Which Cricut is best for making shirts?

What Cricut is best for Tshirt printing?

The Cricut Explore Air 3 allows you to create high-quality t-shirts in no time at all. Whether it’s scoring, cutting, or drawing, it does it two times faster than its predecessor, the Cricut Explore Air 2.

Can the Cricut explore AIR 2 make shirts?

You can easily use your Cricut Explore Air 2 to make the same graphic t-shirt you saw online or at the store in a few simple steps! Learning how to use iron-on vinyl with your Cricut Explore Air 2 will blow your mind.

What do you need for a Cricut to make shirts?


  1. Long Sleeve Black T-shirt & Black Babysuir (or any T-shirt you have on hand)
  2. White Iron On or Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
  3. Any of the Cricut Explore Machines or Cricut Maker.
  4. Fine Point Blade & Light Grip Mat (Standard Mat works great too)
  5. Weeding Tools.
  6. Regular Household Iron Or EasyPress 2.
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Can I make shirts with Cricut maker?

The short answer is YES, you really can make your own shirts with the Cricut Maker or any of the Cricut Explore machines. And it’s a lot easier than you think! Learning how to make your own T-shirts comes in so handy for holidays and special occasions.

Which Cricut to buy for beginners?

Let’s get right to it: our top choice for beginners is the Cricut Explore Air 2.

  • Bluetooth is included, so you can cut wirelessly, without staying tethered to your machine with annoying cables.
  • 2x fast mode saves you time when cutting vinyl and paper, so you can easily try one design after another as you’re learning.

Which Cricut does the most?

The Cricut Explore Explore Air 2 is the most popular Cricut machine because it provides a combination of all-around vinyl and paper cutting ability and value pricing. This makes it the perfect choice for the home crafter. On the other hand, the Cricut Maker provides 10 times the cutting power of the Explore.

Do Cricut shirts last?

The good news is that shirts made with Cricut’s Everyday Iron-On vinyl should last up to 50 washes.

What kind of vinyl do you use for shirts?

Heat Transfer Vinyl or HTV for short, is used for making fabric based projects such as T-shirts, Onesies, Bags, Pillow Cases and more. HTV works on just about any textile and can even be applied to card stock to make beautiful paper creations and breathtaking holiday or event cards.

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What is the difference between Cricut maker and Cricut Explore Air 2?

The main difference between the Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Maker comes down to cutting versatility and cost. The Maker can cut a much wider variety of materials with a number of different compatible blade types, whereas the Explore Air 2 is limited to thinner substrates such as vinyl and paper.

Can you use Cricut premium vinyl on shirts?

Adhesive vinyl cannot be used on clothing. This would be like putting a sticker onto your t-shirt and then expecting it to last. Therefore, it’s always best to use HTV for clothing and fabric.

Do I need a heat press for Cricut?

Cricut has busted the myth that you need tons of pressure to apply iron-on materials which means you really don’t need a big heat press. The EasyPress 2 delivers the even heat you need for lasting results.

Do you need a printer for a Cricut?

You can use the Cricut to make Cut or Cut & Draw with the Cricut Machine without a printer. However, you will need a printer with Cricut if you plan to use the Print then Cut feature of Cricut with the Cricut Joy or Cricut Maker machines.

Which Cricut vinyl for shirts?

Cricut vinyl for shirts is called iron-on vinyl. Other companies call it heat transfer vinyl or HTV for short.

How much does vinyl for shirts cost?

Using an example opaque vinyl material, the cost is going to be roughly $11 for a yard of material. If a logo is 5″ x”5 (25 square inches) than a 15″x36″ (540 square inches) piece could hold roughly 20 of those designs. $11 in vinyl / 20 designs = $0.55 per design.

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How much do HTV shirts cost?

We generally say you should add $8 for the first two presses, then $2 for each additional press you have to do per shirt. Along with that, you need to factor in operation costs such as rent, utilities, etc. Labor costs will change from person to person, it is important that you figure out what works best for YOU.