If anyone has an edible image printer and is willing to sell an image to someone, please let me know. A woman called me and said that she wants to make a birthday cake for her husband, but wanted to put an edible image onto it, She can't find anyone who is willing to do an image for her unless she buys their cake. They won't even sell her the image separately if she buys the cake, so she's kind of stuck.
If you can do an image and send it to her pm me and I'll send you her email address. I asked, and it's a personal family picture, not anything copyrighted!
Has she tried the grocery store, local cake supply shops? I know I've gotten my images dome at Price Chopper for like $8.
She said that she tried all the stores around her that do them, and nobody would sell one to her without it being on a cake.
I don't know if I'd trust an image being sent through the mail..It might be ok. But I am out of ink at the moment and haven't had an edible image request in over a year, hence the no ink...it all dried up...LOL! It would cost too much to buy the print head cleaner and new ink cartridges for only one image, and I don't think she would want to pay more than about $ or $15 for the thing either, I'd would but, it would cost me too much to do it, and no telling when I'd get another image request.
No one will sell them around here either.......
Lots of options for getting them done via Ebay!
I purchased mine off ebay and it came in just fine.
Thans for the ebay info, I'll let her know.
I sell EIs all the time, without the cake. It's a great source of income for me. I've only had my system since February and it has already paid for itself.
My cakes are very expensive and not everyone can afford one. That's why I also sell EIs and licensed purchased rice paper thingies that you lay on a cake (whatever they might be called....), and fondant and colors and stuff in a little corner of my shop. My average sales of 'stuff', as I call it (RF, GP, colors, and such) is more than 120$ a day. For my little shop in my town.
I'd think it would be a good idea to sell them, why not? There has to be a pretty decent profit margin involved if you price them right.
I've actually sold edible images to a member of CC! I didn't make a profit from it, but I was glad to help her out and they got there in excellent condition! I haven't used my printer in a while though! I need to check the ink situation. Let me know if you can't find anyone to do it and I will see what I can do. What is to be on the EI and when does your client need it?
Maybe she can do what I did. If she has a Baskin Robbins near her. I called them and asked if they would do it for me because my son was lactose intolerant (which he is) and could not have ice cream cakes. I always make his cakes for him and they were very nice and let me buy an image from them for $5.00.
Walmart near me does it for only $2.50 and price chopper does it for $5 .Colors are not always very bright but for this price I am glad to get it.
The Walmart bakery sells them for $6 here. No problem.