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HTVRONT Auto Heat Press Vs. Manual Heat Press: Which One Should You Choose?

HTVRONT Auto Heat Press Vs. Manual Heat Press: Which One Should You Choose?

 Manual Heat Press

 If you’re a crafts lover and like to make customized shirts and hoodies, you’ll need a heat press machine. There are many manufacturers making heat press machines, but here, we will be exploring heat press machines from HTVRONT. HTVRONT heat press machines are well-designed, easy to use, and have several nifty features. They are also cheaper compared to other heat press machines. HTVRONT makes both automatic and manual heat press machines. 


In this article, we will discuss the differences between an auto heat press and a manual heat press and which one you should choose for your needs. 

 

Part 1: Introducing the new HTVRONT manual heat press machine

HTVRONT Manual Heat Press

Product Configuration

  • Colors: White, Light Blue
  • Temperature: 40 - 210℃/104 - 410℉
  • Input: 120V~ 60Hz  1500W; 220 - 240V~  50Hz  1500W

 

Product Performance

 

1. Individual control box 

Unlike most manual heat press machines with built-in control panels, the HTVRONT manual heat press machine has a separate USB-enabled external control box. The top cover is designed to rotate at any angle, allowing for precise adjustments of temperature and time to suit your needs. The control panel displays the temperature and ironing time with a countdown function for convenience. 

 

2. Upgraded machine weights 

The HTVRONT series of manual heat press machines has a familiar design that is ideal for home use as it blends seamlessly into household settings. For better stability and safety during ironing, the weight of the machine has been increased to prevent accidental tipping during usage. 

 

3. Fast and balanced heat generation

The HTVRONT manual heat press machines have a cast aluminum heating plate and NTC (negative temperature coefficient) technology, ensuring efficient and safe heating. The high-quality heating plate heats equally, even on the edges, for enhanced durability. 

 

4. External knob for pressure adjustment

By altering the height of the heating plate, the gap between the plate and the material's surface can be adjusted to accommodate materials of varying thickness allowing for precise application of heating pressure. 

 

Package Information:

  • Dimensions: 49.2 x 40.0 x 29.0 cm/19.4 x 15.7 x 11.4 in
  • Weight: 16.0 kg/35.3 lb

 

Part 2: HTVRONT auto heat press vs. manual heat press

 

1. Price

One of the biggest differences between the HTVRONT auto heat press and the manual heat press is the price. The auto heat press machines are more expensive than manual ones. The auto heat press costs $265.99, while the manual heat press ranges from $159 to $179.  

 

2. Appearance

The HTVRONT auto heat press machines have a modern, sleek design with a built-in control panel. It is also easy to handle, less bulky, and takes up less space compared to manual heat press machines. The manual heat press machines have a traditional design and are heavier. The HTVRONT auto heat press machines allow users to print designs with just one button, while the manual heat press requires some physical effort.  

 

3. Heat method

The HTVRONT auto heat press machines have preset temperature and time modes. Depending on the task at hand, users may select any of the temperature and time settings, and the machine will heat up accordingly. On the other hand, in HTVRONT manual heat press machines, there is a separate control box, and users can manually adjust any temperature and time. 

 

4. Fast heating

The HTVRONT auto heat press is more efficient than the manual ones. HTVRONT auto heat press machines can heat up to 210℃ (410℉) within 6 minutes. Meanwhile, manual heat press machines may take twice as much to get heated at that temperature. 

 

5. Safety features

Similar to HTVRONT auto heat press machines, the manual heat press also features overheating protection with audio alarms, display notifications, and an automatic shutdown mechanism for enhanced safety.

 

6. Ease of Use

The HTVRONT auto heat press machines are easier to use than manual heat press machines. Users only need to press one button, and the machine will get the job done. There isn’t any physical effort from the user. Meanwhile, using manual heat press machines requires some effort, as users have to manually lower the flat iron and make sure the pressure is uniformly applied. 

 

7. Versatility

One of the most noticeable advantages HTVRONT manual heat press machines have over their auto heat press counterparts is their versatility. In manual heat press machines, users have more control over the temperature and pressure, which allows them to work with a wide array of materials and fabrics, such as silk and wool. In auto heat press machines, the iron temperature and pressing time can’t be customized.

 

8. Maintenance

Both HTVRONT manual heat press and auto heat press machines require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. However, manual heat press machines may need more frequent maintenance as they have more moving parts. This may be an issue for those who don’t have the necessary tools or aren’t mechanically inclined. Conversely, auto heat press machines don’t require much maintenance. 

 

Part 3: FAQs


Q1: Is there a big difference between an auto heat press and a manual heat press machine? 

A1: Yes, auto heat press machines have more features and can work with more materials. They have preset temperature and time modes for easy use, require less maintenance, and come pre-assembled in the box. 


Q2: Will the manual heat press be unsafe?

A2: No, manual heat press machines have safety features such as an external control box and rotatable heating plate to increase safety during operation. Most manual heat presses, including HTVRONT ones, have rounded and collision-resistant designs. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and take necessary precautions when using heat press machines. 

 

Q3: Do heat presses use a lot of electricity?

A3: This depends on the brand of heat presses. Some heat presses use more power than others. That said, most heat presses consume 8.5 -14.5 amps.

 

Q4: Is a heat press better than an iron?

A4: A heat press, whether manual or automatic, can even deliver heat and pressure evenly on the designs during the printing process. The temperature and pressing time are also consistent. You can’t get these benefits from a conventional iron. 

 

Q5: What kind of materials aren’t suitable for heat press machines? 

A5: You can’t use a heat press machine on synthetic fibers such as acrylic because they might melt under high temperatures. Rubber and leather also can’t be used. We also don’t recommend using heat presses on materials that might emit toxic fumes in high temperatures, such as vinyl or PVC. You also need to be cautious when heat pressing delicate fabrics like silk or wool, as they can be damaged by excessive heat and pressure. 

 

Summary: Should you choose an auto heat press or a manual heat press machine? 

The decision to choose between an auto heat press or a manual heat press machine will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Both types of machines have similar features, and there is no wrong choice. For people with big budgets and big crafting needs, an auto heat press machine is ideal. We also think amateur crafters can invest in auto heat presses as they are easy to use and require little upkeep. Manual heat presses may be a better option for people who do occasional crafts and are on a tight budget.  

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