The Insta 288 heat press was selected as Product of the Year in the Heat Press (Table Top) category. The Insta 288 is a manual swing-away heat press with 20-by-25-inch platens. It can be used in the sublimation market because of the over-sized platen and its ability to generate even temperature and pressure across the entire platen, which is essential in the application of sublimation transfers.
Insta’s SiliconeX Custom Heat Transfer was selected as Product of the Year in the Media-Heat Transfer Printable category. SiliconeX is the ideal transfer for performance wear, industrial work wear and leisure wear apparel. It offers superior stretch, excellent durability and abrasion resistance, and is RSL and Lab Wash tested. Also, SiliconeX can be applied at a temperature setting as low as 285 F, which works extremely well with heat-sensitive, stretchable synthetic fabrics.
"We are very pleased to be recognized by our industry peers for Insta’s heat press machines and custom heat transfers. We’re also proud that this is the fourth year in a row our heat press machines have been recognized as Product of the Year by SGIA," stated Janet Wells, President of Insta Graphic Systems. The three previous awards were presented to Insta for the Insta 256, a manual swing-away heat press with 16-by-20-inch platens.