Cricut has done it again! They released a new machine, Cricut Mug PressCricut Mug Press! Imagine creating quality mugs right from the comforts of your home. The possibilities are endless with Cricut Mug Press. You can create custom mugs using Cricut Infusible Ink and Infusible Ink markers/pens. You can see your design come to life thanks to Cricut Mug Press. The season of gift-giving is just around the corner, and a mug is always a cute gift idea!
Cricut Mug Press + Cute Gift Idea
The Cricut Mug Press is very user-friendly! In three easy steps, you will have quality mugs you can sell or give to family/friends. I don’t know about you but I remember every mug I received as a gift. It always reminds me of the person who gave it to me. Usually, mugs have a significant message or image that fits the receiver perfectly. With the Mug Press, you can easily monogram or put a phrase that makes the gift that much more special for the person receiving it.
How does it work?
The process is pretty simple. You create your design in Cricut Design Space, use your cutting machine, like the Cricut Maker, Explore, or Joy, to cut out Infusible Ink materials. Next, you want to weed out the pieces you do not need and place them securely on your compatible mug. You heat up the Mug Press, it will advise when it is ready. You carefully place your mug with the infusible ink design in the Mug Press. Use the lever to press down to start the heating of the Infusible Ink onto the mug.
The innovative Infusible Ink™ system delivers seamlessly smooth, pro-quality transfers that last a lifetime! Wash it by hand or place in the dishwasher with no worries!
- Works with 11 – 16 oz compatible Mugs (get the best results using Cricut mug blanks)
- Retails for $199.99
- Thoughtful safety features include auto-off
- Make pro mugs in minutes with easy, one-touch settings
Creating a Mug to Give as a Gift
- Cricut Mug Press
- Cricut cutting machine (Explore, Maker, or Joy)
- Cricut Infusible Transfer Sheets (I used Patterns, Rainbow Paint Splash)
- Cricut 15oz blank mugs
- Heat resistant tape (optional)
- Easypress mat (optional)
- Lint roller (to grab any dust on the mug)
- Design #M1469B38B
1. Open Cricut Design Space. Create a new project. Then select “Images”, click on “Projects” and select “Large Mug Press design” (if you are using a 15 oz mug but if you have a 12oz mug you can select the “Small Mug Press Design”).
2. Click on the image you want then insert.
3. Select the machine you will be using to cut your image. I used my Cricut Joy(seriously love this little powerhouse of a machine!). Select that you will be using a mat. Place the Cricut Infusible Ink transfer sheet on your Cricut Joy mat. Select the material you will be cutting and most importantly MIRROR your image! Send to cut. (It is a good time to start pre-heating the Mug Press)
4. Once the image is done cutting, weed the parts that you do not need. You should be left with just the design that will be placed on your mug. Carefully align the design on the mug. You can use heat-resistant tape to help keep everything in place.
5. The Mug Press should be ready by now. Press down on the lever and wait until it beeps to let you know it is done. You can see the status by looking at the indicator lights.
6. Carefully remove the mug and place it on the EasyPress Mat (or a heat-resistant surface) to cool down. I typically wait 20-30 mins to let it cool completely. It will be very hot! Once it has cooled, remove the infusible ink sheet and admire your gorgeous mug! The pictures do not do it justice as the colors are so vibrant!
Make the mug extra special by making a “Mug basket (a Mugsket?)”. It just doesn’t ring right, does it! I added a face mask, a lollipop, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee, and some markers to this mug. Place all the items of your choice inside the mug and wrap it in cellophane. Give it to someone special or even a teacher for back to school! Wouldn’t it be adorable to do a Pumpkin spice-inspired Mug basket? If you do one, I would love to see it!
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