Best Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks 2022

Cricut Explore Air 2 And Cricut Joy With Infusible Ink Blanks Hero
Cricut Explore Air 2 And Cricut Joy With Infusible Ink Blanks Hero (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

I've had a lot of fun doing Infusible Ink projects with my Cricut Joy and my Cricut Explore Air 2. You iron Infusible Ink onto your blanks, like iron-on vinyl, only the ink literally infuses with your blank so it will never peel or flake off. It's fantastic technology, but you are limited in terms of what kinds of blanks you can use. Here are some of the best Cricut Infusible Ink blanks you can buy.

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Infusible Ink differs from HTV (heat transfer vinyl)/iron-on vinyl in that it's infused into the material, rather than sitting on top. This has advantages and disadvantages. Infusible Ink is a permanent infusion, it will not crack, peel, or flake off as HTV can. However, you are limited in what blanks you can use. You're most likely to get the best results with Cricut's own specially marked "Infusible Ink" blanks, like their T-shirt, coasters, bags, and pillowcases. I'd recommend doing a few projects with Cricut blanks before trying third-party items.

You can indeed use third-party brands, but you'll need to choose your blanks carefully. Any fabric you use needs to be white or very light-colored and at least 60% polyester. When shopping for blanks, look for the term "sublimation blanks." If you choose a ceramic or metal item, it will also need to be flat so you can get at it with your iron or Cricut Easy Press.

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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.