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All about Cricut Mug Press

March 4, 2021| Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

So, you’re interested in a new way to DIY mugs? Cricut Mug Press™ is the perfect option for you! With Cricut Mug Press, it’s easy to make pro-quality, personalized mugs for any occasion.

Cricut Mug Press works with Cricut Infusible InkTransfer Sheets, Pens & Markers so you can make the perfect gift for family, friends, teachers, neighbors, co-workers, grandparents, mug collectors, coffee lovers, and others.

No guesswork

Patent-pending heat plate design applies the optimal amount of heat and pressure with easy, one-touch settings. One button starts the transfer, LEDs track progress of your press, and a beep lets you know when it’s done.

Compatible with Infusible Ink

Unlike the iron-on or HTV process, where artwork is attached on top of a base material using adhesive, an Infusible Ink transfer becomes one with the mug itself. The results are bright, beautiful, seamlessly smooth transfers that never flake, peel, wrinkle, or crack. And, dishwasher friendly.

Thoughtful safety features

Cricut Mug Press is carefully designed to be beautiful and safe. An insulated case protects your work surface. You’ll also love the auto-off feature for peace of mind.

Perfect, personalized gifts

Customize with a name, a one-of-a-kind design, special dates, and more to make the absolute perfect gift for loved ones!

How it works

First, create your personalized mug design in Design Space®, using our free Mug Design Setup Project. From there, you’ll cut or draw your design with your Cricut® cutting machine using Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or Markers.

Cricut Maker cutting Infusible Ink transfer sheet

Then, adhere the design to your Cricut mug or a sublimation-compatible mug.

Insert your mug, lower lever, and let the press do the rest! The advanced heat plate applies the perfect time and temperature settings, so you don’t have to think about that.

Create DIY mugs with the Cricut Mug Press

For best results, we’ve outlined step-by-step instructions in Cricut Heat Guide.

When all LEDs in the progress bar are illuminated, and you hear a beep, your mug is ready! Lift lever to release heat plate, and carefully remove mug by the handle. Let your mug cool completely on a heat-resistant surface or Cricut EasyPress® Mat before handling.

Once cool, peel away Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or laser copy paper to reveal your mug masterpiece!

Learn more about Cricut Mug Press

Check back during the Cricut Mug Press launch for a tutorial on how to make your own personalized DIY Mug. Until then, we’ve compiled a few useful resources below.

Questions? Comments? Project photos to share? Join the conversation below.

30 thoughts on “All about Cricut Mug Press

  1. Wow, it seems like it instantly sold out! Any idea when it will be back in stock? Is this only available through the Cricut shop online, or will it be in craft stores locally?

    • Hi Steven,

      The Cricut Mug Press will be available online and in stores starting March 11, 2021 🙂

    • Yes, I’d recommend to wrap it in 3 layers of butcher paper just in case it bleeds through the paper or liner.

    • Yes, I’d recommend to wrap it in 3 layers of butcher paper just in case it bleeds through the paper or liner.

    • The Cricut Mug Press is available at as well as major retailers on March 11, 2021.

    • Yes, I’d recommend to wrap it in 3 layers of butcher paper just in case it bleeds through the paper or liner.

    • You can use sublimation mugs as well, here are some things to look out for. Just be sure you are using something that is poly-coated – any random mug off a shelf likely won’t work!
      • “Sublimation compatible”
      • White or light-colored for more vibrant transfers
      • Capacity of 11 – 16 oz (350-450ml)
      • Straight-walled drinkware only, avoid curves and uneven textures
      • Outer Diameter between 3.2″ – 3.4″ (82 – 86 mm)
      • Maximum height of 4.72″ (120 mm)

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