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Cricut Heat Press Alternative: HTVRONT Heatpress Review

HTVRONT 10x10 heat press Cricut alternative

Looking for an affordable alternative to some of the more expensive heat press machines for your sublimation and vinyl (HTV) projects? Want to buy both a small and large size heat press but you’re on a limited budget? You may want to consider the HTVRONT Heat Press Machine.

And for special news & discounts, be sure to check out the HTVRONT Fan’s Carnival and sign up through May 8, 2022!

Unboxing the Heat Press Machine

We received a 10″x10″ heat press from HTVRONT to test and it arrived in a nice-looking box with photos and info about the product. Keep that in mind if purchasing the heat press as a gift, the box itself reveals the contents within.

The HTVRONT heat press was packed very well inside the box. We were very impressed with the attention to detail of the packing material. The heat press was easy to remove and looked great right out of the box.

We received the mint green colored heat press, which looks fantastic on the crafting table. It sits within a heat dissipation tray (not visible in our photos) which keeps the heat off your table’s surface and the gold trim edge around the unit is another great design touch.

Using the 10″x10″ Sublimation Heat Press

When you first power on the unit, you’ll notice the easily-visible digital display and pleasing illuminated buttons. Lifting the vinyl heat press off its heat dissipating base, you’ll also get a feel for the build quality. The HTVRONT Heat Press Machine is very solid and feels well-built overall.

Like other crafting heat presses on the market, the HTVRONT heat press has not only a temperature setting, but also a timer and a pressure sensor. You can easily set your desired temperature, wait for it to heat up, then set the timer for the sublimation or HTV vinyl and press it onto your material using the exact amount of pressure needed by watching the digital display as you press down.

Initial Impressions of the Vinyl Heat Press

We have yet to really put this heat press through its paces as a daily-use press for sublimation and HTV vinyl projects. During our initial use, it’s showing to be a fantastic product and an affordable heat press to upgrade to if you’re currently doing your craft pressing project with an iron.

The heating element produces a very even heat in our initial tests, and it’s super intuitive to use with the clear digital display. We also purchased an inexpensive heat press mat from Amazon to protect our crafting table and it fit perfectly under the HTVRONT 10×10 heat press.

The heat press produced even heat (just make sure you wait until its reached your desired temperature before you begin your press) and adhered both sublimation and HTV vinyl to cloth materials very well. We placed butcher paper between the heat press and the material to ensure there was no dirt or transfer from previous projects.

We plan to do a lot more projects with the HTVRONT 10×10 heat press and you’ll be seeing it in many articles here in the future.

Customer Reviews for the T-Shirt Heat Press

Amazing heat press!
Cheaper than the original brand but just every bit as good as it! Great and efficient, heats up super well and even. Comes with a stand to keep it from burning things. No need to press down hard or anything. So glad I got this and the mini!

Kassondra

Great product!
I wanted a heat press for awhile but was hesitant to spend over $200 on the competitors brand. I had used htvront’s other products and was always impressed with the quality, so I was excited when I learned they were releasing a big heatpress in their product line for half the price of the competitors. I was not disappointed! This product is great quality and easy to use just like all their other products! If you have been hesitating on purchasing one, do it i promise you will not regret it!

Ausome mom

Works great & Price is amazing
I love this. I always buy generic when it comes to buying for my Cricut. Cricut brands are so expensive. I received this very quickly. Easy to use would buy again if needed.

Catharine B

Worth the buy
This is a game changer. Easy to use and way easier than using my iron. I am not one to buy name brand and this one had a $12 off coupon.

Jaci
HTVRONT Heat Press Machine for T-Shirts, Portable Heat Press 10"X10", Iron Press for Sublimation and HTV Vinyl Shirt Press Machine for Hat, Bags, Heating Transfer Projects (Mint Green)
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ New Pressure Display Function ๐Ÿ”ฅThe 2022 brand new 10"X10" heat press with more accurate pressure display reducing HTV ironing & sublimation errors. Compared with other iron press, our digitalized pressure display is more friendly to craft lovers beginner. With our pressure display, you can finish full t-shirt designs easily and professionally.
  • ๐Ÿ‘• Fast & Evenly Heating Up ๐Ÿ‘• Using our heat press will save your heat and transfer time about 60s compared with other regular iron. Meanwhile, our iron press & soleplate adopts durable and high-temperature resistant materials without deform & melt, the maximum temperature can reach to 410ยฐF/210ยฐC. Even if the heat press machines works for a long time, the handle won't burn your hands due to overheating. Say goodbye to burn your design project with our professional heat press.
  • ๐ŸŒปใ€Safe Use & Auto-shutoffใ€‘- Our t shirt heat press comes with an insulated safety base to rest in, making it safer to use around your kids and pets. The top and side handles ensure your hands are kept away from the hot plate. AND heat press machine will automatically shut up if you donโ€™t use it after 10 minutes. No worries you are going to burn the house down.When the machine is automatically powered off for heat dissipation, it is recommended to place it on our black base.
  • ๐Ÿ”ง Dual-Function Use & Compact Design ๐Ÿ”ง This portable iron press has a ergonomic structure design, and have a comprehensive area or function than regular iron. The surface temperature of the heat press machine is uniform, so it can be used for both sublimation and ironing. This heat press is perfect for large and layer projects, and you can use to transfer photos or add your custom designs on T shirts, pillows, bags, etc. Endless projects possiblites are being created from now!
  • ๐Ÿ’• Easy Use & Great Service ๐Ÿ’• Detailed instructions of 10"x10" heat press machine guide you quickly use. It is our intention to offer the BEST customer service on Amazon. If there are any problems you with this heat press machine for t shirts, please contact us ASAP, we will customize the solution for you to achieve your satisfaction! 1 YEAR Manufacturer Warranty and Lifetime Friendly Customer Service.

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  1. I’ve been wanting to do a heat transfer job for a long time and I’ve been looking for a suitable heat press recently and I’ve already purchased sublimation paper, seeing this review of yours is very helpful for me to choose a heat press, I can’t wait T T-shirt printing, thank you

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