Create Unique Apparel & Placements: Quick Change Platens

It’s time to get creative – decorate beyond traditional garments and placements! Saving time for your business is just as important as making a profit. Quick Change Platens do both and will increase brand awareness with unique apparel options for your customers.

Simple Change Lever

First off, platens are the perfect addition for expanding your apparel decoration. They’re easily interchangeable and allow you to decorate bags, shoes, hats, youth garments, and so much more! Simply swap out the platen for the type of job you’re decorating for for a guaranteed smooth and even print area.


Threadability™ makes heat printing more efficient by letting you load garments quickly without any restriction. Easily thread any item for fast, accurate production. For example, we’ve created platens in varying sizes, each with its own apparel decoration advantages. Use Quick Change Platens to ensure even pressure for any print area on any item!

Unique Production Value

With all the available platen options, you can start thinking outside the box for decoration ideas. They’re a great way to increase profit by furthering your heat applying ability.  

When we say non-traditional decoration methods, you might think backpacks or tote bags. Similarly, you may envision can koozies, towels, or headbands. Each Quick Change Platen can be used in ways you might not originally expect.

For instance, the Hat Bill Platen seems straightforward, right? It’s primarily used to decorate the top or bottom of the bill of a cap. In addition to caps, below are three innovative methods you can try using the Hat Bill Platen.

Masks: Personalize masks for any market with quick production.

Polo Collars: Increase the value of uniforms with unique branding.

Belt Bags: Create add-on sales for crafty projects.

Newest Available Platen

STAHLS’ Tag Along™ HP Platen is the newest innovation for apparel versatility including saving you time while advertising your brand! This double-duty platen allows you to heat apply a full front and tagless label simultaneously! We recently launched the Tag Along™ Platen and are continually researching ways to help you profit.

Love the Tag Along, such a great (easy) upsell to customers!

Eric Deem. Threads Online Inc.

Get Inspired

Ultimately, it’s easy to get creative when you have over a dozen platens to choose from. Say yes to any job! Your customers will love the ability to request unique placements and apparel offerings, and you’ll build your brand along the way! Finally, to learn more heat printing ideas, check out the video below.

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8 thoughts on “Create Unique Apparel & Placements: Quick Change Platens”

  1. do you have a platen for lunch bags that would fit on my hat press?

  2. Hi Lynne, thanks for reading along! Unfortunately, our platens are not compatible with Geo Knight presses. The mounting pin on our platens are only compatible with our Hotronix heat presses.

  3. Hi Donna! Thanks for reading along. Unfortunately our platens are only compatible with our Hotronix heat press machines.

  4. Hi Paula! Thanks for reading along. Depending on the size of your lunch bag, you may be able to “thread” the lunch bag around some of our smaller hat platens if you have the older Cap Press. The 360 IQ may work as well, but it will depend on the side of the lunch bag!

  5. Been doing my research for your A2Z heat press. I have decided to buy it, So my Question is , Will the A2Z heat press inter change with all the different platen’s that you are showing ? Will the A2Z be an 16×20 platform? Please respond as soon as possible, so that I can finish ordering my A2Z

  6. Hi Terry. Unfortunately, the interchangeable platens are NOT compatible with the A2Z press. The A2Z has a 15×15 footprint and has a different pin on the bottom platen compared to our other platens in this post. At this time, we only offer a 6×10 platen that is compatible with the A2Z. You can read more about this press here under the “details” tab!

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