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Cricut EasyPress Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl – Time and temps

Cricut Easy Press

Cricut EasyPress users frequently ask what settings should I use to apply Siser?Heat Transfer Vinyl to my project, can I use Siser?HTV?

The answer is YES – the Cricut EasyPress will work with any heat transfer vinyl product BUT the application and temperature may differ from the manufacturer’s recommendations for a regular heat press.

Applying HTV with an iron ?When you press with an iron you press onto a hard surface like a tile or cookie sheet maximizing the amount of pressure with as much downward force as you can muster.




Etekcity IR ThermometerTemperature, unless you have a IR thermometer is purely trial and error – higher is not always better and could lead to melting.? Time is guesswork and you’re looking to see if and when the vinyl has bonded well with your garment/project.? Repeated pressing over different areas can lead to overheating or inconsistent results.





Powerpress Heat pressWith a heat press it’s pretty simple, dial in your temp and time, maybe adjust your pressure, lay your garment and press!







Cricut EasyPressThe Cricut EasyPress is a mixture of both techniques.? Cricut has not released their pressing mat yet and it is recommended to use something like a towel as a pressing?surface under your project (differing from the basic iron method)? Some have recommended using rubber mats like heat presses have – you can get them online via Amazon:

RUSPEPA 12″ ×15″ Silicone Pad, Flat Heat Press Replacement(Red)

Size: 12" x 15" (30.3x38.5cm) Thickness: 0.295" (0.75cm) Weight: 1.41Lb(0.64kg)/piece
Silicone Pad: Silicone foam board
The Replacement Silicon Pad provides proper heat condiction to ensure high quality prints in every heat press application


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With regards to temperatures, based on speaking with Siser?NA, they recommend using 340 degrees and using the firmness/pressure based on their published application guide.


Siser?has a blog post that covers using the Cricut EasyPress for applying HTV on one of their project blog posts here:

How to Cut Siser? Heat Transfer Vinyl with the Sizzix? Big Kick? and Apply HTV with the Cricut??EasyPress

You can get a Cricut?EasyPress, IR Thermometer, pressing mat here and check out our recommendations for heat presses right here if interested.? It is recommended that you use an IR thermometer to calibrate your heat press temperature as well as to test your iron settings to get the optimum temperature.

Cricut EasyPress

Pro-level performance and home-friendly design
the big handle, Safety Base, and auto shutoff feature keep things safe every step of the way
The evenly heated plate adheres your iron?on in 60 seconds or less

Price: $149.99 $128.95

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RUSPEPA 12″ ×15″ Silicone Pad, Flat Heat Press Replacement(Red)

Size: 12" x 15" (30.3x38.5cm) Thickness: 0.295" (0.75cm) Weight: 1.41Lb(0.64kg)/piece
Silicone Pad: Silicone foam board
The Replacement Silicon Pad provides proper heat condiction to ensure high quality prints in every heat press application


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We also welcome your comments and shared experiences with your Cricut EasyPress and or Heat Press below.

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Tee Square It – T-Shirt Alignment & Sizing

Tee Square It – the answer to the most common question – t-shirt alignment & sizing – how big should I make my design for a T-Shirt and where/how should I position the design?

Using the Tee Square It and these handy guides, you can accurately?size and position your awesome designs!

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Tee Square It sizing and placement t-shirts onesies


Here is how the Tee Square It works!

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Siser Easyweed Adhesive

Siser Easyweed Adhesive

Check out Siser’s?Easyweed Adhesive vinyl!

Have you ever wondered how people make those foil designs on T-shirts? ?Wonder no more!

Simply create your design as normal and cut like you normally would for HTV – MIRROR and shiny side DOWN!


Weeding the cavities in EasyWeed Adhesive HTVWeed your design – place on a dark surface as weeding this vinyl is a little more tricky to see.

Place your design down on your garment after a quick press to flatten and remove any moisture – shiny side UP!





Heat applied EasyWeed Adhesive HTV

Press at the required 275?F/135?C, pressure medium for around 5 seconds and then hot peel the carrier sheet.





Next, lay down your screen print foil over your design – color side UP!

Place screen printing foil over EasyWeed Adhesive HTV

Cover with a teflon sheet and press for 10 seconds.

Wait for the foil to be cool enough to touch and then peel – voila, you have an awesome shiny foil design!

Peeling the screen print foil cold







For complete step by step instructions and more information on Siser Easyweed Adhesive check out the Siser?North America website here

You can order Siser Easyweed Adhesive Vinyl here!

SISER EASYWEED ADHESIVE 12″ X 1 YARD Roll (11.8″ actual size)

EasyWeedTM Adhesive 12" Roll (11.8" actual size)
You are purchasing One yard Easyweed Adhesive

Price: $10.50

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Rose Gold Vinyl Everything!

Rose Gold Vinyl

Rose Gold VinylEveryone is looking out for Rose Gold vinyl!

Here are some of the best deals we have found for Rose Gold, check out our friends at HappyCrafters:

Rose Gold Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl

Rose Gold Foil Heat Transfer Vinyl

Sign up for their Newsletter and coupons to get additional weekly savings!

If you want to go large, Amazon offers rolls – Rose Gold Heat Transfer Vinyl by the?roll -?3′ Roll, 20″ x 36″ Roll, (1yard)


Update: Swing Designs also now has a Siser?HTV and Oracal pack for Rose Gold fans – see here!



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Bulk purchasing Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV – Siser Easyweed rolls

Siser Easyweed HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl Rolls

Siser Easyweed HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl RollsIf you are looking to reduce the cost per foot for Siser Easyweed consider buying in bulk – purchase rolls vs sheets. ?For the small crafter this may seem daunting but, considering how you may save over time, rolls are definitely a more cost effective option! ?Rolls also allow you to be more flexible in cutting for specific jobs and they store much better than sheets!

World Weidner – Machine Embroidery Supplies?offer some great deals on Siser Easyweed bulk HTV rolls – you can get free delivery if you use Amazon Prime or as with any Amazon order, spend over $35 and get free two-day delivery (easily done no matter how much you save on HTV!)

World Weidner offers a selection of colors for you to purchase in 3ft, 5ft and 10ft rolls. ?Pricing starts from around $29.99 for 10ft rolls!

Check our store for deals on Siser Easyweed

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Using a Heat Press on Onesies and items with raised stitching or surfaces

Teflon Pillows

Use a teflon pillow on onesiesTroubleshooting HTV on Onesies.

If you have ever heat pressed bags, Onesies or other items that have a raised,?stitched seam or recessed area you have probably found that your vinyl may not have bonded properly and lifted or not peeled properly after pressing.

The issue is that the heat press platen is not fully coming into contact with the vinyl and onesie.? To get a proper press you will need to raise the lower portion of the garment or bag to ensure you have proper heat and pressure against the press.

The solution to this problem is a teflon pillow.? Putting this under or in the item to be pressed helps raise the target surface so that your heat press comes into contact with the vinyl as needed.

teflon pillows


Teflon pillows comes in various sizes and prices start from around $10.

(Using a towel or wash cloth under the surface also works as a temporary fix but use teflon pillows that will last you in the long term and provide the best heat transfer to ensure the best bonding of your HTV.

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Siser Easyweed Application Guidelines

Siser Easyweed is the standard when it comes to using Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV).

Siser Easyweed has special guidelines for applying the various types of vinyl – save this guide for future reference for when you are pressing your T-shirts and other custom designs.

The guide offers information on how to cut the HTV as well as instructions on the types of materials that are suited for adhering the different types of vinyl.  Care instructions are included reminding you that you should not wash any garment for 24 hours and that you should use a mild detergent and hang dry or dry on a normal setting.  Most people also advise that you wash and tumble dry shirts inside-out.

The application guide covers:

  • Easyweed
  • Easyweed Extra
  • Easyweed Electric
  • Easyweed Stretch
  • Easyweed Foil
  • Easyweed Sub Block
  • Glitter
  • CADFlex
  • Holographic

Siser North America has an app for iPhone, iPad and Android that covers Siser colors, application notes, care instructions and more!

Apple App Store

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Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV Application Guidelines
Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl Application Guidelines