Vivohome heat press review
Ease of use
The Vivohome 8 in 1 heat press came packaged very well. However, the instructions were a bit messed up. One of the best things about this press was that little to no assembly was needed. I unboxed it, plugged in, and then used it within less than 20 minutes. The controls are really easy to use, and the three profiles that you can change for a project are really useful for when you need to press the same thing on a t-shirt more than once. I made my first t-shirt after about 20 minutes. This heat press can do so much more in the printing business with all the included accessories. The things I dislike about this machine are the price range and uneven temperature sometimes. I have just finished my first project with VIVOHOME 8 in 1 Heat press, and I’m really impressed. It was easy to set up, worked the first time, and it’s straightforward to use. I recommend it if you are looking for a heat press for your side hustle or printing business
Vivohome was born in 2015 in California with a single mission; to improve your home and your lives. Today, they sell a wide range of products, including heat press machines, kitchen appliances, and pet products.
I ordered Vivohme 8 in 1 combo heat press machine. After using it for almost a year. Here is a detailed review of the Vivohome 8 in 1 heat press machine.
The product came in a sturdy package. Everything was packed perfectly. The package included 1 heat press machine, power cord, 1 cap press, 3 mug press ( 12oz, 11oz, 9oz), 2 plate press ( 8 Inch & 10 inches), 1 lengthened bottle heating pad, manual, and safety gloves.
Vivhome heat transfer machine comes with everything. So, you don’t need to buy accessories. However, I felt that the instructions were a bit messed up.
The dimensions of this machine are 15 x 12 x 18 inches, and the machine’s weight is 45.1 pounds. It is available in blue and red color. High-quality steel has been used throughout.
The maximum heating temperature is 390℉ is while the maxim heating time is 999s. The heating plate is 15×12 inches.
The build quality of the machine is excellent. Time and temperature ranges are reasonable. However, it is a bit heavy machine.
360 Degree rotation
Since Vivohome 8 in 1 heat press has a strong base, it is very stable. The swing-away design helps in full range rotation function, and the guide rail design ensures quality results.
The pull handle is made of a high-quality material that ensures simple operation.
The 360-degree rotation ensures ease of use and high-quality results in no time.
It comes with a large LCD screen display. The silicone buttons are cherry on the top.
The temperature is displayed in both Fahrenheit and Celcius. Moreover, the light fades automatically if you leave the machine unattended for 30 minutes.
The LCD screen is easy to operate. You can easily set the time and temperature. Moreover, you can switch from one mode to another easily.
Most heat press machines do not provide even temperature all across the heated platen. This is not the case with Vivohome.
It comes with a double heating tube.
They claim that the temperature difference between the center and edges is just 5°C as compared to other t-shirt presses with more than 10°C. However, I observed it is more than 10°C when you use it constantly.
Vivohome always prioritizes the safety of the user over all other features.
A small black button on one side of the control panel pops up when the voltage is unstable, or the temperature is too high. It is also very easy to clean.
I observed that when the working temperature of the machine is 200°C, the surface temperature is just 50-70°C.
With a safe surface temperature and a safety button, this machine is one of the safest heat press machines.
Since this machine comes with a lot of attachments, it is suitable for both flat-surfaced and curved items. You can efficiently heat press shirts, mouse pads, plates, ceramic tiles, cups, and hats.
You can quickly transfer letters, numbers, and images. I used it to heat press hoodies, shirts, and ceramic tiles. It t did not disappoint me.
With many supporting materials, this machine is one of the best multifunction machines.
The price ranges from $350-$380 depending upon the color you choose.
It is relatively expensive as compared to other heat press machines. However, the build quality is top-notch as compared to cheap heat presses.
Pros and cons
- The digital controller is easy to use and offers more convenience than the traditional ones.
- The pull handle is durable and smooth. It requires minimal effort and is not very easy to break.
- Nylon plastic in the upper insulation board and aluminum silicate paper ensure proper insulation,
- You can expect even heating due to the swing-away design and 360-degree rotation.
- It is available in 2 colors.
- The temperature difference between the center and edges was not as claimed.
- Some reviewers complained that the temperature kept dropping for no reason during the usage.
- Vivohome needs to improve the manual.
- It is a bit expensive. That is why it misses out on our list of best press machines.
This heat press scores 4.2 /5 on Amazon for Vivohome heat press machine reviews. Most users are happy with the purchase because it offers ease of use. However, some have complained regarding the price and weird temperature fluctuations.
How to use Vivohome heat press?
Remove the protective film on the heating plate.
Place the material on the heating plate.
Turn on the heat press machine.
Set the time, temperature, and pressure by keeping in mind the material.
Turn off and remove the heat presses material. Don’t forget to wear safety gloves.
How do I set the temperature on my Vivohome heat press?
You can use the LCD screen panel to set the temperature on the Vivohome heat press. Press the ‘Mode’ button. Select temperature and then use the ‘Plus’ and ‘Minus’ buttons to change the temperature. Use the ‘Set up’ button to confirm.
The things I dislike about this machine are the price range and uneven temperature sometimes.