Before you start your sublimation, you must know which type of sublimation process is used. Generally, there are three-technique to sublimate a t-shirt: using heat-press, using a household iron, and using Cricut easy press.
In this article, you will get to know the complete and step-by-step process of how to sublimate a t-shirt using a CRICUT EASY PRESS machine.
The Cricut easy press is being used overheat 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.
Cricut press 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.
The Cricut easy press operates similarly to a regular iron but It can maintain heat temperature and time setting. Cricut press is especially useful if you are working on small businesses.
Which Material Can be Sublimated T-Shirt by Using Circut Easy Press?
Cricut Easy Press works best on flat surfaces like :
- 100% Cotton fabric
- Cotton/polyblend fabric
- Polyester and nylon fabric
- Cotton canvas
- Silk and mesh fabric
- Felt and faux leather
- T-shirt, shoes, and bags
- Socks and hats
Necessary Items ;
- Blank T-shirt
- Sublimation printer
- Sublimation paper
- Computer /laptop
- Cricut easy press
- Heat resistant tape
- White glitter vinyl
- Easy press mat
Step-by-step process to sublimate a T-Shirt by using Cricut Easy Press
- Design Placement
- Setting Cricut Easy Press
- 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. Alternately, 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.
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.
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.
- Avoid dry cleaning.
- It is recommended to wash and dry clothes from the inside out.
- Choose warm or cold water temperature for washing.
- Use a moderate amount of detergent.
- Avoid rubbing and scrubbing.
- Hang to dry.