Fancierstudio Flat Heat Press


What is it?

The Fancierstudio Flat Heat Press heats up to 500º for iron-on (heat transfer) vinyl, and Cricut Infusible Ink designs. The heat press can be used to customize a variety of flat objects including bags, t-shirts, coasters, and more!

What does the Makerplace provide?

What do I need?

  • A base material (t-shirt, canvas bag, pillowcase, ceramic coasters, etc.)
    • Avoid synthetic fabrics that can melt
  • A design created with the Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo machine using iron-on (heat transfer) vinyl or Cricut Infusible Ink
  • Cricut Infusible Ink only works with polyester and some ceramics

How do I use it?

  1. Turn on the heat press using the Power switch on the left-hand side of the machine.
  2. Set the desired temperature by pressing the Temp button and then using the up and down arrows to reach desired temperature. Press the Temp button again.
  3. Set the desired heating time by pressing the Time button and then using the up and down arrows to reach desired length of time (in seconds).
  4. When the heat press reaches the desired temperature, it is ready to go.
  5. Place base material onto bed of the heat press and place vinyl/infusible ink in position.
  6. Cover with Teflon sheet.
  7. Pull handle down into position until it locks. Timer will start to count down.
  8. When timer beeps, release handle to lift press.
  9. Follow directions for materials to remove transfer papers.

What materials can I use?

This equipment is available to use free of charge. Materials are available for purchase to assist in using this equipment. See all materials and prices here. You may also bring your own materials (all outside materials must be approved by Makerplace staff before use).

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Tips & Tricks

The top of the heat press is what gets hot. Make sure that you do not touch the top when placing materials onto the bed.

Iron-On (Heat Transfer) Vinyl

  • A design created with the Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo machines.
  • Recommended to wash cold inside out and to line dry or tumble dry low.

Cricut Infusible Ink

  • Cricut Infusible Ink bleeds into the fabric or ceramic material for a soft, long-lasting design.
    • Cricut Infusible Ink only works with polyester blended fabrics.
  • Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks include a t-shirt, tote bag, and baby onesie.
  • Only certain ceramics, like Cricut Infusible Ink coasters, work with Infusible Ink designs.
  • Parchment paper is necessary for Cricut Infusible Ink designs, so the ink does not bleed onto the heat press.