5 Reasons the Pink Heat Press Might Be Perfect for Crafters! #craftprojects
HTV has been added perfectly without removing the canvas from the frameI might have a problem with collecting heat presses...but I promise they're all different and they're all great for different reasons. I recently added the adorable pink Heat Press....and I can't think of one reason not to love it. In fact there are 5 reasons this might be the perfect heat press for you! 5 Reasons the Pink Heat Press May be Perfect 1. Compact Mini Heat Press with a Small Foot Print This is a compact heat press! The 9x12" pink heat press is smaller than the standard 15x15" heat presses, however for a lot of crafters who don't have a designated craft space, that's ideal. With a base of just over 1 square foot, it's probably too big still to fit in a cabinet. However, it takes up significantly less space than a 15x15" heat press and provides a lot better pressure than an EasyPress - which has a similar size footprint. 2. Clam Shell Style Heat Press Keeps It Small It's clam shell style also contributes to the compact size because it doesn't require the extra side to side clearance a lot of other 9x12" heat presses do given their swing away top platen. Be aware, small clam shell heat presses are notoriously challenging to work on due to the small clearance area between the top and the bottom platens especially toward the back. Be careful or you could burn your knuckles! The small size allows you to easily move this mini heat press from the floor to the table or counter when you need to use it. That brings us to Reason #3 the pink craft heat press may just be perfect. 3. Lightweight Heat Press (Easily Portable!) At just 35 pounds, the pink craft heat press is lightweight. That means it's not only easy to move, but it's easy to transport - to places like home parties or shows where you're applying heat transfer vinyl on the spot. A portable heat press that provides good, even pressure - without manual labor - is ideal. 4. Best Heat Press for Small Projects The 9x12" size of the heat press is great for smaller projects like baby outfits. The smaller size of the lower platen allows for baby and child-size outfits and shirts to hang off the edge of the press which prevents the thicker areas of neck seams and snaps from creating pressure gaps. I have also found that the 9x12 lower platen is the PERFECT size when adding heat transfer vinyl to canvas. An 11x14" stretched canvas frame fits perfectly over the lower platen allowing the top plate to close completely and get great pressure... ...That's something hard to achieve when adding HTV to canvas. But not with this mini heat press! 5. Pretty in Pink...Not an Eye Sore Finally...it's pink! And it might just be the perfect shade of pink. A heat press isn't exactly something that you can easily hide - ask me how I know. We once had a HUGE custom cabinet build to hide a giant yellow eye sore. Turns out there's not much that can actually hide a heat press, so why not make it pretty to look if you have to keep it out, open, and easily accessible in your craft area? (BONUS) 6. It's Available as a Bundle AND with Free Shipping! It's nearly impossible to find a deal or a coupon for the Hotronix Pink Craft Heat Press. The price pretty much everywhere is $310. Of course, don't forget to factor in shipping. Heat presses are heavy and expensive to ship - even a small one like this so look at places like Swing Design that offer free shipping over $35. And if you want the pink heat press bundle, Swing Design has a great one for just $5 more than the stand alone pink heat press! The pink heat press bundle includes 12 sheets of Siser Easyweed heat transfer vinyl and $100 to So Fontsy for select commercial use designs and fonts. Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission. That's what helps fund Silhouette School so I can keep buying new Silhouette-related products to show you how to get the most out of your machine! Get Silhouette School lessons delivered to your email inbox! Select Once Daily or Weekly. Subscribe Here!