Guardian Calenders


Guardian Calenders™ are an affordable, easy to use rotary heat press for all your dye sublimation paper transfer and direct-to-fabric applications. The Guardian's intuitive design makes for quick, easy use, maintenance and cleaning, thus saving time on production. Solid, all steel construction provides high quality performance and ensures Guardian Calenders™ are built to last.


  • All steel component construction
  • Temperature accuracy is controlled by a precision Infra-Red sensor, ensuring consistency heating during the entire transfer process
  • Heat is supplied by a specially engineered Infra-Red Quartz Element providing even temperatures when running pieces or roll-to-roll
  • Fast warm-up and cool down times save energy and labor
  • Nomex felt belt with a Kevlar reinforced center for added durability
  • Mechanically adjusted belt without compressed air; the belt does not need adjustment before, during or after the transfer process

Temperature Control

  • Temperature is adjustable up to 220°C (428°F)
  • Exposure Time: Can be adjusted from 20 to 190 seconds.

Control Panel

  • Temperature selection and control. Selection of exposure time and speed.
  • Forward, Stop, Reverse Safety reset.

Safety Features

Guardian Calenders include safety features engineered to provide a safe working environment for the operator:

  • Plexiglass Front Cover: Protects the user from the feed mechanism and the risk of burns; also protects the felt belt and drive system from being damaged by foreign objects.
  • Emergency Stop Buttons: Two (2) emergency stop buttons are located in the front and rear of the calender / rotary heat press.
  • System Override: If any of the safety features are activated, the user must press the reset button to reengage the calender / rotary heat press.
  • Thermo Isolation: All exposed surfaces have been thermo isolated to protect the user from the risk of burns while operating the calender.

Please feel free to call us at 734-668-0755 or email us at for additional information on Guardian Calenders or if you’re interested in becoming an authorized dealer.

Maximum working width 67’’ (1680 mm)
Maximum temperature 428°F (220°C)
Diameter of drum 10“ (250 mm)
Heating system Infra-Red Quartz Element
Heating time from room
temperature to 200°C
30 min.
Digital display of temperature Yes
Belt material Nomex© reinforced by Kevlar for added durability
Speed exposure time 40 seconds 71 yd / hr - 1.18 yd / min, 65 m / hr - 1.08 m / min
Speed exposure time 90 seconds 18 yd / hr - 0.30 yd / min, 17 m / hr - 0.29 m / min
Reverse operation Yes
User protection Safety cover in front of the rollers with safety switches and reset button on the
control panel
Fume extraction 2 extraction pipes diameter 2” (50mm) linked to both ends of the machine to vacuum
smoke and vapors produced during sublimation
Number of self locking mandrels
6 universal mandrels, 3 feed, 3 take-up
Maximum material roll dimension Upper position 10” (250 mm), Mid front position 10” (250 mm), Low front position
10” (250 mm)
Maximum roll weight 66 Lbs. (30kg)
Power 5500 W
Power adaptor Plug L6-30P, Receptacle L6-30R
Voltage 208V / 50Hz - 60Hz Single Phase Circuit, Stable Power Required at 214V Output to Calender
Amperes Max. 28 Amperes
Dimensions of the machine W 81” x D 38” x H 61” / W 208 x D 96 x H 155 cm
Weight of the machine 1060 Lbs (480 kg)
Dimensions of the shipping crate W 86” x D 37” x H 66” / W 218 x D 93 x H 170 cm
Shipping weight 1322 Lbs (600 kg)
RoHS Compliant / CE Approved Yes
Dye Sublimation Paper Transfer Requires 100% polyester fabric for dye sublimation paper transfer applications
Direct Print to Natural Fiber Fabric Requires Pigmented or Latex ink for direct printing to natural fiber fabric, after printing the fabric is fixed using the calender
Warranty One year parts warranty
1) Heat elements are a consumable item
2) The belt and drum are not covered by warranty for operator related damage

Guardian Calender Production Table and Receptacle for Pre-cut Pieces

Benefits of the production table

  • The table is removable, allowing for roll-to-roll or piece production.
  • Ideal for the production of sportswear and garments using stretchable or non-stretchable fabric.
  • Works with tacky or non-tacky paper.

Feeding paper and pre-cut pieces

  • Transfer paper can be loaded and tensioned on the front of the table using the transfer paper feed mandrel. (Fig. A).
  • The roll feeding guide assists in feeding paper flat into the calender. (Fig. B).
  • Printed paper is kept in contact with pre-cut pieces by the pressure bar.

Tensioning of paper

  • Paper Tension is adjustable with the tension adjustment knob located on the table paper feed mandrel (Fig. C)

Connecting the table to the calender

  • The table is designed to quickly attach and detach to and from the calender / rotary heat press, allowing the operator to seamlessly switch between roll-to-roll and piece production. (Fig. D)

Receptacle for pre-cut pieces

  • Easily attaches and detaches to and from the back of the calender / rotary heat press for receiving cut pieces after the sublimation process is complete.
  • When not in use, the receptacle can be folded for storage. (Fig. E)
Part Number Description MSRP
55-CL1680DS01-2 Guardian 67" (1680mm) Dye Sublimation Calender / Rotary Heat Press $29,995.00
55-CL1680RE01 Guardian Calender / Rotary Heat Press Receptacle for Cut Pieces $895.00
55-CL1680TB01 Guardian Calender / Rotary Heat Press Production Table $6,995.00
55-CL702107 Guardian Calender / Rotary Heat Press 2" Mandrel Assembly $595.00