You may have heard that Cricut has come out with a new product called Infusible Ink. Now I am not normally someone who rushes out to buy new products, but about a week after infusible ink came out I had to hop into Michael’s to check it out. (As of right now Summer 2019, Michaels is the only place you can purchase Infusible Ink). I came out having purchased 2 of the infusible inks and a set of their ceramic coaster blanks. Now I must mention that I purchased these fully knowing that I did not have Cricut Easy Press which is what is recommended for use with infusible ink.
The reason I bought the infusible ink without having the Easy Press was that in my head I wanted to try to experiment with using my regular iron to see if it would work with the infusible ink.
Well, I am here to tell you that my experiment worked! I’ll walk you through the process below BUT I do want to caution that due to the heat variance of a normal household iron it may take longer when using an iron and the ink may not fully infuse to the product you are using as your blank.
I started by using the ceramic coasters to make a “boss lady” themed coaster set! To cut each design you will want to choose the infusible ink setting in Cricut Design Space and make sure the image is mirrored. Once you have your design cut you will want to “weed” out the background of the image.
Then place your design on the shiny side of the ceramic coaster and then place the “iron paper” that comes with the infusible ink sheets on top of this and place the iron over top. My iron is over 10 years old so I know the heat is not as even anymore so I did have to set it a couple of times on the coaster to get the design to transfer enough for my liking. I am very excited how these turned out! So much so that I decided to try making coasters using stone tiles that I already had.
You can see my full Youtube tutorial of the stone coasters posted below to see the process in its entirety.
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Did you use your iron on the steam setting or dry setting.
I used the dry setting 🙂
I know all iron will be different, but how long did you leave your iron on the transfer? Just so I can get a rough estimate.
I did about 45 seconds, some took a little longer, I hope that helps
I really felt I’d given Cricut enough money- so I’m sticking with my plain iron. I guess if you were making lots of items for sale, the Cricut Press might be a time saver and that extra degree of perfection. For my personal use, the iron is just fine.
I gave each area at least a minute, and lifted and lowered my iron several times in case it has hot or cooler areas on the plate.
Iron was on hottest setting.
It seems to be working out fine.
Yes I agree an iron works just fine unless you are using your Cricut for iron on projects frequently or for sale
hi, which setting on the iron u used?
Hi Anna, I was using the cotton setting on my iron