Learning How To Use Cricut Infusible Ink is much easier than you think. This method of designing is unique and the perfect way to start if you are also interested in sublimation.
If you want to learn just how to use Infusible Ink plus get some awesome projects to try then keep reading.
What Is Cricut Infusible Ink?
First, let’s start here Cricut Infusible Ink is a unique and inventive way to dye fabrics. I know that sounds like a bold statement, but it is the truth! So, I want to share all you need to know about Cricut Infusible Ink for your crafting needs.
Firstly, this is not anything like vinyl or an iron-on design you pop onto an item and press on. Infusible Ink is a revolutionary way to create and develop top-notch, “store quality” items.
Cricut Infusible Ink is a way to infuse into the products you are working on. Whether you are looking to make a custom shirt, totes, homemade coasters, the sky is the limit! There is no ironing a design on, this infuses in, so it lasts forever. Waterproof, no cracking, no wearing off, it stays forever.
You will use heat transfer sheets, blanks, and pens to create a seamless and quality transfer of the design. It truly is the one-of-a-kind in the market. This is top-notch quality in the crafting cutting world.
What Do You Need To Use Infusible Ink?
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker for creating your design
- Grip Mat
- EasyPress Mat
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or Pens
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut Blanks for Infusible Inks
How Do You Use Cricut Infusible Ink?
Transfer papers are just a solid sheet of ink. These ink sheets come in both colors and patterns, that you can use with Cricut explore or other compatible Cricut.
These are very different from your traditional heat transfer vinyl or iron on. It is designed to work with your heat press or easy press. The design sits on top of the garment and you press with heat to infuse the design into the Cricut blank.
You find that it uses a high heat that will infuse your transfer sheets and the pen ink will become infused into your material you are using for the project. The temperature is at least 385 degrees. Depending on the texture of your base item will depend on the heat setting you need to use.
Which Cricut Machines Pair With Infusible Ink Products?
Most importantly, you will find that you can use the Cricut Maker, Explore Air, and even the Explore Air 2 machines for using the transfer sheets and cutting the design.
Does Any Color Of Base Product Work With The Pens?
You will want to reach for lighter colored items. To clarify, white and light grays give the best color vibrancy. The pens are colored so you will get a colorful design for your lighter colored item. And, just like with sublimation, the color of your shirt takes on the color of your design. For instance, if you use a red shirt, and your design has white in it, everything white will now be red. So, now that kind of helps you understand what happens with the other colors too.
What can you use Cricut Infusible Ink On?
To sum it up, Cricut says that for the best results use their blanks. However, you can use any polyester blend of 65% or more. Cricut infusible ink works kind of like sublimation, but remember the higher the polyester count the more vibrant your finished product will be. Those are coasters, shirts, tote bags and baby onesie’s at this time. In short, I actually use the Cricut blank on my sublimation projects too.