T-Shirt Heat Presses

A T-shirt press, also referred to as a flat press or heat press, functions as a heat transfer device. It applies precise heat, at a designated temperature and pressure, within a defined timeframe. This process facilitates the transfer of your unique design onto various substrates.  The specific combination of consistent heat, accurate time and even pressure is key to a successful end result.

As more than 80% of all transfer printable items are flat, it makes the T-shirt press the most essential piece of equipment for your heat transfer business.  If you run a transfer printing business, or plan to start your own business, having the right equipment is key to your success. As your supplier, we understand the importance of providing a reliable, practical, and cost-effective heat press. Partnering with our reputable company ensures not only a quality product but also prompt repairs in case of any issues, offering a valuable asset for your business.

The market is saturated with a variety of heat presses—some good, some bad, some terrible. Some with support, some without. Owning a machine without repair or support services makes it less useful.

We here at JG Electronics have over 30 years actual experience with heat presses – We used to manufacture our own presses right here in South Africa from 1998 to 2003 and as a result we ONLY supply presses that meet our stringent specifications and which can be repaired locally.

Our heat presses come with instructions in English and have passed all the required SOUTH AFRICAN safety tests. We've discovered some cheap copies of our presses that have FAILED these tests.

Some sellers with tell you that a sublimation press is different to a T-shirt press. This is not true.

The two types of manually operated heat presses are:

  • Clamshell
    The press hinges upwards like a sandwich toaster – These are perfect for 90% of applications and generally cost less to manufacture. They come in 2 varieties – standard and high pressure. The high pressure is an absolute requirement for laser printed transfers. High pressure presses are a little more expensive, but a much better buy.
  • Swing Away
    The press lifts up and the heat plate swings to the side – These can press thicker items than the clamshell variety and they have more even pressure (critical for some niche laser transfers).

Apart from our T-shirt presses we stock a wide range of heat presses that can be used to apply transfers onto other items, such as mugs, glasses and sports bottles, caps, pens, buttons, plates, balls, and more.  Not only do we stock presses that can press all the items mentioned here, but we will also make recommendations to you after proper consultation to ensure you have the correct press for your needs, be it for crafting, a small business, or an industrial setup.  We also stock a large variety of printable sublimation blanks for inkjet, laser, DTF and even etching.  For more information browse our Consumable Catalogue.

Muggit™ Craft Express Press

An exciting new product aimed at both the craft and low volume market, this new craft express press is also excellent for pressing those areas that are hard to reach with a traditional T-shirt press like the side of a kit bag or the side of a shoe.

This press has no base, you don’t put the item into the press but rather press directly onto your item.

  • Perfect for heat transfer vinyl, metal, hardboard, and more.
  • Touch screen for setting the temperature and pressing time.
  • Comes with press pad and tray.
  • Has an adjustable vibration function for smart pressure adjustment.
  • Optional extras include a mug and a cap attachment.
  • The most economical heat press.
  • 1 Year warranty.

T-Shirt or Flat Clamshell Heat Presses

All the Clamshell presses below share the following characteristics:

  • Digital controller with time and temperature settings.
  • Fully adjustable pressure.
  • Manufactured to our specifications for local conditions.
  • Fully licenced and compliant with South African NRCS safety regulations.
  • Spares available locally and repaired by ourselves.
  • Instruction manual in English written by South Africans for South Africans.
  • 2 year warranty.

Our Clamshell presses with their unique features listed underneath.

Muggit™ 50cm x 40cm High Pressure Pro Clamshell Press

  • 50cm x 40cm high pressure press for those larger prints like DTF.

Muggit™ 38cm x 38cm High Pressure Pro Clamshell Press

  • This press generates much higher pressure – excellent for use with laser transfers.
  • Heavier than usual mechanical construction manufactured to our specifications.

Swing Away Presses

Muggit™ 8-in-1 Swing Away Combo Press

A strong, reliable, easy to use and yet also affordable multi-function press.

  • Our most popular press.
  • Digital timer and advanced temperature controller.
  • Adjustable pressure.
  • Comes standard with the flat (T-shirt) attachment, mug attachment & 4 different mug elements, 2 plate attachments (dinner & side), and cap attachment.
  • Manufactured to our specifications for local conditions.
  • Fully licensed and compliant with South African NRCS safety regulations.
  • Spares available locally and repaired by ourselves.
  • Instruction manual in English written by South Africans for South Africans.
  • 2 year warranty.

Muggit™ A4 Lime Swing Away Press

  • The most affordable press in our range taking up the least amount of valuable space.
  • Perfect for use with transfer vinyl, sublimation printing, and inkjet transfers.
  • Lowest power consumption.
  • Digital timer and advanced temperature controller.
  • Adjustable pressure.
  • Manufactured to our specifications for local conditions.
  • Fully licensed and compliant with South African NRCS safety regulations.
  • Spares available locally and repaired by ourselves.
  • Instruction manual in English written by South Africans for South Africans.
  • 2 year warranty.

Muggit™ 38cm x 38cm Swing-Away Press

Special now on!!! When you buy this 38 x 38cm Econo high pressure swing away press, you get R1500 excl Vat free consumables on your next purchase. Simply use your emailed coupon code at checkout. T&C's Apply

  • These presses have more even pressure than a clamshell press.
  • Digital timer.
  • Digital temperature control (calibrated in Johannesburg).
  • Adjustable pressure (can press items up to 1cm thick).
  • 38cm x 38cm heat surface.
  • Heavier than usual construction of handle and frame (made to JG Electronics specifications).
  • Reinforced pig tail (temperature sensor) for more reliable readings.
  • Works with Forever laser transfer papers perfectly, even on hard surfaces such as a mirror.
  • Instruction manual in English written by South Africans for South Africans.
  • 12 Month manufacturer’s warranty.

GEO Knight Press

  • Provides complete access to load and unload materials and layout transfers.
  • The heat platen is always face down. Regardless of the height of the product being pressed, it is always pressed evenly and level.
  • Combines a heavy-duty solid steel industrial grade pressing framework with accurate and easy to use electronics.
  • Utilizing a state-of-the-art control system and heavy-duty solid steel welded framework.
  • These machines boasts a lifetime warranty on the heat platen, and an unprecedented 3-year warranty on the heat-control electronics.
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