Warning: heat transfer craft projects can become addictive. Sure, you start with a mini heat press like the ones we recommend above . . . and then you cast your eyes on bigger projects, like custom t-shirts.
If that’s you, we’d suggest the Cricut EasyPress 2.
What’s great about this mini heat press? It has a larger surface area for t-shirts, but still is portable and lightweight.
Cricut is a tried and true brand when it comes to crafting . . . we liked their die cutting machines when we did an article on that subject. Their small heat press also impressed us. Here’s why:
What We Liked
• Great for small batches of t-shirts. Also makes custom tote bags and pillows.
• Quickly heats up in under 2 minutes.
• Simple to use.
• Works up to 400 degrees.
• Small footprint.
What Needs Work
• Teflon sheets are an additional cost. This is included with other machines we researched—but extra here. (FYI: Teflon sheets are used to keep t-shirt fabric from burning).
• A bit pricey for somewhat limited use.