Heat Printing vs. Screen Printing (Set up Shop)

After returning from the SGIA Show in Atlanta November 4-6, we had the opportunity to speak with many attendees that came to the show with the intention of getting into screen printing. But after being introduced to heat printing at the Transfer Express booth, buyers quickly realized the advantages of starting a heat printing business over that of screen printing.

For starters, setting up a screen print shop requires a much larger production space than heat printing and requires multiple pieces of equipment including screen exposure unit, washout booth, screen print press, flash cure unit, and a conveyor textile dryer that requires 220 volt electrical service.

With screen printing, it’s also necessary to purchase thousands of dollars in supplies including screens, squeegees, inks, emulsions, cleaners, ink additives, spray adhesives and more. The cost to set up a small screen print shop can range from $15,000 to $20,000 and for a mid sized shop the cost is approximately $20,000 to $35,000! In contrast, starting a heat printing shop, the cost can start as low as $799 up to $2119 with our heat press starter packages listed below.

Transfer Express offers 5 heat press starter packages:

Economy Heat Press Package for $799.00 that includes a 11” x 15” MAXX ™ Clam heat press, Quick Slip Protector, $100.00 product credit, 8 inch white Champ Number Kit, Easy Prints® Marketing Kit, and free shipping.

 

economy heat press starter package

The perfect package for small budget start-up business.

Plus Heat Press Package for $1049.00 that includes 15” x 15” MAXX™ Clam heat press, Quick Slip Protector, $125.00 product credit, 8 inch white Champ Number Kit, Easy Prints® Marketing Kit, and free shipping.

starter heat press package

Get a larger platen press with $125 product credit to get started.

Premium Heat Press Package for $1449.00 that includes 16” x 16” Hotronix® Auto Clam heat press, Quick Slip Protector, Counter Caddy, $125.00 product credit, 8 inch white Champ Number Kit, Easy Prints® Marketing Kit, and free shipping!

 

starter heat press package

Upgrade to a Hotronix® heat press

All Star Heat Press Package for $1849.00 that includes 16” x 20” Hotronix® Auto Clam heat press, Quick Slip Protector for both platens, Counter Caddy, $125.00 product credit, 11” x 15” MVP Platen, 8 inch white Champ Number Kit, Easy Prints® Marketing Kit, and free shipping!

heat press starter package with accessories

A 16″ x 20″ Auto Clam heat press with all the accessories you need!

MVP Heat Press Package for $2119.00 that includes 16” x 20” Hotronix® Fusion heat press, Quick Slip Protector for both platens, $125.00 product credit, 11” x 15” MVP Platen, 8 inch white Champ Number Kit, Easy Prints® Marketing Kit, and free shipping!

our top heat press starter package

The Hotronix® Fusion™ heat press makes any printing job easier with its swing or draw option.

Ask our sales representatives about our financing options.
Free shipping only applies to those order in the continental U.S.

In addition, the screen printing process takes weeks and months of learning for you to be successful, but with heat printing, you can be trained in just hours to be decorating T-shirts, hoodies and team uniforms with our screen printed, digital and rhinestone transfers, names, numbers & more!

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