EasyTrans™ Basic Clamshell Heat Press is probably going to be the best option if space is at a premium and you’re hoping to place your heat press in the corner of the room. Clam presses take up a lot less space than swing-away presses, but are notorious for giving inconsistent pressure. Be sure the press levels out before closing to ensure perfectly even pressure throughout. In recent years clam presses been improved and modified to ensure even pressure. Many of the earlier clam designs provided only a very small space towards the back of the platen for users’ hands. This could lead to them touching the heat platen with their fingers or the back of their hand. Presses like the HP3802, which has a pull-out draw function, make access a lot easier and safer.