces surface temperature, and minimizes the risk of scratching or adhesion between clothes and the platen. You can even adjust the pressure knob according to the material’s thickness, making this press compatible with a huge range: cotton, cloth, HTV, ceramics, glasses, fabrics, flax, and nylon to name a few.
- Digital timer and safety alarm
- Large, Teflon-coated platen
- Compatible with wide range of materials
- More expensive
- Large and bulky
If you want to print a range of sizes, you need a heat press that’s up to the challenge of bigger pieces. That’s where the VEVOR Power Heat Press comes in; this behemoth of a heat press can work with much larger sizes than any other press on this list, which makes it extremely useful for small businesses. Whether you have to press extra-large size t-shirts, or just want to press multiple items at once, this press is more than capable of meeting your needs.
The HTVRONT Auto Heat Press Machine is a convenient, fully-automated heat press that calibrates itself for you; by automatically determining the item’s thickness (up to 1 inch), and controlling the optimum pressure, it produces perfect prints every time. After pressing, the machine auto-releases the item, allowing you to attend to other tasks or simply relax while the machine does its work. It heats up quickly and evenly too, thanks to NTC thermistor technology and a dual-tube heating engine. HTVRONT claim this could save you up to 30% waiting time compared to other models!
The 15×15-inch size provides ample space for heat pressing projects, and the machine offers multiple practical modes for easy parameter adjustment. Safety is prioritized with H-Cooling technology, multilayer heat insulation material, and an auto-off feature after 10 minutes of inactivity. It also comes with clear instructions, FCC certification, and a 1-year warranty.
- Multiple safety features
- Dual-zone fast heating engine
- Automatic smart press
- Relatively expensive
- Noisy when operating
Don’t want to leave room for human error? You can cut down on those little mistakes with an automatic or “smart” heat press, like the HTVRONT Auto Heat Press Machine. This automatic machine takes the guesswork out of printing, making it perfect for small businesses working with limited training time, or at large scale. Of course, there is the issue of the noise – users describe it as a loud fan sound, with slight crackling. Yet although this might seem alarming, it’s just a sign that the cooling system’s doing its work.