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S T A R T H E R E I t's a good idea to be well-versed in the different styles of heat presses and what their purpose is. The most common heat presses are T-shirt presses, with 14" × 16" or 16" × 20" heat platens. ere are two styles of T-shirt presses: swing-away (most popular) and clamshell. After that, automatic presses are used heavily as a production solution for con- stant use. Specialty presses like mug, cap and label presses are used for specific sizes and spe- cialty shapes that cannot be done on the larger machines. Lastly, large-format presses are used when the materials are oversized and the image area is significantly larger than a normal 16" × 20" press is, and continuous inks/imaging, requiring one single press- ing for the entire design. GP L I S T THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF C O U R T E S Y O F G E O K N I G H T 3 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • J U N E 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Swing away T-shirt press Swing away T-shirt press Clamshell T-shirt press Specialty press Specialty press Large-format press

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