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How To Use Infusible Ink With The Cricut Mug Press

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If you are thinking about getting a Cricut Mug Press and want to know How To Use Infusible Ink with it. Then you have made it to the right place.

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.

top view of Infusible ink mug with ink lemonade infusible ink and cricut mug press laying on an easypress mat

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.

front view of cricut mug and pink lemonade infusible ink with the cricut mug press in the back ground and text you've got this

Cricut Infusible Ink works with the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore and even the joy. And infusible ink transfers come in all sorts of colors and patterns for you to choose from.

Infusible Ink products were designed to work with the Cricut Easypress. If you have an EasyPress, then I suggest you also get the EasyPress mat, they pair great together.

crict mug made with pink lemonade infusible ink with the text you got this

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 Design space has a ton of designs for mugs. I had a little trouble finding them, so I just typed mug in the search bar.

When you are looking for mug designs, always make sure you have chosen the design that fits the mug size you have. Because mugs come in different sizes, so will your designs.

close up front view of cricut infusible ink mug

Tips For Using Cricut Infusible Ink

  1. Make sure to have a lint roller or lint-free cloth on hand. This is to free the material of any débris.
  2. 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.
  3. Use butcher paper on top of your material. Put the paper just below the heat plate. This will help prevent scorching.
  4. 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.

front view of Infusible ink mug with ink lemonade infusible ink and cricut mug press laying on an easypress mat
Yield: 1 Cricut Mug

How To Use Infusible Ink With The Cricut Mug Press

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Instructions

  1. Choose and cut out your design. using cricut joy to cut infusible ink design with pink lemonade sheet for cricut mug
  2. Remove the design when it is done and turn it over face down to peel the mat from the Infusible Ink Sheet. removing the cricut mat from infusible ink sheet
  3. Crack and peel (see video) to remove the negative pieces from the design and discard. peeling the negative area from infusible ink transfer sheet
  4. Once you have revealed the design, firmly place the design onto a lint-free mug. removing lint with a lint roller from mug
  5. Press the transfer down firmly, smoothing as you go. You can use heat tape around the rim, but I don’t. If you have the transfer sheet applied firmly you don't need it. adding infusible ink transfer onto a cricut mug blank
  6. Place into the mug press and wait for the beep. Remove the mug from the Cricut Mug Press.removing mug from the cricut mug press
  7. Allow it to cool completely. completely cool cricut mug blank
  8. Take off the transfer after it has completely cooled. removing the transfer from a cooled cricut mug

Emily

Saturday 3rd of July 2021

So I assume you do face side down? Am I supposed to peel anything off the back of the paper? I have a clear transfer tape on mine.

Jamela P

Monday 5th of July 2021

Yes face down and you don't peel anything till it has been cut, then you just peel off the areas you don't want. Check out the video.

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