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Insta 256 Heat Press Machine – Swing-Away Design and Quick-Change Features Offer Flexibility in Printing

The award-winning Model 256 Manual Swing-Away heat press machine with 16″ x20″ platens swings almost a full 180° to the right – providing you with unobstructed access to the lower platen while you load your garments and place your transfers. The new Quick-Change platens allow you to quickly swap your lower platen with any of Insta’s new accessory platens. The quick-change feature also allows you to quickly rotate the lower platen in a matter of seconds to suit your applications.

Easy Operation. Reliable Results. Every Time.

As a 16″ x20″ swing-away heat press, this machine gives you tons of room to work for larger graphics. The Insta 256 has been meticulously crafted to accomplish and evenly distribute pressure throughout the entire platen. Its cast-in tubular heating element heats the metal from within for consistent and long-lasting heat and the fastest heat recovery in the industry. The Insta 256 is made from a combination of materials, making it lightweight without sacrificing the strength and durability for which Insta machines are known. The highest quality manual machine for consistent and reliable results in the industry.


  • 16″ x 20″ platen (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
  • Versatile Quick-Change Interchangeable Accessory Platens
  • Pressure adjustment for printing thicker substrates up to 1.375 thickness (gap opening is 2.75″)
  • Operator friendly wrap-around stainless steel handle
  • Superior dressability
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