A heat press is a large type commercial iron. It has controls for pre-set temperature, time and pressure, making it ideal for the application of heat transfer vinyl to fabric, garments (such as T-shirts) and other media.
Using the Heat Press
A heat press is used to apply heat transfer vinyl to fabric, garments (such as T-shirts) and other media. Other uses include:
- applying iron-on interfacing to fabric during garment construction
- as a press for embossing leather
- as a simple printing press and setter for heat-set inks
Christchurch City Libraries have two heat presses:
- one is located in the makerspace on Level 4, Auahatanga, Tūranga
- the other is located in the makerspace in the South Library Learning Centre
Auahatanga - South Library
Open Creative Time, Thursdays at 10am to 3pm
Auahatanga - New Brighton Library
Afterschool Open Creative Time, for ages 9+: Fridays 3.30pm to 5pm
Weekend Open Creative Time, Saturdays 2pm to 3pm
May 20th | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
May 27th | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Jun 3rd | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
General session, including 3D printing: Thursdays at 10am to 12noon
Youth Creative Time, including 3D printing, for ages 12-25: Fridays 4pm to 5.30 pm
If none of these times suit then you can use our Book a Librarian form to arrange a time that suits you to get one-on-one help.
The area capable of being pressed is approximately 380 x 380 mm.
There is no charge to use the heat press machine.