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Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press

With its larger platen, the 16” x 20” flat heat press transfers printed designs onto large t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, totes and more!

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Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
$949.00
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$855.00 USD
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Description

The 16 x 20 Ricoma flat heat press is perfect for those interested in starting a print shop or expanding their custom apparel business. With its larger platen, you can transfer onto garments of any size: from t-shirts and jackets to totes, mousepads, and so much more. This high-pressure clamshell style heat press is easy-to-use, durable, and can handle heavy-duty and frequent usage. You can be confident your transfers will come out perfectly with the heat press’s clamp mechanism, which provides even heat dispersion and pressure across the garment. Not to mention the auto-release function and drawer-style lower platen that make transferring designs and pumping out orders a breeze. Along with transferring designs, you can pair this heat press with an embroidery machine to create amazing mixed media designs. And if you have a DTG printer, this heat press is perfect for curing your prints and will give you a high-quality finished product customers will love. But one of the most important features of the machine is the advanced 5-inch digital touchscreen that gives you control over everything. With this simple yet high-tech panel, you can choose your language, set your date/time, change between Fahrenheit and Celsius, and view your production statistics. And when you’re done using the flat heat press, the platen’s nonstick surface guarantees an easy cleanup.

Watch the Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press in action

How to Get Started

Learn how to unbox and activate your Ricoma 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Learn how to use your Ricoma 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press touch screen panel
Learn how to use your Ricoma 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press

Features

  • Perfect for transferring designs onto t-shirts, jackets, bags, and more 
  • Can be paired with an embroidery machine to create stunning mixed media designs 
  • Can be used to cure prints from DTG printers 
  • 5” digital touchscreen panel 
  • Timer and adjustable heat temperature 
  • Temperature readable in both Fahrenheit and Celsius  
  • Auto-release function 
  • Drawer-style lower platen 
  • Quick-heating plate 
  • Nonstick platen  
  • Powerful clamp mechanism 
  • Lightweight and portable 
  • Made with sturdy and durable materials to withstand frequent and heavy use 
  • Cushioned handle 

Specifications

Platen Size:16” x 20”
Weight:102 lbs.
Shipping Weight:117 lbs.
Max Temperature:437˚F / 220˚C
Temperature Accuracy:+/-0.5%
Voltage:110V
Power Consumption:1.8 kw
Materials:Steel and aluminium

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Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
Ricoma 16” x 20” Teflon Paper
Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press
This item - Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press

With its larger platen, the 16” x 20” flat heat press tra...

$855.00
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Ricoma 16” x 20” Teflon Paper
Ricoma 16” x 20” Teflon Paper

Heat press transfer sheet allows high temperature resistance up to 600 °F and can be used for a wide variety of craft projects.

$19.99
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Total price: $874.99

Who is this for?

The hobbyist
The Hobbyist
This heat press is for the hobbyist who wants to impress friends and family with personalized garments for birthdays, holidays and more.
side hustle
Side Hustler
The side hustler can take advantage of this machine to supplement their income from home by selling custom products online or locally.
growing business
Growing Business
For growing businesses, this heat press is perfect for expanding their product range to attract even more customers.

About Ricoma’s 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press

All of Ricoma’s heat presses have an auto-release feature
Auto-Release Function
No more sitting around and babysitting your heat press! Unlike manual heat presses, all of Ricoma’s heat presses have an auto-release feature. This means that when the timer runs out, the heat press automatically lifts the heating plate. A feature like this saves you time by allowing you to confidently complete other tasks, like DTG printing or using an embroidery machine, without worrying that the garment will be pressed longer than the timer allots.
Slide-out platen on Ricoma’s flat heat presses is a feature designed with safety and comfort in mind
Drawer-Style Lower Platen
The large slide-out platen on Ricoma’s flat heat presses is a feature designed with safety and comfort in mind. It gives you more room to lay down your garment on the press without putting your arms and hands underneath the heat. You’ll reduce the chance of burning yourself and be able to quickly press garments without worrying about the hot plate.
Choose from a variety of application methods like heat transfers, screen printed transfers, heat transfer vinyl, and sublimation
Choose From a Variety of Application Methods
The Ricoma flat heat press is useful for so much more than just heat transfer vinyl. You can use it to transfer sublimation designs, to cure prints made from a DTG printer, and more. Not to mention, you can combine the heat press with other apparel decoration equipment like a Ricoma embroidery machine to create mixed-media products that will attract customers and raise profits.

Panel Features

Panel FeaturesTimer and Temperature
Timer and Temperature
Set your temperature to either Fahrenheit or Celsius and watch your order’s progress with the built-in timer. You can also alter the timer length at any point in case of last-minute changes.
Panel FeaturesSave Current Parameter
Save Current Parameter
Save the name, temperature, and time of your current order to use later. That way you don’t have to manually input the time and temperature when you want to do the same order later.
Panel FeaturesCheck Parameters List
Check Parameters List
See all preset settings for different projects and materials. When you want to start a new job, just press on the project you want to do, and the settings are loaded automatically.
Panel FeaturesProduction Statistics Feature
Production Statistics Feature
See how many garments you’ve been able to produce in a set amount of time. This makes pricing a project more precise while giving you more control over your production timeline.

What are heat presses used for?

What are heat presses used for?Apparel
Apparel
Heat presses are used to create custom t-shirts, hoodies, jerseys, and other garments for personal or commercial use.
What are heat presses used for?Promotional Products
Promotional Products
Heat presses are used to create customized promotional products, such as tote bags, keychains, and water bottles, that can be used for marketing and advertising.
What are heat presses used for?Home Decor
Home Decor
Heat presses are used to create custom designs on items like pillowcases, towels, and blankets, allowing customers to add a personal touch to their home decor.
What are heat presses used for?Sports
Sports
Heat presses are used to create custom uniforms and equipment for sports teams, as well as personalized fan gear for spectators.
What are heat presses used for?Signage
Signage
Heat presses can be used to create signs, banners, and other promotional materials, using heat transfer vinyl and other materials.
What are heat presses used for?Custom Designs
Custom Designs
Heat presses can be used to create custom designs on a wide range of materials, including cotton, polyester, nylon, and more.

Maximize the potential of your heat press by watching these videos

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| Full-Color Design On Cotton T-Shirt | Print Pros (Ep 1)

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Heat Press Buyers Guide
Not sure which heat press is right for you? Then check out our comprehensive heat press guide, which has all the information you need to help you find the best heat press for your business.
Heat Press Buyers Guide

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Brand New
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$949.00
Open-Box Excellent
  • Looks brand new
  • Includes all original parts / accessories
  • Typically contains packaging
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$855.00

Questions & Answers

Ask a question
Q.
Can you use this on leggings? Spandex and polyester?
A.

Yes! Check out our Heat Press Cheat Sheet for recommended heat press times, temperatures! https://info.ricoma.com/the-ultimate-heat-press-cheat-sheet

Q.
just received my heat press ricoma 16x20 but came in a different language. how do i change the language?
A.

All Ricoma heat presses have the ability to operate in different languages, in the settings menu, you can change your language preference. To update the language, follow the instructions from this ZenDesk article: https://ricoma.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4408602978835.

Q.
What is the dimension of the very bottom of the base of the 16x20 heat press? I need it to purchase a stand.
A.

The exact measurements are 16x 29.

Q.
What the actual dimensions of this heat press?
A.

The dimensions of this heat press are 16"x 20" and weighs 71 pounds


Q.
Hello, I'm interested in the Ricoma Auto Open 16” x 20” Flat Heat Press. I wanted to know if these presses require being connected to an air compressor? Thank you
A.

Hello! No, it does not require this type of connection.

Customer Reviews

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Antonio

I'm very happy with my purchase and I'm ready to use. 😀

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Belissa

Works perfectly I have been using it about a week

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Beverly

I'm really satisfied with my machine. It's worth every penny. I would definitely recommend this machine without a doubt.

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Fendi

Best heat press in the world

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Jesse

Placed an order with Ricoma for the Auto Open Heat Press - I waited weeks with no update from their department, contacted FedEx and was notified that Ricoma didn’t properly send in custom papers for the machine and it was held at custom boarder. Going on a month now and Ricoma has reached out saying the machine I ordered was already spoken for from other customers months ago and they cannot send me anything, would need to wait a month for their next shipment. Be careful while ordering with Ricoma as they don’t update their inventory to properly reflect what they have or keep track of their shipments. Will never use Ricoma products after this incident.

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