Two types of presses that are frequently used in modern business and industry are heat presses and drill presses. These presses can be expensive, so the best choice may to look for a well-kept, used press.
A heat press is a device that imprints a graphic or other design onto a piece of fabric or other material. Common items used in heat presses are T-shirts, mugs, puzzles and mouse pads. This is accomplished through the use of heat and pressure.
There are a few different types of heat presses. Most heat presses operate by firmly pressing the object upon which the design is to be placed between two heated plates. In some cases, these plates are both opened and released manually. Other versions require a manual activation to control the closing of the plates, but they will open automatically when the process is complete. Finally, some versions are completely automatic, and the whole process is completed without human intervention.
The advanced heat presses of today are precision-controlled, allowing complete control over heat, pressure and timing. Even used presses that are a few years old will likely have these features. Small-scale heat presses used for low volume production are available, as are industrial-grade heat presses that can constantly produce pressed items. These heat presses work like an assembly line, with lower plates bringing new products to be pressed, and the upper plate simply moving up and down to apply the necessary heat and pressure.
Drill presses are machines that aim to make drilling easier. They basically consist of a heavy-duty drill mounted over an adjustable platform. The platform includes a vise grip that can be used to hold objects in place for safer drilling. With a drill press, consistent, repetitive drilling is made possible, since the angle of the table remains the same as it's moved. In addition, it's easier for the user of the drill press to apply pressure to the intended object. Drill presses haven't evolved much in recent years, so getting a used press is a good way to save money.