For this project we are going to focus on then infusible ink transfer sheets. You can get Infusible ink pens, markers and sheets. But we will talk about the others at another time.
What Is Infusible Ink?
Cricut Infusible Ink comes in sheets, pens, or markers. The ink from these supplies infuses into the material a lot like sublimation. Sublimation however uses a printer to print a high quality image that you then press onto your materials.
With infusible ink, you cut out a design a lot like if you were cutting vinyl. And then heat-press it onto the material. Just like with sublimation, these inks only work on light-colored materials. They must either be a polyester blend or have a special coating.
How To Use Infusible Ink With The Cricut Mug Press
Today, I am going to show you how to use the Infusible Ink sheets to create beautiful, professional-quality mugs that will last.
You only need a few tools and supplies for this project.
- Cricut Mug Press
- Mug Blank (Cricut Mug or Sublimation Mug)
- Lint Roller
- Standard grip mat
- Cricut Mug Design
- Pink Lemonade Infusible Ink
- Cricut Joy
Tips For Using Cricut Infusible Ink
- Make sure to have a lint roller or lint-free cloth on hand. This is to free the material of any débris.
- Mirror your image. With Infusible ink and sublimation too, you will always mirror the image. You do this so it looks how you want it to on your material.
- Use butcher paper on top of your material. Put the paper just below the heat plate. This will help prevent scorching.
- Heat-resistant tape is great for holding down your heat transfers. Whether you are using infusible ink markers or sheets.
There are a lot of awesome infusible ink projects out there. My friend over at The Denver Housewife has some cool ones. Like this Layered tote bag, it’s so cute and fun!
I also have a whole section dedicated to Cricut Infusible Ink. If you are looking for more projects to try, here are a few.