If you love using a heat press when you craft with your home cutting machine, using a heat press that makes life easier is always a win.
I love using HTV when I craft and have used the Cricut EasyPress for all my projects; however, to be honest, applying pressure from my body weight is not easy.
This is why having a heat press that can automatically apply pressure to the project is a game-changer when crafting with HTV or Iron-On vinyl.
The OhWill Auto Heat Press Machine, which was recently launched, allowed me to see just how much easier crafting could be when using an automatic heat press machine.
OhWill Auto Heat Press Machine Review
When deciding what heat press is best suited for you, there are a few essential factors to consider.
The temperature range of the machine, the pressure that can be applied, how the machine opens and closes, and the size and weight of the heat press.
When you receive your heat press machine, you will get the machine, power cable, and an instructions manual.
The heat press is constructed from metal, contributing to the machine's overall weight as it weighs 34.2 lbs (15.5 kg).
The size of the heat press is 19.9″ x 15.8″ x 10.4″(50.5 x 40 x 26.5 cm), which does make it slightly bulkier than other auto heat press machines available on the market.
Due to its size and weight, the heat press machine will not be easily moved and will probably be stored where you use it.
I'm loving my new AUTO heat press!!! The best purchased I've ever made. Seller was super fast on replying to my questions as well.
As soon as the box came in I opened it and plugged it in and thats it ready to go. love love love! tested it on sublimation NO ISSUES!!!Jennifer (See more reviews) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
There is a choice of two colors for the OhWill Heat Press machine. It comes in white and black.
Features of the OhWill Auto Heat Press
With automatic functionality, the heat press machine will open and close with the press of a button.
Once it has completed the pressing cycle, the auto heat press machine will stop pressing and open automatically.
As the OhWill applies pressure automatically it will auto-adjust to materials used up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick.
The heat press has a 15 in x 15 in (38 cm x 38 cm) Teflon-coated heat plate. This is a great size for creating various projects, from t-shirts, towels, tote bags, coasters, and more.
Digital display for the heat and temperature settings. The OhWill heat press can be set to reach a temperature of up to 464°F (240 °C). T
The high-temperature settings ensure it can be used for various projects using materials like HTV (iron-on vinyl), sublimation prints, and infusible ink transfer sheets.
Ive only had the press a short time. Its been great has worked perfectly with even pressure and temp!
Adding I have now pressed over 60 t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and jogger sweatpants! I have pressed screenprints. DTF transfers and htv ront vinyl!
This press has been so amazing !LR (See more reviews) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The safety feature of the OhWill Heat Press machines means that they will automatically switch off after 30 minutes of inactivity.
The machine can press materials up to 1 in (2.5 cm) thick and it auto-adjusts the pressure to the material thickness.
With the non-slip pads, you can adjust the height and stability of the machine. The non-slip pads provide extra safety so that the machine stays in place on your work surface.
Using the OhWill Auto Heat Press
Ease is expected when using any automatic heat press machine. Once you have plugged in and switched on the heat press machine, the ease of the machine becomes more apparent.
Adjust the time and heat settings for your project type using the temperature and heat setting buttons.
Press the elevator button on the machine to open. The OhWill heat press is similar to a clamshell heat press in that the top plate automatically lifts when you press the elevator button allowing you access to place your project on the heat press machine in preparation for pressing.
Let me start by saying this is my first big press. Love the color and auto fuction!
No more pressing down by hand, thats a blessing!
Comes with a manual and was easy to follow. I was able to press with ease with the auto fuction.Paul C. (See more reviews) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Once you have placed your project on the bottom plate, press the elevator button again, and the machine will close and automatically apply the necessary pressure to the project.
It can transfer patterns on fabric, ceramic, and metal materials.
When the pressing cycle is complete, the heat press machine will automatically stop and open the press. The project can now be removed from the bottom plate of the press.
Pros & Cons of the OhWill Auto Heat Press
With any piece of equipment you buy for your craft room, it is always a good idea to look at the pros and cons of the machine.
We have put together this list to help you when considering the purchase of this machine.
Our Final Verdict
Overall the OhWill Heat Auto Press does provide ease to your crafting experience as you do not have to apply the pressure manually.
It also opens and closes automatically, which is an excellent feature as you can move away from your project when pressing, knowing that your project will not overpress and burn.
Due to the simple design, the machine is not the most aesthetically designed compared to other auto heat presses on the market, but its functionality meets the brief and does what it says on the box.
The OhWill Auto Heat Press is reasonably priced for what it can do.
Although it is priced a little more than the traditional heat press machines on the market, the automatic functionality of the press does justify the little extra spend.
This is an excellent choice if you are looking for an auto heat press machine but don't want to pay a hefty fee for others on the market.
Compare this heat press against other popular presses in our heat press buyers guide. You can also read through other heat press reviews here and find loads of inspiration for your next heat press project here.