I recently purchased the Cricut Infusible Ink heat transfer sheets and a Cricut Tote Bag Blank for a DIY birthday gift. It was my first time using the Infusible Ink products, and if you're wondering if I'll purchase them again, you'll have to read along!
Cricut Infusible Ink final product:
Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets in "Wildflower" $12.59
Cricut Tote Bag Blank $6.99
Infusible Ink Pros:
The transfer sheets were relatively easy to use. Because they are stiffer than regular heat transfer vinyl (HTV) sheets, they can crack, so you have to be careful with that.
Some of the imaging came out more vibrant than expected.
The finish is seamless. It looks like a screen printed item and I prefer this finish more than a vinyl heat transfer finish.
Infusible Ink Cons:
Price. Because Cricut says the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets can only be used on Cricut Blanks...you're stuck on purchasing a more pricey blank than if you got one from Dollar Tree/Michael's/Joann's.
Some of the imaging came out more dull than expected. Look at the red in my image above, I was expecting a floral pattern but can barely see it transferred.
Limitations. Not only is it a product that Cricut completely owns (meaning you cannot find 100% compatibility on the market), you are stuck with using Cricut products for this. Additionally, you are limited to the color options provided in their prepackaged Infusible Ink packages.
Will I purchase more Infusible Ink products?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: While I did have some some issues using the heat transfer with one of the sheets (the red one), I thought that some of the other options I used transferred well. The finish is what really sets it apart, and for someone who is looking to make something as close to a screen-printed finish as possible, I would recommend the product.
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