What comes in the box with Cricut EasyPress 3?
- Cricut EasyPress 3
- Safety base
- Materials for practice project
- User Guide
- Safety Instructions
How is Cricut EasyPress 3 different from Cricut EasyPress 2?
Cricut EasyPress 3 includes all the features you love from Cricut EasyPress 2, such as even heating, safe-touch plastics, and accurate time and temperature controls. Cricut EasyPress 3 also comes with built-in Bluetooth® technology to connect to the Cricut Heat app – a convenient app that allows you to choose your transfer material, base material, and pressing surface, then tap to send time and temperature settings directly to the press. The Cricut Heat app also provides step-by-step instructions to complete your project with ease!
Note: Cricut EasyPress 3 must be activated before first use. To activate and set up press, download Cricut Heat app on a compatible mobile device, then follow on-screen prompts.
Do I have to activate Cricut EasyPress 3? If so, how do I activate it?
Yes. Cricut EasyPress 3 requires a one-time activation through the Cricut Heat app. To activate and set up Cricut EasyPress 3, download Cricut Heat app on a compatible mobile device, then follow on-screen prompts. Activation also registers your Cricut Easy Press 3, and it ensures your press has the latest firmware.
Note: Cricut EasyPress 3 must be activated before first use. If you don’t have a compatible iOS or Android mobile device, you will need to borrow a compatible device to activate Cricut EasyPress 3.
Do I have to use Cricut EasyPress 3 with the app?
You do have to use the Cricut Heat mobile app to activate Cricut EasyPress 3, but once activation is complete you can use Cricut EasyPress 3 on its own.
Will Cricut EasyPress 3 work without the Cricut Heat app?
You will need a mobile device (iOS or Android) with Cricut Heat app to activate Cricut EasyPress 3, but once activation is complete you can opt to use Cricut EasyPress 3 on its own.
Can I use the Cricut Heat app as a heat guide for earlier Cricut heat presses?
No, at this time you must have a Cricut EasyPress 3 or Cricut Hat Press connected in order to use the Cricut Heat app. However, recommended settings for Cricut EasyPress, Cricut EasyPress 2, Cricut EasyPress Mini, Cricut Mug Press, and Cricut Autopress can be found in our online Heat Guide.
Where can I download the Cricut Heat app? Is it free?
The free Cricut Heat app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!
What are the system requirements for the Cricut Heat app?
The Cricut Heat app is available for iOS or Android mobile devices that meet the same system requirements as those for Design Space.
Why do I need to preheat fabric blanks? What if it cools down before I transfer my design?
The purpose of preheating is to remove wrinkles and any residual chemicals or excess moisture from the fabric which might interfere with a successful transfer. If your blank cools after preheating, prior to pressing your design, no problem!
What are the tips for successful transfers with Cricut EasyPress 3?
For perfect transfers that last, three things are key:
- Use a firm, even surface.
- Ironing boards and plastic tables do not provide the firm, even surface needed for successful transfers.
- Use the recommended settings in the Cricut Heat app for your transfer material and base material of choice.
- Apply heat to both the front AND back of the design as instructed in the Cricut Heat app.
How do I register Cricut EasyPress 3?
Cricut EasyPress 3 is automatically registered when you activate it through the Cricut Heat app on a compatible iOS or Android mobile device. Download the app to get started!
What can I use to protect my surface (table, cutting board, etc.) from Cricut EasyPress 3?
A Cricut EasyPress Mat protects your surface area from heat and creates the ideal environment for flawless iron-on transfers when using Cricut EasyPress 3. Otherwise, you can also use items you probably already have at home to protect your surface. 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 a 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 Cricut EasyPress 3?
Does Cricut EasyPress 3 have dual voltage?
No. Every Cricut EasyPress model is manufactured with power requirements specific to the region in which it is sold.
Doesn’t HTV need a lot of pressure?
We’ve found that HTV (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 yields successful results. Refer to the Cricut Heat app for recommended settings.
How hard do I have to press?
Some applications call for "gentle" pressure, and some call for "firm" pressure.
- Firm pressure means pressing 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 applying the recommended pressure with ease.
Do I need to heat 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 the Cricut Heat app for specific instructions for your project.
Does Cricut EasyPress 3 need to be pressed in one spot or do I move it around (like an iron)?
For best results, gently press your Cricut EasyPress 3 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 an iron-on design may result in warping or smearing the design while the iron-on film is in its softened state.
Infusible Ink and sublimation projects, however, should receive a single application of heat. Applying heat in sections may result in unwanted marks in your finished project. For best results with Cricut EasyPress 3, we recommend keeping your Infusible Ink design smaller than the heat plate.
How do I know what temperature setting to use?
Use the Cricut Heat app to determine precise time and temperature settings for your project.
What are the dimensions, weight, and wattage of Cricut Easy Press 3?
|Easy Press 3: 9x9||9 in x 9 in (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm)||5.5 lbs (2.49 kg)||1100-1200 watts|
|Easy Press 3: 12x10||12 in x 10 in (30 cm x 25 cm)||8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)||1250-1400 watts|
Note: Amperage varies based on input voltage. Wattage and other power requirements are listed on the back of Cricut EasyPress.
How do I find the serial number for my Cricut EasyPress 3?
The serial number of Cricut EasyPress 3 is found on the back of the machine near the power cord.