not long ago, I decided to get a t-shirt press..... I have been making custom shirts and using a domestic iron just was hit-and-miss if they stayed ironed on. I found a used press for a very reasonable price and it is awesome! The t-shirt transfers are more 'melted' into the shirts and they definitely look professional now!
I found another use for the t-shirt press though - pressing quilt blocks! It makes them SO flat and nice! Here is a pic to show - on the left are pressed blocks and on the right are ironed blocks.
The press goes all the way up to 400*F (but I have it set at 375*F as that is what I do my shirts at). Here is a block that is ironed and ready to be pressed:
and here it is right after being pressed for 10 seconds:
amazing difference huh?!!! My press has a 9x12 surface, so I will be limited in the size of blocks I can press, but I think this will be nice when time comes to baste and quilt :)