People! I am obsessed with my Heat Press. I made these Decorative Towels and Koozies with ease using my Heat Press. For anyone that has a strong “Iron-On” obsession, using a heat press for your HTV (heat transfer vinyl) changes the game.
Have you ever ironed on an appliqué or cut some cute vinyl with your Cricut, applied it to a bag or shirt, then after you have washed the item the sides peel up? We’ve all been there, but it really grated on my nerves to spend time, money and effort and not really get the professional finish that I wanted.
I have done a ton of research on heat presses and EVERYONE knows that I am a Cricut lover, but the Cricut press just wasn’t going to do it for me. I wanted a surface at least capable of 12×12 images, and the Cricut press is much smaller than that. You would have to move the press around your image and not to mention you still have to apply pressure physically, just like an iron. I wasn’t about to buy a 140.00 iron and still not get the quality that I was looking for.
The specific heat press that I chose was by Fancier Studio’s it measures in at 15×15. You can adjust the pressure clamp( it is super pressurized) and it locks when you pull it down. It is also digital, which makes it easy to set your temperature and timer setting… which I love!!!! I have produced perfect results every time and could not be more happy with my purchase.
This heat press actually completely melds the HTV to your project. The finished image resembles ink once it has been heat pressed onto your surface.
I’ve been looking for reasons to use it and a few things that I came up with this weekend are these adorable Decorative Towels that you see everywhere! Then I was just perusing on Amazon and out stumbled these lonely Koozie blanks. I thought, huh, I think my heat press needs these in her life so this was my creative inspiration for the weekend.