For consistent iron-on transfers, use a Cricut EasyPress Mat with your Cricut EasyPress.
Cricut EasyPress Mat features
- Innovative construction eliminates moisture and directs heat to the iron-on design
- Shields your work surface from damaging heat and moisture
- Perfect for pressing sewing projects
- Available in three convenient sizes:
- 8 in x 10 in (20 cm x 25 cm)
- 12 in x 12 in (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
- 20 in x 16 in (50.5 cm x 40.5 cm)
Things to remember
- Mat is one-sided. Ensure the correct side is facing up while pressing. This allows the mat layers to function as designed for consistent 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 Cricut EasyPress size, 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 online Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3) for more information.
- Mat is very flexible; not stiff.
- Keep Cricut EasyPress Mat dry. If necessary, wipe clean with a damp cloth.
- The surface of the 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 or Cricut Press Mat is ideal, but it’s easy enough to create the right environment for your iron-on transfers using common household items.
Important: For Infusible Ink transfers with Cricut EasyPress, always use Cricut EasyPress mat or the Cricut Pressing Mat. Use of a towel for your pressing surface with Infusible Ink will result in unwanted transfer effects.
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, make sure to check our online Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3) for precise time and temperature recommendations.
What to avoid
- Ironing board. It has an uneven surface and it’s not solid or sturdy enough to allow for the necessary pressure.
- Corrugated cardboard. When pressed, cardboard creates an uneven surface.
- Silicone baking mats/aluminum foil. Neither provides insulation and both get dangerously hot.