Just How Easy is the Cricut EasyPress?

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I have been a part of the Cricut family for a little over three years, and every time assignments came around I crossed my fingers they didn't ask me to do something with iron-on because...

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Irons and I are not friends. Never have been. First - I can't iron a shirt to save my life. Second - I had heard SO many stories of people who spent all this time and energy creating iron-on projects and then they fell off the first time they were washed, so...no thanks.

So when I was invited to the Cricut Maker Launch event in Utah this summer and the EasyPress was also released - I was skeptical. So what better way to prove something to myself than to try it out LIVE in front of thousands of people?? :) I gathered all of the questions I'd been hearing from customers and grabbed up two of my Cricut friends and we took over the hotel lobby for a hands on demo! NOTE - you may have to turn up the volume on your computer...we had to be quieter than normal because there were other people around! :)

{FTC disclaimer: I received this product free of charge but the opinions expressed in this blog post are mine all mine!}

Since then I have made over a dozen iron-on projects and applied them with my EasyPress. My all time favorite? The Wii Bowling Team t-shirts I made for my Mom (the tall lady) and her friends. These iron ons were SO intricate and have so many small pieces, and after several months of washing they are still going strong.

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So what makes the EasyPress so special? For me it is three things:

Large Heat Surface - The heat surface of the EasyPress is approximately 9x9, which is MUCH larger than a standard iron. You can cover a larger surface much more quickly.

Setting Specific Temperatures and Times - There is almost no way to "guess" what temperature most standard irons are set to. Every iron-on material has individual setting requirements and the EasyPress allows you to set your temperature like you would set the temperature in your oven - with just the press of a button! Cricut includes a temperature guide with the EasyPress and it can also be found here.

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Consistent Heat - A typical iron surface can vary by as much as 200 degrees, which means iron-on projects can't get consistent heat (and why they fall off after washing). The EasyPress only varies by about 10 degrees, so you know you are getting consistency across your project. Another time saver!

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So if you've been an iron-on skeptic - REJOICE!!!! Now we too can make all the cute t-shirts and gift ideas and home decor pieces with your Cricut EasyPress - I can't wait for you to give it a try!

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