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What You Need to Know About NEW Cricut Infusible Ink

Inside: Everything you need to know about Cricut Infusible Ink™ – where to buy, what it is, how it works, and which Cricut machines work with Infusible Ink.

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You might have heard the news that The Michaels Companies, Inc. with Cricut, Inc. announce Infusible Ink™, an all-new system of Cricut products that brings commercial-level, permanent heat-transfer effects to the consumer do-it-yourself (DIY) space.

So, what does this mean for us?

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What is Cricut Infusible Ink™?

The Infusible Ink system makes it possible to create:

  • professional-level
  • richly colored
  • personalized

… heat transfer projects right at home.

Cricut Infusible Ink™ List of Products:

The Infusible Ink system includes:

  • Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets in a variety of solid colors and patterns
  • Infusible Ink Pens and Markers to design custom transfer sheets
  • Compatible Infusible Ink blanks

What are Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets?

Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets infuse vibrant color into the Infusible Ink compatible blanks.

Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets are available in:

  • solid designs
  • patterned designs

What are Infusible Ink Pens & Markers?

The Infusible Ink Pens & Markers allow you to use your Cricut cutting machine to draw a unique Infusible Ink design to transfer to a compatible blank.

Create a design with your own handwriting and upload to Design Space to draw it with Infusible Ink using your Cricut.

Do I have to use Infusible Ink blanks for this to work?

Yes, it appears you must use Cricut's Infusible Ink blanks to get the best performance with Infusible Ink.

Cricut Infusible Ink blanks

Compatible Infusible Ink blanks include:

  • T-shirts
  • baby bodysuits
  • tote bags
  • coasters

See the full list of available blanks here.

When can I get Cricut Infusible Ink™?

Infusible Ink™ will be available starting Friday, June 21, 2019 and is now available from many retailers and at Cricut.com.

Find out more on the Cricut site here.

How does Cricut Infusible Ink™ work?

  1. Choose a compatible Infusible Ink blank
  2. Use a Cricut machine to cut designs with Infusible Ink products
  3. Apply heat with the Cricut EasyPress 2
3 steps by step photos how to use Cricut Infusible Ink

Watch this video to see Infusible Ink in action:

How is Cricut Infusible Ink™ different from heat transfer vinyl or iron-ons?

In the heat transfer vinyl process, artwork is attached on top of a base material using adhesive.

An Infusible Ink transfer becomes one with the material itself.

tote bags t shirts and coasters made with Cricut Infusible Ink

The results are:

  • bright
  • beautiful
  • professional-quality transfers
  • without seams or edges
  • astonishingly smooth to the touch

The ink is actually infused into the compatible base, making every transfer:

  • peel-proof
  • flake-proof
  • wash-proof

Which Cricut machine do I need for Infusible Ink™?

Infusible Ink works with both:

Projects made with Cricut Infusible Ink  and Cricut machine Cricut EasyPress 2 machine

Which Cricut EasyPress do I need for Infusible Ink™?

Cricut EasyPress 2 is designed perfectly to work with Infusible Ink.

With an advanced edge-to-edge heat plate that evenly heats up to 400° for flawless transfers every time, Cricut EasyPress 2 is easy to learn, simple to use, lightweight, portable, and easy to store.

Learn more about how to use the Cricut Easy Press 2 and which size EasyPress to choose here.

Where can I get Infusible Ink™?

Infusible Ink™ will be exclusively available only at Michaels.

“We are thrilled to partner with Cricut to launch this innovative and powerful new system of DIY products that truly elevates the potential of handmade,” said Laura Denk, Senior Vice President Merchandising, The Michaels Companies.

Michaels already boasts a huge selection of Cricut machines, tools, and accessories. Now you can add Infusible Ink to the list!

Cactus and palm tree projects made with Cricut Infusible Ink

“We developed Infusible Ink to bring professional-level projects and personalization to makers of all levels,” said Ashish Arora, CEO of Cricut.

“At Cricut, our goal is to pave the way for people to live their most creative lives. The vibrancy of color, permanence of design, and enduring quality of Infusible Ink is our latest innovation for this passionate and talented community. ”

Michaels is renovating its in-store technology department, to include an expanded and interactive Cricut display with a new selection of machines, tools, accessories and surface materials to choose from.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Cricut Infusible Ink

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. So, am I understanding correctly that the Infusible Ink products won’t work on products other than the Compatible Infusible Ink blanks sold at Michaels, and the EasyPress 2 works, but the EasyPress doesn’t? Please explain.

      1. They do work on items that have some polyester better than plain cotton, no guarantee that they won’t wash out of 100% cotton but we are testing that, but they look great on the poly/cotton blends, the higher the poly the brighter.

    1. Of course they are going to suggest their blanks over other blanks on the market, but I can guarantee you that this will work on other blanks. I for example don’t want to use a white onesie, I need to use a natural coloured organic onesie, so I will be trying the infusible ink on blanks that are not from the cricut line – I can report back.

  2. Do you know why they are only releasing the infusible ink for 3 months? Seems odd to me? What if people want more after October?

    1. I believe it is exclusive to Michaels for a short period of time … the it will be available more widely after that.

  3. Your cover picture for this post shows tennis shoes and what appears to be small wood blocks. These are not available Cricut blanks, did you actually do them with the infusible ink products? Thanks, Vicki

  4. Is it really only going to be available for a limited time or just a limited time as a Michaels Exclusive?

    1. It’s only at Michaels for a limited time … I believe it will be available to everyone and at Cricut.com after that.

  5. so it wont work on eady press on e if not then you have to buy another easy press when the other is still new

    1. I’m not sure – the heat settings on Easy Press 2 are different than original Easy Press.

      1. Yes it works with your regular easy press. Just look it up. It worked fine with easy press and our heat press.

    2. I read on a blog last night that it is doable with the original, you just have to leave it on longer. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the blog but I am sure you can look it up.

  6. I’m also curious about the blanks . I’m not very interested in just white and it really drives up the price point. I love the concept though.

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