I’ve been a big fan of Cricut machines for years now, but only recently began using the Cricut EasyPress™ machine. It is amazing! I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to use this machine. I will share some tutorials in the future using it with my projects, but for this tutorial I am going to just make the sample project that comes in the box with the machine just as you would be doing when you buy it for yourself. You guys, this machine makes iron-on projects so much faster! A million times better than the iron I used to use!
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Cricut EasyPress™ Tutorial:
SUPPLIES to be used with your Cricut EasyPress™:
Here is an overview of the machine itself. I love the smooth and clean look. It’s quite simple. Just a few buttons and a nice big handle for lifting it evenly onto and off your project.
Underneath your machine you’ll have this awesome tray to protect your work surface. Leave the machine in this tray any time you are not using it. The entire bottom of the EasyPress™ is a hot plate so this tray is very necessary so that you don’t burn your work surface.
Two other things for this project are the EasyPress Mat that I am using underneath the project and the Iron-on Protectant Sheet that covers over the vinyl and distributes the heat evenly.
When you’re ready to apply your iron-on, you’ll use the temp button and the + and – to set it to the desired temperature. Cricut has a great Recommended Settings guide to help you know what temperature to use for your material and fabric. You can also set the timer to count down for you so you don’t have to worry about leaving it on too short or too long.
The picture above shows the settings for the project that came in the box. It’s a little teacup cut out of glitter vinyl. I looked up the settings and it said 340 degrees for 30 seconds, so that’s what is set on the machine. I place the fabric onto my Mat, then the vinyl teacup (shiny side up) then the Protective Sheet to cover the entire project.
Next, just press the Cricut EasyPress™ down onto the project, hit the Cricut logo button and watch it countdown!
Finally, peel the clear sheeting off the back of the decal and there you have it, a glittery teacup!
I found that this worked flawlessly and is much easier than using an iron like I always have before!
So there you have it, my notes and review on How to Use a Cricut EasyPress™ machine. Let me know if you have any questions!
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