Which Ei Ink Is The Best?

Decorating By tiggy2 Updated 28 Jul 2009 , 5:36pm by icingimages

tiggy2 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 3:43pm
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I need to order refill ink for my EI printer and would like opinions on which ink is the best - kopykake, icingimages, or photoforst? I've only used kopykake but I thought I read one of the others was better. Anyone have any experience with the other brands?

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PhotoFrost Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 5:28pm
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I would offer my opinion on this, but it may be a little one sided icon_smile.gif I can say we have had very little complaints in regard to the Edible Inks, especially since our company is actually the manufacturer not a middle man or distributor for someone elses products.

tiggy2 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 6:29pm
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Do you know if anyone has used your ink with epson or just canon? I know one supplier offers different ink for each brand of printer.

PhotoFrost Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 6:52pm
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We do not provide Epson cartridges since we do not endorse the use of Epson printers because of the non removable print head. We do provide refill inks if that is the path you would like to take. The other option would be to switch to a different printer all together, and I can certainly help you if that is a direction you would like to go as well.

tiggy2 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 7:58pm
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I have no intention of switching printers and if I did I would buy it locally or on ebay. My original post stated I was looking for refill ink, not cartridges. Guess I'll continue to look.

PhotoFrost Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 8:42pm
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I apologize for my misunderstanding tiggy. I can provide refills for you if you are interested. Best wishes and happy printing. icon_smile.gif

Molly2 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 9:13pm
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Hey Tiggy

I'd stick with kopykakes I to have the epson and have not had ANY problem with it using this product. in fact I to am getting readt to reorder ink and sheets

Molly icon_wink.gif

Doe_y Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 5:41am
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I would suggest not using Photofrost. You are better off with Kopykake and Decopac inks. You may need to buy a new printer after using the Photofrost stuff. I'm also one of the "very little" complaints Photofrost gets. Just because a company manufactures, it does not guarantee they manufacture quality product.

madras650 Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 2:32pm
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I have kopycake ink, every time I want to use it I have to perform Maintenance from the properties tab on the printer. My Black ink clog's solid every time. Is this normal?

icingimages Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 12:06am
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Which inks are you using and how often do you use your printer? What printer do you have?

madras650 Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by icingimages

Which inks are you using and how often do you use your printer? What printer do you have?





Kopycake ink, cannon ip3600 printer

I understand that if I dont use it for a few days that it probably will clog, but if I unclog it, use it, than use it 3-4 hours later...the black ink is COMPLETELY clogged. Do other people have this problem as well?

icingimages Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by madras650

Quote:
Originally Posted by icingimages

Which inks are you using and how often do you use your printer? What printer do you have?




Kopycake ink, cannon ip3600 printer

I understand that if I dont use it for a few days that it probably will clog, but if I unclog it, use it, than use it 3-4 hours later...the black ink is COMPLETELY clogged. Do other people have this problem as well?




We just finished testing the cartridges for that printer. We will be launching next week. So far we love the results. If you are getting a clog that quick, you may have a problem with the ink gelling in the cartridge and causing it to reclog quickly. How are you storing the cartridges between use?

icingimages Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by madras650

Quote:
Originally Posted by icingimages

Which inks are you using and how often do you use your printer? What printer do you have?




Kopycake ink, cannon ip3600 printer

I understand that if I dont use it for a few days that it probably will clog, but if I unclog it, use it, than use it 3-4 hours later...the black ink is COMPLETELY clogged. Do other people have this problem as well?


madras650 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 2:02pm
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Originally Posted by icingimages

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Originally Posted by madras650

Quote:
Originally Posted by icingimages

Which inks are you using and how often do you use your printer? What printer do you have?




Kopycake ink, cannon ip3600 printer

I understand that if I dont use it for a few days that it probably will clog, but if I unclog it, use it, than use it 3-4 hours later...the black ink is COMPLETELY clogged. Do other people have this problem as well?



We just finished testing the cartridges for that printer. We will be launching next week. So far we love the results. If you are getting a clog that quick, you may have a problem with the ink gelling in the cartridge and causing it to reclog quickly. How are you storing the cartridges between use?





Honestly I guess I just leave them in the printer. I was wondering if I should be storing them in a bag or fridge. How do you recommend storage?

icingimages Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 5:36pm
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For our Icing Imges Brand, I recommend that you keep them in the printer. At least once per week, print out anything on "regular" paper. Edible ink and Regular ink cost about the same so you can use it like your regular printer, just understand that edible ink fades over the years so do not print things like taxes...or maybe you should!!!! Though I do not work with KK's ink, I dont know if our methods will work with their inks.

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