Which Way Does Iron-on Vinyl Go on Cricut Mat?

Iron-on vinyl is a popular crafting material that can be used on a variety of surfaces to add personalization. It’s especially useful when using a Cricut machine, as the adhesive backing allows for easy application. But if you’re new to Cricut projects, it can be confusing to know which way the vinyl should go on the mat.

When applying iron-on vinyl to a Cricut mat, it’s important to make sure that the shiny side of the vinyl faces down. This is because the adhesive backing of the material will stick more firmly when it comes in contact with the mat.

If you place it on incorrectly with the shiny side facing up, it will not adhere properly and could cause damage to your project or machine.

Before you begin, make sure that your mat is free from debris and dust particles. Dust can prevent your iron-on vinyl from sticking properly and could create air bubbles in your design when you press down on it with your iron or heat press.

Once you have placed your vinyl onto your mat, use a scraper tool or an old credit card to press down on each edge and make sure that there are no air bubbles present. You may need to do this several times until all of the edges are secure and no bubbles remain.

When using an iron, set it at its lowest heat setting and then place a piece of parchment paper over top of your design before pressing down with even pressure for 15-20 seconds at a time.

When using a heat press, set it to 305°F (152°C) for 8-10 seconds before pressing down with even pressure throughout each area of your design.

Once complete, leave your project to cool for 1 minute before carefully peeling away the excess vinyl from around your design. Your personalized project is now ready for use!

When using iron-on vinyl on a Cricut mat, make sure that the shiny side faces down so that it will adhere properly. Additionally, remember to scrape down each edge and apply heat or an iron for 15-20 seconds at a time before peeling away any excess material.