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:
We purchased at Brilliant Vinyl: https://rebrand.ly/BVheatpress

Other Heat Presses We Considered:
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ Swing Away with Sure Pressure: http://shrsl.com/35rf0
Heat Press Nation HPN Signature Pro 15″ x 15″ 8-in1 Swing Away with Sure Pressure: http://shrsl.com/35rf4
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/2wvo1
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
Johnson Plastics Plus Sublimation Paper: https://www.jpplus.com/johnson-plastics-sublimation-paper-100-sheets
      πŸ€‘ Use code 9PME6 for 5% off List Price at Johnson Plastics Plus https://www.jpplus.com/
      Promo code valid through 2021 for unlimited usage. Excludes equipment, ink, fabrication and STB subscriptions πŸ€‘
Butcher Paper: https://amzn.to/398q869
Heat Resistant Tape
     Cricut: http://shrsl.com/2vvnb
     Amazon: 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

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, Cricut, Design Bundles, Creative Fabrica, Cosmos Ink, Heat Press Nation, Johnson Plastics Plus, ProWorld Inc and Swing Design. For more details, see our Affiliate Disclosure Page.

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