The Cricut Autopress has gotten a lot of buzz lately—some good and some not so good. One of the biggest complaints that vocal critics of the Autopress have had is that you can get a lot more/better heat press for the price. Is that true? Well, it all depends on what you want to get out of the heat press. The Cricut Autopress is certainly missing a few features traditional heat presses have; however, it also has some features that other heat presses don’t.

In this video, we won’t tell you whether the Cricut Autopress or a traditional heat press is better, as that’s a matter of opinion. What we will do is provide you a side-by-side comparison of the Cricut Autopress with a similarly priced heat press to show you the similarities—as well as the differences. We cap off the comparisons by doing some test presses across a range of materials to give you as much information as you hopefully need to decide whether the Cricut Autopress or a traditional heat press is right for you.

Watch us compare the Cricut Autopress to a $1000 traditional heat press

🛒 Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):

Cricut Autopress:



TransPro Plus 1620 16×20 Heat Press:

Husky Adjustable Height Table:

Sublimation Coasters:

SupaColor Transfers:

Sequin Sublimation Notebook:

Pressing Pillows: or

Hiipoo Sublimation Ink:

Sublimation Paper:

Heat Resistant Tape:

Cricut Everyday Iron-On Vinyl (Pink):

Sublimation Favorites on Amazon:

Images Used in this Video:

Cute as Fluff:

Zero Fluffs Given:

Distracted by Dogs:


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