Hp Deskjet Printers Can Be Used To Make Edible Images...

Decorating By Lisa Updated 3 Jan 2014 , 4:58am by icingimages

Lisa Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 3:19pm
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Certain Canon printers used to be the only printers that could be used to make edible images because of the compatibility of the edible ink cartridges. There's a company that's now making edible ink cartridges to fit HP printers. You can find the cartridges and the printer list here...


This is the only company I could find who was making them. I know some were having trouble finding a Canon printer so HTH icon_smile.gif

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Cake_Princess Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 4:16pm
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You will need to have the following computer hardware:

* IBM PC or compatible, 486 series or later
* Windows 95, 98 or NT operating software
* 16MB or more of RAM
* 5MB free disk space
* Canon BJC4000 Series Bubble Jet Printer
* (BJC4000, 4200, 4500, 4550 or 4600)

Is that the only operating system they work with? No 2000, ME or XP? That could be a problem.

Lisa Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 4:26pm
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No that's one of the Canon packages they also sell and those are the requirements for that older model Canon printer.

These are the starter kits for the HP printers but I wouldn't purchase the starter kit...just the cartridges. The kit comes with rice paper which doesn't make good quality images. You'd want frosting sheets instead.


IQ Durable Edible Ink Starter Kit for HP Deskjet 850

1 filled HP 51645A cartridge - black
1 filled HP 51641A cartridge - tricolor
50 pages edible rice paper - A4 Size
1 CD-ROM with over 500 designs
Comprehensive user Instructions

IQ Durable Edible Ink Starter Kit for HP Deskjet 722/890

1 filled HP 51645A cartridge - black
1 filled HP C1823A cartridge - tricolor
50 pages edible rice paper - A4 Size
1 CD-ROM with over 500 designs
Comprehensive user Instructions

PeachesMcGee Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 4:32pm
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I didnt see any pricing on the phillipeans company with the hp's.

ngarza07 Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 4:32pm
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That is great!! I have a canon printer I use for my edible images and have a friend trying to find my exact printer to start up her own system. She's not having any luck.

I'll forward this information. As soon as someone tries these, please let us know if they are succesful.

Lisa Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 4:40pm
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I wouldn't buy my printer from any company that specializes in edible imaging as you'll end up paying more (50-100% over retail). You can find compatible new Canon printers on eBay or at an electronics/office supply shops. There are some though who may have an HP printer more readily available to them so this may become an alternative for them.

Here's the companies COA..


What is really needed is a distributor in the states so if anyone knows of one...

mjones17 Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 4:47pm
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Well crap I have the HP Deskjet 830c

Lisa Posted 25 Jan 2006 , 5:05pm
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Dell and Gateway offer great deals thumbs_up.gif but putting together an edible imaging system isn't like putting together a computer. All you need to print edible images is the printer right off the shelf, edible ink cartridges and frosting sheets. Why should anyone pay twice as much to have someone do this for them?

The HP cartridges are fairly new. For all we know, they could be undergoing FDA approval (although not required because they are not produced with the US). Their products are shipped worldwide though including the US so the COA must be valid and acceptable.

Hopefully, the idea of using HPs will gain popularity and some of the companies here could start manufacturing or distributing them.

nidas Posted 17 Nov 2013 , 8:16pm
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Okay i see the last post in 2005... which of the Hp printers can be used for edible image printing currently ? or do we go with epson or canon? instead?

KatieKake Posted 17 Nov 2013 , 11:12pm
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I would be very wary of ink from a source you don't know that  does not have FDA approval.  I have not found any edible ink for an HP printer,  I have not looked for a long time, but I think if there was a HP printer that used edible ink, many people would be aware of it.  I don't think it is available at this time.

ShandiKakes Posted 17 Nov 2013 , 11:20pm
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I purchased a canon about two years ago for edible image printing.  HP wasn't available at that time anyway.  Whatever you do, make sure you use a BRAND NEW printer that has never run regular ink through it.  It has to be brand new that has never been used.  For this reason and the fact that it's hard to trust anyone these days I just got one straight from Walmart and not eBay and then ordered edible ink cartiges from KopyKake.

nidas Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 8:50am
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Okay... Would Canon PIXMA MX330 All-In-One Inkjet Printer be good enough for edible printing... I am very unsure of the model i need to pick... I have seen epson L110 and L210 are being used... Can i use this Canon model as well.? 

ShandiKakes Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 11:52am
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Mine is currently in a box from moving so I can't confirm the model, but I know it is a Canon PIXMA all in one (scanner, has sd card slot, copier, printer).

icingimages Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 4:58am
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That printer is not compatible, however the Canon MG5420 is and we just launched refillable cartridges with resetting chips!  THe MG5422 is also compatible.

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