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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 • G R A P H I C S P R O 7 3 fluctuates can result in bad presses and ruined garments and transfers. Even pressure — Like heat, pressure that is uneven can result in a poor-qual- ity finished product. Even pressure is gen- erally the result of a properly constructed upper platen. is is where buying a heat press from an experienced heat press man- ufacturer is a good idea. Well-constructed presses may cost more, but they'll do the job better. Ease of loading, opening, and closing — In a nutshell, is your proposed press friendly to those who will use it? Can you easily load items to be decorated, without risk of burning hands or arms? Is opening and closing the press difficult or fatigu- ing? Does it open and close reliably, or do you have to struggle with those fea- tures? Ease of loading can impact produc- tion time. Ease of opening and closing can also impact production time and operator fatigue. You don't want a press you have to fight and which leaves you exhausted after extended use. GP Screen print transfers STAHLS' Transfer Express — FM Expressions — Versatrans — 613 Originals — Direct to film (DTF) transfers 605 Customize — Fat Dad Custom Designs — Atlanta Vinyl — Rhinestone heat transfers Rhinestone Templates — Sparkle Gear — Heat Transfer Warehouse — Vinyl heat transfers Niche Creative Studios — Pro World Inc — Stahls — Sublimation transfers The Sassy Subber — Driven By Graphics Supply Company — Heat Transfer Source — Where to find heat transfers (Image courtesy Scrappy Dappy Doo) (Image courtesy Fat Dad Custom Designs)

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