Learn all the new features of the Cricut EasyPress 2. What is different from the original EasyPress? What are the size options of the EasyPress 2? Come learn everything you need to know about the Cricut EasyPress 2!
If you haven’t heard the big news, Cricut has released their new EasyPress – the Cricut EasyPress 2! Being that today it officially released to the public, I thought it was the perfect time to go through everything you need to know about it! If you haven’t applied Iron On a lot, the EasyPress will literally take ALL the guess work out of it for you! And, if you’re an Iron On Veteran, then the EasyPress 2 will only make getting your craft on easier!
Be sure and check out my post on Tips for Using Iron On Vinyl!
I was lucky enough to get all three of the sizes from Cricut to review a few months ago and my craft room has been busy making ALL.THE.THINGS with them!
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EASYPRESS AND EASYPRESS 2?
- It is now available in three different sizes! Making Iron On projects of all sizes is now easier! Learn more below!
- The EasyPress 2 now remembers your heat temperature and time settings when it turns off. The original EasyPress would not remember that, which may not seem like a huge deal, but it is a convenience that makes things a little quicker!
- It heats up faster! It can heat up to 400 degrees in 1-3 minutes!
- It has an advanced, thicker heat plate design with ceramic-coated surface, which now has just a +/- 5 degrees variance! The original EasyPress had a +/- 9 degrees variance!
- The color! It is now this super fun Raspberry color instead of the blue color!
WHAT ARE THE THREE SIZES OF EASYPRESS 2?
Yep, you read that right! There are now three different sizes!
6″x7″ EasyPress 2 — this is perfect for onesies, dish towels, toddler shirts,
9″x9″ EasyPress 2 — this is the same size of the original EasyPress! It’s perfect for t-shirts, bags,
12″x10″ EasyPress 2 — this is perfect for large shirts, sweatshirts, oversized apparel, blankets, signs, etc!
HOW MUCH DO THE EASYPRESS 2 MACHINES COST?
And they are now available to the public to purchase! Woohoo! Just click HERE to head over to the Cricut Shop and order yours today!
WHAT IS THE EASYPRESS MAT?
The EasyPress Mat is the perfect partner to the EasyPress or EasyPress 2! When applying Iron On, you want to put the EasyPress Mat underneath the material that you’re applying the Iron On to. This allows all the heat to be used to help the Iron On transfer. If you don’t use some sort of barrier, then the heat can be pulled to the surface you’re ironing on (i.e.: countertop). If you don’t have an EasyPress Mat, then you can use a towel. But, I truly do believe the EasyPress Mat is better!
They now offer the EasyPress Mat is three different sizes (togo with the new EasyPress 2 sizes)!
8″x10″ CRICUT EASYPRESS MAT — if you have or are going to order the 6″x7″ EasyPress 2, then this is the mat you want!
12″x12″ CRICUT EASYPRESS MAT — if you have or are going to order the 9″x9″ EasyPress or EasyPress 2, then this is the mat you want!
20″x16″ CRICUT EASYPRESS MAT — if you have or are going to order the 12″x10″ EasyPress 2, then this is the mat you want! But, it can also be used when using the smaller EasyPress 2’s, as well!
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT HEAT TEMPERATURE TO SET MY EASYPRESS TO?
This is the #1 question I get when talking to readers, friends and neighbors when talking to them about my EasyPress! And luckily for me the answer is SUPER simple! You just CLICK HERE — to the Cricut EasyPress Recommended Settings page!
The Cricut EasyPress Recommended Settings page has all the information you need! It takes you through the type of material you’ll be using and then also the type of Iron On that you’ll be using and tells you the Heat Setting that you’ll want and how long you should apply the heat for! Plus, Cricut is constantly updating the page with new materials that they’ve been testing! The page will also tell you if you should warm peel vs cold peel!
I hope this post helped you learn all about the EasyPress 2! Let me know if I’ve answered all your questions! If not, please leave the question in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer it! For a quicker response, you may want to pop over to my Over the Big Moon Instagram page and DM me!
Want to see a few of the projects I’ve made with my EasyPress or EasyPress 2’s? Check these out:
- Birthday Girl T-Shirt
- Living My Best Life T-Shirt and How to Use Patterned Iron On
- DIY Sewing Bins
- DIY Kids Basketball Shirts and How to Use SportFlex Iron On
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Also, if you’re looking for Iron On Tips, be sure on check out this post on all my Tips for Using Iron On!
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