Cricut EasyPress gives you professional heat transfer results that truly last. 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 for every project. Use our handy Cricut EasyPress Heat Transfer Guide to determine correct time and temperature settings for your project, press your design with gentle pressure, and when the beep sounds, you’re done!
With adjustable heat settings, Cricut EasyPress works wonderfully with both iron-on and Infusible Ink 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 heat transfer success with Cricut EasyPress?
To give you pro-level heat-transfer results at home, here are three conditions that must be met:
- Even heat
- Exact temperature
- Flat surface
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 destroying your chances for a perfect heat transfer. (This is why most iron-on projects require a press cloth or Teflon sheet — it's an attempt to distribute the heat and prevent a hotspot from melting your material.)
For heat-transfer material like iron-on to adhere successfully, 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 transfers. Because we eliminated the hotspot, a press cloth is rarely, if ever, required.
Another key to heat-transfer success is exact temperature. Iron-on film adheres to fabric when a heat-activated glue reaches a given temperature range. Further, 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 products. Rather than suggesting "average" temperature and time settings for any old heat press on any random base, we give you precise settings that have been rigorously tested using all of our material types. To find the right settings for your project, use our Cricut EasyPress Heat Transfer Guide.
For the longest-lasting 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.
Cricut EasyPress works together with Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, Pens, Markers, and compatible blanks to give you seamlessly smooth, professional quality transfers that become one with your material – and last a lifetime. For best results ensure you’ve got the following in place:
The right blanks
Cricut Infusible Ink compatible blanks are specially engineered and tested to ensure that you get the very best results for every Infusible Ink project. Infusible Ink designs create permanent transfers on all blanks bearing the Infusible Ink compatibility badge. Using generic blanks (blanks without the compatibility badge) may compromise your results.
The right surface
Use a Cricut EasyPress Mat on a firm, flat, heat-resistant surface that is approximately waist-high. An ironing board or plastic table will not provide the firm, consistently flat surface you need for heat transfer success.
The right time, temperature, and pressure
The Cricut EasyPress Heat Transfer Guide contains all our recommended time, temperature, and pressure settings for Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet, Pen, and Marker designs on compatible blanks with Cricut EasyPress. To get the best Infusible Ink transfers, carefully follow the instructions in the Heat Transfer Guide and how-to articles.