Swing Away Heat Press
you want versatility and efficiency, the Digital Combo is your heat press.
of the elevated upper and lower platens, this powerful dynamo provides features,
advantages and benefits, not found in any other press.
in 14"x16", this fully digital swing-away heat press boasts all of the
digital features of the bigger Digital Knight swing away heat presses.
includes Digital Temperature, Time and a Digital Pressure/Height gauge, as well
as programmable presents, user definable alarms and a host of other digital features.
with all Knight swing away heat presses, the press construction is a solid steel
welded framework, with SuperCoil-Microwinding
heater technology. It carries the same warranties as the Digital Knight line
of presses (lifetime on the heater element, three years on the electronics and
a one year general parts and labor warranty on the rest of the press).
the very popular success of the Digital Combo lies in its almost instantly
interchangeable system of optional heat platens and tables and the advantages
of its elevated upper and lower platens.
along with us, as we introduce you to these features and explain how they can
benefit you. As we do with all the products that we provide, we will focus on
the practical, not the theoretical.
and foremost, is the fact that even without adding any optional attachments,
the Digital Combo is a very versatile and efficient heat press.
14"x16" heating area is not only big enough to do most single transfer
jobs but it is also big enough to do simultaneous multiples of smaller items.
lower platen is elevated about 9". This is very handy when transferring to
thick, bulky items, like heavy jackets. Sleeves, shoulder pads and collars drape
over and down. This helps keep the garment flat and makes transferring easier.
is about 8" of free space under the lower platen, to the support post (Don't
worry about its strength. It is plasma cut steel!). This is a great benefit when
transferring an image to the front and back of most garments. Pull your garment
over the platen to do one side, and then reverse it, to do the other side.
are a great number of "flat" items that can be decorated (T-shirts,
mouse pads, ceramic tiles, tote bags, puzzles and more) and this is the majority
of the work, for most.
however, need the benefit of being able to decorate other types of items, without
the expense of buying completely separate heat presses. Optional attachments for
the Digital Combo heat presses turn it into a cap press, plate press, etc. for
less than half the price of a separate press.
only that, the press, with the attachment, is just as effective and efficient
as having a separate press.
Attachments for the Digital Combo
are flawlessly printed with a curved heater block and curved bottom form with
a special cap-holding device (the back of the cap is held by the silver piece
at the base). Two other sizes of bottom forms are also available.
cap attachment, in particular, is a very useful attachment for many of our customers,
especially if they are offering T-shirts.
low cost of the attachment helps preserve capital, while providing the ability
to imprint caps. The attachment is still useful, when volume later builds up,
and you buy a separate cap press.
help, you can now get finished in half the time.
small upper platen shown features a circular heating element on the under-side.
This circular heating element fits inside the flat portion of the plate. Also
included is a metal template tray and rubber pad (under the plate) for centering
the plate on the lower platen.|
attachment comes in 4.5" and 5.5" versions. We suggest getting the 4.5"
version. The 5.5" version is for a larger plate, which is sometimes difficult
plate and ceramic mug sublimation is done with sublimation inks (see DyeSubInks.com).
full wrap mug attachment for the Digital Combo uses the same exact
super-robust heater band & pressure adjustment as the DK3.
cylindrical sublimatable items can be pressed on the Full Wrap Mug
Combo press controls the temperature and serves as a timer for this
instant plug-in attachment!
cubes are properly clamped and pressed in the cube fixture. Images are successfully
pressed around the cubes' sides for a continuous image wrap.|
is an interesting attachment and the imprinting is usually done as a heat transfer,
on paper cubes.
a lot of our customers get this attachment, but the ones who do, seem well satisfied.
be aware that printing on 3-4 sides of a memo cube is fairly labor-intensive.
Points To Ponder
we were going back into retail, the DC16 would probably be our press of choice,
because of its useful versatility. Often, however, size does matter and your specific
needs may require a larger press.. If there is a question in your mind, please
call us at 800-908-9916 or 615-833-5910 (local or international).
- Although the optional
attachments are very attractive in efficiency (it usually takes less
than a minute to switch attachments) and low price, we probably
wouldn't get them if our primary work was special event, mobile retailing.
We would probably buy separate presses. The reason for this is because
while the attachments are easily and quickly swapped, it means the press
can only do one thing at a time. There is often only a 3-4 hour selling
time at a special event and people don't like to wait. Speed increases
- The press weighs
135 lbs. (61 Kilos) because it is made from plasma cut steel. While
it is certainly a robust press, consider this carefully, if "pick-it-up"
mobility is important. A lighter press might be more practical.
- The lower platen
of the DC16 is about 9" from the bottom of the press. This makes
the working area of the press really too high for a standard counter-top
and you may need to make a table, after you receive the press. The ideal
lower platen height of any heat press is around waist height and a very
sturdy worktable can be made with a few nails, 2x4's and plywood.
sizes (not shown on this page) of bottom platens are also available
(12x14, 10x12, 6x8, 3x5 and 3x3) for specialized work. Call us for details.
- Like all manual
Knight heat presses, the DC16 is always in stock. The press ships the
same day ordered or, if late in the day, the next day. 220v conversions
(mostly for our international clients as there is no need in the US
and Canada) requires one extra day.
a business viewpoint, we could care less about what press you purchase. From a
personal viewpoint, we are highly interested in helping you to select the perfect
tool, to get your work done. Your press will last many, many years.
the basic press, attachments and accessories
- Digital Combo
stock and ready for
lbs (55 Kilos)
1500 Watts - 13 Amps (110V) / 7 Amps (220V)
Size: 22"W x
22"D x 22"H
Our price $1155.00
If you have any questions, call
stock and ready for
Our price $295.00
If you have any questions, call
for the DC16
Forms for the cap attachment:
4x7 / 3.5x6.5 / 3x5
Cap Attachment (4x7)
Cap Forms 3x5 or 3.5x6.5
1/2 Mug Attachment
Full Mug Attachment
DC16 Bottom Heated Platen
DC16 Teflon Sheet
DC16 Felt (Two Pieces)