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Term of the Week: Heat Press

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A device used to press transfers onto fabrics and other substrates through an adjustable heat setting, time, and pressure. There are generally three designs: swing-away, drawer, and clamshell. Specialized presses are also available for odd-shaped products, such as mugs or hats.