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10 Cricut Infusible Ink Hacks

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I have these great Cricut Infusible Ink hacks that every Cricut owner should know! Some of these hacks can help you save money on your Cricut project. Before I go any further, do you know what is Cricut Infusible Ink and how do you use it?

Cricut Infusible Ink is a new way of creating your own professional graphic design by doing ink transfers onto T-shirts, tote bags, coasters, and more. Using white copy paper you can transfer your design using a Cricut machine to create your design with Infusible Ink pens and markers. You can either design and cut with white copy paper or cut your design uses one of the patterns Infusible Ink transfer sheets.

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Here is a list of Cricut Infusible Ink hacks that I hope will help you enjoy this new product line for Cricut! As I learn new Infusible Ink hacks I will add to this list.



Infusible Ink Hack 1:

When you do any heat press or transfer projects your image and text needs to be a mirror image. You must do this before you run your project through the Cricut machine or everything will be backwards! Unless it was your master plan to only read your project in the mirror or use it as a conversation starter. If so, then you have my sense of humor!



Infusible Ink Hack 2:

Don’t worry if the Infusible Ink transfer pattern sheet doesn’t look as it does on the box. Once the heat transfer process is completed it will look just as vibrant as the picture. Your project will turn out with amazing results, I promise!

Infusible Ink Hack 3:

If you are using the Infusible Ink pens or markers with the Cricut Explore One machine then you will need the pen accessory adapter. Here is a link to get the Cricut pen adapter!

Also, check out my Cricut pen adaptor hack post if you want to use other pens in your Cricut machine!

Infusible Ink Hack 4:

No need to buy butcher paper, save money, and buy a 3 pack of silicone heat press sheets (reusable) off of Amazon. Don’t use Teflon sheets they will damage your EasyPress iron! Here is a link to get the silicone heat press sheets!

Infusible Ink Hack 5:

Always use cardstock between your EasyPress Mat and your project so the ink will not bleed through or you will damage your EasyPress Mat. If you are doing a shirt, bag, etc. put cardstock inside so the design does not transfer to the back of your project.

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Infusible Ink Hack 6:

You can use other heat resistant tapes, just make sure it can be used for high heat pressing. Here is a link to get the Heat Resistant Tape on Amazon.

Infusible Ink Hack 7:

Infusible Inks will not work on 100% Cotton shirts. It did transfer but after the shirt was washed most of the ink was gone. I tried it on polyester-cotton blend and it was okay and it didn’t wash out as much as the 100% Cotton. My best result came from 100% polyester fabric and it did not wash out. It still looks as good as the Cricut blank shirt. For best results always use 100% polyester fabric!

Here is a link to several different styles of polyester shirts that can be used for Cricut Infusible Ink projects.



Infusible Ink Hack 8:

Infusible Inks will not work very well on dark colored shirts. For best result uses white, light gray, or light pastel but white will be best.



Infusible Ink Hack 9:

Yes, you can use Infusible Inks to decorate ceramic items like a coffee mug but you will need to heat treat the mug in the oven at 400 degrees. Make sure the ceramic item has a ploy-coating so the ink will stick to it first.

Do you want to learn more about how to use Infusible Inks on coffee mugs? Check out these two posts with complete instructions.

Post: How to design a mug with Cricut Infusible Inks
Post: How to design a color changing mug with Cricut Infusible Inks


Infusible Ink Hack 10:

The Infusible Inks require a polyester or poly-coated base material to stick to. I will take some trial and error when testing on new materials. However, the result may vary on non-Cricut compatible items.

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  1. These tips are so great, I didn’t know I can get cheaper blanks to do my Cricut projects!

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