This is a new light weight and manageable machine. Its unique swing-away feature allows you to rotate the upper heat platen 360 degrees around. By moving the heating element aside and reducing the chance of accidentally contacting the area of heat distribution, you can work more freely with your garments and transfers on the base plate. Unlike the traditional clamshell heat press machines. Its industrial strength and durability allows for long-term use; making it a great investment with exceptional value amongst its competitors. We added coating on the heat platen we also glued down the silicon rubber base. This Heat Press is compact, swing away heat press model, which saves space. Ideal for applying transfers, letters, numbers and images on T-Shirts, garments, bags, mouse mats, jigsaw puzzles, id bages, ceramic tiles and other items.