Hotronix® Heat Press Power Platen™

No more scorched garments.

Designed to reduce the risk of scorch marks on heat-sensitive polyester or synthetic fabrics, this heated lower platen has a built-in heat printing pillow. Available in 4 sizes, each controlled by one interchangeable digital controller (sold separately). Full set of Hotronix® Power Platens™ includes one controller.

  • Application instructions are for polyester or synthetic fabrics only. Make sure to increase the time if you are using a thicker garment. Do not pre-heat polyester or synthetic garments.
  • Compatible with 16" x 20" Hotronix® Auto Clam, MAXX® Clam, and Air FUSION heat presses. (Not compatible with Hotronix Fusion or draw presses).
  • 6" x 20" Power Platen is not recommended for Hotronix® Auto Clam.
  • For heat presses with a machine born-on date before 2014, call Stahls’ Hotronix at 800.727.8520.

  • Download Power Platen At-A-Glance to learn more.
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Application Instructions

    • Built-in pillow conforms to any substrate
    • 4 sizes - 6" x 6", 6" x 20", 11" x 15", 16" x 20" - to handle anything from full size garments to kid size, sleeves, and more
    • Controller includes digital temperature display for accurate application
    • Quick disconnect design allows you use one controller (sold separately) with different platen sizes
    • UL, ULc, CE approved
    • Two-year warranty
    • Must have designated circuit breaker


    • Applies heat from below, reducing the heat needed from the upper platen, eliminating scorching on heat-sensitive fabrics
    • Insulating properties keep bottom of platen cool-to-the-touch when changing
    • Fully Threadable when used with a Heat Press Caddie
    • Eliminates the need to pre-heat garments and promotes a quicker bond between adhesive and fabric, reducing production time
    • Reduced upper platen temperature protects delicate embroidery and appliqué from overheating, helping them retain their full dimension.
    • Reduces the risk of dye migration on polyester substrates
          The below application instructions have been successfully
tested with the following materials:

Glitter Flake™
Hi-Vis Color Reflect
Premium Plus™
Silicone Dye-Block™

Application on 100% Polyester:
Lower platen temperature: 320°F
Upper platen temperature: 270°F
Time: 10 seconds (depending on thickness of garment)
Pressure: 60 psi (Medium/#6 on Hotronix machines)*

Application on 95% Polyester / 5% Spandex / Triblends:
Lower platen temperature: 290°F
Upper platen temperature: 270°F
Time: 30 seconds
Pressure: 60 psi (Medium/#6 on Hotronix machines)*

Test other brands of heat transfer vinyl
and fabrics before starting production

Note: Power Platen not recommended for use on 100% cotton fabrics. For blends with high cotton content proceed with caution. Test application using upper heat only, if it scorches test using lower heat.

*Decrease pressure for smaller Power Platen sizes:
16" x 20": 40-50 psi (#4 or 5 on Hotronix)
11" x 15" and 6x20: 30 psi (#3 on Hotronix)
6" x 6": 20 psi (#2 on Hotronix)

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