Insta 288 Heat Press Machine - Sublimation & Beyond

The Insta 288 Swing Away heat press machine is our largest manual machine sporting oversized 20”x25” platens for ease of use with larger items and transfers. It doubles perfectly as a sublimation heat press machine because the size of the platens as well as its capability to provide consistent temperature and pressure. Both of these characteristics are necessary in sublimation transfers.


Some of the best global clothing brands use our Insta 288 because of its versatility in different types of heat transfers. This manual heat press is so reliable that it has the ability to perform around the clock without sacrificing consistent results, precise temperature, and rapid heat recovery.


  • Swing-away upper platen 20”x25”
  • H-frame and lightweight construction
  • Ergonomic wrap-around handle made from stainless steel
  • Integrated digital controller which features controls for time & temperature (Fahrenheit or Centigrade)
  • Manual operation

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Insta 288 Manual Heat Press

Insta 288

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Swing-Away Design Its swing-away design makes this an extremely user-friendly machine by giving you completely unobstructed access to the lower platen while you work. Loading garments and placing transfers is hassle-free.

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 a reliable and even circulation of heat out to all corners.

Interchangeable Lower Platens Its lower platen can be easily removed with the Quick- Change™ mechanism and replaced with smaller accessory platens for printing on pockets, sleeves, pant legs, back-neck and much more. Interchangeable lower platens provide you with tremendous printing versatility, all in one machine.

Made in USA

Oversized Platens Our largest manual machine with 20”x25” platens.

Even Temperature And Pressure Essential in the application of sublimation and various other types of heat transfers.

Perfect Press for the expanding digital and sublimation marketplace.

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.

    Depth: 49” (124.5 cm)

    Width: 39” (99 cm)

    Height: 22” (55.9 cm)

    Power: 230 volt – 3300 Watts, 14.4 Amps

    Platen Size: 20”x25” standard (50.8 x 63.5 cm) Additional accessory platens available for purchase – 6”x6”, 6”x9”, 6”x15”, 10”x15”, 15”x15”, 15”x20”

    Shipping Weight: 200 lbs. (91 kilos)


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