After resisting getting a proper heat press for nearly a year, we finally caved and have absolutely NO regrets. We’ve been using the Cricut EasyPress for all of our sublimation and HTV needs, which has worked mostly well until now. However, the more we’ve experimented with different sublimation blanks, the more we realized that we needed a proper heat press.

So, we did tons of research about what the best heat press in 2021 is, and we ended up buying the Starcraft Swing Away 8-in-1 Heat Press from Brilliant Vinyl.

Check out this video for the unboxing and test of our new Starcraft Heat Press!

🛒 Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):

Starcraft 8-in-1 Swing Away Heat Press:
StarCraft 15″x15″ 8-in-1 Swing Away Heat Press: https://link.justmightdiy.com/BVSCHPaf
SIMILAR HEAT PRESS TO THE STARCRAFT 15″X15″: http://shrsl.com/3kbh4

Teflon Sheet Covering Heat Press: https://amzn.to/3CZXAbW
Magnets for Teflon Sheet: https://amzn.to/3kouTON

Other Heat Presses We Considered:
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ Swing Away with Sure Pressure: http://shrsl.com/3mmhm
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ 8-in1 Swing Away with Sure Pressure: http://shrsl.com/3mml8
Fancierstudio Heat Press on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3tzedYb

Sublimation Supplies We’ve Used:
Epson EcoTank Printer (we’ve used the 15000 and 2720): https://amzn.to/3gdRKd5
Cosmos Sublimation Ink: http://shrsl.com/3mmhi
Hiipoo Sublimation Ink for EcoTank Printers (new bottles) – https://amzn.to/2R8RWBD
Hiipoo Sublimation Ink (older bottles – syringes required) – https://amzn.to/34CZLmo
Hiipoo Sublimation Paper – https://amzn.to/3xXKau3
ASUB Sublimation Paper: https://amzn.to/3tye1Z1
Butcher Paper: https://amzn.to/398q869
Heat Resistant Tape: https://amzn.to/2Phaa2L
Heavy Duty Heat Resistant Gloves: https://amzn.to/3vLvCwD
Light Duty Heat Resistant Gloves: https://amzn.to/3ustM3p
Design Bundles image: https://designbundles.net/ssstocker/830146-caribbean-sea-view-with-palm-trees?ref=PiheTd
Johnson Plastics Plus Sublimation Paper: https://link.justmightdiy.com/JPP-paper

🤑 Use code 9PME6 for 10% off List Price at Johnson Plastics Plus.
Promo code valid through 2022 for unlimited usage. Excludes equipment, ink, fabrication and STB subscriptions 🤑


AFFILIATE / Program NOTIFICATIONs

We are a participant in a few affiliate and influencer programs, which means that we earn a commission when you click on certain links. You don’t pay anything extra for the items you buy; we just get credit for referring you! Here’s an overview of the companies whose programs we participate in: Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Brilliant Vinyl, Creative Fabrica, Cricut, Cosmos Ink, Design Bundles, Etsy, Heat Press Nation, Home Depot, Johnson Plastics Plus, Michael’s, Pro World, Swing Design and xTool. For more details, see our Affiliate Disclosure Page.

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