Ok, I’m heading out to a crop this weekend and we needed to make a Disney t-shirt for the crop! I thought I’d get out my Cricut EasyPress and see if I can do this! See what happens …
My steps —
- First, I found an image that I wanted for the front of my t-shirt and downloaded to my computer. Just a note: You cannot sell t-shirts that you do not OWN the rights to the image, so be very cautious about copyright laws!
- If your image has words, use some software that will FLIP the image when printing so that the words are not backwards on your t-shirt!
- Next, I printed the image to Iron-On Transfer paper, I used June Taylor from JoAnn’s. Make sure you have the proper side up in your printer to print on the side without the lines.
- Don’t forget to let the image dry for over 30 minutes.
- I trimmed around the image, per the instructions. I did NOT wash the t-shirt before ironing.
- Heat up the EasyPress per the instruction chart found on Cricut.com or the booklet that came with the machine. I used 340 degrees for 30 seconds, then 15 seconds on the back.
- Press the t-shirt flat before laying down the iron-on. This will make sure you don’t have a wrinkle in the middle of your image, please remove the moisture from the cotton.
- Use the Cricut green button to start the clock count down. I had to use a little extra time and I think I either didn’t push hard enough or it was due to the image being a little wider and I had to move from side to side. Suggestion: Do half the image for 30 seconds, then the other half for 30 seconds if you have a wide graphic.
- Let the iron-on cool for several minutes. I found that the transfer paper did not want to come off until it was cool. But go by the instructions for your iron-on transfer paper, mine was COOL PEEL.