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Cricut when to mirror (and how)

This article is brought to you by Lizzsews.

I know that we’ve all been there, we go to cut our HTV and we forget to mirror it. Now we have to scrap the cut vinyl... unless the design works mirrored.

HTV: Heat transfer vinyl. Any vinyl that is applied through a transfer of heat. For example, infusible ink or everyday iron-on vinyl.

To mirror in Cricut design space on mobile:

   1. Select your mat

   2. Select the button to mirror

To mirror in Cricut design space on a desktop:

   1. Select your mat

   2. Select the button to mirror

Mirroring your design takes only those 2 simple steps on either mobile or desktop. Although it’s so easy to forget!

But, when should I mirror?

You’ll want to mirror your design in Cricut design space whenever you are using HTV, heat transfer vinyls, most commonly infusible ink, and iron-on vinyl.

When you place your iron-on vinyl on the mat, ensure that you have the shiny side down, that is the liner. When you place your infusible ink transfer sheets on the mat, ensure that you have the inked side up

What happens is, is that the design gets cut, and when you flip the design to place on the medium, it’s mirrored! Because the material is liner side down, or ink side up on the mat and when applying to the medium it is liner side up or ink side down!

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