Heat Presses

Heat Presses

PDU CAT carries heat presses from Geo Knight and Insta Graphic Systems for pressing awards, t-shirts, caps, plates, mugs, tiles, and more. These presses are perfect for sublimation and The Magic Touch (TMT).

Four Models Available:

Insta Graphic Model 256

Insta Graphic 256 Heat Press

The Insta 256 Manual Swing-Away heat press machine with 16"x20" platens swings almost a full 180° to the right - providing you with unobstructed access to the lower platen while you load your garments and place your transfers. The new Quick-Change™ platens allow you to quickly swap your lower platen with any of Insta's new accessory platens. The quick-change feature also allows you to quickly rotate the lower platen in a matter of seconds to suit your applications.

As a 16"x20" swing away heat press, this machine gives you tons of room to work for larger graphics. The Insta 256 has been meticulous crafted to accomplish and evenly distribute enormous pressure throughout the entire platen. Its cast-in tubular heating element heats the metal from within for a consistent and long-lasting heat. The Insta 256 is made from a combination of materials, making it lightweight without sacrificing the strength and durability for which Insta machines are known.


  • Cast-in tubular heating element
  • Reliable and even circulation of heat out to all corners
  • 16" x 20" platen (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
  • Versatile Quick-Change™ Interchangeable Accessory Platens
  • Swing away upper platen = unobstructed access to lower platen
  • Adjustable gap opening of 2.75" to print up to 1.375" thick substrates

Technical Specifications

Heat Platen Size 16" x 20" platen (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Substrate Thickness Up to 1.375" thick
Working Space Dimensions 32" W x 22" H x 40" D
Power Requirements 120V 1750W 14.6A / 220V 2200W 9.6A
Shipping Weight 121 lbs. (54.9 kilos)

Geo Knight DK20S

Geo Knight DK20S Heat Press

The Digital Knight DK20S is a 16x20 swing-away heat transfer press that combines a heavy-duty solid steel industrial grade pressing framework with accurate and easy to use electronics. This press is one of the most popular 16x20 machine in the industry.


  • Fully digital temperature control 32°-600°F range
  • Automatic digital timer & dual pre-press timer
  • Digital Pressure Bar Graph
  • 70 Programmable presets
  • Solid steel welded framework
  • SuperCoil-Microwinding™ heater technology
  • Accommodates materials up to 2" thick
  • Teflon-coated 3/4" thick heat platen

Technical Specifications

Heat Platen Size 16" x 20" platen (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Substrate Thickness Up to 2" thick
Press Dimensions 18" W x 16" H x 40" D
Power Requirements 120V 1800W 15A
Shipping Weight 200 lbs. (90.7 kilos)

Geo Knight DK3 Mug Press

Geo Knight DK3 Mug Heat Press

The DK3 Digital Mug Press is a specialty press exclusively for pressing mugs. This press is a full wrap-around, handle to handle, top-to-bottom printing mug press. It can press images up to 5" high, and as close as 1/2" from the handle, depending on the mug size.

The DK3 is fully adjustable, accommodating all cylindrical mugs available on the market. This includes 11 oz, 15 oz, 16 oz mugs, steins and stainless steel travel mugs. (...but not tapered latte mugs...) The ability of the press to open extra wide allows for easy and fast loading and unloading of mugs from the press. The thick solid steel framework and die-cast clamp assembly provides a heavy duty framework for non-stop use. The clamp assembly can be adjusted for very heavy pressure, allowing for full bleed transfers on even the most demanding mugs.


  • Fully digital temperature control
  • Automatic digital timer
  • Programmable presets
  • Solid steel welded framework
  • SuperCoil-Microwinding™ heater technology
  • Soft heater liner for accommodating inconsistent mugs

Technical Specifications

Press Dimensions 15" W x 13" H x 15" D
Power Requirements 120V 450W 4A
Shipping Weight 30 lbs. (13.6 kilos)

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