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?
What is Cricut Infusible Ink™?
The Infusible Ink system makes it possible to create:
- richly colored
… 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.
Compatible Infusible Ink blanks include:
- baby bodysuits
- tote bags
When can I get Cricut Infusible Ink™?
Infusible Ink™ will be available starting Friday, June 21 through October 1, 2019.
How does Cricut Infusible Ink™ work?
- Choose a compatible Infusible Ink blank
- Use a Cricut machine to cut designs with Infusible Ink products
- Apply heat with the Cricut EasyPress 2
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.
The results are:
- professional-quality transfers
- without seams or edges
- astonishingly smooth to the touch
The ink is actually infused into the compatible base, making every transfer:
Which Cricut machine do I need for Infusible Ink™?
Infusible Ink works with both:
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.
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!
“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.