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What Is Cricut Infusible Ink And How Do You Use It?

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Have you heard about Cricut Infusible Ink? Have you ever wondered, what is Cricut Infusible Ink and how to use it? Do you make or design graphic T-shirts, tote bags, coasters, and more with your Cricut machine and EasyPress 2? Whether you make them for yourself, as gifts for friends and family, or sell them as part of your personal business, then you are going to get excited by this news!

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In June of 2019 Cricut released Infusible Inks and Infusible Ink accessories as part of their product line.  I am so excited to share this news with you! I don’t know if you are like me, and enjoy creating new projects with your Cricut machine as I do! Now for the big question!

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 this heat sublimation process. What!? You don’t need a sublimation printer for this process! Cricut has made it so much easier with Infusible Ink.

Using plain white copy paper with your Cricut machine you can create your own design with Infusible Ink pens and markers. That’s right you can use plain white copy paper to create your designs! You can either design and cut with the white copy paper or cut your design using one of the patterns Infusible Ink transfer sheet.

Very important tip: Don’t forget! When you do any heat pressing or transfer projects, your image and text need to be a mirror image. You must do this before you run your project through the Cricut machine or everything will be backwards! Unless that was your plan all along and you have a witty sense of humor like me!

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Infusible Ink on mugs

Once your design is cut and weeded, heat up your EasyPress 2 by following the instructions for your project or transfer sheet. When you are done heat pressing your project, follow the instructions for your project or transfer sheet before removing the backing. Most of the instructions I have seen ask you to wait until the paper is cool before removing it.

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!

Pro tip: Use heat resistant tape on the outer edge of your design to keep the paper or transfer sheet from moving. This will keep your design from shifting when you place and lift your EasyPress2 on your design. Don’t cover any part of your design with the tape.

Do you want my Infusible Ink tips and hacks? Check out my Cricut Infusible Ink Hacks post!

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Step-by-step instructions on how Infusible Ink works:

Select the materials you want to do your project on. You can choose from Infusible Ink Pattern Transfer Sheets or Infusible Ink Pens & Markers and white copy paper.

Make or choose your design. Cut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or draw with Infusible Ink Pens & Markers using laser copy paper.

Secure your design with heat-resistant tape. Don’t cover any part of your design with the tape.

Pro tip: Use butcher paper or a sheet of white paper between your heat press mat and the fabric you are transferring your design to. Also, place a piece of paper on top of your design sheet and your EasyPress. The paper will keep your design from transferring onto your mat and EasyPress heating iron. This will keep your mat and EasyPress safe from damage, by being permanently marked by your design!

Apply heat with light pressure for 40 seconds. Infuse your design into your Cricut project with Cricut EasyPress 2 (or heat press that reaches 385°F (205°C).

Wait until the design is cool to the touch. Once the paper is cool to the touch, slowly remove the paper or liner from your project.

The Infusible Ink product line also includes transfer sheets sold in a variety of colors and patterns. Plus a growing list of compatible Infusible Ink blanks. So many project ideas, so little time!

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

Why is this a big change from the regular vinyl and iron-on products you are familiar with from Cricut?

Infusible Inks will not crack, peel, crease, flake off, or wrinkle on your finished project. This is a common problem you will have with iron-on vinyl after being washed in the washing machine and dryer. You will not have this problem with Infusible Ink!

Why is Cricut Infusible Ink different?

Unlike an iron-on transfer or vinyl application, the design is attached on top of the fabric using an adhesive, the Infusible Ink heat transfer becomes one with the fabric itself. Once it is on your project the ink infuses into the fabric, you can stretch the fabric and your design will not be damaged! I know this is a big change from any other product that Cricut offers!

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Are you excited about Cricut Infusible Inks?

I am! You now have the flexibility to draw intricate designs by freehand, if you want. Or you can use your Cricut machine to create your custom design on white copy paper.

What is available in the Cricut Infusible Ink product line?

Infusible Ink Pens (0.4)

Current colors: Cardinal, Black, Ultraviolet, Tawny, Bright Green, Neon Pink, Neon Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Yellow, Neon Green
Update: More colors are being added all the time!

Infusible Ink Markers (1.0)

Current colors: Cardinal, Black, Ultraviolet, Tawny, Bright Green, Neon Pink, Neon Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Yellow, Neon Green
Update: More colors are being added all the time!

Use compatible Infusible Ink sheets (sold separately) or Plain white copy paper

Cricut EasyPress 2 or heat press that reaches 385°F (205°C) for 40 seconds.

Use compatible T-shirts, coasters, baby bodysuits, tote bags, and more

Need more help with your Cricut project?

You can find more information and help at help.cricut.com.

Here is a great YouTube video on how to use the Infusible Inks.

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Here are the links to the product shown in the video:

Links to Amazon

Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore cutting machine

LightGrip Machine Mat

Cricut EasyPress 2

Cricut EasyPress Mat

Cricut Transfer Sheets solid or patterns (compatible with Infusible Ink)

Infusible Ink Pens or Markers

Heat Resistant Tape

White copy paper

Butcher paper

Cardstock (80 lb.), White (colored cardstock not recommended)

Lint-free cloth (for coaster blank projects)

Lint roller (for apparel & tote blank projects)

Tweezers and Scissors

Design Space software on mobile device or computer

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

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