What are the tips for successful transfers with Cricut EasyPress?
For perfect transfers that last, three things are key:
- A firm, even surface
- Ironing boards and plastic tables have some give in them which does not provide the firm, even surface needed for successful transfers.
- Use the recommended settings in this online Heat Guide or the Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3) for the iron-on and base material you're using.
- Apply heat to both the front AND back of the design for the recommended amount of time.
How do I register Cricut EasyPress 2 or Cricut EasyPress 3? Why should I register it?
Follow these simple steps to register Cricut EasyPress 2 or Cricut EasyPress 3, and we’ll send you helpful education as well as the latest-and-greatest updates for your machine.
Where can I find recommended time and temperature settings for my projects with Cricut EasyPress?
Use this online Heat Guide for recommended settings for Cricut EasyPress and Cricut EasyPress 2. For Cricut EasyPress 3, settings are found in the Cricut Heat app on your iOS or Android mobile device.
What can I use to protect my surface (table, cutting board, etc.) from Cricut EasyPress?
A Cricut EasyPress Mat protects your surface area from heat and creates the ideal environment for flawless iron-on transfers when using Cricut EasyPress. Otherwise, to protect your surface, you can also use items you probably already have at home. Learn more here.
What is the heat plate made of? How do I clean it?
The heat plate is composed of aluminum with a ceramic non-stick coating. To clean the heat plate, you can use commercially available iron cleaner.
In case you accidentally adhere iron-on film to the plate, get a thick rag and wipe it off quickly while it's still warm. Be sure not to touch the heat plate; it's hot!
Does sublimation work with EasyPress 2 and EasyPress 3?
Do Cricut EasyPress machines have dual voltage?
No. All Cricut EasyPress models are manufactured with power requirements specific to the region in which it is sold.
Doesn’t iron-on (HTV) need a lot of pressure?
We’ve found that iron-on (HTV), or heat transfer vinyl, needs even heat and a little pressure. Every Cricut EasyPress product delivers even heat, and you control the amount of pressure. For long-lasting transfers, a combination of heat, pressure, and time is needed. The balance of these items is what gives successful results. The even heat of Cricut EasyPress requires very little pressure. Use our recommended settings in this online Heat Guide or the Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3) for best results.
How hard do I have to press?
Some applications call for "gentle" pressure, and some call for "firm" pressure.
- Firm pressure means press down with two hands and 15-20 lbs. of body weight.
- Gentle pressure means one hand with 5-10 lbs. of body weight.
In all cases, a waist-high table is recommended for ease in applying the recommended pressure.
Do I need to put the heat on the back of the project as well?
Yes. For best results, we recommend applying heat to the back of the image for 10-15 seconds. Refer to this online Heat Guide or the Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3) for more information.
Does the Cricut EasyPress need to be pressed in one spot or do I move it around (like an iron)?
For best results, gently press Cricut EasyPress in one spot for the recommended amount of time. If your iron-on image is larger than the heat plate, cover as much of the image as possible and press for the recommended time. Then, move the press over with a small overlap and press on the rest of the image for the recommended time. Moving the press around while applying the iron-on design may result in warping or smearing the design while the iron-on film is in its softened state. Infusible Ink designs should always be smaller than the heat plate and receive a single application of heat – do not press Infusible Ink designs in sections as this may result in unwanted effects.
How do I know what temperature to set my Cricut EasyPress to?
Use this online Heat Guide or the Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3) to determine the perfect time and temperature settings for your project.
What are the dimensions, weight, and wattage of Cricut EasyPress?
|EasyPress||9 in x 9 in (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm)||5 lbs (2.3 kg)||
|EasyPress 2: 6x7||6 in x7 in (15 cm x 17.5 cm)||3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)||1150 watts|
|EasyPress 2: 9x9||9 in x 9 in (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm)||5.73 lbs (2.6 kg)||1150 watts|
|EasyPress 2: 12x10||12 in x 10in (30 cm x 25 cm)||8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)||1350 watts|
|EasyPress 3: 9x9||9 in x 9 in (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm)||5.5 lbs (2.49 kg)||1100-1200 watts|
|EasyPress 3: 12x10||12 in x 10 in (30 cm x 25 cm)||8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)||1250-1400 watts|
How do I find the serial number for my Cricut EasyPress 2 or Cricut EasyPress 3?
The serial number of Cricut EasyPress 2 and Cricut EasyPress 3 is found on the back of the machine near the power cord.