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This Cricut Infusible Ink T-shirt Idea will blow you away! Learn how to use Infusible Ink while also preparing your kids for the Back To School Season.

And if you have a Cricut machine this is definitely 1 you want to make. You can use Infusible Ink with any of the Cricut Explore family of machines, all the way up to your Cricut Maker 3. 

Infusible Ink T-shirt Idea | I’m Just Here For The Recess

DIY Cricut Infusible Ink Tshirt Design #tshirtidea #cricut #infusibleink

What is Cricut Infusible Ink?

Infusible Ink is a new system created by Cricut, that is not a whole lot different from sublimation as far as a finished project.

The biggest differences between these Inks and Sublimation are there is no need for any extra equipment such as printers and special inks.

The ink comes either as a transfer that feels a lot like medium-weight cardstock or pens that you use to draw in your machine.

But just like sublimation, the design is dyed right into the fabric, so the design embeds into the fabric and doesn’t sit on top of the fabric.

And the best thing is just like sublimation, the infusible ink once pressed is likely going to last longer than the actual shirt.

What Materials are Infusible Ink Compatible?

There are a number of base materials that you can use with these sheets. The thing you must remember is that these sheets will not work on 100% cotton. they have to be at least a blend of polyester. But the good thing is that you can find them in almost anything.

From tote bags to Cricut mugs. If you check through the blog, I have done many different items using Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer sheets.

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Infusible Ink T-shirt Ideas are endless, there are so many different ways that you can make all of your t-shirts unique. Infusible Inks won’t wrinkle or crack, unlike printable heat transfer paper.

What Tools Will I Need to Use Cricut Infusible Inks?

  • Cricut Machine
  • Cricut EasyPress (I recommend the largest one if you will be doing mostly children and adult projects. You need to be able to press the entire transfer in 1 application)
  • EasyPress Mat
  • Heat Resistant Tape
  • Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks
  • Infusible Ink Transfers Watercolor Splash and Carbon Fiber
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Can This I’m Only Here For The Recess SVG be used with heat transfer vinyl?

Absolutely it can! There is nothing different about the files if you are doing an Infusible Ink Project. The only difference between vinyl and infusible ink is the products and supplies.

Just cut the shirt design out like you normally would. But instead of the inks, use heat press vinyl and press it according to the settings.

I'm only here for the recess on a white shirt with purple shorts and black converse shoes on a pink table with cherry socks.

Grab the free SVG!

Go to file #68 in the free resource library.

Where can I send the resource library files?

    What a fun and easy project! Check out these cool Printable First Day of School Signs: Pre K through 5th Grade what a fun way to document your child’s grade school years!

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    How To Make A Tshirt Using Infusible Ink Transfers
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    How To Make A Tshirt Using Infusible Ink Transfers

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Active Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Estimated Cost: $15

    This Cricut Infusible Ink T-shirt Idea will blow you away! Learn how to use Infusible Inks while also preparing your kids for the Back To School Season.


    • Heat Resistant Tape
    • Cricut T-shirt Blanks
    • Cardstock (80 lb), White (or 4 layers butcher paper)
    • Lint roller
    • Tweezers
    • Infusible Ink Transfer sheets


    • Cricut Machine
    • Cricut EasyPress
    • EasyPress Mat
    • Standard Mat


    1. Download the file and upload to design space or other program
    2. Put your Infusible Ink transfer sheet onto your mat
    3. Load and cut with the settings for infusible ink (make sure you have mirrored your image
    4. Heat your EasyPress to 380 degrees and 40 seconds while your machine is cutting
    5. Crack and peal to reveal your design
    6. Use the lint roller to remove any lint from the shirt
    7. Place the card stock inside the Infusible Ink tshirt blank
    8. Lay the sheet face down onto your Infusible Ink t-shirt blank
    9. Cover with butcher paper
    10. Make sure you are pressing with the EasyPress Mat
    11. Press 40 seconds with light pressure
    12. Remove the transfer using tweezers

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