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Term of the Week: Clamshell

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A heat press in various sizes that is hinged in the back and closes like a clam. This style heat press is typically the least expensive option in the industry. With a heat platen that lifts from the base, no additional space is required to operate the machine. These units are typically equipped with an auto-release mechanism.

See Heat Press.