Types of Pressing Equipment Used in the Garment Industry

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Types of Pressing Equipment Used in the Garment Industry
Garment pressing machines come in different shapes and sizes for the processing of textiles and garments. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Stefan Powell)

There are various types of garment pressing equipment used in the garment industry for different types of garments. Most garment pressing equipment machines range from miniature ironing boards to specialised steam machinery for different types of garments. Pressing equipment is also used in industries such as laundromats and small fabric shops.

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Pre-Design Garment Pressing Equipment

Pre-design garment pressing equipment prepares unpressed fabric through ironing before it is designed or cut. These machines are manually operated by pressing down on the fabric with a push bar that lowers the presser onto the fabric. Pre-garment pressers also are used to define stitching lines in a garment before it is cut or designed.

Collar and Lapel Garment Pressing equipment

Garment collar and lapel pressing equipment is ergonomically designed to press shirt collars, blouses, coats and jackets. The pressing board is curved so the collar or lapel of a garment fits snugly on the layout board of the garment pressing equipment. Many collar and lapel presses are hand operated.

Jacket Garment Pressing Equipment

Jacket garment pressing equipment is engineered to the shape of the jacket, and is manually operated by a pressing bar. It is designed to press the inside and outside of the jacket, which includes the base fabric or lining inside of the jacket. Jacket garment pressing equipment can range from 51 inches on a flat surface to 72 inches for large coats and jackets.

Sleeve and Arm Garment Pressing Equipment

Sleeve and arm garment pressing equipment is used to iron the sleeves of jackets and coats after the garment is manufactured or designed. Sleeve and arm pressers are engineered vertically or as flat-surface machines with the pressing boards shaped in the form of an arm. Depending on the type of fabric the jacket or coat is made of, there are different settings for each type of fabric. These settings range from low, medium or high settings, which can be adjusted by a dial or switch.

Miniature Garment Pressing Equipment

Miniature garment pressing equipment is used to iron smaller fabrics after the manufacturing or design phase. These finishing garment pressing machines consist of hand-ironing devices attached to the pressing board for manual ironing. The ironing boards are flat surfaces shaped in a square or rectangle for easy ironing.

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