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 onto items of different sizes and shapes, like a variety of caps, duffel bags, children's shirts, and even shoes.

Garment and cap platens are also available in sets.

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New! 4"x4"

4x4 platen

Offers even more flexibility to print on youth apparel and accessories where seams, zippers, and buttons are close together.

7" Round

7 round platen

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.


6x10 platen

Great for printing to the left chest of shirts. Sturdy base made from aluminum with a 3/8" thick silicone pad.


8x10 platen

Perfect for printing items that require a smaller printing surface. Durable aluminum base with 3/8" silicone pad.

Set of 3 - Best Value!

Set of 3 platens

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


11x15 platen

11" x 15" Rectangle Platen

Shoe Platen

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

sleeve platen

6" x 20" 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.
**Can only use with Fusion™ or Air Fusion™

Hat Bill Platen - 4up

hat bill platen

Press 4 hat bills at a time! Only compatible with flat presses excluding 11 x 15 clams, not compatible with cap presses. Currently 5 working days to ship.

Can Cooler Platen

can cooler platen

Print up to 8 can coolers at at a time! *Only compatible with standard 16x20 heat presses. Not available for older clam style presses.

Cap Platens

cap platens

2¾" x 6½" - Low-profile caps
3" x 5¾" - Low-crown caps
4" x 6½" - Full-crown ball caps
4" x 8" - Oversized caps

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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