What you need:
- Cricut Autopress
- Cricut Pressing Mat
- Cricut Infusible Ink-compatible blank
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet
- Infusible Ink Pens or Markers
- Butcher paper (2)
- Cardstock (80 lb.), White (colored cardstock not recommended)
- Lint roller
Prep the blank
Tip: Now is a good time to prep your Cricut Autopress. For precise temp, time, and pressure settings for your project, always refer to the Cricut Heat Guide.
- Place blank on top of Cricut Pressing Mat.
- Position sheet of cardstock inside blank to protect your mat and project.
- Do not skip this step: Use a fresh adhesive to lint-roll the entire surface. Even minuscule debris or fibers may create imperfections in the final transfer.
- Cover blank with butcher paper.
Important: Butcher paper must be larger than Cricut Autopress heat plate.
- Do not skip this step. Preheat application area to remove moisture and wrinkles that result in unwanted effects.
- Remove butcher paper, and let blank apparel cool completely.
- Place design face down on blank, clear liner on top for transfer sheets.
- Cover design with butcher paper larger than Cricut Autopress heat plate.
- Slowly lower the press by pressing gently on the handle until the press locks into place.
Important: Avoid seams when using Cricut Autopress. If the heat plate crosses over seams, the design will not receive even heat, resulting in an unwanted transfer effect.
- When the timer reaches zero, a beep will sound, and the press will open automatically.
- Blank, transfer materials, and pressing mat will be hot! Allow project to cool before removing from platen.
Tip: Never reuse butcher paper for another project!