Infusible Ink projects have special instructions depending on the blank and Infusible Ink product you’re using. Refer to Cricut Heat app for settings and stacking instructions. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind.
Note: Ensure your design is within the maximum recommended design size for using Cricut Hat Press with Infusible Ink: 2.25 in high x 4.25 in wide (5.7 cm high x 10.79 cm wide)
- Find a firm, flat, heat-resistant surface, around waist high.
- Be sure to avoid flimsy ironing boards.
- Before handling Infusible Ink materials, be sure that your hands are dry and free of any oils or lotions.
- Before using Cricut Hat Press, ensure that fabrics and other base materials are completely dry.
- Use extreme caution. Machine operates at high temperatures that can cause burns.
- Trim Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet liner or copy paper (for pen/marker projects) close to the design.
- To ease your design over the curved surface of the hat:
- Ensure hat sweatband is folded out before placing on hat pressing form.
- Max design of image should be 4.25 in x 2.25 in (10.79 cm x 5.7 cm) or smaller.
- Smooth hat pressing area onto form to ensure there are no gaps between the hat and the form – his ensures you have a firm pressing surface for your full design.
- Clip or notch the design where applicable to allow it to flex over the curved surface.
- Place Strong Heat Resistant Tape on one side of design, then smooth rest of design onto pressing area before applying tape on the other sides.
- Ensure design is positioned at least 0.25 in (6.35 mm) from the bill of the hat.
- Secure design to blank with Strong Heat Resistant Tape.
- Infusible Ink Pen and Marker designs are also secured to blank with Strong Heat Resistant Tape.
- Move Cricut Hat Press continuously all over design until the timer reaches 0.
- Let project cool before removing butcher paper, heat tape, and design.
- Always return Cricut Hat Press to its Safety Base when not in use, turn off, and unplug.