Detailed Equipment Information
M&R’s HotHead™ fabric compression system gives garment decorators two ways to apply heat and pressure to fabrics for fiber matting, ink smoothing, foil transfer, on-press ink discharging, and other specialty processes. HotHead’s control module mounts on the front of a printhead arm on the press. It uses a multi-function LCD display to set temperature and heater type. The control module works with two heat modules: the HotHead Roller™ applies heat and pressure using a rolling cylinder, and the HotHead FlatIron™ applies heat and pressure by gliding a flat, smooth heating element across the substrate. Each heat module is sold separately.
The HotHead Roller and the HotHead FlatIron are securely affixed to the squeegee mounting bar by two manual squeegee clamps. To ensure optimal performance, two small controllers allow for adjustment of the up/down travel speed of the squeegee chopper bar. M&R chose a military-grade electrical connector, high-cycle flexible wiring, and a long-life flexible sheath to connect the control unit to the heating units.