A heat press machine is a device that was specifically created to transfer designs and graphic images onto different types of materials. By applying heat and pressure over a specific amount of time, these devices successfully transfer images from specialized material, such as heat transfer paper, heat transfer vinyl that has been cut out with a vinyl cutter, and sublimation, onto a substrate. Most heat presses are used to transfer graphic images onto textiles, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, denim, tote bags, and other types of fabrics, there are specialty machines that can be used to transfer images onto other substrates, such as mugs and plates.
Heat presses are outfitted with a heating element, which is constructed of aluminum. This is known as the platen. A substrate is placed into the machine, as well as the heat transfer material, such as specialized paper with a graphic image printed on it (with specialized heat transfer ink), or vinyl that has been cut into specific designs with a vinyl cutter.
Once the heating element heats up, the heat press transfers the graphic design onto the substrate (a T-shirt, pillowcase, sweatshirt, etc) through the use of heat and pressure. The result is an image that is permanently affixed to the substrate.
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