Cricut announced on June 4th, 2019 that they are releasing a new product called Infusible Ink.
But everyone’s first question is, what is Infusible Ink anyways and how is it different from heat transfer vinyl?
Furthermore, what supplies are you going to need to use this new cool kid on the block? Or maybe you are just curious about this whole Cricut thing and are wondering if it’s for you?
What is Infusible Ink?
Cricut’s Infusible Ink is basically a whole new exciting world of heat transfer for cloth-like canvases.
The new product promises to deliver seamlessly smooth and professional- style quality to your projects like t-shirts, totes, onesies etc. This can be particularly exciting for small business craft owners, who use their Cricut to profit from!
This new technique also promises to introduce new bright vibrant colors to your projects like never before!
Why is it better than heat transfer vinyl?
So you have lots of vinyl (which we all love) and that trusty Easypress, and you might be asking yourself, “what makes this better than iron-on vinyl?
A lot of things actually!
Unlike vinyl, Cricut’s new ink guarantees your projects will not peel off for any reason during its lifetime.
We all have to wash our clothes. But I know I get a little tense when I put my favorite new vinyl project into the wash for fear of the vinyl cracking. But the Infusible Cricut Ink is basically dying your clothes so you don’t have to fret over laundry days anymore!
3. Seamless and Smooth
It’s obvious that vinyl is not always seamless and completely smooth since it is adhered on top of the material. But because this ink acts as a die to the cloth it is actually “one” with your material.
The benefits of this mean no extra vinyl weight to your projects, seamless from one end of the design to another plus totally smooth – no more wrinkles in your vinyl!
Some notes about when NOT to use Infusible Ink:
- While iron-on or HTV materials can be applied to almost any surface, but this new ink cannot.
- Using this ink means you must use a compatible Infusible Ink blank.
- HTV works well on any color or textured blank but with Infusible Ink you will need to work with light-colored materials only to preserve the vibrant colors.
What Cricut accessories or supplies do I need to use it?
Now for the big question..
What supplies will I need to use this amazing new product?!
- Infusible Ink transfer sheets or the ink pens/makers.
- A design – Use the transfer sheets to cut with your Cricut, or draw with Infusible Ink Pens & Markers onto laser copy paper.
- An EasyPress – any size will do! The heat press will need to be set to 400°F. (view Cricut’s heat guide here)
- A canvas – t-shirt, onesie, tote bag, coasters, napkins, etc.
- Cricut machine
Watch the video to see how it’s done here!
Cricut’s new Infusible Ink is definitely a game changer! It will be available exclusively at Michael’s craft store soon! And as soon as I get my hands on some I will be sharing a full step by step tutorial!
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