Heat Press

Heat Press

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

Our heat presses are available during creative drop-in sessions, by requesting a one-on-one session, or during select programming.

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

Tūranga

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.

Open Creative Sessions

Design constraints

The area capable of being pressed is approximately 380 x 380 mm.

Prices

There is no charge to use the heat press machine.

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