What is it?
The Fancierstudio heat press is like a large iron that uses heat and pressure to apply a design on a base material. It can be used to apply heat transfer vinyl (HTV), printable heat transfer sheets, or Cricut Infusible Ink designs onto fabrics.
What can I do?
Use the heat press to apply HTV or Cricut Infusible Ink designs created on the Silhouette Cameo or Cricut cutting machines. Printable heat transfer sheets may also be used provided that they are printed using an inkjet printer.
*Please note: The printers in our library are laser printers and are not compatible with printable heat transfer sheets.
What does the Makerspace provide?
We provide a 15” x 15” heat press and various sizes of teflon sheets and teflon heat press pillows to protect your project.
How do I use it?
Set the heat press to the appropriate temperature, time, and pressure. Press your fabric in between the platens with a teflon sheet according to the instructions on your vinyl or infusible ink. Peel off the carrier sheet to reveal your design. A staff member will be available to assist you during the process. *Call in advance to ensure availability.
What do I need to bring?
Bring in your prepared designs and the base material you will be pressing the design onto. For best results, pre-wash the material you will be pressing.
If you want to learn how to create a design using the Silhouette Cameo or Cricut machine, please fill out the 1 on 1 Appointment Request Form or call us at 847-458-6060 option 7 to schedule an hour-long appointment.