Hotronix Fusion Heat Press | TshirtRiches

Often imitated, but never duplicated. The Hotronix® Fusion™ is the world’s most technologically advanced and brilliantly engineered heat press. It is the industry’s first heat press equipped with Touch Screen Technology and the only heat press in the industry with a patented dual function to perform in a swinger or draw motion. One or more patents and/or patents pending. Available size: 16″ x 20″

Fusion Heat Press Features:

Touch Screen Technology
Dual function – swing or draw motion
Multi-level password settings
Energy saving 4hr sleep mode
Production cycle counter
Available in 8 languages
Unlimited preset programs
Live digital time, temperature and pressure

Hotronix® Universal Quality Features:

Made in the USA
Quick change lower platen
Cast-in tubular heating element every 2″ (5cm), eliminating cold spots
3/4″ (2cm) thick, coated upper platen
3/8″ (1cm) Silicone rubber bottom pad
Heavy duty design
Scratch-resistant, baked-on powder coat finish
Coated heater – stress relieved to prevent warping
Platinum RTD heat sensor
F° or C° available
Temperature range 200°F – 400°F
Available in 110V or 220V
UL / ULC / CE / RoHS approved
Premium warranty

Your Investment for FUSION Heat Press 16×20

$2,100.00 + FREE shipping & handling


Warranty: Lifetime heating element warranty.
1 year components and labor, Free lifetime technical support!

We’re Authorized Resellers for the Hotronix Line of Heat Presses

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    • Anibal says:

      Hi do have a fusion for a yr all ready, and it’s excelent machine love it.

  • larry williams says:

    I had a motorcycle shop and bought expensive plotters, design software, inkjet printers and later found out it was too time comsuming to run a motorcycle shop and guess at how to properly use the equiptment to make shirts and cut vinyle for sign etc. We used a 200 dollar heat press that worked like a champ. My point is starting out investing a lot on equiptment can be a big loss if you find out its not what you wanna do. I think investing in a cheaper heatpress than the ones on your site may be better for starts then moving on as you get better with the process. Start cheap then advance.

    • Cartess Ross says:

      I agree with you 100%… I stress that in many of my videos. I highly recommend people buy used in the beginning to save money to see if this is something they really wish to pursue. I only suggest buying these machines once your business starts making money.

      Check out the recent post I made showing others how to find cheap heat press machines locally:

      • Reddrick says:

        I want to make my own transfers

      • Jennifer says:

        Oh this is helpful thank you! I’m just getting into it & reserching all these presses & keep wanting to go bigger & better but the price is really making me drag my feet on getting going. I think maybe I’ll do what you say & find a cheap one 1st. I’m going to read what you say about finding a used one, that’s a really good idea 🙂

  • Ray says:

    Hi Cartess,
    I have been watching the videos and also the Hotronix demo. I live in London England so my question is that of wattage. Since all these equipment are US made, could the manufacturers convert the ones to be used in the United Kingdom ?
    I am definitely going for the course asap.

    • Cartess Ross says:

      Hi Ray… what system are you on? These are available in 110V or 220V (would a 220V) would in your part of the world?

      • Patrick says:

        Hi Cartess,

        I am sold. I want to buy the 16×20 and want to buy from you…what’s the pricing? also can the voltage be 240.?

        • Judy Jolley says:

          Hi Patrick,
          We’re going to send you an email to get some more information.


  • edwin mallard says:

    hi cartess,will a usa provider digital heat press,16 x 20 do the job i need

    thks edwin

  • Vince P says:


    Thanks for all your valuable information, if you can please suggest a good heatpress for my budget and Preferences I would appreciate it.

    Budget: $400 – $600

    Slide Out Drawer or Swing Away
    Auto Open if available but not necessary
    Would prefer pressure gauge but in this price range it doesn’t seem likely

    Do you have any input on the Vesta Heat Presses?

    All information is helpful!
    thanks much!

    • Cartess Ross says:

      Hi Vince,

      I’m not familiar with the Vesta heat presses, never used them. The preferences you’re wanting probably won’t happen in the price range you indicated unless you find a used on on sites like or I’d suggest you just get a machine to get started and upgrade to what you prefer once you start making money. I believe has a promo going where they’ll sell you a 15×15 heat press machine for $99 if you purchase $300 worth of their transfers.

  • saffar says:

    as I am located in UAE, and want to have this machine and what are the other tools required for this business

  • Ryan says:

    Hey Cartess,

    Just wanted to tell you that I have been really enjoying your videos so far. You have a great personality, excellent teaching ability and I can tell you really enjoy helping people which is a nice break from our profit-driven world. 🙂

    I am still researching whether a clothing company is a viable option for me (I would want to do all the heat pressing from home as opposed to using an online service or local printer). I have been selling my artwork online for 8 years at Zazzle on canvas prints, mousepads, mugs, iphone cases, etc but those designs are not geared toward clothing. However, I was unaware until now that I can purchase other peoples designs and sell them while I transition into creating my own clothing designs.

    Still have a lot of market research to do, etc before purchasing equipment. I have a few questions though.

    I would be doing all the press work out of my home for the foreseeable future. I am curious to know how much a typical 16×20 heat press weighs, does it draw a lot of power with so much daily use (thinking hydro bill), and when we press the designs onto clothing are there toxic fumes present (what kind of ventilation may be required)?

    I have other questions but I plan to get your full course where I am sure much of it will be addressed. Thanks so much for being so helpful. 🙂

    • Cartess Ross says:

      hi Ryan,

      Thanks for the kind words… They’re sincerely appreciated it.

      The Hotronix fusion press I have weighs about 150 pounds I believe — it’s certainly heavier than the others. I set my on top of a utility cart with wheels so I can easily move it around as necessary. The other heat press machines (clamshell) aren’t so heavy. Typically around 65-85 pounds.

      No ‘toxic’ fumes… but if you’re pressing a bunch of tees at an extended period of time, you will smell some odor in the air. Usually, a small cracked open window will take care of that. I wouldn’t worry so much about ventilation unless you had 3 presses running all day, then I’d probably look into ventilation options. But a one-man operation, I wouldn’t worry. The odor/smell has NOT been an issue for me at all. And I wouldn’t even call it an odor. It’s just a smell in the air after pressing a bunch of sheets from the high heat, transfers and fabric from the garments you’re pressing — smells more like a dry cleaner biz.

      Power — I can safely say my heat pressing probably only accounts for about 15% of my electric bill if I had to make a guess. You most likely won’t notice an considerable bump in your bill

  • Joseph says:

    I intends to buy a hotronix or Maxx press for a startup busness for my sister in Uganda. I would have to buy the machine in the U.S. and ship it to Uganda. I do not want to go used since I may not know whats wrong with the machine. So my question is; what is the best size for a startup? Where to buy quality design paper cheaply? Where to buy Tshirts in bulk cheaply

    • Hi Joseph,

      We do have machines available for sale. However, we only sell and ship within the US.

      Here’s information about the heat press machines we have available and what we highly recommend. There’s pricing information as well as information about the machines.

      We also recommend that you purchase a machine that’s at least 16×20. Anything smaller than the 16×20 you’ll have issues printing on larger items.

      If the machine are outside of your budget try looking on Amazon, Ebay, or Craigslist.

      If you find machines that are none other than the machines we recommend. Please do your research on the machine by reading reviews by individuals that have purchased the machine you’ve found that’s within your budget.

      If you wish to have designs screen printed…Please click the link below.

      However, we highly recommend screen printed transfers. Printing from a printer will not provide you the same results as screen printed designs and will not last as longer. The transfers we have are better than the transfer paper sold in stores. Again, this method can not replace or compare to screen printed transfers.

      We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

      The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

      If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.

  • Lewis Y. Nyodee says:

    Hi i thanks you so much for the good class you has just put me now, and i like it so much. but i want to know the printer you use for the printing of the paper before you use the heart press machine?. because i will like the printer and the paper , let me know of that. i am Lewis from Nigeria.

    • HI Lewis,

      Our designs are screen printed and we did not use a printer! 🙂 we highly recommend screen printed transfers. Printing from a printer will not provide you the same results as screen printed designs and will not last as longer.

      We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

      The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

      If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.

  • Charles Louis says:

    I live in the metro-Atlanta area, my question is there anyway we could meet in person where we could go over a few of the things you went over In your video

    • Cartess Ross says:

      We’re considering offering workshops later this year, but until then, I’m about 99.9% sure anything you’re needing to know has already been addressed somewhere on the site — or you’re more than welcome to post your question here to get an answer.

      Are you a member? Please know it’s impossible for me to meet up with everyone who asks, and I’m asked to meetup with people everyday of the week. I wish I could, but can’t.

      When workshops become available, I’ll be sure to let you know.

  • fad says:

    i want to thank you for the infos. you said before tht the mechine are made in us. people living outside us, how can they order this machine

    • Hi Fad,
      It will be a matter of you doing your online research to find a seller that ships outside of the US.

  • Jose says:

    Reading some the previous q&a.. I live in canada and I’m interested in the coarse and purchasing the hotronix fusion heat press.. But u guys wont ship north of the border?

  • Jose says:

    Sorry … Also is all your vendors and suppliers we get access to if we take the coarse only in USA?

    • Hi Jose,

      The vendors are located in the US, UK and Canada. However, there aren’t very many in Canada.

  • Adam Imago says:

    Hello Cartess
    What will be your honest advice about getting an heat press machine? I know you have stressed it a lot of times about buying what you can afford, but I can’t find a way to get through this. I can afford up to a thousand dollars (including shipping) for an heat press, if you will suggest a reliable machine to buy, which will it be? I will like to buy a cheaper machine, but experience has shown that most cheap things don’t last, you end up spending more on the long run. I want something that I can be proud of, that will last and enable me print out quality apparels. Thank you

    Adam Imago

    • Cartess Ross says:

      hi Adam, Hotronix make great heat press machines… While the Fusion is the ‘Cadillac’ of heat presses, they also make cheaper presses. You don’t need to start out with the high-end. It was only about a year ago that I purchased the Fusion, which obviously means I’ve done just fine without it.

      Here are two great quality machines made by Hotronix and both come with the same lifetime warranty on the heating element … if anything is go out, it will be the heating element and with their warranty, they’ll replace it under the warranty. Buy from another company, you’ll have to pay for this. So when you buy Hotronix, you essentially get a machine that you’ll use for a very LONG, LONG time.

      If I had to choose, I’d go with the auto-open here:

      However, the manual press works just as good:

      If you anticipate pressing a lot of shirts, the auto-open will save you from ‘manual labor’ when pressing a bunch of tees over time … I like it

  • how can you help me buy a use one just to start I
    Hotronix Fusion Heat Press 16×20 as you recommend for $300

    • Cartess Ross says:

      You may want to look on to see if u can come across some great deals.

  • scott terry says:

    would like to know where I may find pet t shirts at and is there a list of heat transfer companies that you may recommend?

  • Anthony says:

    I know you’ve recommended Hotronix machines and they appear reasonably affordable. I’m am considering a start up printing business to start with tee and advancing to many other printing capabilities. My question in regards to companies that sale heat presses is a company called GEO Knight, they sale a Jetpress 14 (12×14 press) do you know anything about this particular company and would that be a good start up machine? It’s specs are digital countdown timer, adjustable height, adjustable temp control, accurate temp Guage, swing away, 1200w/10A/140V with a yr warranty.

  • Bert says:

    In regards to the heat press I know you only ship within the US, so what about the course is that something I can purchase and will it work for me? Ill get full access to all your vendor/suppliers? They’ll ship to Canada?

  • teressa says:

    I’m trying to see how much you sell your machines for. I also wanted to know if you had bundle packs. I would like to do cups, cell phones, plates etc.

    • HI Teressa,

      I apologize we’re no longer selling the machines. The brand of machines we recommend, Hotronix. You can contact Stalhs directly to purchase the machine. The machine starts at $995 and up. You can contact them directly.

  • Quantella says:

    Where is the link to where you sell the heat presses and packages?

  • ashley says:

    Hi i was watching the above video would you happen to know what size plate he used for the women and child size tee’s?

  • Samme Engelson says:

    Is there a quality heat press that is multifunctional with 16*20 platen, a sleeve platen and a cap platen? So that have to invest in multiple machines to start up?

    • Cartess Ross says:

      I wouldn’t recommend getting an ‘all-in-one’ machine. The quality of those machines are very poor.

      • Samme Engelson says:

        OK.. So these are the features I think I want. …16*20, something to do sleeves and something for caps, slide away arm, auto release would be nice. What kind of start up price am i looking at?

  • Christopher says:

    Hello from Glasgow Scotland Cartess, I just wanted to say thank you very much for all of your wisdom and time.

  • David Loya says:

    What can I do if i need one!

  • Richard Fields says:

    Does the Fusion come with the smaller platen, or any other ones?

    • Cartess Ross says:

      It comes with the standard platen, nothing else comes with the fusion.

  • jason says:

    it good need one to start up

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