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Insta Press

Easy Operation. Reliable Results. Every Time.

405 x 505mm platen (16″x20″) swing-away heat press, this machine gives you tons of room to work for larger graphics. The Insta 256 has been meticulously crafted to accomplish and evenly distribute pressure throughout the entire platen. Its cast-in tubular heating element heats the metal from within for consistent and long-lasting heat and the fastest heat recovery in the industry. The Insta 256 is made from a combination of materials, making it lightweight without sacrificing the strength and durability for which Insta machines are known. The highest quality manual machine for consistent and reliable results in the industry.

$2992

Depth: 101.6 cm (40″).
Width: 81.3 cm (32″).
Height: 55.9 cm (22″).
Power: 230 volt – 2200 Watts, 9.6 Amps.
Shipping Weight: 61KG (133 lbs.).

Gap Opening 70mm.

A Gap Opening of 70mm allows printing of much thicker substrates. The overhead platen swings of almost a full 180° to the right – providing unobstructed access to the lower platen.

Digital Display.

Precise Time and Temperature control of the cast-in tubular heating element. The unique design heats the metal from within for consistent and long-lasting heat and the fastest heat recovery in the industry.

Robust.

The Insta 256 is made from a combination of materials, making it lightweight without sacrificing the strength and durability for which Insta machines are known. The highest quality manual machine for consistent and reliable results in the industry.

Reliable Results.

16″ x 20″ platen (40.6 x 50.8 cm).
Versatile Quick-Change Interchangeable Accessory Platens.
Pressure adjustment for printing thicker substrates up to 1.375 thickness (gap opening is 2.75″).
Operator friendly wrap-around stainless steel handle.

Why a Good Press is Important.

The Hobby Press

Hobby presses are (mostly) great for pressing vinyl or sublimation and can provide a fantastic entry point into the print industry; yet they are far from ideal when printing with methods such as Laser.

A hobby press will cause endless headaches as the pressure and/or temperature is not consistently (evenly distributed) across the plate.

These factors are the main culprits of transfer failure with a cheap hobby press.

Why it Matters

Using a probe thermometer, we can see the inconsistencies in temperature readings most common amongst cheap presses.

Having an inconsistent temperature across the plate will cause the transfer to fail, this is due to a press which displays 180c on the LCD; yet the highest probe reading is 190°c and the lowest probe reading is 170°c, the discrepancy is a 20°c difference between the hottest part of the press to the coolest.

This will not only result in poor transfer; but if you do manage to achieve a successful transfer, the affect on print durability remains and can lead to failure in the wash cycle.

Professional Presses

Professional presses on the other hand are built to a specific standard; to deal with any range of materials and transfer papers efficiently and consistently.

The reliability, accuracy, consistency and quality are evident and save a lot of pain for 'future you'. Save transfers. Save toner/ink. Save shirts.

Your heat press is doing all the work and you're only as strong as your weakest link.

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