If you like caps and hats, Cricut’s new hat press will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you!
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Customizing hats and caps has just become much easier thanks to Cricut’s new hat press.
The new Hat Press from Cricut has a curved plate specially designed for the customization of hats.
It also comes with a shape allowing a perfect press on a hat.
**Allergies! This form is made from walnut shells. So you will see several warnings on the Hat Press page, box, packaging, etc. Please consult your doctor if you have walnut allergies and want to use this product.
The operation of the press is similar to the Easy Press mini and therefore has 3 predetermined temperature settings.
The press can therefore heat up to 400°F (205°C) allowing it to work with heat transfer vinyl (such as Iron-on), Infusible Ink and sublimation products.
Did you say Infusible Ink and sublimation?
If you are familiar with Infusible Ink or sublimation, you will know that you need a fabric with a very high percentage of polyester.
Caps made of polyester are not always easy to find! That’s why Cricut also offers you two types of caps specially designed for Ink Infusible transfer and sublimation: the trucker cap and the gray baseball cap.
Types of hats and caps
Although Cricut offers its own caps, you can use a wide variety of caps and hats. The main thing is to make sure that the hat fits well on the shape and that there are no bumps or air bubbles between the hat and the shape.
The new Cricut Heat app
With the launch of this new press and the new Easy Press 3, Cricut is also launching the Cricut Heat application. This app is completely free and can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple App Store.
Before I get into the details, I want to tell you that you MUST have the app to make the FIRST activation of the hat press. So, you absolutely need to have a cell phone (or access to a cell phone) to be able to activate it the first time.
The app is very convenient for beginners to follow what you need to do, step by step. Note that once your Hat Press is registered, the use of the application is completely optional.
If you have any questions about Cricut’s new hat press, feel free to leave them with me below, I will be happy to answer.