No More Heat Press Marks! 3 Techniques You Need To Know

If you don’t load your garment onto the heat press correctly you risk glossing, heat press marks, or discoloration. We want your garments to To prevent these issues use the following tools and techniques:

  1. Threadability of the Garment
  2. Choose the Right Size Heat Press Platen
  3. Heat Printing Pillows


a blue jersey threaded onto a heat press platen

Hotronix® heat presses allow for easy decorating of front, back and side of garments without removing it from the press. Split the garment and thread it onto the lower platen. This gets rid of print through from the seams on the opposite side of the garment. Learn more about Threadability™ in this video:

Choose the Right Size Platen

Having the right size platen can make all the difference. A smaller platen helps you reach just your print area without pressing the seams to avoid heat press marks and glossing. Stahls’ carries a variety of interchangeable platens for the best fit on your project. With Hotronix Quick Change technology, it’s quick and easy to swap out platens for each of your jobs.

Heat Printing Pillows

These reusable ¾” foam core pillows coated with a non-stick finish are an invaluable tool in getting a professional finish on your garments. Heat print pillows are great for garments that have multiple seams, buttons, or zippers. The seams or other obstructions sink down into the pillow preventing print-through and eliminating heat press marks. See our heat printing pillows.

Learn How to Properly Load Garments onto a Heat Press

Josh Ellsworth shows you the do’s and don’ts when loading garments onto your heat press with How to Load Garments onto a Heat Press.

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