Jesse J Heap & Son, Inc.

Direct-To-Fabric Printing

May 27th, 2009

Direct to Fabric Printing Solutions

• Produce Flags, Banners, textiles and soft signage with a single system
• Print directly onto coated polyester fabrics
• High Capacity bulk ink system – ideal for unattended long run printing with lower costs
• Eliminate the need for transfer paper
• The image is permanent and cannot be washed or rubbed out.
• Production speeds of up to 548 sf/hr


Based on Roland’s HeatWave sublimation technology, the new HeatWave DFP-74 direct-to-fabric digital printer is a complete system that allows direct printing onto polyester fabrics and other substrates with outstanding results.

The unit features eight advanced piezo print heads and Roland’s trade marked Precision Firing Pattern. The unit can print up to with outstanding image quality.


Designed specifically to meet the demands of high volume shops, the system supports long unattended production runs and lower production costs.

Direct-to-Fabric Printing solutions are now offered through Jesse J. Heap & Son, Inc.

Heat Transfer Press Video – AIT 6572 Roll & Cut Sheet Demonstrations

May 10th, 2009

AIT 6572 CPO Heat Press

The AIT 6572 CPO Heat Press is a multi mode machine that allows you to print three ways: sheet feed individual cut parts, roll to cut part sublimation or continuous roll to roll printing. . The #6572 can be supplied with a 13″ or 24″ diameter oil heated drum and is designed for digital dye sub printing of apparel and other industries that require cut part, engineered prints.

This video demonstrates individual sheet parts being feed into the heat press:

This video demonstrations roll to cut part sublimation:

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Heat Press with backpacks & small tote bags

March 29th, 2009

Heat Press with backpacks & small tote bags

We’ve put up a step-by-step guide for how the AIT 1550-PA Heat press can be configured to support decorating tote bags, backpacks, gym bags and children’s T-shirts, etc.

ArTainium UV Sublimation Inks

February 21st, 2009

artainium2uvinksWe now offer ArTainium UV & ArTainium UV2+ sublimation inks available online for purchase.

More information on ArTainium & Sublijet inks click here.

Economical Rebuilt Heat Transfer Press for Sale

February 16th, 2009

Astex Heat Transfer Printing PressWe recently acquired an Astex #7960T Continuous Heat Transfer Printing Machine at our warehouse at our warehouse in Irvington, NJ.

This heat press and a few more are available for sale in our rebuilt heat press section. All used equipment is rebuilt and restored. We have over 75 years of experience restoring and rebuilding apparel machinery. View a demonstration of the rebuilding demonstration available here.

Introduction to Industrial Dry Laminating Machines

February 3rd, 2009

We often get questions regarding our industrial dry laminating machines, and to help educate our customers we’ve created a basic Laminating Machine Introduction article:

Laminating can be described as the combining or bonding of one substrate to another using an adhesive. Different forms of laminating can be used to achieve the same result. The laminating process that we highlight on our website is a dry laminating process using a web, powder or pressure sensitive adhesive and a machine that is commonly referred to in the industry as a flatbed laminator. [More info]

New Heat Transfer Presses for Dye-Sublimation Operations

December 14th, 2008

We now carry two new heat transfer presses:

Astex 7360 Heat PressThe 7300IJO rotary heat press for dye-sub is an upgraded version of its moderately priced, high value, Model 7300IJ Dye Sub Heat Press. The 7372IJO model incorporates an oil drum heating system perfected in recent years on the AIT 120 GFO heat press.
Read more about AIT 7360 Dye Sublimation Heat Transfer Press here.

model-gfl-lfo-thmbThe AIT grand format rotary heat transfer press is the culmination of over 25 years of manufacturing heat presses for the sublimation printing industries. High productivity, quality engineering design and consciientious after-the sale service all all good reasons for investing in this press for all your dye-sub printing or textile dye-fixation needs.
Read more about AIT LFO/GFO Dye Sublimation Heat Press here.

New Product – Cut & Roll Fabric Measuring Machine

September 21st, 2008

The AIT/Konsan Cut & Roll Inspection machine designed to cut and open tubular knit fabric, inspect/measure and then roll it up into a perfect roll. To accomplish this, the operator uses a “joy stick” control to cut and follow the line precisely. Lycra is becoming a very common material in tubular knitted goods.

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New Heat Press: AIT 6572 CPO for Cut Part Printing

September 21st, 2008

AIT 6572 CPO for Cut Part Printing

The AIT 6572 CPO Heat Press is specifically designed for digital dye sub printing of apparel and other industries that require cut part, engineered prints. A new self contained, oil heated drum system assures uniform heat across the width of the cylinder and the lowest possible power consumption. AIT oil heated drum systems use 50% less electric power than all electric machines.

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Heat Transfer Press for digital printing of sports apparel

September 21st, 2008

AIT Heat Transfer Press Model #7240

The AIT Heat Transfer Press Model #7240 is now available with a top feed design specifically for digital printing of sports apparel. In the traditional sublimation printing of sports apparel using offset printed transfer paper, 28” x 40” is a standard paper size. A front, a back, two sleeves and a collar can be fitted on to two sheets of the transfer paper. The 7240 can accommodate up to 44” paper width, so the width of the ink jet transfer paper needs to be 44” wide or less.

Model 7240, Top Loading (design up), complete with all standard features and:
-Steel stand
-Steel loading table, 45” x 30”
-Steel drop off tray, 45” x 30”
-Tissue Paper Unwind
-Tissue Paper rewind

Production Speed:
The speed of the 7240 machine is a little over 1 fpm at a 40 second dwell time. One sheet every 2.5 minutes is one complete garment every 5 minutes. There are 480 minutes in an 8 hour day. Considering set-up time, breaks etc, and production should be 75 to 80 garments per day.