The HIX Corporation

Quality by Design

HIX Corporation is a global producer of heat transfer and screen-print equipment for the graphic printing industry, dough and meat presses for the commercial food service business, and ovens and dryers for industrial manufacturing operations.

HIX Corporation consists of a team of product designers, engineers, and production specialists who are focused on innovation, technology, and quality products. We are an American-based company and everything we manufacture comes from within our 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility. We perform all our own fabricating and production, including integrated aluminum foundry, CNC mill operation, welding, metal forming, wiring, fabrication, assembly, and packaging departments. By having a completely integrated facility, HIX can monitor and ensure consistent manufacturing control and delivery.

Located in the heart of the Midwest (in Pittsburg, Kansas), HIX has been deeply rooted in this community for over 50 years. With over 60 employees, HIX is committed to keeping our products engineered, manufactured, and serviced by American employees. Our customer service representatives are trained in the very factory we build our products. Their years of experience and commitment to quality are the hallmarks of our company.

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HIX Timeline

1960’s

Developed first HIX dryer for screen printing industry and first heat transfer machine for the direct to garment industry.

1970’s

Produced the first automatic 4-color transfer printer and first economical manual heat transfer machine.Developed infrared technology in dryers with recirculating air.

1980’s

First “all-heads-down” manual rotary printer and pin registration system for manual screen-printers.
Developed Digital Temperature and Belt Speed controls on Conveyor Ovens and Heat Transfer Machines.

1990’s

Obtained “CE” certification for our Heat Transfer Machines and Conveyor Dryers.
Began Heat press manufacturing utilizing laser cut steel.
Introduced First HIX Metal Halide Exposure unit.

2000

Invented and patent the GEOMETRIC High Production Heat Transfer Printer.
Introduced the first commercial HIX Gas powered conveyor oven.
Developed the first HIX Pizza and Tortilla dough presses.
Developed a Vertical Tower Ovens that fills the need for many Roll-to-Roll graphic printers.

2004

Invented the Gel / Cure oven unit for curing inks and adhesives on high-speed web equipment (patent).
Invented the HIX Roll-to-Roll heat transfer machine (patent applied).
Introduced Mug wraps and flexible mug wrap for high production mug imaging (patent).
The first NPII series of HIX dryers were introduced.
Developed a line to Top and Bottom heat dough presses.
Developed a line of tortilla warmers.

2010

Invented an adjustable mug wrap (Patented)
Developed the 18″ round warmer for the food equipment market.
Developed the Sublipro sublimation ovens for mugs and other sublimated products.

2015

HIX launches new websites for our graphic printing division and HIX Corporate.

HIX announces product updates to our line of Heat Transfer Machines.

HIX announces updates to our food service equipment products.
HIX announces new Distributor Promotion for graphics division.