Cricut Infusible Ink T-shirts tested, washed, and compared — get the full list of tested T-shirts plus free designs at https://jennifermaker.com/cricut-infusible-ink-t-shirts-best/
I’ve been testing Cricut Infusible Ink on a variety of T-shirts beyond the official Cricut T-shirts. The two big keys to determining what you can and can’t put the Infusible Inks onto are MATERIAL CONTENT and COLOR. For Infusible Inks to transfer to T-shirts properly, they need to bind with polyester or polymer surfaces. And because the Infusible Inks are transparent rather than opaque, they need to be on white or light colored surfaces. These fusible inks look best on a white background. A good T-shirt for Infusible Ink is one that has a hiqh polyester count and is white or pastel.
So I’ve put Cricut Infusible Ink on lots of different types of T-Shirts! And then I washed them ALL to see what they looked like afterward. Want to see?
Here’s a list of all the T-shirts I’ve tried with Cricut Infusible Inks :
WHITE T-SHIRTS WITH CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK
100% polyester shirt – white – Hanes Cool Dri at https://amzn.to/30kJM8n
92% polyester/8% spandex shirt – white – No Boundaries – Wal-Mart
95% polyester/5% spandex shirt – white (Cricut Brand at Michaels)
90% polyester/10% spandex shirt – white – Terra & Sky (Wal-mart)
80% polyester/20% cotton shirt – white – Fruit of the Loom at https://amzn.to/2XO9RPf
65% polyester/35% cotton shirt – white – George (Wal-mart)
40% polyester/60% cotton shirt – white – George (Wal-mart)
100% cotton shirt – white – Fruit of the Loom (Amazon)
COLORED T-SHIRTS WITH CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK
100% polyester shirt – blue – Hanes Cool Dri at https://amzn.to/30kJM8n
92% Polyester / 8% Spandex shirt – Gold – No Boundaries (Wal-mart)
80% Polyester / 20% cotton shirt – Hot Pink – Athletic Works (Wal-mart)
65% Polyester / 35% cotton shirt – Pink/Blue/Purple George (Wal-mart)
50% polyester / 50% cotton shirt – Blue – Gildan (Michaels)
40% polyester – 60% cotton – Pink & Blue – George (Wal-mart)
100% polyester shirt – Green – Gildan (Michaels)
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100% polyester – white – Hanes Cool Dri (Amazon) – These worked REALLY well!
92% polyester/8% spandex – white – No Boundaries – Wal-Mart – These T-shirts also took the Infusible Ink well!
95% polyester/5% spandex – white (Cricut Brand at Michaels) – This is an official Infusible Ink blank from Cricut and is guaranteed to work.
90% polyester/10% spandex – white – Terra & Sky (Wal-mart) – The design didn’t evenly infuse into the material, and I’m not sure if it is a faulty shirt or user error.
80% polyester/20% cotton – white – Fruit of the Loom (Amazon) – These look great and washed well!
65% polyester/35% cotton – white – George (Wal-mart) – These worked pretty well, though you can see how the image isn’t as vibrant to begin with and has a wee bit of fading after one wash.
40% polyester/60% cotton – white – George (Wal-mart) – While the Infusible Ink applied well to the shirt, you can see how much fading occurred after just one wash. Avoid this shirt.
40% polyester – 60% cotton – Black – George (Wal-mart) – You cannot even see the Infusible Ink because it is transparent!
As you can see, Cricut Infusible Ink does not show up on dark and black shirts. But if you put a WHITE layer on first, then put the Infusible Ink onto the white layer, it does work! Here are my experiments using Siser StripFlock HTV (top) and Cricut White Glitter Iron-On (bottom).
If you just have to use that dark or black shirt, first apply a layer of white glitter HTV in the same cutout shape, then put the Infusible Ink over top of it (I did it at 386°F for 40 seconds).
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