I first received a Cricut EasyPress earlier this year from Cricut and let me tell you, it was a game changer! Before, I was just using my regular iron and ironing board and hoping the results would turn out.
I loved that I could customize the temperature and time based on the type of Iron-on I was using since all of the Iron-on you can use aren’t the same. And thankfully you don’t have to memorize the different temperatures either because Cricut has a webpage that you can use to figure out the right combination.
I thought the original EasyPress would be everything I’d ever need, until Cricut sent me the 3 different sizes of their Cricut EasyPress 2.
The Cricut EasyPress 2 accommodates bigger projects while also having higher temperature settings, faster heat up times, and the heat plate is thicker making the results last longer and more uniform when heating up. It comes in 3 sizes of 6″x7″, 9″x9″, and 10″x12″, with the 9″x9″ being the same size as the first Cricut EasyPress, albeit with a slimmer base to sit on.
Heating up the Cricut EasyPress 2 was a breeze and so much faster than the original EasyPress (up to 25% faster in fact). And while I didn’t need to get up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s nice to know that it’ll get that hot if needed.
But I do recommend that you take caution and be safe when using the Cricut EasyPress 2, especially because of how hot it can get. Always use the base when not in use and keep your fingers clear to make sure you don’t get burned.
So why is it convenient to have multiple sizes of the EasyPress? The 9″x9″ is great and helpful for all sorts of projects. But when you work with larger projects, you have to do your project in sections. And when you work with smaller kids shirts or baby bodysuits, you end up running into seams which make the surface you’re working on not as flat and your end result may not work out like it’s supposed to.
Since I’ve used the original Cricut EasyPress in the past, I wanted to see how the different sizes fared. I grabbed an old baby bodysuit that I had to test out the small EasyPress 2 in 6″x7″.
I put the bodysuit on the matching mat that was sent to me and prepped the small EasyPress to the temperature of 295 degrees Fahrenheit. It heated up quickly.
I followed the instructions and prepped the area on the bodysuit by placing the EasyPress 2 on the bodysuit for 5 seconds.
Next, I positioned my Iron-on image on the bodysuit and placed the small EasyPress on the Iron-on for 30 seconds. It fit perfectly and didn’t run into any seams.
I flipped the bodysuit over, once it was done, and heated the back up for 15 seconds.
The type of Iron-on I was using, foil, required a cold peel. This meant that you wait till the Iron-on and fabric are cooled down before you peel off the transfer portion of the Iron-on.
After I finished the baby bodysuit, I then made a shirt for my daughter using the medium-sized EasyPress 2, and then a larger shirt for myself or my husband using the large size.
The medium-sized EasyPress 2 was similar in usage as my original EasyPress that I have. But the large size was awesome for the adult sized shirt because I didn’t have to do the design in sections, I could get all of the one color done at once.
As someone who didn’t think she’d need the different sizes of the EasyPress, I’m definitely sold on them! They make doing projects much easier and turn a great professional looking product! I definitely see myself using them for many more projects to come.
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