Well, Cricut is at it again!
Today they announced their latest and greatest material – Infusible Ink! A brand new product!
They posted a teaser about a week ago about the release of something new, and the Internet has been abuzz trying to figure out what!
While I was expecting something like the We R Memory Keeper’s foil pen – I had no idea what was in the works.
And I’m really excited to learn about the Infusible Ink! While I haven’t been able to try it out myself yet, I thought I would share everything that they’ve released so far. I am very excited to try it with my first project and play with my own designs.
I’m *hoping* I might be able to try out the product soon so I can give you all some first-hand experience – but until then, here’s everything you need to know about the Cricut Infusible Ink!
If you are more of a visual person, here is a great video that gives a sneak peak to Infusible Ink. Otherwise, read below to learn more!
Cricut Infusible Ink FAQ
It’s the latest and greatest product from Cricut to make more creative and unique designs. It’s a peel-proof, flake-proof, and wash-proof product that will make your iron-on projects last longer than ever. However, the quality of the print depends on the base material where infusible ink transfers well.
Basically, there are two items that are being released with infusible ink:
–Transfer Sheets – these are sheets of solid and patterned ink that can be cut out using your Cricut.
–Infusible Ink Markers and Pens – these are SO cool and open up so many possibilities. Basically, you will use a blank transfer sheet and the Cricut drawing features to create your own amazing designs! You can also draw freehand if you’d rather.
This ink will transfer over to the blanks when you iron it on when using the EasyPress 2. The transfer process is easy and it needs light pressure.
It’s super smooth and literally infuses into your blanks, which makes it a much more permanent solution over traditional iron on. And most importantly, you can do it with a household iron.
You can go to this link to see a better visual, but here is a general overview of how it’s going to work:
–You will select whatever Infusible Ink material you want for your own project (whether it’s a pre-designed color or pattern or a blank one for your own creation). The colors are a little bit dim, but when they are iron-on on, the color is activated to be more vibrant colors. Use solid colors for best results.
–Create your design in Design Space. You could use resistant tape to get perfect results. If you are using a sheet that you will be drawing on, you will use the pens or markers – make sure you select the correct colors in Design Space! You cut with the ink side up!
–After your design has been cut out, you will use your EasyPress 2 to infuse the colors into your print.
–Cricut will be releasing its own set of blanks to be used specifically with the infusible ink!
Iron-on is a material that you put on a blank – it can be used on TONS of different surfaces, including less known ones such as wood and canvas.
Infusible ink literally becomes a part of the blank, which makes it so it won’t peel or crack. It can only be used on certain materials (which I’ll give you a detailed guide below).
There are different reasons to use each material – for instance, you would definitely want to use iron-on materials still for specialty effects like glitter and holographic, or for layering.
It is available online NOW through Michaels.com only and in store at Michaels everywhere.
The sky is the limit! You will be able to use shirts, tote bags, baby onesies, and more (like coasters) to create even more unique and creative iron-on projects.
You should be able to do any of the iron-on projects that you have done in the past.
As I mentioned, Cricut is releasing their own line of blanks that have been specifically tested with the Infusible ink, which include:
Get ready for your own infusible ink projects!
This I’m not sure about yet! As soon as I hear pricing details, I will update this post. I would imagine a roll would be around $15 (when not on sale), since that’s about what specialty Iron-on costs from Cricut.
Infusible ink is compatible with all Cricut Machines. Not only can the Circut machine be used with the EasyPress or EasyPress 2 – but it’s specifically designed for the EasyPress 2. There are certain blanks that have require higher temps than the original EasyPress offers.
The official answer from Cricut is they only recommend their blanks.
However, there are lots of ideas out there for what you can use as an alternative. Be sure to check out this post I just wrote – Cricut Infusible Ink – What Shirts Can I Use?
Unfortunately, unless your iron reaches 400 degrees, the designs need high temperatures or high heat to be transferred. You have to use either an Easy Press 2 OR a heat press which has a high heat source.
To have a great experience with your final project, you should concentrate on your even heat plate, part of the fabric your design faces, and make sure you have the proper Cricut heat guide. And play with your own infusible ink design at home!
Feel free to post any additional questions or insight about the product below. I’m SO excited to get to know this product better and share some fun tutorials with you all.
Other Posts You May Enjoy:
- How to Use Multiple Types of Iron-on
- How to Use Iron-on Vinyl with Wood
- How to Use Iron-on Vinyl with Cricut: Everything You Need to Know
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.