How To Sublimate A T-Shirt By Using Cricut Easy Press

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Have you seen customized t-shirts and want one for yourself? Or maybe you want to give one as a gift to your loved ones? Or maybe you want it for your business? Whatever your need is, I want to tell you that printing a shirt is now a piece of cake. But before you start sublimating, you must know which type of sublimation process to use. There are three main types of sublimation processes: heat press, household iron, and Cricut easy press.

In my previous articles, I have covered other two techniques and Now,I will give you a proper guide on Circut press sublimation. So get your sleeves up and let’s begin!

Cricut Easy Press

The Cricut easy press is being used over the heat press for sublimating a t-shirt. The Cricut easy press is a thermal tool that is meant to help you add iron-on material to your design. For the great majority of people who deal with iron, the Cricut simple press is the best option. Its cost is almost the same as that of the cheapest heat press machine, but it has added the benefit of being smaller and sharper.

The Cricut easy press operates similarly to a regular iron but It can maintain heat temperature and time setting. The Cricut press is especially useful if you are working on small businesses.

Why choose Cricut Press for sublimation?

If you are interested in trying sublimation, I think then, Cricut press is a great to start. It offers many benefits to newbies or small businesses who want to create custom design projects. Some benefits that I observe are:

Ease of use: You will have no problem using the Cricut Press even when you are a beginner. The press is designed to be easy to use, with a large touchscreen display to let you set the temperature and time for your sublimation project.

Versatility: Cricut Press can be used to sublimate a variety of materials, including t-shirts, mugs, hats, and more. This makes it a versatile tool for anyone who wants to create custom sublimation projects.

Quality: Cricut Press is made with high-quality materials, so you can be sure that it will last for years to come. The heat press is also backed by a one-year warranty, so you can be sure that you’re covered if something goes wrong. Isn’t that amazing?

Cricut design space: The best part of the Cricut press is, it comes with a Cricut design space where you can also create your sublimation design by using designing software and easily cut accurately around the design, and can place multiple images. It is portable, easily transportable, and compact. It is easy to use and does not require any software.

You may find other benefits while using it, such as:

Precision: Using a heat press will help us to ensure the perfect result for your sublimation projects since it evenly distributes heat and pressure.

Affordability: For crafters on a budget, the Cricut Press heat press is an excellent option because it can be purchased for a relatively low price.

Convenience: Due to the compact size and lightweight design of the Cricut Press, it is easy to store and carry around.

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Sublimation on T-Shirts: Which Materials Work Best with Cricut Easy Press?

Now, let’s get to the point and first pick out our materials for t-shirts. Cricut Easy Press works best on flat surfaces like :

  • 100% Cotton fabric
  • Cotton/ poly blend fabric
  • Polyester and nylon fabric 
  • Cotton canvas 
  • Silk and mesh fabric
  • Felt and faux leather 

Necessary Items ;

  • Blank T-shirt  
  • Sublimation printer
  • Sublimation paper 
  • Computer /laptop
  • Cricut easy press
  • Heat resistant tape 
  • White glitter vinyl
  • Easy press mat

Must read our article on Best Sublimation Printer For Cricut Makers- Crafters 2023

Step-by-step process to sublimate a T-Shirt by using Cricut Easy Press

  1. Designing 
  2. Printing 
  3. Design Placement
  4. Setting Cricut Easy Press 
  5. Final Outcome


From the start, we create our design using Cricut Design Space. There are several pre-existing templates and designs in the circuit design space. Using templates, you can test your design before printing. In the Cricut design space, you can browse for designs of your choice. Alternatively, you can use software like Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw, Serif Affinity, and Gimp to create designs.


After the designs are prepared, we print them on sublimation paper using a sublimation printer, then place them on an Easy press mat and cut the design using the Cricut machine. 

Design Placement

Ensure that the fabric or shirt is wrinkle-free and moisturized and then place the printed design on it. Tape the printed image on a t-shirt so it doesn’t move during the process.

Setting Cricut Easy Press

There are different heating modes in the Cricut heat press machine. Therefore, it is vital to choose the right time and temperature. The Cricut heat press machine heats up very quickly and reaches a maximum temperature of 400 degrees. To transfer the print on the t-shirt, we press the Cricut Easy Press at 350°F for one minute

Final Outcome

Simply hold the easy press for a minute while your design is printed and pasted properly on the t-shirt. Next, remove the transfer paper to reveal the final design.

Washing Instruction:

  • Avoid dry cleaning.
  • It is recommended to wash and dry clothes from the inside out.
  • Choose a warm or cold water temperature for washing.
  • Use a moderate amount of detergent.
  • Avoid rubbing and scrubbing.
  • Hang to dry.

Other Products You Can Sublimate Using Circuit Press

You can use Cricut press to sublimate various other products other than shirts:

  • Cardstock, corkboard 
  • Chipboard 
  • Shoes
  • bags 
  • Pillows 
  • Blankets 
  • Socks and hats 
  • Keychain

Wrap Up!

It’s time to wind up! I hope this guide will definitely help you in your next sublimation project. I would be happy if you share your feedback on this article in the comments below! Thank you for reading!

Questions you might have:

Can you use a Cricut heat press for sublimation?

Yes, you can use a Cricut heat press for sublimation. However, it is important to note that the Cricut EasyPress 2 and EasyPress 3 are not specifically designed for sublimation. They are designed for heat transfer vinyl (HTV). Sublimation requires a higher temperature than HTV, so it is important to use the correct settings on your Cricut heat press.

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