Edible Ink & Printers?

Decorating By katherinem Updated 5 Jun 2009 , 1:24pm by leah_s

katherinem Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 5:26am
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I'm not sure if this is in the right section and i did a search and couldn't find anything. I heard somewhere that the edible ink cartridges can be used on a regular printer? Or do you need to buy a specifc printer?

thank you!

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txsteph Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 5:58am
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I know some regular printers can be modified for edible, but they can not have been used for regular printing. here are a few links I found. They both say that a printer can be cleaned & then used for edible, but I would not risk just cleaning it. Regular ink is toxic & I would not trust just having it cleaned.



katherinem Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:52pm
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Then what would be the best way to go for purchasing an edible ink printer

tiggy2 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 7:57pm
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I bought mine on ebay new for under $60. Kopykake has a list of printers they have cartridges available for.

katherinem Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 8:36pm
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What kind of printer?

txsteph Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 2:12am
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Here is the link to KopyKake .. they sell the edible ink & this link should take you to the page where it lists printer models that they fit in.


diane Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 3:15am
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i have had 3 edible printers...2 canon ip3000s and 1 epson(can't remember the specific name right now), but anyway...both my epsons died on me after the warranty expired, and my epson is still going strong...one of the best edible printers, i think, that is out there. i purchased all my edible inks and icing sheets from kopykake.com or icingimages.com...there is also photofrost.com. thumbs_up.gif

tiggy2 Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 1:17pm
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I have an epson and have never had any problems with it. I purchased refillable cartridges on ebay so I just buy the refill ink kit and say a lot of money.

leah_s Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 1:24pm
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I use a Canon I860. It takes 5 cartridges and I wouldn't recommend that.

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