Lets take a deeper look at the Cricut Iron On range!
Cricut Everyday Iron On Vinyl
Cricut Everday iron on vinyl is the standard HTV in Cricut’s range.
It’s a strong wearing heat transfer vinyl that can last over 50 machine washes. It’s perfect for garments, and great for a range of other HTV projects. Use it for farmhouse signs, fabric decals, reverse canvas projects, and so on.
I absolutely love patterned HTV – it’s so different from having single colored vinyl. It is especially good if you are using it with animal SVG files or something like that – projects where you have thicker sections of the patterned iron on to show off.
So that is the range of Cricut Iron On Vinyls. They are always working on new and wonderful things and so I’ll update this list as necessary.
There used to be a product called Cricut Flocked Iron On as well, but they seem to have stopped making this for the time being because I can’t find it anywhere! Flocked vinyl is a fluffy or furry heat transfer vinyl that is a lot of fun to make t-shirts with!
Here are some tips on how to apply Cricut Iron On vinyl.
Doing a Cricut iron on transfer is a lot of fun – at least until something doesn’t go quite right! It’s heartbreaking when you’ve spent all this time designing, cutting and weeding a design, for it to go wrong when it comes time to press.
I’ve had that happen a few times, but I’ve worked out what my problem was.
Each different type of vinyl listed above is going to have it’s ideal time and temperature setting, so you need to read the instructions first and follow them, but if you are still having trouble try out the following ideas.
My Iron On vinyl would melt in different areas – like it would almost turn liquid! Most of the transfer would be perfectly good, but then there would just be one small section of the design that would be melted.
If this occurred while I was using my iron, the problem was twofold:
I had my iron or press set to too high a temperature. For my particular transfer I needed to set my iron to halfway between linen and cotton, and I was setting mine more towards the cotton side thinking that ‘the hotter the better the transfer’. Not so – it melts it!
I was using thin parchment paper that did not adequately protect the Cricut iron on transfer. When I also put a thin dish towel over the transfer, I stopped having this issue.
Iron On Cricut
For the full guide on how to apply Cricut Iron On (with all the varieties) see the ‘Cricut Heat Guide’.