I’m on an Infusible Ink roll! And I was really curious how Infusible Ink would work on a Cricut gray shirt.
On the white shirts, the colors transfer beautifully and I wanted to see if the colors would show up as good on the gray. For some good advice, check this post on beginner tips for Infusible Ink
I picked one of the ombre infusible ink sheets and cut a mountain design. With the v-neck design of the shirt I decided to put the image off to the side. Just a reminder that shirt designs don’t always have to go front and center!
- Cricut Gray Shirt
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet
- Butcher paper
- White cardstock (or 4 layers of butcher paper)
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore cutting machine
- StandardGrip Machine Mat
- Cricut EasyPress 2 or Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Lint roller
- Press Infusible Ink sheet onto green mat. Liner side down, colored side up
- Size image in Design Space to fit the shirt
- Send project to cut - be sure to mirror the design!
- Cut with a fine point blade using Maker or Explore and the infusible ink transfer sheet setting
- Weed away excess transfer sheet using fingers or tweezers
- Set EasyPress to 385 degrees and 15 seconds
- Tuck a piece of white cardstock inside the shirt
- Run a lint roller across the front of the shirt - this removes and dust or unseen particles that can discolor when heated
- Cover shirt with a piece of butcher paper and preheat shirt for 15 seconds
- When cool, position the transfer sheet design on the shirt. Tape corners with heat resisant tape if needed. Cover with butcher paper
- Press for 40 seconds - keep hands still so the design doesn't shift, but use decent pressure.
- Remove EasyPress and let layers cool
- Lift off the transfer sheet and reveal the beautiful ink below
For Infusible Ink to work correctly, the fabric must have a high percentage of polyester. The Cricut brand shirts have been tested to give vibrant color retention.
If you find that you’re struggling at all, read this post on how to fix infusible ink problems.