The best heat press machines can do a variety of projects. Of course, sometimes you just need to do a small project—we’ll have a recommendation for a portable model that is best for this later in this article.
Once you start, you may find heat press craft projects are addictive . . . and then you find yourself eyeing machines that are more multi-use. After comparing a dozen options, we recommend Smartxchoises Pro 5-in-1 heat press machine. It combines the best features and versatility, at a price that doesn’t break the bank.
What We Liked
• Heavy, sturdy constitution.
• Easy to use and set-up. Unlike other machines, this one has a short learning curve.
• Can do hats, mugs, plates, coasters, mouse pads, jigsaw puzzles and (of course) t-shirts.
• LCD digital control.
• Top rotates 360 degrees.
• Pressure adjustment.
What Needs Work
• Overkill for beginners? We liked all this machines features, but it might overwhelm first-timers. For a simpler heat press machine, see our next recommendation.