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Make your own heat press, screen printer and flash dryer for t-shirt printing using an ordinary cooking hot plate. Plans and kits! Read more

Rutherfordton, NC DIY
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Make your own heat press, screen printer and flash dryer for t-shirt printing using an ordinary cooking hot plate. Plans and kits!

Rutherfordton, NC DIY
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Thanks for viewing my Kickstarter. My project centers around DIY printing equipment for screen printing and heat pressing your own unique items such as t-shirts, custom art and even jewelry. 

For the last 8 years I have been running my business, Home Business Printing, where I provide my customers with low cost printing equipment that I design and manufacture right from my 3,000 square foot shop.

People always ask if I plan on offering how-to plans for my equipment and the answer had always been no. Now, for the first time, I am offering how-to plans AND kits of 5 of my most popular machine designs.

With the plans or kit, you will be able to easily build your own screen printer, heat press machine or curing oven for cheap. You will be making your own t-shirts, custom posters, screen printed art, decorative tile, etc. in no time at all. I will even provide you with additional learning materials to get you up to speed on how print as well as resources for supplies and materials.

These printers are great if you just want to print a few shirts for the ball team, hundreds of shirts for a family reunion or even start your own small time t-shirt business.

With your pledge, I will be making necessary equipment fixes, upgrades and replacements. I'm a pretty handy guy when it comes to tools so I have managed to keep most of the tools and equipment in my shop running some way or another. It's now gotten to the point where they need to be replaced because some things can only be fixed so many times.

Here's a look at my products:

#1. The EZ Press Heat Press Machine:

The EZ Press is a 9" x 12" heat press machine designed to heat transfer inkjet transfers, screen printed transfers, vinyl transfers and rhinestones onto a variety of materials such as cloth, wood, metal and plastic. The EZ Press will do everything thing a heat press machine is designed to do in a fun EZ way, using a cooking griddle!

Features:
- 9" x 12" printing area with 1/4" padding
- Light weight and it stores anywhere. Perfect for small rooms.
- Adjustable pressure and heat
- EZ to build
- EZ to use

Available: Full Color PDF Plans, Kit, or Complete Machine

Here's an old video of it in action:

#2. EZ Screen Printer:

The EZ Screen Printer is a single color screen printer for creating professional  screen printed items such as t-shirts, custom art prints or stickers. The EZ Screen printer is EZ to use, extremely light weight, Stores nearly anywhere and delivers professional results. If you will be using this with plastisol inks, instead of air dry inks, use in conjunction with the EZ Flash Dryer below.

Features:
- 16" x 16" Printing area
- Holds up to 20" x 24" screen
- Extremely light weight and easy to store
- EZ to build

Available: Full Color PDF Plans, Kit, or Complete Machine 

#3. The EZ Flash Dryer Tabletop:

The EZ Flash Dryer Tabletop is a curing oven for drying your screen printed plastisol inks. Most professionals use plastisol inks, not air dry inks, because of it's performance and durability. Use the EZ Flash Dryer to cure your single color prints you print with your EZ Screen Printer. They go perfect together. All this in a nice compact tabletop unit that stores just about anywhere. You can even stack stuff on this or use it as a foot stool! It's that well designed.

Features:
- 16" x 16" Curing area
- Cures shirts in about 30 seconds
- Super sturdy and stores anywhere

Available: Full Color PDF Plans, Kit, or Complete Machine 

Here's a video of both the EZ Screen Printer and the EZ Flash Dryer Tabletop in use.

# 4. EZ All-in-One Screen Printer/Dryer:

The EZ All-in-One Screen Printer/Dryer combines both the EZ Screen Printer and the EZ Flash Dryer together in one original piece of portable screen printing equipment. Screen print and then cure right on any table. Takes up less than 4 square feet! Nothing like it on the market and is an absolute YUDU killer. :) Easy to build also.

Features:
- Extremely portable complete screen printing system
- Tabletop use
- 16" x 16" Print area and cure area
- EZ to build

Available: Full Color PDF Plans, Kit, or Complete Machine

Here's a video of the EZ All-in-One Screen Printer/Dryer in action

# 5. EZ Flash Dryer Standup:

The EZ Flash Dryer Standup is more of the conventional type flash dryers used for doing multi-color screen printing. It's basically the tabletop version mounted to an adjustable stand and it swivels to swing over your print area and then away. This is an inexpensive and easy to build version of the commercially bought flash dryers.

Features:
- 16" x 16" Curing area
- EZ to build
- 1500 Watts 110 volts 

Available: Full Color PDF Plans, Kit, or Complete Machine

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!! :)))

Joe

Please see my updates for new bonuses I’ve added and a breakdown of the rewards.

FAQ

  • If you pledge $50 you will receive 3 sets of downloadable plans of your choice. And you can get 2 3D models of your choice. The 3d model are not a set of plans. It is just the machine modeled in Google Sketchup. It is to scale and you can take measurements of it but there is no parts list or anything else.

    Delivery will be around the middle of March. Once the campaign is over, Amazon will hold the funds for 2 weeks before they release it to me. That is when you will receive your set of plans and 3D models.

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    Thank you email with video attached.

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    A 3D Google Sketchup model of your choice of the 5 machines. The models are made to scale. Measurements can be taken from the model to construct your own machine but it is just a model, not a set of plans. It does not include parts list, supplies, etc. The model will be emailed to you and you can open it in Google Sketchup, which is a free 3D modeling program.

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    When you pledge $25 you get:

    - (1) 3D Sketchup model of your choice
    - (1) complete set of full color PDF plans of your choice.

    Your 3D model can be different than your set of plans. These plans are easy to follow, detailed instructions that include dozens of color photos, cad drawings and 3D models. Materials are available locally.

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    When you pledge $50 you get:

    - (2) 3D Sketchup models of your choice,
    - (3) complete sets of full color PDF plans of your choice.

    Your 3D models can be different than your set of plans. These plans are easy to follow, detailed instructions that include dozens of color photos, cad drawings and 3D models. Materials are available locally.

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    When you pledge $75 you get either:

    - ALL 5 of the 3D Sketchup models and ALL 5 complete sets of plans.

    OR

    1 EZ Screen Printer
    (This pre-orders you a completely assembled EZ Screen Printer shipping included to the lower 48 states. Canada, Hawaii and PR please add $25 extra for shipping.)

    The full color PDF plans are easy to follow, detailed instructions that include dozens of color photos, cad drawings and 3D models. Materials are available locally.

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    When you pledge $100 you get:

    - ALL 5 of the 3D Sketchup models and ALL 5 complete sets of plans.
    - Your choice of a pre-cut and pre-drilled kit

    The kit will contain all the hardware you need to complete your selected unit EXCEPT the heating element. (the EZ Screen Printer does not require a heating element)

    Depending on the machine you choose, that heating element can range from $20 to $40 and can be purchased locally.

    This price DOES include shipping within the lower 48 states. Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico please add $20 shipping. Canadian orders add $30 shipping. Sorry, no international shipping on these kits because of size and weight.

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    When you pledge $160 you get:

    - ALL 5 of the 3D Sketchup models and ALL 5 complete sets of plans.
    - Your choice of 2 pre-cut and pre-drilled kits
    (The kit will contain all the hardware you need to complete your selected unit EXCEPT the heating element. (the EZ Screen Printer does not require a heating element)
    Depending on the machine you choose, that heating element can range from $20 to $40 and can be purchased locally.

    This price DOES include shipping within the lower 48 states. Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico please add $20 shipping. Canadian orders add $30 shipping. Sorry, no international shipping on these kits because of size and weight.

    OR

    Pre-orders you either an EZ Press Machine or EZ Flash Tabletop Machine. Your pick.
    (Completely assembled EZ Heat Press OR EZ Flash Dryer, shipping included to the lower 48 states. Canada, Hawaii and PR please add $25)

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    1 backer

    When you pledge $187 you get:

    - ALL 5 of the 3D Sketchup models and ALL 5 complete sets of plans.
    - Your choice of 3 pre-cut and pre-drilled kits.
    (The kit will contain all the hardware you need to complete your selected unit EXCEPT the heating element. (the EZ Screen Printer does not require a heating element)
    Depending on the machine you choose, that heating element can range from $20 to $40 and can be purchased locally.

    This price DOES include shipping within the lower 48 states. Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico please add $20 shipping. Canadian orders add $30 shipping. Sorry, no international shipping on these kits because of size and weight.

    OR

    Pre-orders you either an EZ All-in-One Screen Printer/Dryer or an EZ Flash Dryer Standup. Your pick.
    (Completely assembled EZ Heat Press OR EZ Flash Dryer, shipping included to the lower 48 states. Canada, Hawaii and PR please add $40)

    Estimated delivery:
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    1 backer

    When you pledge $257 you get:

    - ALL 5 of the 3D Sketchup models and ALL 5 complete sets of plans.
    - All 5 pre-cut and pre-drilled kits.
    (The kit will contain all the hardware you need to complete your selected unit EXCEPT the heating element. (the EZ Screen Printer does not require a heating element)
    Depending on the machine you choose, that heating element can range from $20 to $40 and can be purchased locally.

    This price DOES include shipping within the lower 48 states. Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico please add $20 shipping. Canadian orders add $30 shipping. Sorry, no international shipping on these kits because of size and weight.

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    1 backer

    When you pledge $647 you get:

    - ALL 5 of the 3D Sketchup models and ALL 5 complete sets of plans.
    - ALL 5 completely assembled machines, including their heating elements.

    These machines are ready to go out of the box. All you will need is your printing supplies. Please add $100 for shipping limited to the lower 48 states.

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