I stumbled upon the Cricut Easy Press 2, a machine by cricut that I had never heard of it before browsing Circuit’s website. At first, I was not sure what it was or how to use it and if it was worth it. I ultimately purchased the Cricut Easy Press 2 in the 9in x9in size and enjoy using it to make projects.
What is A Cricut Easy Press?
A Cricut Easy Press is a compact heat press machine. The Cricut Easy Press can be used to apply heat transfer vinyl, iron-on vinyl, and cricut infusible ink. Iron on vinyl and other transfer materials require a steady high temperature (275F-400F). The Cricut Easy Press has a Digital display to set the temperature and time to use the Cricut Easy Press. Once the Easy Press reaches the desired temperature, you press the button with the cricut logo to start the timer.
How Big is the Cricut Easy Press?
The Cricut Easy Press comes in Four different sizes.
Easy Press Mini
The Easy Press mini is the smallest, it is smaller than the average home iron. The Easy Press Mini is good for smaller projects such as putting heat transfer vinyl on Hats.
Cricut Easy Press 6in x 7 in
The Cricut Easy Press 2 6in X 7in is the small size easy press. The 6in x7in size is good for smaller size projects such as baby onesies.
Cricut Easy Press 9in x 9in
The Cricut Easy Press 2 9in X 9in is the mid-size easy press. This is the one I have decided to purchase. It is a good size to use on t-shirts , totes, & pillow cases. It can also handle large projects by using the heat press to work on smaller sections.
Cricut Easy Press 12in x 10in
The Cricut Easy Press 2 12in X 10in is the largest sized easy press that is offered. It is a good size to use on blankets & oversized clothes.
Where to buy the Cricut Easy Press 2?
All sizes of the Cricut Easy Press 2 are available for sale directly from Cricut. Cricut often runs great sales, so this is a great place to start if you are interested in purchasing the Cricut Easy Press 2. Cricut offers bundles that include heat transfer vinyl so that you can get started with projects as soon as you receive your machine. To check the current price of the Easy Press 2 on Cricut’s website visit here.
The Cricut Easy Press 2 us available on Amazon. I could not find the Easy Press 2 bundled with vinyl available on Amazon. So,if that is something you are interested in, you should consider purchasing the Easy Press 2 directly from Cricut’s website by visiting here. Check the current price of the Easy Press 2 on amazon by visiting the links below:
What Comes with the Cricut Easy Press 2?
I purchased the Cricut Easy Press 2 in the 9in x9insize. In the Box for the Cricut Easy Press 2 was the Cricut Machine, the base, a storage bag, user manual, and a Cricut logo iron-on transfer to use as a practice project.
Do You need an Easy Press to use a Cricut Cutting Machine?
No, you do not need an Easy Press to use a Cricut Cutting Machine. You can purchase Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) or iron-on vinyl to cut with your machine. If you don’t have an Easy Press you can use an iron or a different heat press machine to apply your Heat Transfer designs.
Accessories for Cricut Easy Press
Cricut Easy Press Mat
One accessory that is helpful for the Cricut Easy Press 2 is a Heat Press Mat. Heat Press Mats are designed to absorb the heat that passes through your base material as you press different materials. The Heat Press Mat protects your surface. When using Cricut Infusible Ink, the Heat Press Mat, in addition to a white piece of cardstock, keeps the ink from bleeding through to the backside of your project.
The first time I used the Cricut Easy Press 2, I did not have a heat press mat. A folded towel is a recommended alternative to the heat press mat. I attempted to use a folded towel with an infusible ink project and I got uneven results. Initially I thought not having a heat press mat wouldn’t be a big deal, but having a heat press mat ensures that there is a flat surface to work on your projects. I haven’t purchased a heat mat yet. I am considering purchasing one from amazon. The one I am considering purchasing is the Easy Press Mat by Cricut, it is available on amazon and has great reviews. Check the current price of the Cricut Easy Press Mat on Amazon by visiting here.
Cricut Easy Press Storage Bag
The Cricut Easy Press comes with a lightweight storage bag. The bag only fits the machine and not the base, this works ok for me as I use the Cricut Easy Press at home. Carrying your Easy Press outside of the home frequently would require a sturdier storage/carrying bag. There are storage bags for each of the different easy press machines available on Amazon. Visit the following links to check the current price of Cricut Easy Press Storage Bags on Amazon: