Insta Model 158

Insta Model 158

Ideal for Heat Transfer Application & Direct-to-Garment Printing.

Insta’s Model 158P Digital Auto Release heat press offers one of the major benefits of an automatic machine - the auto-open feature - in the lightweight, lower cost, ergonomic design of a manual clamshell heat press.  The Model 158P meets the demands of today’s busy retail environment and is also a practical solution to use as a post-curing agent for the expanding digital direct-to-garment marketplace.


Following in the tradition of Insta’s reputation for quality, the Model 158P maintains the ergonomic, compact clamshell style of the Model 138 - and in addition, boasts a time maximizing auto-release feature.  After the operator closes the machine, the Model 158P will automatically open once the pre-set time has elapsed.  This allows the operator to maximize his/her time while the transfer is dwelling, without having to worry about burning the garment.


  • Time maximizing auto open feature without the use of an air compressor. 
  • Protective heat shroud.
  • Adjustable pressure control.
  • Integrated digital controller which features controls for time, temperature (Fahrenheit or Centigrade) & cycle counter.
  • 60˚ machine opening is designed for easy placement & removal of garments.
  • Warranty – Lifetime warranty on the upper heating element, 1 year on parts & 90 days on labor.






Working Space:

  • Depth: 30” (76.2 cm)
  • Width: 16” (40.6 cm)
  • Height: 27” (68.6 cm)
  • Power: 120 volt – 1750 Watts, 14.6 Amps
                  230 volt – 2200 Watts, 9.6 Amps
  • Platen Size: 16”x20” standard (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Additional accessory platens available for purchase –  6”x6”, 6”x9”, 6”x15” & 10”x15”
  • Shipping Weight: 150 lbs. (68 kilos)
  • Product Code: Insta158
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1,695.00
  • Price in reward points: 0.0000