Select a link below for information on how to use Cricut UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On.
What you need
- Cricut smart cutting machine
- Cricut StandardGrip Machine Mat
- Fine Point or Premium Fine Point blade
- Design Space app on computer or mobile device
- Cricut UV-Activated, Color-Changing 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
- 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, UV-Activated, Color-Changing 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 UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On setting.
- Make sure to mirror your design in Design Space before cutting.
- Place material liner (shiny) side down on Cricut StandardGrip Machine Mat.
- Slide mat into machine, under mat guides and up against machine rollers.
- Press Load.
- Press Go.
- When cut is complete, press Unload.
- Use Weeder to remove excess iron-on material 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).
How many times can I wash the material?
This iron-on material has been tested to outlast multiple washes.
Are there any special care instructions to follow?
- Apply to pre-washed and fully dried materials only
- Allow 24 hours after application before washing
- Machine wash cold inside-out, tumble dry low
- Do not bleach
- If you need to iron, only iron on the back side of the garment
Can I layer with UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron on?
Yes, you can layer UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On on top of Everyday Iron-On. For multi-layer designs, UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On should only be the top layer.
How quickly does the color change after being exposed to UV light?
The color will change within a few seconds. Once removed from light, the material will revert to its original color in several minutes.
What kind of light will cause the color to change?
This material reacts to 3 different types of light: direct sunlight, indirect sunlight, or UV flashlights.
The following products respond to all 3 types of light:
- UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On, White - Pink
- UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On, White - Violet
- UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On, White - Blue
The following product responds to direct sunlight ONLY:
- UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On, White - Yellow
How many times will the color change before it stops changing color altogether?
With continuous exposure to direct sunlight, the color change will be effective for 36 hours. The effect can last longer with non-continuous light exposure.