Cricut Pressing Mat
This pressing mat is compatible with Cricut Autopress and Cricut EasyPress heat presses. One pressing mat is included in the box with Cricut Autopress, and it is sold separately.
- The unique patent-pending pressing mat contains all the layers found in Cricut EasyPress mats with an added layer of silicon to keep the mat from slipping.
- The unique design eliminates the need for pressing pillows.
- The pressing mat allows a user to align the project off the Cricut Autopress platen. Move the mat and project to the machine all at once for perfectly positioned images.
- Durable cover
- Adds structure
- Wicks moisture
- Reflects heat
- Protective barrier
- Nonslip silicone base
Using pressing mat with Cricut Autopress
What is the difference between the platen and the pressing mat?
The platen in the hard metal surface on which the pressing mat – and your blank & transfer material - is placed. It supports your project during transfer.
The pressing mat is the flexible mat that sits on top of the platen. Your base material & design should be positioned on top of the mat before you press.
Can I remove the mat from the platen?
Absolutely! You can arrange your blank & design on the mat while off the press, then move the whole thing over to the platen when you’re ready to press. If you have multiple mats, you can prepare one blank & design on the mat while another is being pressed in the machine.
How do I align the pressing mat on the platen?
Cricut Pressing Mat is the same size and shape as the platen. Simply align all edges of the mat with the edges of the platen, and you’re good to go!
Can I put the pressing mat inside my blank?
For the nonslip base to be most effective, the pressing mat should always sit directly on the platen. If you need to, open your blank and “thread” it on the mat/platen so that only one layer of material sits on top of the mat, and the rest of the blank is tucked underneath/around the platen.
Things to remember
- Mat is one-sided. Ensure the silicone-printed side is facing down while pressing. This allows the mat layers to function as designed for consistent transfers.
- For precise temp, time, and pressure settings for your project, always refer to the Cricut Heat Guide.
- Mat is very flexible, not stiff.
- Keep Cricut Pressing 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.
Important: Always use Cricut Pressing Mat when pressing fabric or apparel blanks with Cricut Autopress.