Heat Press / Transfer

A heat press is a machine engineered to imprint a design or graphic on a item, usually apparel, such as a t-shirt, with the application of heat and pressure for a preset period of time. While heat presses are often used to apply designs to fabrics. They operate much like large irons. Heat press machines, which utilize pressure and high temperatures to apply graphics to fabric, have been a staple of the garment and imprinting industry for several decades. Creation of heat transfers requires vector artwork and has a minimum quantity of 15. Embroidery For You! is happy to assist with the creation of the vector art. Size of transfer, number of colors, and quantity are all factors in the quoting equation for heat transfers. Custom “BLING” designs can also be created.


Heat press machines gained popularity in the garment industry in the 1960s and gave rise to a boom in graphic t-shirt sales in the 1970s. New innovations have kept heat presses popular among hobbyists and professionals alike.

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