When working with Cricut Iron On, it is important to know which side of the material goes down. This is because the heat from the Cricut machine will activate the adhesive backing on one side of the material and this will allow for easy transfer when pressing and bonding it to a fabric. Knowing which side of the material to place down can be a confusing decision for some, so this article will provide an explanation on how to determine which side goes down when using Cricut Iron On.
The first step in determining which side of the material goes down is to look at how the material is packaged. Most Cricut Iron On materials are packaged with a glossy or shiny paper backing, and this paper backing should always face down when pressing. The paper backing is designed to protect the adhesive side of the material from dust and debris that could interfere with its function, so it’s important to place it facing down when pressing.
Another way to determine which side of the material goes down is by looking at its texture. The adhesive backing on most Cricut Iron On materials has a slightly raised texture that can easily be felt by running your finger along it. This raised texture should always be placed facing downwards, as this will help ensure that a strong bond is created between the fabric and iron-on material.
Finally, it’s also important to note that some Cricut Iron On materials may have different instructions on their packaging regarding which side should go down. If there are no instructions provided or if you are unsure about which side should face downwards, then it’s best to contact your local craft store or Cricut support team for advice.
In conclusion, when using Cricut Iron On materials, it is important to know which side of the material should go down in order for a strong bond between fabric and iron-on material to be created. To determine this, you can look at how the material is packaged (the glossy/shiny paper backing should always face downwards) or feel for its slightly raised textured surface (this should also be placed facing downwards). If there are no instructions or you’re unsure about what direction to place your iron-on material in, then be sure to contact your local craft store or Cricut support team for advice.