Easy Press 2 Sizes

Which Cricut EasyPress™ 2 Size(s) Are Right for You?

September 20th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

One size does not fit all! That is why we have 3 new EasyPress 2 sizes. And, we love every one of them for different reasons. This blog explains why size is important and the benefits of each EasyPress 2. We also take a look at different types of projects that will help you determine which EasyPress 2s will be right for you.

A few things to consider before reviewing each EasyPress 2 size:

  • When working with heat, size matters. Make sure to choose the EasyPress 2 size that is just right for your project(s)
    • A heat plate that is too big is awkward on small projects and risks uneven pressing over seams (learn more about iron-on and seams).
    • A heat plate that is too small may need multiple presses over the same spot and risks over-processing iron-on material
  • What are the dimensions of the projects you make most often?
    • Determine what are typical dimensions of your iron-on projects. Then, consider the dimensions of each EasyPress 2. Knowing this information is key to making the right decision for your needs.
  • Will you travel with your EasyPress 2?
    • If yes, the petite 6” might be perfect. Not only does it slide into many backpacks and other day-travel bags, but it is also lightweight at just 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg). You can certainly travel with the two larger EasyPress 2s, they will just take up more space and weigh your pack down a bit more.

Ok, let’s take a look at the different EasyPress 2 sizes.

EasyPress 2 6"x7": (15 cm x 17.5 cm), 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)

Beyond being just adorable, this small guy is perfect for those wanting a lightweight, portable press that is easy to maneuver around smaller projects and apparel with cumbersome seams.

If you find yourself applying iron-on smaller than 6” wide or 7” tall, this could be ideal for you! Take into account some of these popular smaller projects:

EasyPress 2 Sizes - Mini
EasyPress 2 Sizes - Small Projects

Baby clothes

Hats

Napkins

Shoes

Mittens/Gloves

Socks

Scarves

Storage containers

Small make-up accessories

Small sewing projects

EasyPress 2 9"x9": (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm), 5.73 lbs (2.6 kg)

If you find yourself making a variety of projects that are larger than 6” x 7” area and smaller than 9” x 9” space, then this could be your everyday workhorse! Consider some of these projects that are a good fit for this mid-size unit:

EasyPress 2 Sizes - Medium
EasyPress 2 Sizes - Medium Projects

Smaller T-shirts
Bags
Sweatshirts
Pillows
Aprons
Towels
Table runners
Costumes

EasyPress 2 12"x10": (30 cm x 25 cm), 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)

Large, in charge, and ideal for jumbo-sized projects. For those of you who are consistently pressing iron-on projects larger than 9” x 9”, this is the one for you. This size reduces the chance of having to press multiple times across projects. For this reason alone, you may want to consider this machine. Consider these iron-on projects that are popular and often on the larger side:

EasyPress 2 Sizes - Large
EasyPress 2 Sizes - Large Projects

Larger T-shirts
Sweatshirts
Sleeves
Pants
Banners
Blankets
Curtains
Adult clothing

Lastly, be sure to consider your surface area after selecting your EasyPress 2 size

  • Use a firm, flat and solid surface that is heat resistant (like a marble-top kitchen island or wooden craft table)
     
  • Avoid flimsy tables or unsteady ironing boards
     
  • Protect your surface using a pressing mat (Cricut has created three mats that pair perfectly with each Cricut EasyPress. Always use one that is equal or larger in size than the machine you are using).

Cricut EasyPress temperature settings for use with the Cricut EasyPress Mat are different than settings for use with other pressing surfaces. Use our convenient Interactive Quick Reference Guide for more information.

EasyPress 2 Sizes

To sum up, from petite to XL, the Cricut EasyPress 2 family has every project covered just right, from pint-size onesies to everyday T-shirts to oversized hoodies, banners, blankets, and more. Determining the right size model(s) for your needs primarily comes down to the size of the projects you most often make. The larger you go with EasyPress 2 size, the less likely you will have to press iron-on material multiple times across one project. For some, like yours truly, owning multiple sizes is the best solution. For others, like new moms interested in making onesies primarily, the small EasyPress 2 is a great solution.

If you are still unsure, be sure to reference our FAQ page on cricut.com and our YouTube channel, as well as reaching out to our member care with any questions you might have.

Which size are you most interested in using? Comment below!

EasyPress2 is now available

Cricut EasyPress 2 is Here!

September 18th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

The wait is over! Cricut EasyPress™ 2 is now available on cricut.com and online at major craft retailers! With the speed of a heat press and the convenience of an iron, EasyPress 2 comes in three sizes that offer flawless results to make almost any iron-on project in 60 seconds or less. EasyPress 2 gives you projects you’ll be proud of every time.

Cricut EasyPress 2  supports a broader range of materials and sizes of iron-on projects with higher temperature settings, faster heat-up times and a thicker heat plate design for more uniform heating and long-lasting results. We’ve also developed an Interactive Quick Reference Guide so you can find the optimal time and temperature for all of your projects.

Heats faster. And higher.

EasyPress 2 heats more quickly -- up to 25% faster -- and can reach up to 400 degrees (F) to achieve amazing, long-lasting results for your iron-on projects.

EasyPress 2 is here

Now 3 sizes for all projects.

Choose the right EasyPress 2 for the types of projects you love to make most. EasyPress 2 comes in three sizes: 6”x7”, think Onesies, baby bibs, cosmetic bags. Our original 9”x9”, think T-shirts and tote bags. And, 10”x12”, think BIG. Blankets, beach umbrellas, banners.

Perfectly petite & mobile.

Make perfect small-scale projects without working around seams. With a 6”x7” heat plate that heats in just over a minute, make smaller projects in short order. And, don’t forget a new 8”x10” EasyPress mat because “it’s all about that base!”

EasyPress 2 is here

A few smaller iron-on projects perfect for the 6”x7” EasyPress.

The go-to medium.

The medium size EasyPress 2 -- our classic size -- comes with a 9” x 9” heat plate. It’s perfect for your essential everyday projects. It heats in just over 2 minutes, unlike traditional heat presses that take between seven and 18 minutes. Use it with a 12”x12” or larger 20”x16” EasyPress mat depending on your project design.

EasyPress 2 is here

A few of our favorite projects perfect for the 9”x9” EasyPress 2.

Jumbo size for full coverage.

Now … just what you’ve been waiting for … make large-scale iron-on projects in just one press. Our new larger EasyPress 2 has a 12”x 10” heat plate for your big bold projects! Better yet, it heats in just over 3 minutes. Use with the 12”x12” EasyPress mat for “inside jobs” when you need a mat to fit in your base or the 20”x16” for that big job.

EasyPress 2 is here

Iron-on projects perfect for this large size.

Matching Mats.

EasyPress 2 is here

Match your mat size to each EasyPress 2 for professional iron-on results. Use the larger mats for full-coverage or a smaller mat if you need a raised surface or just the perfect pad for your choice of EasyPress 2. Change-up the mats depending on your preference and project size.

 

A beautiful bright new raspberry color.

EasyPress 2 is here

We love this beautiful new raspberry color and if you’d love a pop of color in your craft room, too, the EasyPress 2 is perfect for you!

Pricing & availability.

Cricut EasyPress 2 is available today on cricut.com and online at major craft retailers. It will be in stores later this Fall. EasyPress mats are available now everywhere.

Have Questions? Click on below links to learn more:

We are so excited to hear what you think of Cricut EasyPress 2! Make sure to let us know in the comments, and share with your friends, all of the types of projects you’re going to make with the different sizes. #CricutMade

Announcing the EasyPress 2

Cricut Announces EasyPress 2: More Projects. More Materials. More Possibilities.

July 30th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Today, during Cricut’s 2018 Mountain Make-A-Thon, Ashish Arora, Cricut CEO, announced the next generation of its ground-breaking Cricut EasyPress line, Cricut EasyPress™ 2. With the speed of a heat press and the convenience of an iron, EasyPress 2 comes in three sizes that offer flawless results to make almost any iron-on project in 60 seconds or less. EasyPress 2 gives you projects you’ll be proud of every time.

“When we launched Cricut EasyPress last summer, our goal was to make the iron-on process seamless for makers that gives them a better solution than what’s currently in the market: a bulky heat press or a home iron with unreliable and inconsistent heat settings. EasyPress 2 takes our mission to a whole new level with technology improvements and two new sizes in addition to our popular 9”x9” size that expands the capabilities of what people can make.” -- Ashish Arora, Cricut CEO

More Projects. More Materials. More Possibilities.

Cricut EasyPress 2 supports a broader range of materials and sizes of iron-on projects with higher temperature settings, faster heat-up times and a thicker heat plate design for more uniform heating for long-lasting results.

EasyPress 2 Announcement

Heats up Faster. And Higher.

EasyPress 2 heats more quickly -- up to 25% faster -- and can reach up to 400 degrees (F) to achieve amazing, long-lasting results for your iron-on projects.

Now 3 Sizes for All Projects.

Choose the right EasyPress 2 for the types of projects you love to make most. EasyPress 2 comes in three sizes: 6”x7”, think Onesies, baby bibs, cosmetic bags. Our original 9”x9”, think T-shirts and tote bags. And, 10”x12”, think BIG. Blankets, beach umbrellas, banners.

Perfectly Petite & Mobile.

Make perfect small-scale projects without working around seams. With a 6”x7” heat plate that heats up in just over a minute, make smaller projects in short order. And, don’t forget a new 8”x10” EasyPress mat because “it’s all about that base!”

EasyPress 2 Announcement

The Go-to Medium.

The medium size EasyPress 2 comes with a 9” x 9” heating plate, our classic size. It’s perfect for your essential everyday projects. It heats in just over 2 minutes, unlike traditional heat presses that take between 7 and eighteen minutes. And, again, use it with a 12”x12” or larger 20”x16” mat depending on your project design.

EasyPress 2 Announcement

Jumbo Size for Full Coverage.

Now … just what you’ve been waiting for … make large-scale iron-on projects in just one press. Our new larger EasyPress 2 has a 12”x 10” heating plate for your big bold projects! Better yet, it heats in just over 3 minutes. Use with the 12”x12” EasyPress mat for “inside jobs” when you need a mat to fit in your base or the 20”x16” for that big job.

EasyPress 2 Announcement

Matching Mats.

EasyPress 2 Announcement

Match your mat size to each EasyPress 2 for professional iron-on results. Use the larger mats for full-coverage or a smaller mat if you need a raised surface or just the perfect pad for your choice of EasyPress 2. Change up the mats depending on your preference and project size.

A Beautiful Bright New Raspberry Color.

EasyPress 2 Announcement

This summer everything came up roses with our new Rose Maker and Flamingo Pearl Explore Air 2. We love this beautiful new raspberry color and if you love a pop of color in your craft room, the EasyPress 2 is perfect for you!

Availability.

Cricut EasyPress 2 will be available this Fall on Cricut.com and in your favorite craft retail and online stores. EasyPress mats are available now on Cricut.com and at retailers in-store or online.

You can visit our Help section to see FAQs and a revised heat settings chart for all of the materials and bases you can use with EasyPress 2.

We are so excited to hear what you think of Cricut EasyPress 2! Make sure to let us know in the comments, and share with your friends, all of the types of projects you’re going to make with the different sizes. #CricutMade