3 Tips for Success with the Siser® Craft Heat Press
The most exciting addition to the Siser® Fam in 2020 was the Siser Craft Heat Press! This sleek white and red machine offers all the features of our larger clam shell red presses squished into a cute, compact 9″x12″ size:
- Digital temperature control up to 430°F (221°C)
- Digital timer control up to 999 seconds
- Centralized pressure adjustment
- Non-stick coated upper platen
- Comfortable foam grip handle and gas assist struts
- Auto-shutoff equipped
The compact size makes it ideal for almost anywhere, including my home craft space…
Siser Craft Heat Press FAQ
Q1: How do I open the Craft Heat Press?
A1: Fresh out of the box, the Craft Heat Press is closed in order to fit inside. It might be a little difficult to open the press the first time since the gas-assist struts are fresh from manufacturing and haven’t been used yet.
If you’re having difficulty opening the press after unboxing, hold down the front feet with one hand while gripping and lifting the handle with the other hand until the upper platen is in the fully raised position. Do not release your grip on the handle while raising the platen. This can cause the top platen to open too quickly.
Even if the heat press is turned on, it is safe to touch the lower portion of the press since this area does not have a heating element.
Q2: Why isn’t my Craft Heat Press warming up?
A2: After using the “Mode” button in the center to toggle between the “Temp” and “Time” settings make sure to select the button a final time. This will turn off the setting lights, return you to the “200°F” default screen, and allow the heat press to begin heating up.
Q3: How do I adjust my pressure?
A3: Twist the top, center knob clockwise to increase pressure (lower the upper platen) and counter-clockwise to reduce pressure (raise the upper platen.) The amount of pressure needed will vary depending on the bulk of the blank as well as the HTV’s application settings.
Clockwise= Increase Pressure
Counter-clockwise= Decrease Pressure
If you still have questions about the Siser Craft Heat Press, then you’ll want to watch the video below! From unboxing, to setup, and your first project, Joe goes over everything you need to know:
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