I really struggled over how much I was going to pay for a heat press once my business outgrew my EasyPress. I went back and forth over this press and a cheaper version off of Amazon. It all boiled down to trust and consistency. I went with two companies that I highly trust. Expressions Vinyl and Siser. Two companies that I know, if any problems arise, I will be able to get immediate help from. I've had my press for a few weeks now and I can't begin to tell you how much it's improved my business and sanity when doing large quantities and specialty materials. I've used a friend's swing away press before and this clam shell press is so much easier. I can use it in a smaller area than my friend's smaller swing away. This is important to me as my office has limited workable square footage. Please don't hesitate like I did. I wish I bought this sooner.