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

November 26, 2019 | Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
updated December 15, 2020

One size does not fit all! That is why there are 4 Cricut EasyPress 2™ machine sizes, and we love every one of them for different reasons. Read on to learn about the benefits of each machine and how size impacts the use and selection. We’ll also provide a few project ideas for each size to help you determine which EasyPress 2 is right for your makes and creation style.

The Cricut EasyPress 2 machine family includes a range of versatile sizes with precise temperature control up to 400°F (205°C), which also makes for faster Infusible Ink™ transfers. It’s easy to take on any heat-transfer project when you have the even heat from edge to edge, simple controls, and smart safety features of these machines.

For more information on how Cricut EasyPress machines compare, check out this Cricut EasyPress comparison chart.

If you already have an idea of which size you like, you can jump to that section below and learn more about that specific size.

Or skip to a few tips for using the Cricut EasyPress 2.

Cricut EasyPress 2 Family

Things to consider when purchasing a Cricut EasyPress 2

  • Find a size that corresponds with your needs
    • A heat plate that is too big will be awkward on small projects and risks uneven pressing over seams (learn more about iron-on and seams).
    • A heat plate that is too small will require multiple presses to complete your project and risks over-processing iron-on material or fading with Infusible Ink™ products
  • What are the dimensions of the projects you make most often?
    • The dimensions of your most common projects can help you determine the size(s) needed for your EasyPress 2 machine.
  • What type of surface will you be pressing onto?
    • Are most of the surfaces flat? Do you often press over seams or other uneven spots? Will you need more tip and edge control over your presses?
  • Do you need to travel with your EasyPress 2?
    • The larger-sized EasyPress 2 machines are, as you can imagine, larger and heavier than the smaller-sized machines. Consider the size and weight of each machine should you be traveling with your EasyPress 2.

Okay, let’s get started! Let’s take a look at each of the different Cricut EasyPress 2 machine sizes.

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All about Cricut EasyPress Mini

Just 1.92″ wide by 3.25″ tall

Cricut EasyPress Mini™

Unusual objects and improbable projects are no longer a challenge! With three easy heat settings, Cricut EasyPress Mini makes professional heat-transfer results possible for even your most shapely objects and projects, including baby shoes, hats, stuffed animals, and more.

Cricut EasyPress Mini is also perfect for pressing designs where the surfaces are a bit more challenging. The thoughtful, compact design allows for on-to-go accessibility and effortless execution. Unlike the designs of our other EasyPress 2 machines, the EasyPress Mini has been designed with tip and edge control in mind. Easily curve with the contours of the surface, get between the buttons, and squeeze into seams.

It’s also our secret weapon for sewing and quilting projects. A mainstay in the workspace, we often use it for a quick press of the seams!

Cricut EasyPress Mini is recommended for projects up to double the size of its heat plate, no more than 4” x 6”. Learn more about its features on our website.

Ready to start using the Cricut EasyPress Mini? There are endless possibilities, but here’s a small list of project thought-starters.

  • Personalized shoes
  • Custom hats
  • Pocket designs
  • Unique shapes
  • Clothing labels and tags
  • Jewelry and accessories

And, here are a few projects that fully utilize the Cricut EasyPress Mini adding incredible details around seams, buttons, and pockets:

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Cricut EasyPress 2 – 6″ x 7″ size

(15 cm x 17.5 cm)
3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)

Cricut EasyPress - 6

Aside from Cricut EasyPress Mini, this 6″ x 7″ press is the smallest size of our EasyPress 2 family. The small size makes this press handy for anyone wanting a lightweight, portable machine. It also makes it easy to create projects like baby bodysuits, children’s clothing, and smaller footprint projects that may just be out of range for the EasyPress Mini.

Ready to start using the Cricut EasyPress – 6″ x 7″ size? There are endless possibilities, but here’s a small list of project thought-starters.

  • Baby clothes and blankets
  • Napkins
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Scarves
  • Small tote bags
  • Storage containers

And, here are a few projects to take into account for this 6″ x 7″ size:

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Cricut EasyPress 2 – 9″ x 9″ size

(22.5 cm x 22.5 cm)
5.73 lbs (2.6 kg)

Cricut EasyPress - 9

The Cricut EasyPress 2 – 9″ x 9″ size may be our top pick for an all-around press, particularly if find yourself pressing onto flat surfaces without too many challenges. In those cases, we recommend the addition of the EasyPress Mini.

Do you find yourself making a variety of projects that typically within an average dimension? Are they typically smaller than 9″ x 9″ but a little too big for the 6″ x 7″ press? Then, this could be your everyday workhorse! As with all our EasyPress 2 machines, this press delivers pro-level performance in a home-friendly design. It’s not as clunky or take up as much room as an industrial press and it even comes in several colors to compliment your decor style.

Ready to start using the Cricut EasyPress – 9″ x 9″ size? There are endless possibilities, but here’s a small list of project thought-starters.

  • Smaller T-shirts and apparel items
  • Bags
  • Wine totes
  • Aprons
  • Kitchen towels
  • Costumes

And, here are a few projects to help you get making with this 9″ x 9″ size:

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Cricut EasyPress 2 – 12″ x 10″ size

(30 cm x 25 cm)
8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)

Cricut EasyPress - 12

Are you consistently making projects larger than 9″ x 9″? This Cricut EasyPress 12″ x 10″ is ideal as the largest machine in our Cricut EasyPress 2 family. Gain the largest coverage area possible for your pressed projects!

For those larger footprint projects, reduce the number of presses. For those smaller but consistently sized projects, reduce the time it takes by pressing more at once. This larger coverage ares also allows As with our other EasyPress 2 machines, this press provides even edge-to-edge heating and a ceramic-coated surface to provide professional transfer quality. Just set the temperature and time before you let it do its thing!

Ready to start using the Cricut EasyPress – 12″ x 10″ size? There are endless possibilities, but here’s a small list of project thought-starters.

  • Larger T-shirts and apparel items
  • Fully designed sleeves or pant legs
  • Banners
  • Blankets
  • Bath towels
  • Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Sets of coasters

And, here are a few projects to spur that creativity with this 12″ x 10″ size:

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A few more tips

  • Work on a firm, flat surface that is heat resistant (such as a marble-top kitchen island or wooden craft table) for the best results.
  • Avoid surfaces that are not stable (such as flimsy tables or unsteady ironing boards) that may promote “ghosting” or misalignment when pressing your projects.
Cricut EasyPress Mats
  • Protect your work surface with a pressing mat. You may also substitute a sturdy towel for the mat.
    • Always use a mat that is equal or larger in size than the machine you are using to press your projects.
  • Note that each situation may call for a different setting. Mat? Towel? Cotton? Wood? Iron-on? Infusible Ink?
    • Use the interactive Heat Guide for our tried and true tested settings.

Find more tips and troubleshooting help in our Cricut EasyPress Help Site.

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Don’t forget that finding the best sized model(s) for your needs can come down to the size of your most common projects. The EasyPress Mini makes it easy to press over seams, and it’s great for smaller, intricate projects. Although, the larger sized EasyPress 2 machines are more convenient for bigger projects. They may also be a timesaver by allowing you to press multiple projects at once or cutting down the number of presses you may have for a big project.

Did you decide on the best size for you? Looking to find the which Cricut machine is right for you instead? Have more questions? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

70 thoughts on “Which Cricut EasyPress™ 2 Size(s) Are Right for You?

  1. Love all 3 can find something for all sizes. If I had to pick one it would be 6X7 for hats and putting designs on my great grandsons clothes

  2. I would love all 3. Being new to cricut world there are so ma y things I would love to create! But because I have to choose I would love to ha e the 9×9

  3. Can you use the smallest on regular t-shirts and pillows? I love the small size to be able to take on the go but now wondering if it’s going to be too small for some of my projects. I just ordered mine a couple days ago. Thanks!

  4. I would like all 3. My husband is an XX large and my daughter is a small and they wear a lot of t-shirts. I could make them instead of buying them.

  5. Definitely the 9×9. Perfect. I have 5 kids so could use on anything for them and other projects. Perfect size. Just started using products yesterday and still waiting on more stuff to arrive to fully start crafting! So want to try the iron one ones as well!

  6. I like all 3 but if I have to pick one the smallest to make hats and such for kindergarten students. A hat will make them sit for 20 seconds?

  7. I currently have the original Easy Press, but I am thinking about getting the small size EP2 to do onesies for our grandson.

    • Can you do smaller sizes, like a onsie, with the medium or large EasyPress? I’m trying to figure out which one to buy for someone who is likely to do any project from a baby shirt to an adult male t-shirt.

      • Yes, you can. With smaller items like baby bodysuits, use a towel inside to raise the fabric above the side seams. This will help make sure you get a full press.

        • Can you explain what you mean by “using a towel inside?” Do you mean, putting the towel inside the baby bodysuit? Will this stretch the suit and make the seams not touch the easy press? Thank you.

          • Yes, inside the bodysuit enough to raise the fabric above the seams so the EasyPress won’t touch them.

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  10. Only want a Cricut for cutting material for cutting pcs. Of material for quilts that I make , not to b funny but I’m a older lady n don’t want to do onesies n cards etc. , so which is the best one for me , please help me, to decide thank you .

  11. I would like the smallest size. I have a large heat press, but the small Easy Press would be great for making things like onsies and other small items.

  12. I just got a Cricut machine and I’m looking forward to making lots of things. I’m thinking I would love the largest EasyPress, the 12×10. It would allow me to do everything I might possibly want as long as I raise the smaller items up to avoid the seams interfering. That way, I wouldn’t be limited by size.

    • Sure. You would want to put a towel inside so it raises the fabric above the seams, which will lead to more uniform pressing.

  13. I got myself the 9×9 gold bundle by Martha Stewart for a Christmas present never open or used it yet

  14. Would love to have the 12 X 10. Was able to play with this tool at my last home scrap day. It was amazing!!

  15. I got the Cricut Explore Air 2 for Christmas and still trying to figure it out ?.
    Once I get my Cricut figured out I would love to do iron ons. I would love to have all 3 but would be happy to start with a 9×9.

  16. Due to cost and I’m new to Cricut, Can you use the mini EasyPress or EasyPress 2 6″x7″: for bigger projects like t-shirts or totes?

    • Hi Laura,

      You can definitely use the smaller EasyPress machines for bigger projects, but it may take more time to press those projects. As the project area may be larger than the surface area of the EasyPress, you could need to do multiple presses to complete the project. Hope that helps.

  17. I have the mini easy press and the 9″x9″ easy press 2. I have a 12″x10″ heat press for those larger shirts and can do mugs, hats, and plates with it as well. I am going to get the 6″x7″ easy press 2 for the projects I don’t need a 9×9 or the heat press for. So far everyone is out. It will have to way till I get paid.

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