Heat Presses

Insta Model 228

Swing-Away Design Makes Garment Printing Easy

INSTA's Model 228 Manual Swing-Away machine has proven to be a true customer favourite. When disengaged, the 228's upper platen swings almost a full 180° to the right - leaving the lower platen completely free from constraints. The exposed lower platen provides you with unobstructed access while you load your garments and place your transfers.

Uncomplicated Operation. Reliable Results. Every Time

The Model 228 has been strategically designed to generate & evenly distribute tremendous pressure throughout the entire platen. And, its cast-in tubular heating element heats the metal from within, which produces constant and long lasting heat. A successful heat transfer application requires 3 key elements to work in tandem- time, temperature & pressure. The Model 228 has mastered those elements and gets the job done every time.


Swing Away Design: Its swing-away design gives you completely unobstructed access to the lower platen while you work. Loading garments and placing transfers is hassle-free.

Interchangeable Lower Platens: Interchangeable platen capability gives you tremendous printing versatility. Drop in smaller accessory platens for printing on pockets, sleeves, trouser legs, back neck and much more.

Central Pressure Source: The strategically placed pressure source is centered over the upper platen and uses struts to drive that pressure out to all corners.
The result is an unparalleled even & heavy duty distribution of pressure.

Cast-In Heating Element: The tubular heating element is cast into the aluminium upper platen, heating the metal from within. The element is coiled throughout
the upper platen to provide a reliable and even circulation of heat across the platen.
Cast Aluminium Assembly: Machines made from cast metal are considered to be the highest quality and are strong enough to withstand heavy use without
warping or bending.


• Pressure adjustment scale - goes from 0 - 10
• Integrated digital controller which features controls for time, temperature (F° or C°), cycle counter, sleep mode and auto-off
• Protective heat shroud
• UL, CuL & CE approved. RoHS/WEE compliant

Power 120 volt - 1750 Watts, 14.6 Amps
230 volt - 2200 Watts, 9.6 Amps
Platen Size 38 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: 72 cm
Width 98 cm
Height 60 cm
Shipping Weight 61.2 kg