Select a link below for information on how to use Cricut Reflective Iron-On.
What you need
- Cricut smart cutting machine
- Cricut StandardGrip Machine Mat
- Design Space app on computer or mobile device
- Fine Point or Premium Fine Point blade
- Cricut Reflective Iron-On
- Cricut Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3 and Cricut Hat Press)
- Cricut Autopress, Cricut EasyPress, Cricut Hat Press, or heat press
- Cricut EasyPress Mat, Cricut Pressing Mat, or Cricut Hat Pressing Form (a towel may also be used when pressing with Cricut EasyPress)
- Heat Resistant Tape or Strong Heat Resistant Tape (optional; use as instructed in the Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app)
- Base material
- Pre-wash fabric base materials without fabric softener to pre-shrink and remove chemicals that may prohibit strong adhesion.
- Recommended: To verify cut setting, perform a test cut using a small basic shape.
- Recommended: To verify application setting, apply test cut in an inconspicuous area on the base material.
Design, cut, and weed
Note: For multi-layer designs, Reflective Iron-On should be the top layer only. Keep this in mind as you create your design.
- Customize your design in Design Space.
- Select your load style (On Mat) and the Reflective Iron-On setting.
- Make sure to mirror your design in Design Space before cutting.
- Place material (shiny liner side down) onto Cricut StandardGrip Machine Mat.
- Slide mat under the mat guides and up against the machine rollers.
- Press the load button.
- Press Go and watch the magic happen!
- When the cut is complete, press unload.
- Use a weeder to remove excess iron-on from in and around your design, leaving design on the liner.
Note: For precise time and temp settings for your project, always refer to our online Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3 and Cricut Hat Press). Depending on your base material and heat-transfer material choice, settings will be unique for every project.
- Place design on your base material, liner (shiny) side up. Press as instructed (see Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app).
- Leaving the liner in place, flip the base material over and apply heat to the back of the design as instructed (see Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app).
- Peel the liner away from the design at the temperature instructed (see Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app).
Tip: In most cases, the liner adhesive will hold your design in place during transfer. However, if needed or instructed, use Heat Resistant Tape (when using Cricut EasyPress Mini) or Strong Heat Resistant Tape (when using Cricut Hat Press) to secure your design in place.
Follow care instructions found in the Cricut Heat Guide or Cricut Heat app (for Cricut EasyPress 3 and Cricut Hat Press).
Can Reflective Iron-On be used for safety markings on clothing?
Reflective Iron-On is for decorative use only; it is not designed nor intended for safety applications such as high-visibility markings on garments.
How many washes will it last? Are there any special care instructions to follow?
This iron-on material has been tested to outlast multiple washes.
Wait 24 hours before washing embellished items
For longest life, wash and dry the embellished item inside-out
If areas of iron-on lift after washing, simply follow the complete application instructions to reapply.
Can I layer with Reflective Iron-On?
Yes, you can layer Reflective Iron-On over Everyday Iron-On. For multi-layer designs, Reflective Iron-On should only be the top layer.
My iron-on doesn’t look rainbow. How do I get it to show?
The rainbow hues will be most visible when bright light is shined towards the material with a flashlight or direct sunlight.