For what types of projects can I use Cricut EasyPress Mini?

Cricut EasyPress Mini is ideal for unusual objects like shoes, hats, and stuffed animals, and tight, hard-to-reach places like pockets and sleeves. The precision tip is great for working around seams, buttons, and zippers. Cricut EasyPress Mini is an ideal companion for other Cricut EasyPress models.

What are the temperatures of the different Cricut EasyPress Mini Settings?

Cricut EasyPress Mini is unique and works differently than our flagship Cricut EasyPress family or even a traditional heat press. Because you’ll typically be using lighter pressure and constant motion with this product, the Cricut EasyPress Mini heat plate includes an extra coating of protection that lets it easily glide over your material's surface. This type of movement allows each of the 3 heat settings to accommodate multiple heat-transfer ranges. Here’s the general use guide:

Low – Use with sensitive base materials or heat-transfer materials that transfer between 255°F (125°C) – 295°F (145°C)

Medium – Use with most base materials or heat-transfer materials that transfer between 300°F (150°C) – 355°F (180°C)

High – Use with Infusible Ink materials, heavy-duty base materials, and other heat-transfer materials that transfer between 360°F (185°C) – 400°F (205°C)

Note: Cricut EasyPress Mini temperatures do not fluctuate within these ranges. Rather, each setting has been tested and qualified to work with materials that typically press in a heat press at those temperatures.

Does Cricut EasyPress Mini work differently than other Cricut EasyPress models?

Cricut EasyPress Mini features the even, edge-to-edge heat that all Cricut EasyPress models have, but there are a few differences. Cricut EasyPress Mini features one button with three simple settings — Low, Medium, and High. You'll need to use a separate timer to count down during application. To keep the pressure light and your blanks free from press marks, Cricut EasyPress Mini is moved continuously over the whole design during the transfer process. Its compact design fits comfortably in the palm of your hand so it's easy to maneuver. Our recommended time and temperature settings have been optimized with movement in mind, so for precise settings for your project, always refer to our Application Guides on our website

How small and large of a design can I transfer with Cricut EasyPress Mini?

Cricut EasyPress Mini is perfect for transferring small designs onto unique objects and for working within tight or hard-to-reach places. This can include the smallest area you can reach with the precision tip up to a surface area that is about 2X the heat plate.

Recommended maximum sizes

  • Iron-on
    • 4″ W x 3.5″ L or 1.7″ W x 5.25″ L
  • Infusible Ink
    • 2.75″ W x 2.75″ L or 1.625″ W x 5″ L

Working with a larger design? Consider the 6″ x 7″ Cricut EasyPress 2 or larger.

How do I ensure that all areas of my design get the needed heat when using Cricut EasyPress Mini?

First, if working with iron-on vinyl (HTV), be sure the area is no more than 4″ W x 3.5″ L or 1.7″ W x 5.25″ L. If working with Infusible Ink, keep it less than 2.75″ W x 2.75″ L or 1.625″ W x 5″ L. Move the press from side to side as you work your way from one end of the design to the other. Allow the heat plate to extend approximately 0.5″ (13 mm) beyond all edges of the design. Allowing the heat plate to extend beyond the edge ensures that design gets a complete transfer.

Why do I need to move Cricut EasyPress Mini around? How fast do I need to move it?

As we tested Cricut EasyPress Mini, we saw that most users preferred to move the unit during transfer, so we've optimized our recommended settings with movement in mind and we've added an additional layer of ceramic coating to the heat plate so it glides over your material with ease. Moving the unit during transfer also helps you keep the pressure light, preventing press marks in your base material. Regarding speed, just use a continuous motion similar to how you use a household iron or computer mouse.

How do I press on a hat?

  1. Fold 8″ x 10″ EasyPress Mat in half lengthwise with back sides together.
  2. Move sweat band out of the way by folding outward.
  3. Insert EasyPress Mat into the hat behind the area you would like to press.
  4. Roll up a hand towel and place behind EasyPress Mat.
  5. Place hat with EasyPress Mat and towel onto a table.
  6. Place heat transfer design in desired location and secure with Cricut Heat Resistant Tape.

How do I press on a shoe?

  1. Roll up a sock and insert into the tip of the shoe to provide a firm pressing surface.
  2. Place heat transfer design in desired location and secure with Cricut Heat Resistant Tape.
  3. Press according to material directions

How do I get my heat-transfer vinyl to adhere on seams?

Pressing on seams may sound difficult, but not with Cricut EasyPress Mini. Some tips when pressing on seams:

  1. Tape down design with Cricut Heat Resistant Tape.
  2. Press according to material directions
  3. Add an extra 3-5 seconds of pressing focused on the seam.