A look at the new Cricut Infusible Ink vs Cricut Iron-On. What’s the difference?
You might have seen some posts about Cricut’s newest product, Infusible Ink.
If you haven’t, then let me tell you, it looks AWESOME!
Have a look at this YouTube video to see what I’m talking about.
If you are like me, my first thoughts were, “COOL!” followed immediately by “How is this different than Iron-On?”
While I haven’t had the chance to try it out yet myself, I thought I would give you a quick run down how it works and how it’s different from the Iron-On they currently offer.
The Cricut Infusible Ink will be available exclusively at Micheals.com on June 16 and then in stores June 21. Then it will be available on Cricut.com in October.
The Cricut Infusible Ink is what it sounds like. It is an ink that is fused into the base product. It doesn’t adhere to the top.
The Cricut Iron-On is an adhesive material that uses heat to adhere to the top of a base material.
Since the Infusible Ink fuses into the product, it is super lightweight. Cricut calls it feather-light.
Sometimes Cricut Iron-On can be heavy, depending on the type that you put on. The Cricut Lite Iron-On is wonderful. It’s really my favorite one. The Patterned isn’t too heavy, but it does have a texture. The holographic and glitter tend to be heavier.
Infusible Ink is peel-proof, wrinkle-proof, and flake-proof. It should stay on your project for the life of your project.
Infusible Ink has no seams or edges so there is not to peel.
Cricut Iron-on, since it sits on the top of your project, can peel or wrinkle depending on your project and how it was applied.
Speaking of best practices for applying Cricut Iron-On, check out my post on how to get the best application for your Iron-On.
Yes! While the current number of each has not been shared, we do know that it comes in solids and patterned prints such as animal print, jungle safari, and of course buffalo plaid.
Cricut Iron-on comes in solids, patterns, glitter, holographic, foil, and Sportsflex.
Cricut Infusible Ink must be used on their own blanks. The possibilities currently include shirts, onesies, tote bags, and coasters. The list is growing, so they will be adding more items soon.
Cricut Iron-On can be used on anything. You can put it on shirts, bags, wood, paper, metal, and more.
It is much like Iron-On in that it has its own transfer sheet in place already. With the Infusible Ink, your design will be nice and vibrant, just like it was meant to be in the project.
Just like with Iron-On you will be able to use Design Space with it. So really, the only limits to your design will be your imagination.
The Infusible Ink is cut just like Iron-On. It comes on its own transfer paper. You place it on the mat and load it into the Cricut machine to cut your design.
Once the design is cut, you will need to weed it and place on your project using the Cricut EasyPress. EasyPress heat settings guide can be found here.
So it looks as though Infusible Ink will be just as easy to apply as Iron-On, however it should be lighter weight and last longer.
I for one can not wait to try it out.
What are you most excited about?
Be sure to check out my other Cricut posts for more fun ideas.
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