Hotronix® Auto Open Clam Heat Press

You won't find a more user-friendly heat press.

Avoid over-application and ruined garments with the Auto Clam's patented auto open feature.
  • Opens automatically, preventing over-application and scorching
  • Clamshell design saves space
  • Wide opening allows easy layout and accommodates garments of varying thickness
  • Digital time, temperature, and pressure readouts
  • User friendly - most popular heat press
  • Compatible with the Heat Press Caddie™

Available in three sizes:
11" x 15" $1,350.00
16" x 16" $1,890.00
16" x 20" $2,262.00
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Tech Specs

Technical Specifications


  • Patented Magnetic Auto Open Feature.
  • 3/4" thick non-stick coated upper platen.
  • Patented Magnetic Assist Lock Down.
  • Interchangeable lower platens (optional).
  • Platinum RTD heat sensor.
  • Cast-in tubular heating element every 2" to ensure the absence of cold spots.
  • Over-center pressure adjustment.
  • UL/ULC/CE/ROHS approved.
  • Temp. range 205° - 420°F.
  • °F or °C available.
  • 11 x 15 Electrical Options:
    120 v; 8.3 amps; 1000 w
    240 v; 4.5 amps; 1000 w
  • 16 x 16, 16 x 20 Electrical Options:
    120 v; 15 amps; 1800 w
    240 v; 7.5 amps; 1800 w
Print these 6 Heat Press Care Tips and keep them close to your heat press to help keep it in shape.

  • Actual Weight:
    11 x 15: 59 lbs
    16 x 16: 77 lbs
    16 x 20: 87 lbs
  • Shipping Weight:
    11 x 15: 72 lbs
    16 x 16: 90 lbs
    16 x 20: 100 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    11 x 15 model: 28" x 16" x 17"
    16 x 16 model: 28" x 17" x 17"
    16 x 20 model: 29" x 17" x 17"
  • Shipping Dimensions: 36" x 25" x 21" for all models

Hotronix Premier Warranty

  • Lifetime Warranty on Heating Element
  • 5 yr on Framework
  • 2 yr on Circuit board
  • 1 yr parts/labor
Download Stahls' Canada machine warranty information.

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating
(based on 8 reviews)
 Major design flaw
Reviewed by Carol Spain 8/14/2018 3:22:14 PM

We are frustrated with a significant design flaw in the bolt that screws the handle & top heat platen. It breaks every year as the movement of the handle and platen up & down wears out the threads in the screw/bolt. This will be the 4 or 5th time in 5 or 6 years that it needs to be repaired.

 Come on it's 2018
Reviewed by William Hanlon 4/10/2018 5:32:13 PM

Come on and let us order the hotronix heat press online. What seems to be the problem with that?

Reviewed by Terry Gregory 4/30/2017 3:28:24 PM

Love our machine. Have not used in awhile. Batteries were corroded. Replaced batteries and cannot get machine to work. Hello comes on screen but nothing else happens. Could you please help?

 Best Heat Press I have ever had
Reviewed by Dean 4/12/2017 7:23:39 PM

This machine is awesome. My old machine was a killer on my back but this machine makes heat pressing shirts absolutely effortless. I also purchased it with the Heat Press Caddie Stand Well worth the money. And the removable platen feature is great. Thanks Stahl's for making my life a lot easier.

 Heat Press Machine Required.
Reviewed by SANDEEP KP 3/29/2017 3:26:58 AM

Do you have shipping to India.

 Impressed with my 11 x15 Heat press
Reviewed by Violet Nonnenmacher 3/14/2017 11:54:00 PM

I put my press through the test and it was and is amazing. The heat is consistent and evenly spread over the top plate. I wasn't sure if I would use the second timer now I am not sure what I would do without it. The heat press gives me a pressure read out and I love it. I feel comfortable with my heat and pressure. The heat press opens up with enough space where I feel comfortable spreading out my material that I am getting ready to press. I feel spoiled using this press and comfortable knowing it comes with a great warranty.

 Excited about the purchase
Reviewed by Kenton Monger 3/2/2015 8:07:20 AM

I purchased my Stahl's 16x20 heat press at the DAX Trade Show for business use and to help my High School Alma mater raise money for the Athletic Department that is near and dear to my heart. I also learned that Stahl's is developing a Platen that will imprint Ball caps with the 16x20 heat Press and I am going to order the platen as soon as it is available.

 16 x 16 inch Hotronic heat press
Reviewed by Cindy Bonnette 12/21/2013 1:05:43 AM

We have been using this press in our business for about a year now. It has been very reliable and is very durable. We have put it through its paces and use it heavily. Not once have we had a problem. We are so satisfied we are going to be purchasing other heat presses for caps and other items made by Stahls and want to stay with this brand. Very easy to use and I highly recommend this product to any business. We also have a different brand we started out using and that one is now only for backup and never gets used.

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