Using Ink with Your Cricut Silk Screen
Screen print with your Cricut machine and Speedball ink.
- Cricut machine
- Speedball Screen
- Speedball ink
- Permanent vinyl
- Masking tape
- Transfer tape see my comparison on different brands here
- Weeding tools
- Surfaces I am going to use a shirt, zipper pouch, banner flags, and a tea towel.
Dab the ink across the top of your screen with something like a craft stick. The amount you use may take some trial and error.
Pull the ink down with a squeegee at a 45-degree angle. Be sure the ink fills all of your screen. Use a squeegee that covers your entire screen at once or pull down more than once. Again this may take some trial and error to get the motion and pressure correct.
You can pull more ink down if you need to.
Then lift off the screen to reveal your design.
Allow to dry completely. I let mine dry for 24 hours.
Then heat set your ink with an iron or even an EasyPress to make it permanent. Put a pressing cloth or even parchment paper over the top and heat it on medium-high heat for three to five minutes on both sides.