Heat Presses

Insta Model 158P

Ideal for Heat Transfer Application & Digital Direct-to-Garment Printing

INSTA's Model 158P Digital Auto Release heat press offers one of the major benefits of an automatic machine - the auto-open feature - in the lightweight, lower cost, ergonomic design of a manual clamshell heat press. The Model 158P meets the demands of today's busy retail environment and is also a practical solution to use as a post-curing agent for the expanding digital direct-to- garment marketplace.


Following in the tradition of INSTA's reputation for quality, the Model 158P maintains the ergonomic, compact clamshell style of the Model 138 and in addition, boasts a time maximizing auto-release feature. After the operator closes the machine, the Model 158P will automatically open once the pre-set time has elapsed. This allows the operator to maximize their time while the transfer is dwelling, without having to worry about burning the garment.


Improved Auto-Release: 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. The 158P's new dual gas springs lift the upper platen gently - for a smooth and quiet release.

Dressable Lower Platen: The base of the Model 158P has been designed to allow users to dress garments over the lower platen without stretching them out. Simply load the shirt onto the platen and feed the bottom of the garment through the clearance underneath the lower platen.

Interchangeable Lower Platens: The Model 158P uses a simple pin system which allows you to easily change out the lower platen and drop in smaller accessory platens for printing on pockets, sleeves, trouser legs, back neck and much more. Interchangeable lower platens provide you with tremendous printing versatility, all in one machine.

Compact Design: This clamshell's sleek profile and compact design make it an ideal machine for use in areas with limited work space.
Over the Centre Pressure Distribution: The pressure source is strategically placed over the centre of the upper platen and uses struts to drive that 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.

Ergonomic Handle Assembly: The 158P's handle has been re-designed for increased ease of operation.


• Integrated digital controller which features controls for time, temperature (Fahrenheit or Centigrade) & cycle counter
• 60° machine opening for easy placement & removal of garments
• Adjustable pressure control
• Protective heat shroud
• ETL, RoHS, WEE, & CE compliant

Power 120 volt - 1750 Watts, 14.6 Amps
230 volt - 2200 Watts, 9.6 Amps
Platen Size 41 x 51 cm
Additional interchangeable platens available: 15 x 15 cm / 15 x 23 cm /
15 x 38 cm / 25 x 38 cm
Working Space:
Depth: 76 cm
Width 41 cm
Height 69 cm
Shipping Weight 68 kg