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Cricut EasyPress 2: Beginners Guide

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Cricut EasyPress 2 is the perfect accessory to pair with your Cricut Machine.

If you are unfamiliar with the Cricut Easy Press2, let me give you a rundown on the accessory. What the Cricut EasyPress 2 does, tips, and more. 

You all know I love my Cricut machine, and this EasyPress 2 has transformed my creations. If you don’t own an EasyPress or EasyPress 2, it is something I suggest looking into. 

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What Is A Cricut EasyPress 2 

Cricut EasyPress 2 is the latest and most excellent way to get that professional style crafts.

The EasyPress 2 is a heat plate that offers a ceramic coated surface, it’s lightweight and portable accessory that many Cricut owners are loving.  It will apply iron-on within 60 seconds or less. It is fast, efficient, and offers top quality designs. 

The Press heats up to 400 degrees.

You can iron-on those designs with the perfect and effortless job of the EasyPress 2. It will set the timer for how long you need to leave it on the items you are working with, an auto-shutoff feature, and it is portable and lightweight. 

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What Items Can You Use With EasyPress 2 

You will find this press is compatible with most brands of heat transfer vinyl and even the new Cricut Infusible Ink Line. Design totes, coasters, blankets, shirts, and the list goes on. You will find so many items that you can create and design to your heart’s content.

What’s The Difference Between Cricut EasyPress and Easypress 2

EasyPress 2 is the newer version, and it can remember your heat temperatures and time settings you used on your last craft. So say you turn off the device and want to pick up where you left off, you can do so. The EasyPress will not save your setting like the EasyPress 2. 

Many find the memory of last setting handy, especially when you have a lot of crafting ahead of you.  

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How Much Does The Cricut Easy Press Weigh

The EasyPress tends to weigh around 11 pounds, where the EasyPress 2 weighs around 5-14 pounds. There are different sizes, so depending on what you choose will depend on the weight.  

  • 6 x 7 Cricut EasyPress 2
  • 9 x 9 Cricut EasyPress 2
  • 12 x 10 Cricut EasyPres 2

How Do I Know Which Size of EasyPress 2 I Need

  • The Mini Size 6×7 | This size is meant for smaller projects. Say you want to make coasters, cosmetic bags, or design onesies or bibs. The heat plate will get warm and ready to use in a little over a minutes time. 
  • The Medium Size 9×9 | Medium in size and great for using on tote bags, smaller sized shirts, more modest projects as well like bibs, coasters, and more. It takes around two minutes for this press to get to temperature. 
  • The Jumbo 12×10 | The jumbo size is great if you want to work on larger projects. Maybe creating a banner, larger shirts, blankets, and more. If you plan to do larger items, this one is worth investing in. 

Cricut EasyPress 2 Project Inspiration

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Benefits Of Using A Heat Plate Over An Iron 

The heat plate offers a uniform temperature, and with the pressure, you get a cleaner and more professional finish. With an iron, you won’t get that even consistency over the project, especially if it is larger in size. 

Plus the temperature is a lot higher with a heat plate, so it takes a shorter time and helps to seal the items into the product better.  

I have been loving my EasyPress 2, and highly recommend considering getting one if you don’t own one! It will completely transform your projects in a good way. 

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