Can You Print On Wafer Paper?

Decorating By kathyw Updated 19 Apr 2016 , 2:45pm by Island_Ink-Jet

kathyw Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 6:12pm
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Is it possible to print on wafer paper using an ink-jet printer? Thanks.

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ibmoser Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 6:18pm
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Yes - it prints nicely. It will not be food-safe if you use regular ink-jet inks. The paper is fragile - handle gently.

kakeladi Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 6:41pm
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It depends on your printer.....I've had twoon them and one made a total mess - the rice paper gummed it all upicon_sad.gif
The other did just fine.
Are you really meaning wafer paper or frosting sheet? Frosting sheet does greaticon_smile.gif

kathyw Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 7:01pm
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I want to try wafer paper ( just because I don't have any frosting sheets). Should I try to put a couple sheets through together( more for the printer to grip), or will that make things worse?

leah_s Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 7:17pm
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I print on wafer paper frequently. I use a Canon and edible inks. No problems here.

rezzygirl Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 3:29am
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Originally Posted by kathyw

I want to try wafer paper ( just because I don't have any frosting sheets). Should I try to put a couple sheets through together( more for the printer to grip), or will that make things worse?

You shouldn't have to do that. It'll probably cause a paper jam. The one sheet is usually thick enough (about 2x thick as regular paper) and it has a textured side and a smooth side, so it should be able to grip it just fine. If you have fresh sheets, it should print just fine. HTH


Deliciousdiva Posted 19 Mar 2014 , 2:11am
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I use my  cannon mg5320 , I copy scrapbook designs and make sure the machine is set on semigloss photo 1 or 2 plus.  4plus is definitely too much ink and the paper get messy , but is usable after an hour of drying, I also do a rearfeed because I am afraid the paper will be damaged with the auto front feeder. I have a subscription to a design sight, but the sight was made for icing sheets and the ink setting cannot be changed.  I have used the sight, but it uses up the ink faster and there is a white edge on the sheet, as opposed to copying from something you own. The design site works perfect with icing sheets and has no white border.  Of course you must use edible ink in  a printer that has never been used with regular ink.  Regular ink is toxic.  

Deliciousdiva Posted 19 Mar 2014 , 2:17am
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Forgot to mention to print on the shiny side, so if you use a rear feed then the shiny side is toward the front.  If you are adventuouse and use the auto feed , the shiny side is faced down.

trixie05 Posted 8 Mar 2015 , 4:17pm
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How to I print multi colored designs on wafer paper?

leah_s Posted 9 Mar 2015 , 10:40pm
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You create your image in Word, PhotoShop, CorelDraw - whatever program you are comfortable using.  Then hit print and send it to that printer.  The printer prints in color.

leah_s Posted 9 Mar 2015 , 10:41pm
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It's just like printing on any other paper, using any other image.  You're just using edible paper and edible ink.  Otherwise it's just like ordinary, everyday printing.

Deliciousdiva Posted 2 May 2015 , 6:52am
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If you feel uncomfortable working with the computer, you can photocopy with the edible printer  a scrapbook paper of your liking.

FosterFelicia Posted 7 Sep 2015 , 2:14am
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You (Deliciousdiva) mentioned photocopying a scrapbook paper I'd like to use.  Are there any concerns with copyright?  What if I plan to sell the product I use the design on - not just for personal use?  Thanks!

costumeczar Posted 7 Sep 2015 , 11:46am
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If you photocopy a piece of scrapbook paper and sell it, you're infringing on a copyright. You can buy downloadable files for patterns that people have made specifically for crafts, then print those if they come with a license. I sell some downloads in my shop that are specifically for wafer paper use, and I put a limited commercial license with them. So you can use them for projects that you make and sell, but you can't just take the entire pattern or digital file and re-sell it. Some people do personal use only licenses, and some make you pay extra for a commercial license, but it depends on the person. I figure that a lot of my customers are decorators so I'd just go with the limited commercial license.

But copying from a piece of patterned scrapbook paper and selling it is considered infringement.

Island_Ink-Jet Posted 19 Apr 2016 , 2:45pm
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If you are looking to profit commercially, look into "stock photos".   There's a whole industry surrounding pictures for sale.  istockphoto, ghetty images and shutterstock come to mind.

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