Let’s get your press heated up! For ThermoFlex Turbo®, you’ll want to set your press to
Temp: 270° F
Time: 10 sec
Now, the press time is DIFFERENT than if you were pressing a shirt. Why? We found it helps the adhesion. And even then, we still had to repress for two additional 5 second presses to get the edges- pressure can be trickier when pressing wood.
Let’s take a little aside and talk about pressure!
It’s important to press your wood with lower pressure than you’d usually use. That’s because you don’t want to damage the wood you’re pressing on. By lowering the pressure, you do need to increase your press time and really need to play this one by ear.
Now, what should you press with- Cricut EasyPress or your heat press? We’ve found it really depends on the design!
If you are pressing smaller design that can be FULLY covered by the EasyPress, by all means go ahead! We’ve done a few tests with smaller designs and it worked lovely. However, we tried this design with the EasyPress (remember, 15.5? x20?!) and it did NOT work in our favor.