Cricut have several different types of Holographic Iron On available for sale. It is available in a whole range of colors. Make sure you take a look at Cricut Holographic Sparkle, and Holographic Crystals Vinyl as well – they are something else!
Here’s what you’ll need if you want to give this project a go:
Download the file, then upload it to Cricut Design Space, and insert it into a new project.
Next, decide how big you would like the design to be, depending on the size of your t-shirt. 9×9 inches is a great size for a fitted women’s t-shirt.
I made the design 8.3 inches wide so that I could fit it all on a 12×12 mat, since the design is pretty long! But, you can always use a 12×24 inch mat (or two mats taped together!), if you would like the design a little bigger.
It’s a good idea to weld the entire design together so that the placement of everything is cut exactly how it is shown on the canvas.
If using an Air 2, set the dial on your Cricut to ‘custom’ and search for ‘Holographic Iron On’ in the material settings and select it. If using the Cricut Maker, you can simply search through the materials and select Holographic Iron On.
How To Cut Cricut Holographic Vinyl
Here’s the Cricut Holographic Iron On we’ve got for today’s project.
The sheets change color depending on the angle from which you look at them!
Holographic Iron On goes face down (colored side down) on the cutting mat. Load the mat into your machine and click go!
Remove the mat from the machine. Now you can weed away all of the excess heat transfer vinyl so that only the design is left behind.
The design is all weeded and looks great. Now you can peel the carrier sheet up from the mat and get ready to press the design.
How To Heat Press Holographic Iron On
Turn on your heat press (or Cricut EasyPress) and making sure it is open, set the temperature to 320°F. Let it heat up for about 10 minutes. Set the timer to 15 seconds.
Pre-heat your t-shirt for a few seconds to remove moisture and wrinkles from the garment. Run a lint roller over the t-shirt to remove any lint.
If possible, place the neck and sleeve seams of the t-shirt off the back and sides of the heat press, so that they do not interfere with the pressure applied to the design. If you have a heat press pillow, you can place this inside the t-shirt to give you optimal pressure when pressing.
While pre-pressing you can also check the pressure and make sure it is set to medium pressure.
Position the design onto the t-shirt. If you like, you can fold the t-shirt in half and press a line down the middle of it. Then, fold the carrier sheet of the design in half. Match up the two lines to position the transfer perfectly in the middle of the shirt.
Place a Teflon sheet over top of the design. Press the design for 15 seconds at 320°F.