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Cricut EasyPress™ FAQ

What are the tips for successful transfers with Cricut EasyPress?

For perfect transfers that last, three things are key: 

  1. A firm, even surface

    • Ironing boards and plastic tables have some give in them which does not provide the firm, even surface needed for successful transfers. 
  2. Use the recommended settings for the iron-on and base material you're using. 
  3. Apply heat to both the front AND back of the design for the recommended amount of time

How do I register Cricut EasyPress 2? Why should I register it?

Follow these simple steps to register* EasyPress 2** and we’ll send you helpful education as well as the latest-and-greatest updates for your machine.  

*Registration available for US and Canada residents only at this time.

What can I use to protect my surface (table, cutting board, etc.) from Cricut EasyPress?

A Cricut EasyPress Mat protects your surface area from heat and creates the ideal environment for flawless iron-on transfers when using Cricut EasyPress. Otherwise, to protect your surface, you can also use items you probably already have at home. Learn more here.


What are the dimensions, weight, and wattage of Cricut EasyPress?

ModelHeat PlateWeightWattage*
EasyPress9"x9" (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm)5 lbs. (2.3 kg)1150 watts
EasyPress 2: 6x76"x7" (15 cm x 17.5 cm)3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)1150 watts
EasyPress 2: 9x99"x9" (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm)5.73 lbs (2.6 kg)1150 watts
EasyPress 2: 12x1012"x10" (30 cm x 25 cm)8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)1350 watts







*Amperage varies based on input voltage. Wattage and other power requirements are listed on the back of Cricut EasyPress. 


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 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 EasyPress 2?


Does Cricut EasyPress have dual voltage?

No. All Cricut EasyPress models are manufactured with power requirements specific to the region in which it is sold. Cricut EasyPress models are currently sold in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. 

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 gives successful results. The even heat of Cricut EasyPress requires very little pressure. Use our recommended settings for best results. 

How hard do I have to press?

Some applications call for "gentle" pressure, and some call for "firm" pressure. 

  • Firm pressure means press 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 ease in applying the recommended pressure. 


I followed the instructions and my iron-on didn’t stick. What happened? How do I get it to work?

​​The most common reasons for your images not sticking: 

  1. Cricut EasyPress did not make full contact with the base material. This could be because of seams, zippers or anything else that will cause you to not have a flat surface.

  2. Verify that your Cricut EasyPress is set to the recommended settings.

  3. Be sure heat has been applied to both the front and the back of the design for the recommended time. 

  4. Re-touch the front and back of material with heat for an additional 10-15 sec. 

What do I do if some of the iron-on doesn’t stick after I put heat on it? Do I just keep putting more heat on it?

  • Be sure to use the recommended settings for the iron-on and base material you're using.
  • Ensure you're using a firm, even surface. Ironing boards and plastic surfaces have some give in them that don't provide the firm, even surface needed for successful results.  
  • Re-touch the front and back of material with heat for an additional 10-15 seconds. 

The Cricut EasyPress temperature goes down when I apply it to the image. Is this something I need to worry about?

Cricut EasyPress temperature may fluctuate briefly when placed on the base material after heating. This is due to the difference in temperature of the heated plate and the base material. Don't worry; the EasyPress temperature will quickly return to the selected setting. Your image adhesion will not be affected.

Do I need to put the heat on 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 this Interactive Quick Reference Guide for more information. 

Does the Cricut EasyPress need to be pressed in one spot or do I move it around (like an iron)?

For best results gently press the Cricut EasyPress in one spot for the recommended amount of time. If your 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 the iron-on design may result in warping or smearing the design while the iron-on film is in its softened state. 

My machine keeps turning off, and I have to turn it back on. Why?

This is the auto-shut off safety feature of Cricut EasyPress. After 10 minutes of inactivity, or no button pushes, the device will alert you and then shut off. 

How do I know what temperature to set my Cricut EasyPress to?

Use this Interactive Quick Reference Guide to determine the perfect time and temperature settings for your project.

The right side of my handle gets warm while the press is heating; should I be concerned about this?

As Cricut EasyPress heats, a component housed in the right side of the handle will cause the handle to get warm as well. Don't worry; it will get warm, but not hot. This does not constitute a defect in the device.

My Cricut EasyPress is plugged in but it won't power on. What should I do?

Contact Member Care through one of the options below for assistance. 

My Cricut EasyPress auto shutoff takes longer than 10 minutes. Why?

The 10-minute auto shutoff will occur 10 minutes after the last action was completed. If the last action was to change the temperature, Cricut EasyPress will auto shutoff 10 minutes after the new temperature setting has been reached. Cricut EasyPress heats quickly but takes more time to cool. If you are cooling the device from a higher temperature, it may take several minutes to reach to the cooler temperature, and only after that set point has been reached will the 10-minute auto shutoff period begin. 

An error code appeared, or my Cricut EasyPress 2 shut off before 10 minutes. What do I do?

If Cricut EasyPress encounters an error, an error code will appear on the display (i.e. “E03”) and the machine will beep to signal that it is shutting off automatically. Follow the steps below. 

  1. Return Cricut EasyPress to the safety base. 
  2. Unplug Cricut EasyPress from the power outlet. 
  3. Wait two minutes. 
  4. Plug the Cricut EasyPress back in and power it ON.
  5. If the error code continues to appear or the machine shuts off again before 10 minutes, contact Member Care through one of the options below for assistance. 

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