I’m excited to share about the Cricut EasyPress Mini today! It’s the newest member of the EasyPress family, and I hope you’ll be inspired by all the ways it can help you in your crafting.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
UPDATE 2021: The EasyPress Mini was released on September 6, 2019. Meaning that since I wrote this post, I have been using, and loving the EasyPress mini for over 2 years.
I have used it to press face masks – I made hundreds of them in 2020. I have decorated wine bags, hats, yoga blocks, socks, baby bandanas and more!
EasyPress Mini Description
Here’s what you should know about the Cricut EasyPress Mini.
Cricut EasyPress Mini Features
The EasyPress Mini comes with a safety base for storage and protects your work surface when the EasyPress is on.
A single button controls the power and heat level. Display lights are orange while the machine is on and heating up, and turn green when it has reached the temperature it’s set for.
The EasyPress Mini also has an auto-shutoff feature after 13 minutes with no use.
Cricut EasyPress Mini Dimensions
The heat plate measures 3.25 inches long by 1.9 inches wide. The recommended maximum design size for using the Cricut EasyPress Mini with iron-on vinyl is 4 x 3.5 inches, or 1.7 x 5.25 inches. Think of it as being able to have a workspace that’s about double the size of the heat plate.
From the plate to the top of the handle is 4 inches, and it’s very comfortable to hold and use.
How to use the EasyPress Mini
Heating the EasyPress Mini
Plug the machine into a wall outlet. Press once to power on the machine, then cycle through the levels. Press a fourth time to turn the power off.
Leave the EasyPress in the base while it is heating up. Remember that even though it’s small, it gets really hot.
Due to its small size, it heats up really quickly. From room temperature to the high setting only takes about a minute.
Settings on the EasyPress Mini
Use the Heat Transfer Guide to determine if you will need the low, medium or high setting. Note that when using the guide on mobile, you have to tap the arrow to scroll to the EasyPress you’re using, then you have the tap the picture of the EasyPress to get the guide to give you the correct settings.
As usual, select the iron-on material and the base material and click apply. For the EasyPress Mini, you should get a result that looks like this. It will show how long to preheat, the setting of low, medium, or high, how long to heat, and remind you to use light pressure and constant movement.
EasyPress Mini Timer
You may have noticed by now that the EasyPress Mini has no timer. You will have to use a separate time – the clock on your phone, or something else, to keep track of the heating time.
Moving the Cricut EasyPress Mini
The EasyPress Mini has been designed with some movement in mind. The base plate has an additional layer of ceramic coating to ensure smooth gliding over your project.
As you move the EasyPress around, it helps keep the pressure lighter than if you were to simply press down in a stationary location. This could also cause marks or lines in the iron-on where the edge of the press is hitting. On their help page, Cricut suggests the speed of how you might move a household iron or a computer mouse.
Use Cricut EasyPress Mini to Decorate Sleeves
Now that you’ve got all that useful information, watch how I was able to dress up a plain black t-shirt with mosaic iron-on and my EasyPress Mini.
Open up this Design Space project if you want to use exactly what I did, or customize your own design.
To make the stripe down the top of the t-shirt sleeve, measure from the seam down to the edge of the sleeve and add about an inch.
Then in Design Space, create a rectangle that tall 1 inch wide. Cut 2.
I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut the mosaic iron-on. Set the materials dial to custom and then search for “mosaic” in Design Space to find the mosaic iron-on.
Stick the iron-on vinyl to a green mat with the shiny plastic side down – you’ll be cutting a mirrored image, just like with other iron-on.
Cut the design and remove from the machine.
Read this post to learn more about the Cricut Explore Air 2
Mosaic iron-on has two layers of plastic on it. To weed the mosaic iron on, use a weeding hook to grab the first layer of plastic – the Cricut machine has cut through this layer.
That plastic layer is removed along with the iron-on circles, leaving you with just the shape you wanted.
Position the strip on the sleeve and secure with a piece of heat resistant tape if needed.
Trim where it overhangs the end of the sleeve.
Roll up the small EasyPress mat and stuff the sleeve. Add a towel for more support if needed.
Heat the EasyPress Mini to medium (2 bars) and check the heat guide for time.
I needed to press (with movement) for 25 seconds.
The guide also told me to use a warm peel HOWEVER – I feel like Cricut’s definition of warm peel is different than mine. I had to wait until it was nearly cooled off altogether, or the dots were starting to lift up.
So you may want to start to peel very carefully – if the iron-on is lifting up, press it again for a few seconds, then wait for it to cool much more before trying again.
Since I have only used the mosaic iron-on once, I’m not sure if this is always the case, but I had to do two peels. Meaning: the first peel was the large carrier sheet portion.
Then the second peel was the other layer of plastic that was the exact shape of my cut design. They did not lift up together. But if they do for you, that’s fine.
After decorating the sleeve, I also added a small heart to the bottom side of the shirt – just another unique place to add iron-on that isn’t front and center.
I hope you’ve been inspired to try a new project with the Cricut EasyPress Mini, and put some iron-on vinyl on those projects and places that have just seemed too awkward to use with a larger EasyPress. If you have questions, let me know!
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Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut EasyPress Mini
Cricut EasyPress mat – small
Mosaic iron-on (Dahlia)
More posts using the EasyPress Mini:
Decorated felt pumpkin
Vinyl on backpack
Sweet 16 party
What printable paper can I use for this machine?
I’m not quite sure what you’re asking – let me know what you’re hoping to make, and maybe that will help!
Teresa Bishop says
Thanks for the great tutorial.
my mini press started beeping with the top and bottom temp icons flashing and shut off what does that mean?
Mine just started doing this as well…did you ever get an answer?
Does this happen after the EasyPress has been sitting unused for a few minutes? There’s a safety feature of auto shut off. When the machine beeps, just push one of the buttons and it should reset and stay on for you. Let me know if that doesn’t work!
Mine is doing the same thing. It’s frustrating BC I can’t find a answer anywhere. This is fist time I’ve seen anyone saying this.
I’ve held down the only button on here abd it still continues to beep red
Jeannie Buechele says
I just bought the Cricut Joy and was wondering if the Mini Easy Press would be a good starter for the Cricut Joy❤️❤️❤️
I love the fun ideas you come up!
Glenda White says
I saw this in action for the first time today. I think I need one!
Brenda Bird says
Oh wow! I have so many ideas to use this on!
the easy press mini looks awesome!
thank you! i bought a mini easy press a few months ago but haven’t used it yet. just got a cricut joy and am looking forward to making some neat things
Marilyn B Hughes says
Thanks for the review and instructions. I think this would be perfect for my mini projects.
Valerie Hartup says
Thanks for the tips!!
What a great machine. The size make it so convenient for the smaller objects!
Natasha Perry says
I love my cricut easy press. I the mini is so cute.
Stephanie Tripp says
This looks like a great addition to my crafting supplies.
April Davis says
I would love an easy press and have been biding my time. I am saving up for a big one but would love a mini to start. Thanks for the fun opportunity and great info. Just a thought but not everyone is on instagram or Facebook so maybe other following alternatives would be appreciated.
Thank you so much for this well informed article!
I’m in the market for a heat press device and I’m not sure what to buy. I feel something like this is ideal for the work I do. I appreciate the details and all your blogs.
Laura Hilton says
Looks like an interesting tool to have.
Barbara Leffeler says
This would make pressing so much easier.
I love my 9×9 but I think a mini would be AMAZING for the little projects. Love these tips!
Ooh I have to have one of these!!!
Carrie Quinton says
I don’t have the easy press but I’m thinking it would be a great add to my collection for easy application to those hard to get to places! Thanks for the inspiration!
rosella erdmann says
thank you for the chance to win I really like this for small items
Lisa Rasmussen says
I love how small it is…..I’ve sen some cute ideas to use vinyl on canvas shoes and this would be perfect!
Erica Pasyk says
These look so handy and I’d love one to make using my Cricut with HTV so much easier than the iron!! Thanks for all the info!
Marsha Cesena says
This will be so useful for hats and shoes! Love it!
It’s so tiny and useful! I love it!
Cortney Walls says
This post is so informative! You answered all the big questions I had about the easy press mini. I mainly wondered about ease of use lol
Anouk van Eijk says
The mini press looks amazing for smaller projects. I keep hinting to my husband I want a heat press for when I make shirts, but may have to hint at this one too for my smaller projects on hats and stuffed animals that won’t fit so well in a heat press.
Mary Beth Marshall says
After seeing all the sewing projects for Cricut in one place and an easy press I’m inspired to use my sewing machine and projects.
Joanne Mcleay says
I thought I would never use iron-on but now seem to be making more and more without a press!
This is awesomeness! Thank you for the chance to win!!
Candy Miller says
Many thanks for sharing info and tips about the EasyPress Mini! It looks awesome and would be great to use for smaller jobs! Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway. 🙂
Sandy Rahlfs says
I love anything Cricut! This is a great giveaway!! Thank you!
Cindy Luoma says
This looks neat for smaller projects. I would love to make my granddaughter some shoes using iron on.
So many fun things to use the Mini Press on!! Looks like so much fun!!
I would love to win one of these!
Thank you for the information. I have bee considering one and now I know I want one.
Alicia Meece says
Would love to win one of these…been wanting to try one.
Susan Kimmet says
I love the size of the mini, so handy for many things, and easy to take along. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love this! My Easy Press 2 is to big for small projects. Thanks for the tutorial.
Tammy Birkhead says
I do not have a lot of storage space for a bigger heat press – I think this is a perfect compact size. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
The Easy Press Mini is so cute!
Lisa Perez says
Thanks for great ideas. Never thought of using it with fabric. That would work out great.
Thank you for all the tips!! I need one of these little guys! 🙂
Lisa Carper says
this is just the cute thing ever!
cute idea! Thanks.
Angela W says
I didn’t think I had much need for an easy press because I already have a small iron and a heat press, but I’m going to ask for the easy press mini for mother’s day.
I didn’t realize I needed the Easy Press Mini until I started sewing recently and have realized that I actually have a great need for one. Thank you so much for such a sweet giveaway.
I love my full size EasyPress but need a mini size for smaller projects. Thanks for the tutorial.
I’m excited for this giveaway. I have never used an easy press before.
I’m dying to get my hands on a mini. Wanna get into doing hats.
I just started following your blog. I have noticed the MINI before and wondered if it would work on any of the things I love to do… your information is very helpful!!!
Thank you for sharing! I believe this will update be “AWESOME “ in making tee shirts for my family…..especially for the grandkids!!! 💕💕
Blessings to you and yours! “GOD is GOOD! 🙏🏻
Bonnie Patterson says
Wow. How easy you make this look. I would love to win the easy press mini.
I love my bigger Easy Press. This little one is on my wishlist!
Andrea Logan says
I love how versatile this looks!!
Vanessa Lee says
Love how easy the mini press is to use.
I like how easy the mini press is to use.
The mini easy is very versatile for small and irregular blanks. It is very easy to use. You can personalize almost anything.
Jeanette Rodrigues says
I love your crafts! I’m the only cricut crafter in my family so the demands are high sometimes… I don’t have any of the easy press irons but this mini would be a lifesaver! My birthday is in 2 weeks so I just might have to subtlety tell my husband I want one! I’m pregnant with our rainbow baby so he can’t say no right?!
Angela Green says
Hello. I am considering the Cricut Joy and I think this would work great with designs made with that. Thank you for sharing this tutorial.
Maria Wolfgang says
So small and cute . Would love to own one
C Mckenna says
This seems like the perfect size to make things for my grandchildren! Thank you for the chance to win one!!
Good luck to all! Thanks for the chance.
Oh my goodness! That is so handy. Thanks for all the awesome information!
Cyndi M says
What a great tool! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!!
Shelia B says
Thanks for the info!
Cathy Smith says
I’m very excited about the opportunity to win the mini!!! I haven’t been able to get one yet! tthanks!!!
Kim Gaede says
Thanks for the opportunity for this press. Have a safe and great day!
I want an easy press so bad! I currently have the cricut maker and using a household iron just doesn’t cut it!!
Love your newsletter and all of the tips and info!!
Kimberly Phirman says
This will be perfect as an accessory to my Maker! I’ll be designing tshirts if I win. Love Cricut so much.
I need one of these in my life!!
Donna Wright says
I would love to add this to my Cricut collection.
Robyn D says
Thanks for the info on the Easy Press Mini. This would be ideal for some of my smaller projects.
I would love to see what a the mini press can do!
Gail Omdal says
I love this site and get so much inspiration and even courage. This post is terrific at telling me what I want and need to know in order to successfully use this tool to its potential. I look forward to more!
Pamela Bryson says
I’m excited to learn about Cricut products! My niece is in the same occupation as I am and she uses her Cricut ALL THE TIME to make her work more efficient.
Cheryl A Gohl says
I am so excited about the prospect of winning a mini press. I am looking forward to making some t-shirts. I hope I win, but either way thank you for the chance to win!
Love everything you do! Thanks for sharing!
Renee Zimmerman says
Wow – thanks for demonstrating how to use this little Easy Press. This would be great to have to use on smaller items – so many possibilities!
Marleen Matsko says
This mini would be awesome to have-oh the possibilities!!
Kim Pace says
I am not part of the Cricut family, I just received my Cricut Maker yesterday! I am just beginning with this journey, this seems like a great accessory that I know will come in handy. Thanks for showing how this works!
Thank you for the information/instructions for the mini press. Would enjoy having a new tool to try! Thanks for the chance
Rabecca Forbes says
I am loving that vinyl and your hearts! This looks pretty easy, and it is small so I wouldn’t worry about it taking up more space in my (over crowded) office…♥
Would love one this size
Dee Ann Poole says
Thank you for the video using mosaic vinyl. It looks less scary now that I see your post. I look forward to using it in the near future. PS: Do you think it would work well for a “bling” design, like the word Paris?
Nicole Carlson says
I love my easy presses. I’m excited to try the hologram vinyl.
This would make like a whole lot easier when I put designs on shoes
Michelle Mashburn says
Thanks for the opportunity. I’ve been wanting to do shoes and this would work perfect.
This little press can make the littlest of HTV projects so much easier. All those little spot that are tough to get too with the normal press. And the article is the best I have seen so far. Explains things very well.
Jennifer Powell says
Great tutorial! Ive been considering getting the Mini for smaller projects.
Valerie Chandler says
Thank you for the tutorial! I’ve been looking at the Easy Press Mini but have totally convinced myself I need it…until now. LOL!
Teresa Helsel says
Looks amazing! Thanks for the tutorial.
Angela Imperiale says
This tutorial is really cool. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win this mini press ! It would be super handy for a lot of projects !
I just recently purchased a cricut machine and have made a few designs for tees. I would really love a easypress to help me with adhering the designs. Thank you for the chance to win.
Katie Burke says
I’ve been wanting to try this one to make inspirational baseball hats for Jesus. Yipee!
Great tutorial. The Cricut Easy Press has been on my wish list since I borrowed a friend’s for a project!
Kelly Wyant says
How cute, thank you for the tutorial!
Christy Mesker says
I have the original Easy Press and love it – I can imagine I would love this one as well – and it would probably even get used more! Plus it’s sooooo cute! 🙂
Love your projects! I have been wanted to try the mini press!
Irene G. says
You make this all look relatively easy. Great instructions. This small easy press looks like it would be the best tool for me, my small hands and the smaller projects that I’d mostly love to do. HOPING I can invest in one some day soon! Love your content and projects… 🙂
Thanks for the great tutorial
Carmen Smith says
I love how small the easy press is. So great for many crafts and I love how it has auto shut off. Thanks for this tutorial!
Hi! Thank you for the awesome blog info. I have a swing-away 15X15 but always burn my fingers for the smaller projects, like making onesies for my new grand-niece and niece. I’m so happy I found this blog as it solidifies my need for the mini-press! Hope ya’ll are staying safe and healthy.
Best Regards, (and blessings)
Stephanie Haining says
Such a great mini tool
That is soo interesting that it has 2 layers of plastic! I’ll have to try it. I imagine using the mini iron on baby stuff, especially baby shoes, made of felt or leather. Thanks for the overview and the chance to win a minipress!
I’ve used an iron for years with questionable results. I’d love to have any size Easy Press.
This site has been a real help to me as a newbie <3
I can now see the usefulness of a mini. Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial.
Maria T says
I’d love a easy press! It would help with so many things I want to create! ALL THE THINGS! 🙂
Leah Teyler says
This may be the most helpful information that I have read about the mini press. Thanks!
Deb Middleton says
Is the EasyPress Mini 110V only or is it 110-240Volt?
What a wonderful in depth tutorial showing us how to use the Cricut Mini Press. It looks like it would be fabulous to use on small items and probably on multi layer designs as well. Keep Crafting beautiful things, thanks for showing us how.
elizabeth Garrett says
I would be absolutely ecstatic if I won a Cricut EasyPress Mini. I was laid off from my job in march when my company shut down due to COVID-19. Like millions of Americans, I to have yet to receive any unemployment payments. So therefore, buying an EasyPress Mini not an option for me. Next week is my 40th birthday, and it’s a sad and depressing time. Not just the fact that I’m going to be “Over The Hill” which is depressing on it’s on (wink) but also not being able to celebrate this time with my family and close friends due to the social distancing orders. I have never won a giveaway or anything for that matter in my entire life, So winning the EasyPress Mini would really brighten my spirits.
Sharon Knight says
I would love to have an EasyPress Mini to use on my smaller projects. It looks very easy to use!
It’s so tiny and useful! I love it!
Rochelle Dalton says
I’ve been drooling over this little machine! I hope I can have one soon. Thanks for showing how easy it will be.
Amanda S. says
I love my easy press and just purchased the joy! I think the mini press would be a perfect addition and you’ve offered some super great helpful hints!
I love the size of the mini. I think it’s the one Ik would start out with.
Why does anything mini automatically everything one hundred times cuter? I think I may need one of these and now I want to experiment with the mosaic iron on!
Helen J Roberts says
I love the small size and know that Cricut products are backed with great service. Wish they had more colors to match the cutting machines. I am a little obsessed with color coordinating my supplies. Lol.
Christy Scribner says
I would LOVE to have the mini! I only have the 12×10 but I can see all the endless possibilities with the mini!
Toni Martin says
I think this size would be very useful.
The mini press would be perfect for those smaller projects! (Looking at you girl scout badges!)
Donna corley says
I would love to win one of these. I have 9 grands and 2!on the way! I’m also making masks for construction workers and would love to add some special touches to them. Oh the possibilities are endless. Lol. Best of luck to everyone.
Perfect size! Have been wanting the little guy for awhile!
Brittany Chadwick says
I’ve seen these everywhere, I have to get one! I’ve been getting back into crafting and this looks so cool!
I’d absolutely love to have this!