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My entire business was started with using a manual clam heat press like this… You don’t have to start out with the most expensive Hotronix Fusion Heat Press, this manual clam works just as great. We’ve pressed tens of thousands of t-shirts using a basic setup just like this.

The MAXX Clam heat press is still made by Hotronix… It’s a great quality machine and the warranty is amazing. You get a life-time warranty on the heating element.

If anything is going to go bad on a quality heat press, it’s going to be that heating element… If you buy another brand, and the heating element goes out, you gotta pay for it. Good luck tracking down the company that made it — many of these machines are made in China and they’re cheap — Hotronix is made right here in America.

These guys hot made their machines right! Watch the demo below:

The MAXX™ Clam Heat Presses offer a variety of sizes to fit your every need – from portability in the smaller models, to large models ideal for heat pressing extra large jerseys! In addition, the interchangeable lower platens make it easy to print on a variety of items. Available sizes: 15″ x 15″, 16″ x 20″

The MAXX™ Heat Press Features:

Wide opening for easy layout
Patented over the center pressure adjustment
3/16″ (0.5cm) HRPO laser quality steel framework for seamless technology
Auto reset timer and LED readout
Space-saving clamshell design
Floatational heat platen

Hotronix® Universal Quality Features:

Made in the USA
Automatic timer
Quick change lower platen
Cast-in tubular heating element every 2″ (5cm), eliminating cold spots
3/4″ (2cm) thick, Teflon® coated upper platen
3/8″ (1cm) Silicone rubber bottom pad
Push button controls
Heavy duty design
Scratch-resistant, baked-on powder coat finish
Teflon coated heater – stress relieved to prevent warping
Optional platens available
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

15×15 MAXX Heat Press
$945.00 + $99 Shipping & Handling
(For U.S. Address/Shipping Only)

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16×20 MAXX Heat Press
$1,175.00 + $99 Shipping & Handling
(For U.S. Address/Shipping Only)

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  • Cartess Ross says:

    Hey,

    We have a source list that is available for purchase. If you would, click the link below to obtain access to various vendors to purchase custom transfers, pre-made transfers, and blank tshirts at wholesale cost.

    https://www.tshirtriches.com/2011/11/

    • Huldel11 says:

       I want to know if one can make his/her transformer sheets and if yes do you know with what kind of equipment and how much ? thnx 

    • Lisa says:

      Hi, I live in the uk n wud love to start up my own business doing this. Can u give me a rough idea of the cost just to get me up n running please?

      • Cartess Ross says:

        Heat press: anywhere from $500 – $1,500 USD
        Custom Transfers: anywhere from $1,000 – $2,500 depending on number of designs, number of colors in designs, quantity you purchase
        Getting designs created: anywhere from $200 – $1,000 — depending on designs and designers…

        All of these costs are relative to what you’re getting done and the method you plan to use. I can’t really provide you any numbers, you’ll have to break down the info we provide and come up with the numbers yourself because I have no idea what you’re doing.

        If you haven’t already signed up for our free course, I’d encourage you to do so.
        https://www.tshirtriches.com/t-shirt-business-startup-resources/

    • Tony Brooks says:

      IM SEEKING TO PURCHASE A GOOD 16X”20″ HEAT PRESSING MACHINE, MAINLY I WOULD BE HAVING MY T-SHIRTS BEING PRESSED, NEED TO FIND A GOOD VENDOR. IM IN BAYTOWN,TX.77520 “THANKS”

  • Keelo says:

    What size of Heat Press do people normally purchase?

    • Cartess Ross says:

      The best size to use is the 16×20. Purchasing anything smaller you’ll limited in the size of items you can print. Which usually results in having to purchase the 16×20 heatpress.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers. There are vendors that do ship outside the US. As well as blank t-shirts at wholesale cost.

    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.
    https://www.tshirtriches.com/2011/11/

  • Soyf says:

    hi i wanted to get a full t shirt printing size heat press can you tell me which size i will  need
    thank you

    • Cartess Ross says:

      Hi Soyf,
      The size we recommend is at least 16×20. There are no limitations on the size of items you wish to print. Anything less than 16×20 you may have some issues due to the items being too big.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    I’m not understanding your question… Could u rephrase it and I’ll be glad to answer. Thanks!

  • Cartess Ross says:

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers. As well as blank t-shirts at wholesale cost.

    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.
    https://www.tshirtriches.com/2011/11/

  • Cartess Ross says:

    I’ve been printing/selling tees since 1999 (13 years). It’s a very profitable business — especially if you pick a niche and focus in on that. Most people try and sell all types of tees to anyone and everyone — that’s a BIG mistake. Pick a niche and hone in on it…

    It’s a very profitable venture — I’ve seen many come in and make absolutely nothing and I’ve seen others come in with one great idea or just one t-shirt and make a killing.

    My goal this year is to move over 100,000 tees — keep in mind, my niche is church fundraisers where we wholesale to them — they generally order in bulk (anywhere from 25 tees to as many as 1,000 per order). It doesn’t take many orders to move 100,000 tees.

    Pick a niche and prosper 🙂

  • Olivia says:

    My sister and my brother both have talked to me about starting a tshirt business and I was hesitant about doing this but after watching all of videos I am going to move forward on this, My sister wants to do motivating and spiritual shirt and my brother wants to do hiphop shirts and I would like to do baby shirts. what do you think?

    • Cartess Ross says:

      I think it’s a great idea… This is one of the funnest and easiest businesses to get into. It will definitely require lots of work and time spent to make it work, but the payoffs can be great!

      • Olivia says:

        So do you think it’s a good idea for the 3 of us to do the business together even tho we all have different niches’?

        • Cartess Ross says:

          That’s a decision that only you can make 🙂

          If you go that route, just lay everything out in an agreement/contract and whenever there are disputes, refer back to the contract/agreement.

          Partnerships can work out great, and some end in disaster 🙂

  • Cartess Ross says:

    You’re absolutely right… Live your life on your terms. Go for it!

  • Cartess Ross says:

    About 385 F… The transfers will usually come with instructions telling you how high to set your temp

  • Cartess Ross says:

    If you live in the United States, get 110v, because that’s what comes out of our walls. Other places (like Europe) use 220v and some use 110v.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    They don’t ship to Singapore — sorry. We can ship you the transfer paper (for printer use).

  • Cartess Ross says:

    You can put a teflon sheet over the design to protect it from sticking to the heated platen and messing up the shirt… But you can only add to a part of the shirt that doesn’t have a ‘design’ on it — it must be a blank area.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    I haven’t had the best experience with those machines. However, if that’s all you can afford than get what you can to get started. However, you should replace the machine as soon as you are able to.
    We do recommend the following heat press machines that are located in the link below.
    https://www.tshirtriches.com/heat-press-machine/

  • Cartess Ross says:

    You may try looking on ebay for sellers who will ship to you.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    Any descent color printer will work. If that’s what they recommend, I would at least give it a try.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    Hi Scott,
    It’s the type of transfer paper you are using. However, we still strongly stand behind having your designs screen printed onto the transfer paper for a better quality.
    The transfers I did has recently made videos of regarding printing from a printer. These are much better than the ones you can purchase at local stores. In fact, these transfers can not be purchased at any store. Yes, these transfers hold up a lot better than the ones you can purchase from a local store and they will last a longer!
    However, if you want quality and want long lasting shirts have the designs screen printed onto the special release paper. We continue to stand by having your designs screen printed onto the transfer paper. I have many shirts that are over 3+ years old minus some bleach stains here and there but the shirts have held up well and they still look good!

    I decided to look in this route for individuals that are not able to have their designs screen printed onto the special transfer paper due to the start up phases they are in and the cost that is involved. Again, we do recommend as soon as your business is able to pay to have your designs screen printed onto the special transfer paper, do it!

    See here, the link below….
    https://www.tshirtriches.com/inkjet-transfer-paper-part3/

    This is a great way for folks to get started with their tshirt business and provide descent shirts to their customers verses selling shirts that were made by transfers purchased at an local store. You see, what happens when you use the transfers that are purchased at local stores. The customer only get a few wears out of the shirt and decides not to do business with you again because of the poor quality you offer.

    I can’t stress this enough this is a great way to get started for those we can not afford to have their designs screen printed. The over all best result would be; have the designs screen printed onto the special transfer paper instead of using a printer.

    You’ll need to save the image in a software “preferably” photoshop or similiar and open the file up to print.

    What we understand the laser will be the better printer.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    The heat press you mentioned is a very good machine and will definitely hope up.
    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers. As well as blank t-shirts at wholesale cost.

    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.
    https://www.tshirtriches.com/2011/11/
    Also, we have so much information provided on our site, as well as the course. I would encourage you to take full advantage of the course. The course provides everything you will need to start a successful tshirt business.
    http://tshirtriches.com/training

  • Cartess Ross says:

    It’s a great machine… Get it 🙂

  • Cartess Ross says:

    You’ll probably have a difficult time getting a heat press shipped there from the United States, but you should be able to get pretty much anything else.

  • Kyle says:

    You know anything about the “Gecko” brand

    • kimross says:

      It’s an okay machine… Great to start with if you’re on a budget. Should get you through your first 1-2 years.

  • Sarah says:

    The 16×20 heat press is all I need to start? That is the one for $1050.99?

    • kimross says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Yes, we recommend the 16×20 heat press machine. You may try looking on ebay for a machines within your budget. Please know the machines on ebay are starter machines that are good enough to get started. You’ll find yourself replacing the machine in no time. Again, it’ll be good to get started with. The machines we have listed on our website are highly recommend and are durable machines that will last!

  • cody says:

    Hi just checking out the site for 1st time trying to get tshirt company started , wondering if the usefull info you have posted on here is a regular thing? im always open to someone elses positive info , will be purchasing in january , any advice when starting tshirt bizz, thanks

    • kimross says:

      Hi Cody,
      We’ve dedicated this website to helping others start their own tshirt business. Please be sure to sign up for our email, review the information we’ve provided on the site and please sign up for our FREE mini course.

  • Timohy says:

    Happy Holidays Mr. Ross
    My questions to you is have you ever heard of or used a Vesta heat press? And what is the difference between a Sublimation Heat Transfer Press Machine and regular heat press machine?

    • Cartess Ross says:

      Never heard of Vesta, but it looks like a darn good looking machine! Sublimation and heat press machine is the same type of machine.

  • Hi, quick question!

    What kind of printer/ink do i need to print transfer paper? Is this a special machine? Or will the tshirt presser just work with transfer paper that was printed form a regular printer/computer???

  • Maurice says:

    Hi, can I find all your products in Calgary, Alberta, Canada?
    Please, send the adress of your dealer in Calgary, AB, Canada.
    Thx.

    • kimross says:

      Hi Maurice,

      The list includes vendors in US, UK, and Canada. You may click the link below to purchase the source list.

      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.
      https://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

  • Biti says:

    I’m interested in starting a T-Shirt business, but I want to go through a face to face training on the process. Is it possible to do just that?

    • kimross says:

      Hi Biti,

      I apologize, at this time we do not offer a one on one training. We do have a tshirt training course that will get you well on your way. Please click the link below to see what’s all included.
      http://tshirtriches.com/training

  • Justice says:

    Hi Cartess,

    I’m living in The Netherlands. How can I get your products?
    You’ve never shown the printer. What kind of printer do you use? And the paper.

    • kimross says:

      Hi Justice,

      We do not use a printer. The designs we use are screen printed designs. 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.
      https://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

      The vendors are located in the US, UK, and Canada.

  • Askia says:

    you have stated that used heat press machines are fine to use if a person is just beginning. What should I look for in the quality, or features of a used heat press machine?

    • Hi Askia,

      Look for one that works! If you can purchase one local that’s great. This will allow you to take shirts with you to test it out before committing to purchase the machine. Make sure the seller has turned on the machine 30 minutes prior to you arriving.

      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.
      https://www.tshirtriches.com/heat-press-machine-101/

      • Ali says:

        Can we purchase a heat press machine bigger than 16×20 ?

        • Hi Ali,

          Yes, you can, but if you’re interested in purchasing the machine from us. I hate to inform you that the 16×20 is the only size we have available.

  • Clarice says:

    You are definitely inspiring and recently I have been thinking of doing all that you are speaking about. When are you having a sale on your machine?

    • Cartess Ross says:

      hi Clarice,

      We really don’t have sales on the machines as we are regulated by the manufacturer on how low we can go on price and it’s not very much at all… If you opt to buy a machine, we do offer discounts on our courses, this is our most popular course here: https://www.tshirtriches.com/proteges/

  • Heimana TAURUA says:

    Hi Mr ROSS,

    I’m really interresting in doing business by printing tshirts.

    I would like to Know if you can e-mail me a quotation for the MAXX clam heat press machine shipped to TAHITI, French Polynesia. And to new zealand Auckland, and I’ll compare the prices. With the length of Time it Will Take to be shipped to the final destination.

    Hope to get an answer from you shortly,

    Best and warm regards from TAHITI, French Polynesia.

    Heimana

  • Mo says:

    I was just wondering if you all have heard of any places that sale the machine in payments. I know you are probably like get outta here with that. But, hey some of us have a dream we can’t reach all at once.

    • Cartess Ross says:

      Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with a place that’ll take payments. Perhaps reach out to your local bank / credit union and ask for a small loan. They may give it to you.

  • Leo Melendez says:

    Hello and thanks for the great info, I’m a disabled combat vet and just in the starting phases of building my clothing line. My finances are to invest are low, but I am willing to make critical choices to minimize my mistakes but in turn maximizing my vision and clothing line. Are there payment plans for your starter packages, also is this list for heat press current as of 2014 aug 25th ?

    • Hi Leo,

      That’s great you’re making the decision to start your own tshirt line. I apologize, we do not offer any payment plans on our starter packages. Yes, the information is current regarding the heat press machines are current and up to date.

  • Grace says:

    I want to ship to Uganda but not this time. May be next months. Hope the price will be the same. Its a business I have always wanted to do in the last 8 years but the pressing machine has been a problem. I will also need guidance to succeed.

  • Kimberly says:

    Hey Cartess,

    I just purchased the Maxx Digital Clam 16×20 heat press machine!! Will I still get to talk with you for an hour? If so, does this happen after I receive my heat press? Also, how long is the shipping? I don’t believe I read it anywhere. Can’t wait to get started!

    Thanks

    • Cartess Ross says:

      hi Kimberly. Thank you for your business – I appreciate ya! My project manager will follow-up with you to schedule a time for our 1-hour chat. Since it’s 7:30 pm on this side, your order will likely ship out tomorrow (Wednesday) at the latest. You should have by Friday.

  • Desalegn says:

    Hello Cartess,
    I just delighted to read yur email,,,, many thanks for yur motivational words to start up my personal business. Really yu are a very blessed guy. Now am living in Ethiopia and i want to start a small T-shirt printing business. so now , if yu have a heat pressing machine below 1000 USD or in 500 USD, am loving to start now. hope yu have some idea about this.

    Again many thanks with respect,

    • Hi Desalegn,

      Thanks so much for your comment! Unfortunately, we only ship and sell machines within the US. Perhaps you can try looking on line for sellers who will ship to you, I apologize!

  • judith says:

    pls am in kenya how can i get the machine in kenya.

  • Mike says:

    Thanks for your videos. I’m just getting started and will be purchasing a heat press and a vinyl cutter. Suggestions please. Need some info on transfer and tshirt distributors

    • HI Mike,

      The process we use do not require any cutting or any use for vinyl. We recommend screen printed transfers. We do not recommend printing from a printer just for the sake of quality. You want to be in business selling products that will allow people to buy from you over and over again; as well as refer others to you. Sadly, printing from a printer will not allow you to do so.

      Once you have your designs created; you can send the digital files of the designs to transfer companies. They can take your design and screen printed directly onto the special release paper. There are no printers involved in this process. All the designs are printed by screen printing equipment. Once the designs have been screen printed onto the special release paper instead of directly on shirts. They’ll send you the transfers; which you’ll press directly onto the shirts using the heat press machine you’ve purchased.

      The cost of having designs printed will vary; it depends on the amount of colors you have in the design. The more colors you have in the design the more it will cost. If you’re starting with a limited budget; we recommend no more than 2 colors.
      Another fact in cost of getting the designs screen printed will be determined by the amount of transfers you have printed. The less you have printed the more you’ll pay. The more you have printed the cost to have the transfers printed, cost drops.

      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.
      https://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

      Or you can locate a local screen printer in your area to screen printed directly onto blank shirts you supply the screen printer to print on. It’s actually cheaper to purchase your own shirts and give to the screen printer. The price once again will be determined by the amount of colors in the design and how many shirts you have printed. You’ll need to locate a local screen printer in your area to determine prices.

      We have created a training course that will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. We’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is take advantage of the blueprint we’ll provide, learn the material and apply it towards your business. This isn’t an easy task, this isn’t some get rich quick scam and it will require a lot of hard work if you expect to receive any type of results. Honestly, your results depend on you.

      Please click the link to check out the program we have created along with the pricing information.
      http://tshirtriches.com/protege300

      We also have bundle packages available as well. Please click the link below.
      https://www.tshirtriches.com/t-shirt-business-opportunity/

      • Lenita says:

        Hi

        Your videos have helped me, alot.

        1. I know I need the 16 by 20 heat press but, I am willing to get the lowest price that you have versus taking a chance of getting something that may not work out. I am going to start from home, first. I already have a business ID from another company that I am working on right now to get it up and running. However, it is not off the ground, yet.

        2. Can I use this business ID number to order the t-shirts, etc. that I need?

        3. I rather buy about 3 or 4 pre-printed transfers first to get started but, what is the price estimated price range for that? I would 1 to be religious in nature for the churches around the area, 1 for the local schools, 1 for Veterans, and other for ? Is this reasonable to do?

        4. Wholesale shirts of various sizes and colors. Will this all I need to get started to sell on my own? Then later, I can make enough money to get a website, building, etc.

        I do not have much money so, I am trying to see can I step out on Faith and get started.

        What will be my estimated price for all this? I want to see if I can afford this.

        Thanks in advance.

        • Judy Jolley says:

          Hi Lenita,
          There are several lower priced heat presses that are great to start out with and are 16 x 20 in size. You can find them on sites like Amazon. Just make sure you read several reviews and do your homework on the brand. Gecko is a great press to start with.

          The number you will need to purchase from most wholesalers is your sales tax ID.

          We have a great source list for transfer vendors available here: https://www.tshirtriches.com/screen-print-transfers/. Transfer designs vary by design. I would say an average is around $1 to $1.50 per design when you purchase a pack. There are TONS of stock designs that are either religious or veteran/patriotic in nature. A great site is Transfer Express.

          To get started, you will need a press, designs, and various tees in the sizes/colors that you are going to offer. Keep it crazy simple!

          It’s hard to give an estimated price. You should be able to get started for less than $1000, depending on the press that you purchase.

          Hope this helps!

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