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1. (WO2013119785) AUTOMATED HEAT TRANSFER PRESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/119785    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/025109
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 08 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B41F 16/02
B30B 15/26
Applicants: STAHLS' INC.
Inventors: ROBINSON, Benjamin, B.
BENDIS, Michael
TOMLINSON, Paul
Title: AUTOMATED HEAT TRANSFER PRESS
Abstract:
Exemplary presses, e.g., for applying indicia to garments by application of heat, are disclosed. For example, a press may include an upper platen, and a lower platen disposed below and generally aligned with the upper platen. The press may further include a support head adapted to move the upper platen between an open position, wherein the upper and lower platens are spaced away from one another, and a closed position, wherein the upper platen is pressed against the lower platen. In some exemplary approaches, the support head may extend from an axial support of the press. The support head may be configured to rotate about the axial support while maintaining the platens in a parallel alignment with one another as the support head rotates about the axial support. In some examples, the operation of the press is generally automated.