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How To Use Cricut Infusible Ink To Make A Custom Color Changing Mug

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I am excited to show you how to make a color changing mug with Cricut Infusible Ink and the Mug Press. You can put your own design on a color changing mug using Infusible Ink and the Mug Press. Make sure the ceramic mug can be used for heat sublimation or the Infusible Inks will not work. Infusible Ink designs are dish washer safe and make great gifts for family members!

Infusible Ink does not peel, crack, or wash out of Infusible Ink compatible blanks. Using the compatible Cricut Infusible Ink transfer sheet or plain white copy paper with your Cricut machine, you can create your own design with Infusible Ink pens and markers. You can either design and cut with plain white copy paper or cut your design uses one of the patterns Infusible Ink transfer sheet.

Supplies You Will Need to Make a Color Changing Mug Using Cricut Infusible Ink and A Mug Press

Here are the items you will need to do an Infusible Ink design on your color-changing coffee mug. I have included all the links to where you can get your supplies from Amazon and Cricut.com by just clicking on the items:

These are the 11 oz. black and blue mugs you can select from to put your designs. Found these mugs on Amazon and are used for heat sublimation projects. Then you can sell or give the mugs as gifts! When these mugs are heated they will turn white and the design will be seen.

If you want to do this project with a white mug that doesn’t change colors then you will want to check out this Infusible Inks mug post for those instructions!

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How To Make A Color Changing Mug Using Cricut Infusible Ink and A Mug Press

Here are the step by step process on how to make your own color-changing mug using Infusible Ink and the Mug Press. When these mugs are heated they will turn white and design will be seen. If this is your first time using your Cricut Mug Press, remember to activate your Cricut Mug Press using your computer. If you don’t active your Cricut Mug Press you will not be able to use it.

  1. Using your Cricut Design Space software select or create your design for your mug.
  2. Measure your mug to make sure your design will fit.

    Tip: Make sure to leave 1/4 inch of space for the top, bottom, and mug handle all around the edge of your design. Very important if you want your design to look even on the mug.

  3. Place a piece of plain white copy paper or Infusible Ink pattern transfer sheet on your Cricut cutting mat. Make sure to select “Mirror Image” for this project!
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  1. On Cricut Design Space click the Make It” button. Load your cutting mat into your Cricut machine.
  2. Following the Cricut Design Space instructions.

Note: If you are using the Infusible Pens or Markers for your design, load it in the Cricut machine per the Cricut Design Space instructions. Load each Pen or Marker color when prompted, if you are using multiple colors.

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  1. When your design is finished unload load your Cricut mat.
  2. Wipe the mug surface with rubbing alcohol and allow it to dry.
  3. Trim your design keeping the 1/4 inch of space and place your design on the mug.
  1. Secure your design to the mug using heat resistant tape.
  2. Plug in your Cricut Mug Press and place it on a heat resistance surface so it can heat up.
  3. Wait for your Cricut Mug Press button to turn green before placing your mug into the press.
  4. Put your mug in the Cricut Mug Press using the mug handle.
  5. Push down on the lever to lock the mug in place and start the design transfer process.
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  1. The LED lights above the power button will tell you where you are at during the mug designing process.
  2. When all of the LED lights are on the mug is done.
  3. Remove the mug from the press by lift up on the lever to unlock the heat plate.
  4. Remove the Infusible Ink transfer sheet from the mug to reveal your complete customize mug.
  5. Once your mug has cooled, it will turn back to its original color and the design will be hidden.
  6. Enjoy your new custom-designed mug, it is ready to use, sell, or give away as a gift!

Want to get Cricut Infusible Ink product? Get Cricut Infusible Ink here!

Can I Use Infusible Ink On A Mug In The Oven?

You can use Infusible Ink on a heat sublimation mug in the oven at 400 degrees secure with a Mug Wrap. Put the mug upside down in the oven. Set your oven timer for 12 minutes.

Can I Use Infusible Ink On A Regular Mug In The Oven?

A regular blank mug will not be able hold the Infusible Ink and will wash off in the dish washer. You will need to use a heat sublimation mug to use Infusible Ink on a mug. Here are different color-changing heat sublimation mugs you can use for your Infusible Ink project.

color-changing heat sublimation mugs blanks that I found on Amazon

Can You Use Infusible Ink On Any Ceramic Blank?

The ceramic item will need to be a heat sublimation blank for the Infusible Ink to work on it. Ceramic heat sublimation blanks are treated with a special poly-coated base that allow the Infusible Inks to adhere to it. Without the poly-coated base the Infusible Ink will wash off the ceramic surface.

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How To Design A Color Changing Mug Using Cricut Infusible Ink

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