Simply Nerdy Mom: Ease of the Cricut EasyPress 2

Monday, November 11, 2019

Ease of the Cricut EasyPress 2




Iron-on projects are much simpler with the Cricut EasyPress 2. Once you use one, you'll find that no regular iron will do your projects justice. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

When paired with your Cricut Explore Air 2, your projects will be easier and done with professional quality using the EasyPress 2. 

I wanted to make some shirts for my kids to wear during the holidays and our various family gatherings during that time. I used the Cricut Design Space app that I downloaded to my iPhone XR to find a preloaded image that I liked to use as an iron-on. The best thing about the new Cricut Explore Air 2 is you can connect via bluetooth technology so that you can design and print your project from any device and any location. This made things so much smoother since I didn't have cords connecting me and I could work on my design while also checking in on dinner. DEsign Space has so many preloaded images with even more you can purchase and download, or you can even upload your own. Since this was my first time working with an iron-on, I just used a nice design that was preloaded. 




I love watching the Cricut Explore Air 2 cut designs. It's kind of soothing, to be honest. The design I chose had quite a bit of detail and was in two colors, so this was my time to learn how to print a design with multiple colors. This took some playing around but I was able to pick it up pretty quickly.


The EasyPress is basically just a huge iron, but better! It features a digital display that shows you what temp the press is set at as well as the timer. Both of these are easily adjustable with the press of a button. The EasyPress has some weight to it, so there is really no need to press hard on your projects, but it's not so heavy that you couldn't pick it up. It does come with a raised base to set it on so you don't have to worry about it ruining your surface as it heats up or cools. I have the largest size EasyPress for blankets, pillows, and other large projects, but they do have two other sizes available if you make smaller projects. 

Of course, you will want to put something under your project to protect your surface as you work. I have a Cricut brand mat, but a fluffy folded pillow works just as well. 

Cricut makes it incredible easy to get just the right temp and timing for your project with their online heat guide. I was able to select the type of transfer material I was using and the material I was ironing onto to get the preheat time, heat temp, how long to iron, how much pressure to apply and if you should peel the transfer while it's warm or cold (all factors that will vary based on materials). 




I did have a stray heart that somehow shifted from where it was supposed to be since I was working with two colors and had to transfer the tiny red hearts so the sheet with the green image. At any rate, I think for my first iron-on project it came out pretty good. My son really loves it, and now I think I may have to make myself and my daughter matching shirts for us all to wear Christmas morning. 


Let's talk, creatives! 
What do you think of the Cricut EasyPress 2? Tell me what sayings you would love to see on a shirt (I may create one for a future giveaway!) 

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