Why should you choose Calortrans as your heat press supplier?

Is it our highly competitive pricing, the guaranteed quality, quick delivery, or the high sell-ability of our products?

In your search for a heat press supplier, you must have noticed there are two types of products on the market. With western made, high quality machines - priced accordingly - on one hand and economical, low reputation, Asian products on the other. .

Western quality, Asian production.

The best of both worlds

Calortrans is unique in the heat press market for offering the best of both worlds. Of course the import of Asian products is nothing new. It is however unique that Calortrans owns the factory in China. This means that the production, design and selection of quality materials is fully controlled by Calortrans while the machines are produced in China to keep production cost low. This combination allows us to offer great products for a competitive price. Of course this is an oversimplified description, so let's get a little further into detail. First we take a glance at the different philosophies of these both worlds.

Western philosophy – quality determines the price

Western heat press manufacturers mainly focus on three standards while building presses:

  • Durability - heat presses are built to perform, and should not break down, even under heavy use
  • Functionality - heat presses should be effective and easy to use for every task
  • Quality materials - to ensure durability and functionality, no concessions should be made on materials

This focus enables western manufacturers to design highly reliable heat presses that really perform. The downside of this approach however is the high cost that come with western labour and high quality materials.

Asian philosophy - price determines the quality

Asian manufacturers compete with other Asian manufacturers. This means that, unlike western press builders, their focus is on price rather than quality.

  • Price - heat presses are built to be as cheap as possible, durability and functionality have no priority
  • Scrap materials - heat presses are built with scrap- and other inferior materials to cut costs
To reduce price, materials are used that don’t perform well or only perform for a short period of time. Keep in mind that most cheap Asian heat presses are build using this principle. Read more about the importance of quality materials further down this page.

Best of both worlds - quality for a great price

Although Calortrans presses are built in Asia, they are fully designed and assembled using the Western philosophy, starting off with quality standards for durability, functionality and materials. Heat presses can be send from our stock in Europe or directly from the manufacturing plant in Asia, minimizing wait time, no matter where you are located.

 

Materials

At this point you probably wonder what the effect of materials is on your transfers and why it is highly important that no concessions are made on certain parts of heat presses. Let's have a closer look at these materials.

 

Heat element

The Heat element is probably the most important part of a heat press. Although most important, this is the part where Asian manufacturers safe the most money on. Thin heat plates are produced from recycled scrap aluminium which makes them far less effective and often causes plate deformation.

Besides the plate, money is often saved on the heat element inside the plate. Where the heat element in western presses is evenly distributed throughout the plate, it is reduced to a bare minimum in Asian presses. This causes an uneven heat distribution across the and will translate into uneven transfers.

 
 

Like western build heat presses, Calortrans heat elements are thick high quality aluminium plates. The thick aluminium plates in combination with a tightly woven infra-red heat element ensures a constant temperature and an even heat distribution.

Calortrans heat plates are finished with a high quality Teflon coating. This excellent heat conducting coating makes sure both your fabric as well as the press remain neat and clean without it ever peeling off.

 

Electronics

Electronics are key in any kind of machine in terms of reliability, durability and ease of use. As electronics usually take up a big part of the production budget, Asian manufacturers often see another opportunity to cut costs. Using traditional relays and electrical conductors that can barely hold the produced amperes, often make for an unreliable product.

Calortrans uses highly reliable solid state relays and electrical conductors that can hold twice the ampere used by the machines. In the unlikely event that something would go wrong, all of our machines have built in overheating protection as a safety measure. Besides the use of durable materials, all electronics used in our machines are RoHs Certified.

The quality and reliability of Calortrans electronics is not only due to quality materials but also because all the products use the same system. Choosing this approach enabled us to test and create one system that works well for all machines.

The electronic system is one of the reasons why Calortrans products are built to last.

 

Easy to use

As mentioned in the electronics chapter of this page, all of our machines use the same system. Also, the user end of the system works the same for all machines and is designed to be easy to use.

The display contains three buttons; mode, plus and minus. With these buttons you can easily navigate through the three modes; stand-by, set temperature, set time. Which will be displayed in one of the two indicators, one for time and one for temperature. The temperature indicator is conveniently coloured red, whilst the transfer time is indicated in green.

Countdown starts automatically when the press is closed and produces a 3 second warning signal before the transfer time has passed.

 
 

Stick with what works

For the last decade Calortrans has researched and further developed its product line, ultimately coming to a set of products that perform according to our quality standards. In other words, unlike others, our factories do not produce 20 different presses changing the production process all the time. Instead, our employees are year round producing the same type of proven products in a fixed production chain.

What is your advantage? Higher and constant quality with lower production costs due to economics of scale.

 

Why choose Calortrans as your heat press distributor?

Why should you choose Calortrans as your heat press distributor? Because Calortrans offers highly sell-able western quality heat presses, yet many times more beneficial due to economies of scale and lower production costs.

  • High profitability - Our fair rates in combination with the high sell-ability of the products provide you with a highly profitable opportunity
  • Durability - Calortrans offers durable heat presses with an extremely low breakdown rate.
  • Functionality - Easy to use, functional and effective heat presses for every task
  • Quality materials - to ensure durability and functionality, no concessions were made on materials
  • Quick delivery - Quick delivery around the world, directly from our stock in the Netherlands, or from the factory in China, without importing hassles

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