Insta Graphic Systems  

Cerritos,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 1039

For 60 years INSTA has been the global leader in heat transfer technology.  We pride ourselves on setting the standard for professional-grade heat press machines, custom heat transfers, and the interaction between these two products - the application process. 

Insta heat press machines are equipped with superior pressure and temperature distribution across the entire platen AND they recover heat significantly faster than other machines on the market.  This allows for consistent quality and faster production.  Insta machines are the most reliable and durable machines on the market with an average useful life of 25+ years.  We have been honored with SGIA's Product Of The Year Awards year after year for our heat press machines. 

Insta offers the widest selection of custom heat transfers.  We produce durable spot color, 4/Color process and digital transfers.  With Insta's custom heat transfers, applying your graphics onto garments coundn't get any earier.  Each type of transfer includes the recommended machine settings for optimum results.  Stop by our booth, #1039, to view our heat press machines and samples of custom heat transfers. 

Brands: Insta Graphic Systems

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  • Insta 256 Manual Swing Away Heat Press
    The award-winning Insta 256 Manual Swing-Away heat press is easy to use, durable, has 16"x20" platens, swings away 180 degrees for full access to the lower platen, and provides even heat and pressure across the entire platen for consistent results.

  • Insta 256 Manual Heat Press Machine

    Swing-Away Design and Quick-Change Feature offers flexibility in printing

    Insta’s Model 256 Manual Swing-Away heat press machine with 16"X20" platens swings almost a full 180˚ to the right - providing unobstructed access to the lower platen while loading garments and placing transfers. The new quick-change feature allows 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.

    Uncomplicated Operation Reliable Results Every Time

    The Insta 256 has been strategically designed to generate & evenly distribute tremendous pressure throughout the entire platen. Its cast-in tubular heating element heats the metal from within for a consistent and long-lasting heat. The 256 is made from a combination of materials making it lightweight without sacrificing the strength and durability that Insta machines are known for.


    - Swing-away upper platen

    - H-frame and lightweight construction

    - 16" X 20" platens

    - Pressure crank system for printing on thicker substrates

    - Integrated digital controller featuring temperature regulation (in Fahrenheit or Centigrade) and a cycle timer

    - Ergonomic wrap-around handle made from stainless steel

    - Protective heat shroud.

    - Warranty – Lifetime warranty on the upper heating element, 1 year on parts & 90 days on labor.

    - ETL/UL, CuL & CE approved. RoHS/WEE compliant.

    - Quick-change mechanism for new accessory platens

    Depth: 40" (101.6 cm.)

    Width: 32" (81.3 cm.)

    Height: 22" (55.9 cm.)

    Platen Size: 16"x20" standard

    Additional accessory platens available for purchase –

    6"x6", 6"x9", 6"x16", 10"X16"s and shoe platen


    120 volt – 1750 Watts, 14.6 Amps, or 

    240 volt – 2200 Watts, 9.6 Amps

    Shipping Weight: 109 lbs.