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How to Layer Cricut Infusible Ink

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Layered Infusible Ink design.

I am late to the Infusible Ink game, and I have to say I’m sorry I waited so long to try it.  One reason I waited was because I thought my designs would be limited by the way that Infusible Ink works.  But it’s really easy to layer Cricut Infusible Ink.

Some Must-Haves for this Project

Besides the Infusible Ink, there are two other necessary things.  You will need a heat press for sure.  Your household iron isn’t big enough and doesn’t get hot enough.  I use the Cricut EasyPress. The second must is a shirt with a high polyester count.  Jennifer Maker has an excellent post about which shirts will work.  Check it out here.  I used a Cricut shirt because it was easy to find and when Cricut has a sale, the shirts are quite reasonable.  Be warned though Cricut women’s cut v-necks run quite small.  I ordered a small and it was so tight across my chest, I gave it to me 8 year-old to wear as a night shirt.  The medium was also too tight for me.

My list of necessities:

Design Space

Cricut Maker


Cricut Shirt

Pressing Pillow

Plain Card stock or cardboard

Infusible Ink

Cricut Directions to Layer Infusible Ink

Cricut has a specific directions for the model of EasyPress you own.  My model is the original EasyPress.  So, I set my machine to 360 degrees F and timer to 120 seconds.

Check out my video here.

The key to layering the Infusible Ink is to layer it before you apply it to the shirt. I carefullylayer Infusible Ink

placed Squidward’s  green shirt into the negative space on his body.  The good news is weeding infusible ink is so much 

easier than regular vinyl.  The negative space separates from the design quite easily.  




How to Layer Cricut Infusible Ink

Lay your shirt over the pressing pillow and insert the blank card stock or cardboard into the inside of the shirt.  Use a lint roller or packing tape like I did to remove any lint from the shirt.  Preheat the shirt with the EasyPress for 15 seconds.  Lay the Infusible Ink carrier side up.  Make sure your design will be fully covered by your press.  Cover your design with butcher paper and heat for 120 seconds.  This is warm peel, so don’t let the design cool down all the way before peeling off the ink “vinyl”.

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Layered Infusible Ink design.

If you need help with learning how to create the layer like I did for Squidward’s shirt, check out my post on creating layers.

Next up, Infusible Ink on a coffee mug.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out.


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