Well, I did it. I bit the bullet and bought a heat press.
After washing several screen print shirts that had been done with the Cricut press, I noticed that some were cracking (and one had some unusual bubbling). I decided that if I was gong to continue to do shirts like this, I had probably invest in a real heat press. I did a lot of research and decided one of Heat Press Nation’s Craft Presses. This machine was a good size (just larger than most screen prints that I use), had a slide out tray, and high pressure! Everything I should need to get a good tee!
One thing that I didn’t count on was how heavy the press is. We decided that it was probably too much for the table I had in mind, so I bit the bullet again and bought a press stand. This thing is a BEAST – it’s extremely heavy itself (so it’s perfect for the weight of this machine) and has locking wheels – so I can wheel this away and store it when not in us. In both cases, they shipped my items out the same day, so I had my items FAST!
I’ve managed to press a few shirts to send off to Taylor for Valentine’s – wow, what a difference a heat press makes!