Insta 158 Heat Press Machine - Ideal for Heat Transfer Application & Digital Direct-to-Garment Printing

The Insta 158 Digital Auto Release Digi-Press® offers one of the major benefits of an automatic machine - the auto-open feature - with the lightweight, ergonomic design of a manual clamshell heat press. The Insta 158 meets the demands of today’s busy retail environment and is also a practical solution to use as a pre- and post-curing agent for the expanding direct-to-garment marketplace. This digital clamshell heat press delivers consistent temperature and results all day long.


Following in the tradition of Insta’s reputation for quality, the Insta 158 clamshell heat press maintains an ergonomic, compact style and boasts a time saving auto-release feature with 15"x20" platens. Once the operator closes the machine, and the preset time has elapsed, the Insta 158 automatically opens. This allows the operator to maximize his or her time while the transfer is dwelling, without worrying about damaging the substrate.


  • 15” x 20” platen (38.1 x 50.8 cm)
  • Space saving design
  • Worry free automatic open (air compressor not needed!)
  • One-piece ergonomic wrap-around handle assembly
  • Made in USA

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Insta 158

Auto Open With the use of a strategically placed electromagnet, the upper platen automatically releases at the end of the time cycle, without the use of an air compressor.

Cast-In Heating Element The tubular heating element is cast into the aluminum upper platen, heating the metal from within. The element is coiled throughout the upper platen to provide even circulation of heat across the platen.

Distribution of Pressure The pressure source is strategically placed over the center of the upper platen and uses struts to drive pressure out to all corners. The result is an even and heavy duty distribution of pressure that is unmatched by other heat presses in the market today.

Integrated Digital Controller with features controls for time, temperature (F˚ or C˚), cycle counter

Made in USA

Best possible return on your investment When you step up to an Insta you get a press that will continue to perform, year after year after year.

Easy Access 35˚ opening for easy placement and removal of garment

Auto open release feature eliminates risk of scorching

A practical solution for use as a pre-and post-curing agent.

Safety features Safety tape and a three second pre-open beep for safety

Perfect press for the expanding digital direct-to-garment marketplace.

Depth: 25” (63.5 cm)

Width: 35.5” (90.17 cm)

Height: 28.5” (72.39 cm)

Power: 120 volt - 1750 Watts, 14.6 Amps / 230 volt - 2200 Watts, 9.6 Amps

Shipping Weight: 131 lbs. (59.4 kilos)

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Model 158 V2 (240V) I/C
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Model 158 V2 (230V) I/C
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