The Stahls’ Hotronix ® Sports Ball Heat Press is specially designed to make your own custom sports ball.
Print on footballs, basketballs, handballs, volleyballs, American footballs and others synthetic leather inflatable balls.
Personalize easily sport balls with various logos including team, sponsor, corporate, initials logos,…
Equipped with a digital temperature and time display. The press prints at low temperature (113°C) and do not damage the plastics or leathers.
The heating plate is designed to fit all ball sizes and shapes. The adjustable ball holder allows to adapt the pressure to the size of the ball.
To ensure that the film rests properly on the curved surface of the ball, Stahls’ recommends transfers of up to 4 cm × 10 cm.
- 4 cm x 10 cm
- Brand: Stahls ®
- Part #: Hotronix Sports ball
- Patented automatic open mechanism allows multi-tasking.
- Digital time, temperature and pressure display.
- Adjustable ball support holds the sports ball.
- Twin timer for 2-step printing.
- To get a perfect result print with CAD-COLOR® Supertek Opaque film for full color application.
- For white signature areas of autograph balls, CAD-CUT® SportFilm Lite™ is the right choice.
- Application Time: 8 seconds.
- Application Temperature: 113°C (230°F).
- Pressure: Make sure the top plate is in contact with the ball by 5cm before final lockdown.
- Peel: cold.
- Note: For textured balls, remove the backing and heat for an additional 8 seconds.
- 30-year warranty on the heating element
- 5-year warranty on the frame construction
- 2-year warranty on the press excepted wearing parts
Follow these tips to keep your heat press in shape
Keep working area clean and dust-free.
Dust can be detrimental, especially for electrical components.
Use an air duster to clean the electrical components every six months.
- Upper platen care
Use a cover sheet during heat application.
Clean with a damp, soft cloth once a month.
For larger jobs use an iron cleaner or mineral spirits.
Protect platen from excess inks and residue with an upper platen cover. If ink transfers onto the platen, rub off with a rag at 220° C (420° F).
- Bottom platen care
Replace lower platens when silicone begins to deteriorate.
Lower platens are available in many different shapes and sizes.
Clean platen covers with a damp cloth.
Lower platen covers reduce wear and tear.
Threaded adjustment spindles on manual units can be lightly lubricated with high-temp lithium grease.
Grease all exposed rods once per year.
Use the cord that comes with your heat press; other cords may fit but are unable to carry the necessary voltage.
To avoid fire and other safety issues do not put cords on or near hot surfaces.
- Cold spots
Even heat is essential for proper application.
Check yearly (or as needed) using a machine test kit.