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Cricut EasyPress: Using iron-on with non-fabric materials

Iron-on isn't just for fabrics anymore! Customize your home decor, including wood and paper. 

 

How do I apply iron-on to non-fabric materials? 

  1. Ensure that your base material (wood, paper, etc.) is very flat, then place your image on to your base material. 

    • It must be flat so the Cricut EasyPress heat plate can make full contact when applying your iron-on design.  
  2. Plug in and power on your Cricut EasyPress. 
  3. Set the Cricut EasyPress temperature and timer to the setting that is recommended for your base material. You can find these settings on the Quick Reference card that came in the EasyPress box and welcome booklet, or you can click here to find an expanded chart of recommended settings. 
  4. Place the EasyPress over your image and press the Time button to start the timer. Then remove your hand from the Cricut EasyPress so that you don't accidently move it as it heats the iron-on film. 
    • If the iron-on film is moved as it is heating, the softened adhesive may cause the iron-on film to slip, leaving  behind an outline of adhesive residue. 
  5. Remove the Cricut EasyPress when the timer beeps. While the iron-on film is still warm, rub it a bit with a balled up cloth. This is called burnishing, and will help the iron-on film to adhere 

 

Tip:

  • If you need to use a press-cloth or teflon sheet to protect your base material, the EasyPress time and/or temperature may need to be increased.