I love when Cricut launches new products and infusible ink is a major breakthrough that has crafters excited with possibility, but what is Cricut Infusible ink, and how does it work. I’m ready to share the details for what to know.
What is Cricut Infusible Ink?
When I first watched the announcement I was a little confused, but the more I’ve read and worked with it the more I’ve learned about it and how easy it is to use. The infusible ink becomes one with the material making it peel proof, wash proof and flake proof. Which means it will last the lifetime of the item!
What comes in the Infusible Ink package?
There are a few different packages you can buy. There are a few different options. They have prints and patterns, solid colors and come in either a 2 or 4 pack. When I received my 1st pack I had 2 pattern pieces and 2 solid colors. There were also 4 sheets of butcher paper and a small square of test fabric.
What are the Cricut Blanks?
To start they are rolling out t shirts, onsies, tote bags and coasters. All of these are white, the tote bag is more cream. There’s something special about these that allows the infusible ink to transfer into the fibers of the item.
Where can I buy Cricut Infusible Ink?
On June 21 Michael’s stores Nationwide and online will be the only place to purchase Infusible Ink. Talk about a cool exclusive. I’ll be going live from Michaels in Clark, NJ at 10:30am ET to share all the fun new products!
Then October 1st (my birthday!) it will be available at Cricut.com and other craft store across.
How do I weed Cricut Infusible Ink?
The Infusible ink is more like a paper than vinyl. It’s stiffer and when I was weeding I felt the best way to do so was by just using my hands, and maybe some tweezers if it’s smaller detail. I discovered that pulling back the paper was easiest and popping out the letters was best. I don’t see Infusible ink being great for small detailed things, I would probably stick with Iron on.
Can I use an iron with Cricut Infusible Ink?
The short answer is NO. It won’t give an even heat distribution and you won’t be able to get the right temperature. The best thing to use is the EasyPress 2, which allows you to get up to 380 degrees. You can also use the Original EasyPress but will have to press for a longer amount of time.
Can I use a regular shirt with Cricut Infusible Ink?
I wanted to see what would happen if I tried a regular shirt, and I have to say I was disappointed. There’s a big different in the colors and clarity between using the Cricut blank vs. a regular shirt. Can you do it? Yes, but if you’re going to spend the money on the Infusible Ink buy the Cricut blanks, otherwise just stick with Iron on.
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