I am super excited to teach you how to use the Cricut Mug Press. I watched my delivery notifications like a crazy person the other day waiting on its arrival.
Cricut always intrigues me with their new products. So I’m always super excited to get the newest thing that they drop.
By the way, if you would like to watch the full video, you can check it out here on by Pink YouTube.
So when I got it, I jumped right in. I used my iPad for the first time to make this custom mug. Also, I used the Cricut Joy and Infusible Ink transfer sheets along with Cricut mug blanks.
I initially wanted to make my own design using Cricut Design Space elements. But after confusing myself I opted for a pre-made design for my Infusible Ink Sheet.
You can check out what’s in the box in this Cricut Mug Press Unboxing And Set Up.
I made a couple of mistakes but the Cricut Mug Press didn’t disappoint even considering the mistakes I made.
How to use the Cricut Mug Press
- First, start with a compatible mug. Make sure to only use Cricut Mug Blanks and those that are made for Sublimation Heat Transfers.
- If you make your own design, you can use the Cricut premade Mug design setup. But whatever you do, don’t forget to attach your design before you go to cut.
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfers for the Cricut Joy work amazingly whether you are using the Joy or the Cricut Maker. The Infusible Ink sheets for Joy are sized perfectly for the mug size.
- If you are using Infusible Ink markers, place 3 layers of butcher paper over the design so that you don’t end up with ink all over your heat plate.
- Before you place the mug into the press, make sure it is pulled tight over the mug.
- Allow your cup to cool completely to prevent burns and ghosting.
I made a few of these when I used my Cricut Mug Press the first time and I wanted to prevent you from mask the same mistakes. Although my mistakes were all user errors.
The great thing is that learning how to use the Cricut Mug Press properly means that you end up with dishwasher and microwave-safe professional-quality mugs in minutes.
If you are having trouble with your Cricut Heat Press for mugs, make sure that there is no firmware updates and then you should be all set to go.
Helpful products for this project
- Cricut Mug Press (grab yours here)
- Mug Blanks
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets the small ones made for mugs
- Cricut Joy or other Cricut Machine