Best Entry Level Hobby Press: Vevor 12 X 10 Heat Press

Vevor 12X10 Heat Press, 650 Watt heating 

Amazon Affiliate link above.  The Vevor 12 X 10 Heat Press is the perfect inexpensive beginner press for the comic enthusiast!  Very low initial cost takes price out of the reasons to not start pressing comics yourself, but there are some things you need to know about this press.  First, the instructions are not the greatest (common problem with almost all presses reviewed), even for basic intended use (heat transfer to clothing) the instructions are more than a little vague.  Luckily, the internet has tons of good basic instructions and easily found on Google, or check out our tutorial HERE.  As with all presses in the entry level pricing category, some design issues are evident.  Clearly this a small platen (pressing surface) limiting the size of publications that can be pressed, and obviously only one at a time.  The heating element is moderate-low wattage and will require longer warming times and less than perfect heat distribution.  Construction is lighter weight than industrial presses which can limit the amount of pressure that can be exerted and when using strong pressure there is some visible deflection.

All that being said, the Vevor 12 X 10 press produces good results under common pressing requirements, and is the ideal low cost way to start your pressing journey!  Two thumbs up for a basic beginner press! Disclosure: Some of the links here are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.


  • Low initial cost
  • Swing out upper platen
  • Good warranty
  • Solid reviews


  • Lightweight design
  • Small press area
  • Low wattage
  • Some complaints about the timer not working (ours functioned well)

About the Vevor 12 X 10 Heat Press:

  • Reinforced Accuracy: Clear LCD screen display with easy-to-operate buttons makes this heat press 12×9-inch machine simple to set desired time and temperature as needed. An audible alarm automatically beeps when the job is done, and the element will stop heating immediately.
  • Tough Built: The Teflon-coated platen is non-stick and stable, preventing scorch and edge curling. Provide thermal insulation cotton and a 4-mm thick thermostable insulation sponge to improve the transfer effect.
  • Arbitrary Rotation: The swing arm of this heat press is fully rotated 360 degrees, allowing the heating element to move to the side. The t-shirt press swing-away style protects you from potential burns over the hot platen and provides a complete view of your layout.
  • Wrapped Tightly: Our adjustable spring plate’s round-shaped design is beneficial for evenly distributing pressure across the entire plate. Accompanied by labor-saving handles and an adjustment knob, the pressure can be applied directly and easily downwards to enhance the transfer quality further.
  • Diversified Application: With a 12″x9″ heat platen, the heat press machine for t-shirts provides a large surface to transfer onto flat surfaced items. Suitable for applying letters, numbers, and patterns onto T-shirts, garments, bags, mats, jigsaw puzzles, etc

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Bob Strain

After over 50 years of comic collecting, I am still amazed at how many wonderful people are involved in this hobby

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