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!

πŸ›’ Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):

Starcraft 8-in-1 Swing Away Heat Press:
StarCraft Swing Away Heat Press:
Teflon Sheet Covering Heat Press:
Magnets for Teflon Sheet:

Other Heat Presses We Considered:
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ Swing Away with Sure Pressure:
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ 8-in1 Swing Away with Sure Pressure:
Fancierstudio Heat Press on Amazon:

Sublimation Supplies We’ve Used:
Epson EcoTank Printer (we’ve used the 15000 and 2720):
Cosmos Sublimation Ink:
Hiipoo Sublimation Ink for EcoTank Printers (new bottles) –
Hiipoo Sublimation Ink (older bottles – syringes required) –
Hiipoo Sublimation Paper –
ASUB Sublimation Paper:
Johnson Plastics Plus Sublimation Paper:
      πŸ€‘ Use code 9PME6 for 5% off List Price at Johnson Plastics Plus
      Promo code valid through 2021 for unlimited usage. Excludes equipment, ink, fabrication and STB subscriptions πŸ€‘
Butcher Paper:
Heat Resistant Tape
Heavy Duty Heat Resistant Gloves:
Light Duty Heat Resistant Gloves:
Design Bundles image:


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, Heat Press Nation, Johnson Plastics Plus, ProWorld Inc and Swing Design. For more details, see our Affiliate Disclosure Page.

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