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Holographic Sparkle Iron-On: Cutting and Application Instructions

The grooviest of all iron-on, Cricut® Holographic Sparkle Iron-on sparkles and shines! This brilliant heat transfer material can’t help itself—it’s a scene-stealer. Use with Cricut® electronic cutting machines.

 

Cutting Holographic Sparkle Iron-On with a Cricut Machine

  1. Place Iron-on sheet, liner side down, onto Cricut StandardGrip cutting mat. 
  2. Adjust your machine settings according to the Iron-on Custom Cut Guide below. (A kiss cut is a cut that only goes through the iron-on film and leaves the liner intact.)
  3. Select and Size the images(s) you want to cut. Be sure to flip all images prior to cutting so they appear backwards (mirror image). 
  4. Load mat into the machine and cut iron-on.

 

Application Instructions

Application is an important step when it comes to extending the life of embellished items.

  • Make sure you are following the full application instructions. It is important to pre-heat, heat, and post-heat your images for the recommended amount of time as this will help the iron-on material set into the fibers of the item onto which it is being ironed.
  • Be sure you are applying iron-on material to a clean garment or item.
    • Pre-wash the item before application. Many companies treat fabrics with chemicals that make the colors look more vibrant on display in stores. These chemicals need to be removed before applying iron-on. Avoid using fabric softener when pre-washing materials.
    • Pre-washing the item before application will also eliminate any shrinking that may occur during washing after the iron-on has been applied.
  • Do not layer any iron-on material over holographic sparkle, foil, glitter, or flocked iron-on. The material may seem to iron-on fine, but when washed, the material on top of these layers will begin to peel away. However, holographic sparkle, foil, glitter, and flocked iron-on may be layered on top of iron-on lite.

 

To ensure best results, test a piece of Cricut Iron-on in an inconspicuous part of the item prior to application.

These instructions are for using a household iron with Holographic Sparkle Iron-On. Use this Interactive Quick Reference Guide for recommended EasyPress settings.

 

  1. Remove negative Cricut Iron-on film, leaving only the desired cut image on the liner (this process is known as weeding). Using the weeding tool found in the Cricut Tool Kit can make this process faster and easier. 
  2. Set your iron to the Wool setting. Make sure the steam setting is OFF for steam irons. 
  3. Use the iron to preheat the area of the material where you will be applying your cut image for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Place the weeded image, liner side up, onto the preheated material. Place the iron directly onto the liner with medium pressure, moving the iron continually in a slow circular motion over the entire image for 50 seconds.  
  5. Flip the material over and apply medium pressure with the iron in a circular motion for an additional 50 seconds. 
  6. Let cool 1-2 minutes. Remove lining.

 

Application Tips

  • Ironing boards with light cushioning are recommended (a firm surface is recommended over significant padding for best results). 
  • Do not layer with Holographic Sparkle, Glitter, Foil, or Flocked Iron-on. 
  • If a portion doesn't adhere, replace the liner over the film and re-iron the piece with the iron tip for 10 seconds, moving it back and forth with firm pressure directly over the loose edges.  
  • For steam irons, turn the steam setting OFF when applying Cricut Iron-on. 

 

Care Instructions

Wait 24 hours before washing. Hand wash the embellished item inside out in cold water. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. If necessary, iron on back side of garment. 

If there are areas of the Iron-on material which seem to be coming off after being washed, simply re-iron the material in place following the complete application instructions.

 

Disclaimer

Not recommended for items that require frequent washing. Results may vary. Use this product at your own risk. 

 

Holographic Sparkle Iron-On Custom Cut Guide

Machine

Blade Depth

Pressure

Speed

Multi-cut

Blade Assembly

Cricut Personal

Cricut Create

Cricut Expression

              4

                      3

Medium

            1

Fine Point

Cricut Expression 2

              3

                      3

Medium

            1

Fine Point

Cricut Imagine

              4

                      4

Medium

            1

Fine Point

Cricut Mini

              3

                      3

Medium

            1

Fine Point

Cricut Explore

Turn the Smart Set Dial to “Custom” and select “Holographic Sparkle Iron-on” from the list of custom materials.

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Cricut Maker

Select "Holographic Sparkle Iron-On" from the list of materials. 

Premium Fine Point

 

Results may vary. Always do a test cut to verify settings.