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Cricut EasyPress Mat

For flawless iron-on transfers, use a Cricut EasyPress Mat with your Cricut EasyPress. 

EasyPress mats

  • Innovative construction eliminates moisture and directs heat to the iron-on design
  • Shields your work surface from damaging heat and moisture
  • Also perfect for pressing sewing projects
  • Available in three convenient sizes: 
    • 8” x 10” (20 cm x 25 cm)
    • 12” x 12” (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
    • 20” x 16” (50.5 cm x 40.5 cm)

 

Tips

  • Mat is one-sided. Ensure the correct side is facing up while pressing. This allows the mat layers to function as designed for flawless transfers: 
    • Durable, heat-resistant cover. 
    • Felt layer wicks moisture
    • Foil layer reflects heat back to iron-on design, helping to protect work surface
    • Silicone sponge layer insulates work surface and functions as a pressing pillow which can absorb seams such as those on onesies, zippers, etc.
    • Bottom layer acts as a protective barrier 
  • Use a mat that is larger than the heat plate of your Cricut EasyPress. You can use the largest mat with any size of heat press, but you shouldn’t use the small Cricut EasyPress Mat with the medium or large Cricut EasyPress. Doing so may prevent the application of even heat that is needed for successful transfers.
  • Cricut EasyPress temperature settings for use with the Cricut EasyPress Mat are different than settings for use with other pressing surfaces. Use our Interactive Quick Reference Guide for more information. 
  • Mat is very flexible; not stiff. 
  • Keep Cricut EasyPress Mat dry. If necessary, wipe clean with a damp cloth. 
  • Surface of mat will get very hot during use.
  • Store flat for best results.
  • Mat is not microwave safe.
  • Mat is intended for momentary application of heat as per instructions. Heat left unattended may cause damage or discoloration. 

 

 

Do I have to use a Cricut EasyPress Mat with my Cricut EasyPress? 

Using a Cricut EasyPress Mat is ideal, but it’s easy enough to create the right iron-on environment for your iron-on transfers using items you probably already have.

 

What to use:

  • A firm, flat surface for your foundation. A waist-high table is perfect.

    • Great examples you have at home: craft table, kitchen table, wood table, butcher block, marble or wood cutting board.

  • A suitable protective mat/layer. The layer on top of your foundation must be heat-resistant, have good insulation properties, and wick moisture.

    • The ideal example you likely have at home:a fluffy cotton bath towel with even texture (no embedded patterns). Fold the towel so it's about 3 inches thick. When using a folded towel, use this Interactive Quick Reference Guide when using a folded towel. 

 

What to avoid:

  • Ironing board. It has an uneven surface and it’s not solid or sturdy enough to allow for gentle pressure.

  • Corrugated cardboard. When pressed, cardboard creates an uneven surface.

  • Silicone baking mats/aluminum foil. Neither provide insulation and both get dangerously hot.