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Why Cricut EasyPress™?

Cricut EasyPress gives you professional iron-on results in 60 seconds or less. Combining the speed of a heat press and the convenience of a household iron, Cricut EasyPress eliminates guesswork so you get fast and foolproof results that really stick wash after wash. Use our handy Interactive Quick Reference Guide to determine correct time and temperature settings for your project, apply press to your design with gentle pressure, and when the beep sounds, you’re done! With adjustable heat settings, Cricut EasyPress works wonderfully with foil, glitter, and metallic projects, as well as large and layered projects. Helpful safety features include an insulated safety base and auto shutoff feature. Cricut EasyPress is lightweight, portable, easy to store, and compatible with major brands of heat-transfer material. And, of course, it’s a perfect complement to all Cricut cutting machines.

 

What do I need for iron-on success? 

There are three must-meet conditions that work together to give you professional iron-on results at home: 

  • Even heat

  • Exact temperatures

  • Flat surface

 

Even heat

Wondering why you’ve rarely gotten professional iron-on results at home?

The heating element of a household iron creates one big hotspot, right in the center. A hotspot is perfect for producing steam to remove wrinkles in clothing … but sadly, it’s also perfect for melting an iron-on design. This is why most iron-on projects require a press cloth or teflon sheet — an attempt to distribute the heat and prevent a hotspot from melting your material.

For heat-transfer material like iron-on to successfully adhere, it needs even heat. And that’s why we created Cricut EasyPress. Two heating elements snake through the plate, creating perfectly even heat and flawless, long-lasting iron-on transfers. Because we eliminated the hotspot, a press cloth is rarely, if ever, required.

 

Exact temperature

Another key to iron-on success is exact temperature. Iron-on film adheres to fabric when a heat-activated glue reaches a given temperature range. The temperature required will be different for foil iron-on film than it will for glitter iron-on film, etc. That’s why we recommend using Cricut EasyPress with Cricut brand iron-on products. Rather than suggesting “average” temperature and time settings for any old heat press on any random fabric, we give you precise Cricut EasyPress settings that have been rigorously tested using every Cricut iron-on type. Use our Interactive Quick Reference Guide to find the right settings to make every project perfect.
 

Flat Surface

For the longest-lasting iron-on projects, remember this: the flatter your work area, the better. And unless you want flimsy results, avoid flimsy ironing boards. Use the super-flat Cricut EasyPress on super-flat surfaces, along with a Cricut EasyPress Mat, and you will get super long-lasting results. Make sure your surface is heat-resistant and ideally waist high for ease in applying the needed pressure.