What happens if you don’t use or apply Cricut Infusible Ink according to the directions? Let’s see what works and what doesn’t in this Cricut Infusible Ink tips playtest!
Ever since Cricut Infusible Ink came out, people have been asking me “what if…” What if we didn’t have an EasyPress or heat press? What if we put two layers of Infusible Ink together? What if we wrote on an Infusible Ink transfer sheet with an Infusible Ink pen? What if we put the Infusible Ink pen or marker right on our T-shirt instead of a piece of laser copy paper? Well, it’s time to find out! Learn what NOT to do with these Cricut Infusible Ink tips as we test out ALL the things!
Here’s our list of Infusible Ink experiments:
1. What if we use a folded towel instead of a pressing mat?
2. What if we don’t pre-heat our material before putting Infusible Ink on it?
3. What if we don’t use cardstock to protect our pressing mat?
4. What if we move our heat source when pressing an Infusible Ink transfer sheet?
5. What if we press twice with two different Infusible Ink transfer sheets?
6. What if we write directly on our material with Infusible Ink pens or markers?
7. What if we don’t press our Infusible Ink long enough?
8. What if we re-use an Infusible Ink transfer sheet again?
9. What if we draw on a transfer sheet with an Infusible Ink pen or marker?
10. What if we press two sides of an Infusible Ink transfer sheet separately?
11. What if we use a household iron instead of an EasyPress or heat press?
To find out how all these”what ifs” turned out, watch the playtest video of 11 different experiments with Cricut Infusible Ink here!
If you want to know what happens when we try other T-shirts, check out my Cricut Infusible Ink T-Shirt Test
If you want to know what other materials and blanks we can use Infusible Ink with, check out my Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks post.
If you want to know what happens when you layer Infusible Ink, check out my Cricut Infusible Ink Layered T-Shirt Tutorial.
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Materials and Tools Used During This Cricut Infusible Ink Playtest
- 100% polyester T-shirt
- Butcher paper
- White cardstock
- Laser copy paper (white)
- Lint roller
- White cardstock
- Pressing Mat
- Infusible Ink transfer sheets
- Infusible Ink pens
- Infusible Ink markers
- EasyPress 2
- Rowenta Iron
- Black & Decker Iron
- Infrared Thermometer
- A way to cut the Infusible Ink transfer sheets (I used the amazing Cricut)
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If you try something else with Infusible Ink, let us know how it worked out in my Cricut Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.
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This was a great/informative video – thank you! Question: would copy paper for inkjet work well? I don’t have a laser printer so I have no need for laser paper, but I’d be curious to know if inkjet copy paper would absorb some of the infusible ink and not transfer as well…
It will not work as well. You can definitely experiment and see if you are happy with the results!