Whether you have been in the business of printing products for years or you are just starting out you might consider this Zeny 6 in 1 Heat Press. Commonly, the heat press machine is used to transfer images onto surfaces for the purpose of designing, printing, and selling custom products. Specifically, this model is able to imprint on an anything from mugs and signs to t-shirts and doormats. But, before you commit to the purchase there are some things you should know before you buy.
Breakdown of the Features
The first thing I looked at to analyze this product was the type of features the Zeny 6 in 1 had offer. There are several important variations in types of heat press that should be considered when you are selecting which one you will want to purchase. Below, I have listed the specific features of the Zeny.
Style: Two of the most important parts when looking at a heat press are the heat platen and the type of pressing mechanism. The platen is the part of the press that heats to imprint the image on your product. The material used to make the plate combined with the type of press will affect how quickly the platen will heat up, how evenly it will distribute the heat across the entire surface, and how durable the press will be.
For the pressing mechanism, there are three common types (clamshell, swing away, and draw). This model features a swing away transfer, sometimes referred to as a swinger. This means rather than pressing down like the clamshell models the apparatus swings to the side allowing you several benefits (which are laid out in greater detail below). In this case, we have a swing away,
Size: As many of you already know, size is important. And when it comes to your work area optimizing your space might be a priority. It is important to consider how large you need your machine to be in order to fit your space perfectly and handle the products you are making. The Zeny 6 in 1 comes in three different sizes so you can choose which is best for your space.
Digital: I noticed that most of the functions were digital, making it easier to control results and consistency in projects. The most important of which might be the fully functional digital heat control. This allows you to choose exactly how hot you want your press to be, giving you greater control over the printing materials used. It also features both Fahrenheit and Celsius conversions for international use.
Material: The Zeny Pro 6 in 1 boasts a Teflon surface for easy cleaning as well as to ensure a longer life for your press. Its construction consists of aluminum alloy for durability as well as an efficient conductor of heat for even printing.
Special Features: As the name may suggest this press features six functions in one machine. It has the standard flat press for t-shirts, a cradle for printing mugs, a hat press, plate press, silicon pad, cotton pad, and finally a manual press option. This allows you a wide range of options when it comes to product development.
As with every product there are some benefits and some sacrifices to purchasing a specific model. Below, I have highlighted what I believe to be the primary pitfalls and advantages of this particular model.
One of the primary concerns most customers have when it comes to investing in a new product is how much it will cost them up front. The Zeny is reasonably priced for an intermediate heat press. This is the reason it is on the lower end of the financial hierarchy. The 6 in 1 aspect of the Zeny is its primary appeal, providing a wide range of uses.
Additionally, as mentioned above the swing away design provides you, the user, with several benefits such as precision and even printing. It is also safer than the clamshell option as you are not working underneath the heavy and hot lid, but rather safely moving it to the side to allow you to work without worry. It is digital for easy conversions and heat control and made from reliable materials.
As with many other things in life, we must take the good with the bad. But, fortunately for you the bad in this case is fairly manageable. According to some customer reviews this product does not come with an easily understood manual. Naturally, this will become bothersome if you wish to program anything on this entirely digital machine.
I would say this is the biggest problem customers faced when purchasing this product. The swing design also comes with a few drawbacks as well, including the use of more space and it often proves challenging for new users or those who don’t have much experience in printing with a heated press.
The Final Verdict
Personally, I believe the Zeny 6 in 1 Combo is a good product for the price and versatility of use. It may be a bit frustrating to program in the beginning, but the overall features, sizing options, and design outweigh the technical issues you might have (especially if you’re new to the printing game).
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