The Makery has a variety of heat press equipment that heats up to 400º F for transferring images onto bags, t-shirts, hats, mugs, and more. These can be used with iron on transfer paper, heat transfer vinyl, sublimation, or Cricut Infusible Ink projects. The following heat presses are available in the Makery:
- FancierStudio Heat Press — 15″ x 15″
- Heat Press Nation Heat Press — 16″ x 24″
- NOTE: takes up to 60 minutes to pre-heat
- Heat Press Nation Mug Press
- 11 oz. mug attachment
- Skinny tumbler attachment
- Mophorn Hat Press
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Heat presses
- Teflon sheets
- Butcher paper
- Heat resistant tape
- Hot pads, oven mitts, tongs
You Must Bring
- Your base material
- shirt, mug, hat, bag, pillow case, coaster, etc.
- some base materials are available for purchase in the Makery. See the Makery Price List.
- Your design in a digital file
- Most image and document file types are compatible with Makery equipment (e.g. Word, Photoshop, PDF, JPEG, PNG)
Use the Heat Presses With
Cricut — heat transfer vinyl
Silhouette — heat transfer vinyl
LaserJet iron-on transfer paper
Circut Infusible Ink
LaserJet Iron-On Transfer Paper
LaserJet transfer sheets are printable sheets that can be ironed on to your t-shirt or other fabric material. Designs can be simple text or entire photographs.
- LaserJet transfer paper is available for purchase in the Makery. See the Makery Price List.
- InkJet transfer paper is not compatible with Makery printers but you may print your designs at home and bring them in to use the heat presses.
- Light Transfer Sheets are best for light-colored fabrics. Designs must be mirrored and the white part of the designs become transparent.
- Dark transfer sheets are best for dark-colored fabrics. Designs are not mirrored and the white part of the designs stays white.
- Transfer paper designs fade more quickly than sublimation, heat transfer vinyl, or Cricut Infusible Ink.
- Care Instructions: wash cold inside out, line dry or tumble dry low.
Cricut Infusible Ink
Cricut Infusible Ink markers are available for purchase at most craft stores. The ink bleeds into the fabric or ceramic material for a soft, long lasting design.
- Cricut Infusible Ink only works with polyester blended fabrics.
- Only certain ceramics, like dye-sublimation mugs and Cricut Infusible Ink coasters, work with Infusible Ink designs.
Learning and Resources
Classes in the Makery – New programs every quarter!
LinkedIn Learning – Online video tutorials for design software such as Adobe Illustrator
CreativeBug – Online crafting tutorials — great for inspiration!
FancierStudio Heat Press info
Heat Press Nation Signature Series Manual