You can put Cricut Infusible Ink on so many things! Find out what T-SHIRTS you can put Infusible Ink transfer sheets AND how they stand up to the washer and dryer. Plus, get a trick for black shirts!
I’ve been testing Cricut Infusible Ink on a variety of T-shirts beyond the official Cricut T-shirts. Why? Well, Cricut shirts only come in a limited range of sizes, and they’re all white. When deciding what other kinds of T-shirts we can use, we want to pay attention to MATERIAL CONTENT and COLOR. For Infusible Inks to transfer to T-shirts properly, they need to bind with polyester surfaces. And because the Infusible Inks are transparent rather than opaque, they need to be on white or light colored surfaces. A good T-shirt for Infusible Ink is one that has a hiqh polyester count and is white or pastel.
So I’ve been putting Cricut Infusible Ink on lots of different types of T-Shirts! And then I washed them ALL to see what they looked like afterward. Want to see?
To find out how the T-shirts turned out, watch the playtest video of 19 different T-shirts with Cricut Infusible Ink here!
Here’s a list of all the T-shirts I’ve tried Cricut Infusible Inks on so far. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
100% polyester – white – Hanes Cool Dri (Amazon) – These worked REALLY well!
92% polyester/8% spandex – white – No Boundaries – Wal-Mart – These T-shirts also took the Infusible Ink well!
95% polyester/5% spandex – white (Cricut Brand at Michaels) – This is an official Infusible Ink blank from Cricut and is guaranteed to work.
90% polyester/10% spandex – white – Terra & Sky (Wal-mart) – The design didn’t evenly infuse into the material, and I’m not sure if it is a faulty shirt or user error.
80% polyester/20% cotton – white – Fruit of the Loom (Amazon) – These look great and washed well!
65% polyester/35% cotton – white – George (Wal-mart) – These worked pretty well, though you can see how the image isn’t as vibrant to begin with and has a wee bit of fading after one wash.
40% polyester/60% cotton – white – George (Wal-mart) – While the Infusible Ink applied well to the shirt, you can see how much fading occurred after just one wash. Avoid this shirt.
100% cotton – white – Fruit of the Loom (Amazon)
92% Polyester / 8% Spandex – Gold – No Boundaries (Wal-mart)
80% Polyester / 20% cotton – Hot Pink – Athletic Works (Wal-mart)
65% Polyester / 35% Cotton – Pink/Blue/Purple George (Wal-mart)
50% polyester / 50% Cotton – Blue – Gildan (Michaels)
40% polyester – 60% cotton – Pink & Blue – George (Wal-mart)
100% polyester – Green – Gildan (Michaels)
40% polyester – 60% cotton – Black – George (Wal-mart) – You cannot even see the Infusible Ink because it is transparent!
As you can see, Cricut Infusible Ink does not show up on dark and black shirts. But if you put a WHITE layer on first, then put the Infusible Ink onto the white layer, it does work! Here are my experiments using Siser StripFlock HTV (top) and Cricut White Glitter Iron-On (bottom).
So if you just have to use that dark or black shirt, first apply a layer of white glitter HTV in the same cutout shape (use the recommendations on the package for temp/duration), then put the Infusible Ink over top of it (I did it at 386°F for 40 seconds). Works great!
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