Comparing Hotronix® to Cheap Import Heat Presses

When you are shopping for a new heat press there is a tremendous range in pricing.  On Amazon you can find many offerings for just a couple hundred dollars and others can be upwards of several grand. Why is there such a difference in price, and is the investment in a more expensive heat press worth the money?

In this video, Josh Ellsworth reveals the differences between a quality Hotronix® heat press and a cheaper heat press. Peak inside an imported heat press to see why they can sell the heat press at a low price.

We measure the upper metal platen that encases the heating element. The thickness of the metal plays a major role in how long your heat press is able to hold the temperature while you are heat printing. You can see why a Hotronix heat press is one you can rely on for accurate temperature.

Also, pay close attention to where the temperature display and read-out comes from in the imported press. Determine for yourself whether the construction of the import will work for your business. If you are unsure whether the heat press you use has accurate temperature, we suggest using heat press temperature test strips often to be sure your heat press is at the temperature it says it is. You will learn from watching this video why the read-out from imported heat presses are unreliable.

How to Test the Temperature of Your Heat Press

Besides accurate temperature, flat and even pressure when your heat press closes is a necessity when decorating with a heat press.  Watch the eye-opening difference as we lock-down the imported heat press and the Hotronix.

And best of all don’t miss the blockbuster ending!

What is your Heat Press Warranty?

As a business owner, your heat press is your lifeline. Your heat press is only as good as it’s warranty. And a big difference between an import heat press and a Hotronix heat press is the warranty

Our heat presses are truly known for their longevity but every now and then something can happen.  When your t-shirt business depends on a heat press to print your shirts, you want a company that will stand behind their products and provide you a fast and reliable way to get your equipment up and running.

If you purchase a Stahls’ Hotronix heat press from Transfer Express, your premier warranty includes:

  • Lifetime warranty on the heating element
  • 5 years on the framework
  • 2 years on the circuit board
  • 1-year parts and labor
  • Free lifetime Technical support


With the Maxx line of Hotronix presses your warranty includes

  • Lifetime on the heating element
  • 1-year parts and labor
  • Free Lifetime technical support

And Hotronix is there for you when you need them most.  We know many heat printers aren’t at their heat press during the 8-5 workday. Which is why Hotornix technical help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Whenever your customers need their order and your heat press needs a check-up, the support team can be reached at 1-800-727-8520.

So, count on us to provide a dependable heat press that allows your t-shirt business to be a success!

The choice between a quality, American-made Hotronix® heat press versus a cheap imported heat press is clear!

So which Hotronix heat press style is right for you? Watch our webinar to learn which heat press is the Best Machine for Your T-Shirt Business!

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 6 comments
Sheree Dangerfield

In trying to start my lil business in my home with doing things for my church. Paying to get caps, t shirts,etc. Is costing me an arm and a leg. So I’m needing to learn how to do things myself.

Dealer Services

Hi Sheree! You have come to the right place to learn. We have lots of information here on our blog on heat printing t-shirts and caps.
This may help guide you in the right direction:
If you have any questions, let us know. We’ll be glad to help!

Rene Valle

Info plz. Thanks

Dealer Services

One of our representatives will be contacting you with more heat press information.

William Hairston

Please send information

Dealer Services

Hi William,
We will email you with more info. Thanks!


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