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How to Keep Your Heat Press Clean

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If you're a heat printer, your heat press is your lifeline and over time, you're gonna run into situations that might cause you a big mess. But don't worry. We're here to give you tips and tricks to help keep your heat press clean from dirt, debris, and of course, ink.

Cleaning tip number one: act quickly. If you press the screen-printed transfer upside-down and made a big mess, there's ink on the top platen. Don't wait. It's time to get to work.

Heat press cleaning tip number two: turn down the heat. Turn off your heat press and allow it to cool down. It doesn't have to be all the way cool. Even a little warmth makes it easier to clean. 

Cleaning tip number three: be gentle. Use a soft cloth like a t-shirt and a non abrasive cleaner like mild soap and water or a household iron cleaner. Stay away from abrasive cleaners as they can damage the top platen.

Tip number four: prevention. It's better to prevent a mess before it starts. A quick slip lower platen cover is perfect for your bottom platen of your heat press. And to keep the top platen clean, choose a cover sheet from Transfer Express.

So now you know how to keep your heat press clean!