Interchangeable Heat Press Platens

Expand your decorating options.

Turn your Hotronix® or MAXX heat press into a multi-function machine with interchangeable lower platens. You'll be able to press transfers of different sizes and shapes, like caps, duffel bags, and children's shirts, more comfortably and efficiently.

We even provide a platen specifically for pressing to shoes. The shoe platen applies transfers to both shoes at the same time and will make it so you can easily press transfers to shoes for all kinds of sports and occasions. Use this platen for cheer and spirit, work, fashion and so much more.

Select from the following sizes:
6" x 10" Rectangle – sleeves, legs, youth garments
8" x 10" Rectangle – smaller transfers or tote bags
7" Round – bags or other round objects
11" x 15" - Rectangle
6” x 20” Sleeve/Leg Platen – sleeves, legs, youth garments*
*Can only use with Fusion™ or Air Fusion™

2¾" x 6½" - low profile caps
3" x 5¾" - low crown caps
4" x 6½" - full crown ball caps
4" x 8" - oversized caps

We also sell the garment and cap platens in sets. See the drop down on this page for pricing.

New - Hat Bill Platen - 4 Up - Only compatible with flat presses excluding 11 x 15 clams, not compatible with cap presses. More details coming soon. Currently 5 working days to ship.

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Custom sized platens can be ordered for hard to print items such as gloves.

7" Bagger

Ideal platen for use on gym bags and items that require a round printing surface. Sturdy base made from aluminum with a 3/8" thick silicone pad. Quickly installs by loosening two bolts and slipping the new platen into place.

6" x 10" Shortstop

Great for printing to the left chest of shirts. Sturdy base made from aluminum with a 3/8" thick silicone pad. Quickly installs by loosening two bolts and slipping new platen into place.

8" x 10" Tote Master

Perfect for printing items that require a smaller printing surface. Durable aluminum base with 3/8" silicone pad. Easy installation by removing two bolts, inserting new platen, and tightening bolts.

Set of 3 - Best Value!

Set of Platens. Includes 7" round, 6" x 10", and 8" x 10" platens.

Shoe Platen

Use this platen to heat print custom transfers to shoes. The unique shape will allow for shoes to easily be slid into the platen. Use to create custom shoes for school spirit wear, cheerleading and more.

Sleeve/Leg Platen

This platen is the fast and easy way to decorate pant legs and sleeves when using a Hotronix® Fusion™ or Air Fusion™ heat press. The Sleeve/Leg Platen allows Threadability™ on sleeves and pant legs by lifting the print area. This makes seams less of an issue while providing a better print surface. The platen includes a quick slip pad protector and can be used for youth and adult sized apparel.

I just bought a heat press, what accessories do I need to print T-shirts?

You will need some basic accessories, such as reusable cover sheets.

What are the available voltages of Hotronix® heat presses?

Hotronix Heat Presses are available in both 110V or 220V.

My heat press machine starts to heat but then stops. What should I check?

Verify if your machine is in the set temp or set time modes. This could be causing the heat press to stop heating.

Is it important to use the correct pressure when applying designs to garments?

The key to proper application is the correct time, temperature and pressure for the material you are heat applying. If you have too much pressure it may result in strikethrough. Not enough pressure may affect the material's adhesion.

Sometimes when I lock down my Auto Clam it releases too soon. Any suggestions?

If you can't get your heat press to stay closed, there may be too much pressure or the round magnet on the adjustment arm may need cleaning. Check with your manufacturer.

I am trying to reset the time and/or temperature on my Fusion but nothing happens. What may be causing this?

Make sure that you are in the proper screen to access time/temperature adjustments.

What are some of the indications that I may need a new heat press?

One of the main indicators would be certain areas of the applied design are peeling or not adhering fully to the substrate. When this happens it is usually from having cold spots within your heating element. A Heat Press Test Kit will identify the temperature of the four corners and center of the heat press.

You may also want to verify that you are getting even pressure throughout the platen. You can do this by placing four pieces of paper at each corner and then clamping down the upper platen. You should not be able to pull out the paper easily with the platen clamped down.

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How to Decorate Shoes with Custom Transfers

Decorate shoes for cheer, sports, businesses, and so much more! This video will show you how make custom shoes using custom screen printed transfers and a heat press. All you need is a heat press and a shoe platen!

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