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I have looked at these before, thought I wanted to try but really worried it was tricky or complicated. It is DIFFERENT than vinyl or iron on but it isn't hard and the results are pretty amazing. Let me help you.

First, what do you need?

Choose your design and this is going to cut out just like a vinyl or Iron On.

The sheets are 12x12 and have a muted color (it will get much more vibrant after heating and infusing! Basically, the ink becomes part of the fabric, not just stuck on the top the way iron on does.

MIRROR your design.

Oh so important to remember.

The infusible ink sheet is placed on the green mat with the INK side up. Choose the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet in Design Space.

Here is the cool part!! Do you like to weed vinyl?

It is my least favorite part!!

With Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet you simply bend the backing and the excess peals right off! No tools needed. Apply ink side down to your shirt, cover with butcher paper and apply heat press 380 degrees for 30 seconds. Careful, it is hot. Lift up the transfer sheet.

Notice it looks brownish but after heating it is definitely a deep black and now part of the shirt.

Yes, I am a huge fan and now I am ready to try my hand with a new sublimation printer. Stay tuned!

Crafting with Cricut has revolutionized my world and DIY projects, enabling us to create intricate designs with precision and ease. While Cricut offer a wide range of creative possibilities, utilizing sublimation ink takes our projects to a whole new level. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating world of sublimation ink and how it can enhance your Cricut creations. So yes, I am going to start talking about sublimation!

What is Sublimation Ink? Sublimation ink is a special type of ink that transforms from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid phase. When subjected to high temperatures, sublimation ink turns into a gas, allowing it to bond with polymer-based materials on a molecular level. This unique process ensures vibrant, long-lasting, and fade-resistant colors. Well ok ... that is the science. Now let's see how this can help us make pretty things! Why Choose Sublimation Ink for Cricut Projects? 1. Vibrant and Lasting Colors: Sublimation ink offers a more color choices and produces vibrant and eye-catching designs. The dye particles from the ink bond with the fibers of the material, resulting in vivid and durable prints that won't fade or crack over time, so much better than vinyl for sure. 2. Versatility: Sublimation ink can be used on a variety of surfaces, including polyester fabrics, ceramic, metal, glass, and more. With a Cricut , you can create personalized T-shirts, mugs, home decor items, and even customized phone cases using sublimation ink. 3. Seamless Integration with Cricut: With sublimation ink, you can easily print your designs onto sublimation transfer paper, which can then be heat-pressed onto your desired material. Using the Print the Cut feature in Design Space and sublimation ink allows us to create intricate and detailed designs. 4. Customization and Personalization: Sublimation ink allows you to create personalized and custom projects. Design gifts for loved ones or create unique merchandise for your business with sublimation ink to make sure each piece is one-of-a-kind. I am here to help you get started with Sublimation Ink and Design Space. Let's do this together. First be sure you understand how to speak to your Cricut with Design Space. It is the same software you have been using to make cards, scrapbooks and cut vinyl!

1. Choose the Right Materials: To achieve the best results, select materials that are compatible with sublimation ink, such as polyester fabrics, ceramic-coated items, and specially coated metal or glass surfaces. Oh so many options and I will help you choose. 2. Design and Print: Use Design Space to create your Print then Cut design. Print it using a sublimation printer and sublimation ink onto sublimation transfer paper. 3. Prepare for Heat Press: Preheat your heat press machine, I love the ease of Cricut Easy Press 2 , to the recommended temperature and time settings for the material you're using. Most sublimation ink is recommended to use 380-400 degree heat and the older Easy Press doesn't go that high. 4. Heat Pressing: Place the sublimation transfer paper with your design face down onto the material and apply the Heat Press 2. 5. Finishing Touches: After heat pressing, remove the transfer paper carefully to reveal your vibrant and personalized design. Allow the material to cool completely before handling or washing. Let's dive into the exciting world of sublimation ink together and see where our Cricut can take us!

PS I am now spending tooo much time here lol! How about you?

Here is what you need!

Close to My Heart Digital Art Collections

I use my Inkjet Printer Canon Pixma

Cricut any member of the Explore or Maker family :) Cricut Joy can not do Print then Cut

Light Blue Mat for best results

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