The Cricut Easy Press is a small, portable heat press designed to help crafters make professional-looking garments and accessories with ease. It’s a great way to create custom designs without having to invest in a large, expensive professional heat press.
The Easy Press 1 was released in 2017 and the Easy Press 2 was released in 2019. So what are the differences between the two models?
Size and Heating Element
The biggest difference between the two presses is their size. The Easy Press 1 is available in 6″ x 7″ and 9″ x 9″ sizes, while the Easy Press 2 comes in 6″ x 7″, 9″ x 9″, and 12″ x 10″ sizes.
The larger surface area of the larger versions of the Easy Press 2 makes it easier to press larger projects. In addition, the heating element of the Easy Press 2 is more accurate and efficient than that of the Easy Press 1.
The temperature range of both models is similar, but with one big difference: The Easy Press 1 has a maximum temperature of 400°F, while the Easy Press 2 has a maximum temperature of 420°F. This higher temperature range makes it easier to work with more difficult materials such as glitter HTV or thicker fabrics.
The timer on both models is adjustable up to 60 seconds, however, when using the timer on the Easy Press 2 you can also set it for shorter increments such as 5 or 10 seconds which makes it ideal for smaller projects or projects that require more precise timing.
Auto Shutoff Feature
Another difference between these two models is that only the Cricut EasyPress 2 has an auto shutoff feature. After 30 minutes of non-use, this feature will automatically turn off your machine so you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving it on.
When comparing Cricut’s EasyPress1 and 2 there are several differences including size, heating element accuracy and efficiency, temperature range and timer settings. The bigger surface area on both sizes of EP2 make pressing larger projects easier than its predecessor’s 6 inch x 7 inch size while its auto shut off feature prevents any accidents from occurring due to leaving it on too long. With its slightly higher max temp (420°F vs EP1’s 400°F) EP2 can handle tougher materials like glitter HTV as well as giving users more control over their projects with adjustable timer settings for shorter time increments.