What Temperature Do I Set My Cricut Heat Press for Iron on Vinyl?

If you are a craft enthusiast and have recently invested in a Cricut heat press, you are probably looking for the right temperature to set it for iron-on vinyl projects. Iron-on vinyl is a special kind of material that can be used to create a variety of fun and creative designs.

It is relatively easy to use, but it is important to get the temperature right in order to achieve the best results.

The temperature setting of your Cricut heat press depends on the type of iron-on vinyl you are using. Different types of vinyl have different requirements when it comes to heat settings. Generally speaking, thin or lightweight iron-on vinyl will require lower temperatures than thicker or heavier varieties.

For thin iron-on vinyl, such as HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) or Glitter HTV, a good starting point is 320°F (160°C). If you find that this setting isn’t producing the desired results, you can increase the temperature slightly—up to about 350°F (177°C). For thicker materials, such as PU (Polyurethane) or Foil HTV, you will need to increase the temperature even more—up to 375°F (190°C).

It is important to note that there may be variations between different brands and types of iron-on vinyl when it comes to heat settings. It’s always best practice to double check the manufacturer’s instructions before beginning your project. This will ensure that your design turns out perfectly!


In conclusion, when setting your Cricut heat press for iron-on vinyl projects, the best temperature will depend on the type of material you are using. Thin materials such as HTV and Glitter HTV should be heated between 320°F (160°C) and 350°F (177°C).

Thicker materials such as PU and Foil HTV should be heated between 350°F (177°C) and 375°F (190°C). Always double check the manufacturer’s instructions for specific requirements for your particular project.