Deciding on the upgrade or acquisition of a large-format heat press is a pretty significant decision. There is a selective choice of equipment that can heat press on textile. However, finding a large format heat press that can sublimate both on textile and on non-textile is a different matter. This is where the HIX LF-4464 is an impressive comparison. We're confident that working with HIX will be such a positive experience, you'll be a customer for life.
Creating the perfect sublimated mug is not the act of performing one step flawlessly; it’s the culmination of a process that includes doing many steps correctly and learning the mishaps to avoid. Because so many things can go wrong along the way, it’s essential to know what to look for and the tips to follow to ensure success. Most of the issues are rooted in the three most important elements of the process: heat, time and pressure.
The HIX LF-4464, the first in a series of large-format sublimation presses specifically designed for dual markets (non-textile and textile sublimation products), uses edge-to-edge heating element technology. By utilizing nearly the entire work surface, it handles a wide variety of materials, while increasing throughput. Its versatility allows printing on any sublimation-ready aluminum photographic sheets, MDF and glass plates, flat plastic substrates and synthetic textiles.
Mass customization has always been the dream achievement of an industry that grew on mass production of promotional and decorative items. Indeed, once customized, the value of products in the eyes of the single customer increases substantially. But, the trade off in production efficiency has long been too expensive. However, times they are a-changing.