Cannon Printer For Edible Images

Decorating By bakerliz Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 8:33am by Froggie65

bakerliz Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 3:15pm
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My hubby just gave me a Cannon PIXMA MP620 so I could start printing my own edible images. Has anyone used this printer (or any other Cannon) for edible images. I want to make sure it will work well. Thanks!

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sweetcakes Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 5:05pm
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kopykake . com lists all the printers that the food colour tanks work in. might want to take a look there.

bakerliz Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 6:07pm
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Thanks for the tip. I checked to make sure that it's compatible I was just wondering if someone knew if they clogged often or were easy to use. icon_smile.gif

icingimages Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 12:20am
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Canon is an excellent choice because if it does clog, it has a removable printhead. It is most important to print regularly, at least once per week. You can use your edible inks on non edible paper to keep it from clogging as your ink is the cheaper part of edible printing. Also, be sure that they are prechipped. I know that KK use to have you take the computer chip off of your non edilbe ink that came with the printer and then place them on your edible ink cartridge. This wasnt very reliable. I really dont know if they are still using it. This particular printer you have is very new to the edible industry. There is really no data yet as to how good they are. Usually we recommend to people that you print on either "other photo paper" or glossy photo paper. We will be testing the icing image brand of these cartridges next week and will have more info on specific settings, so I will check back with you then. Good luck!

HamSquad Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 3:51am
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I have a Canon ip3500. I have used it with no problems so far. It is time to get more ink. I had to remove the chip from the original ink cartridges and use double sided tape to hold the chip on. So far everything has worked. I have not ran the printer every week. You may want to visit this website for info on the Canon printer. tastyfotoart.com. This is the website that helped me to decide which beginner level printer to use. Could not afford the Big Boy Systems! So far I have been please with the results.
HTH
Hammy

Mensch Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 6:24am
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I bought a Canon iX5000. Love it.

I advertise 'edible photographs' at my store and get lots of people who buy just an EI.... mostly pics of their offspring to put on their own cakes.

These are folks who would never buy a hundred dollar cake from me anyway, so instead of turning them away, I sell them something instead.

I usually do a couple of EI cakes every week for customers, and sell at least 2-3 edible pics separately.

I purchased my system in March and it has almost paid for itself already.

icingimages Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HamSquad

I have a Canon ip3500. I have used it with no problems so far. It is time to get more ink. I had to remove the chip from the original ink cartridges and use double sided tape to hold the chip on. So far everything has worked. I have not ran the printer every week. You may want to visit this website for info on the Canon printer. tastyfotoart.com. This is the website that helped me to decide which beginner level printer to use. Could not afford the Big Boy Systems! So far I have been please with the results.
HTH
Hammy




The printer you have is a great printer. That will do everything and more that the big boys system does!!! As for the chips. We do sell pre chipped cartridges, our prices are very competative. You will not have to worry about the failing chips that way. If you are going to be at ICES, stop by our booth at 321-323.

Good luck!

Debbie
www.icingimages.com

icingimages Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:30pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mensch

I bought a Canon iX5000. Love it.

I advertise 'edible photographs' at my store and get lots of people who buy just an EI.... mostly pics of their offspring to put on their own cakes.

These are folks who would never buy a hundred dollar cake from me anyway, so instead of turning them away, I sell them something instead.

I usually do a couple of EI cakes every week for customers, and sell at least 2-3 edible pics separately.

I purchased my system in March and it has almost paid for itself already.




How much are you charging per print? If I may ask?

Mensch Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 4:10pm
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Approx $20 for an 8-inch round or a 7x10.

madras650 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 11:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by icingimages

Quote:
Originally Posted by HamSquad

I have a Canon ip3500. I have used it with no problems so far. It is time to get more ink. I had to remove the chip from the original ink cartridges and use double sided tape to hold the chip on. So far everything has worked. I have not ran the printer every week. You may want to visit this website for info on the Canon printer. tastyfotoart.com. This is the website that helped me to decide which beginner level printer to use. Could not afford the Big Boy Systems! So far I have been please with the results.
HTH
Hammy



The printer you have is a great printer. That will do everything and more that the big boys system does!!! As for the chips. We do sell pre chipped cartridges, our prices are very competative. You will not have to worry about the failing chips that way. If you are going to be at ICES, stop by our booth at 321-323.

Good luck!

Debbie
www.icingimages.com





on your web site, In your drop down menu for printers i do not see the cannon ip3600

HamSquad Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 8:07pm
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Thanks so much for the info. Sorry in not responding more quickly to your post. Also, I won't be able to attend ICES. However, I will be going to
the website. I need more ink! Have a blast at ICES!
Hammy

loulou2 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 10:24pm
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I also have the Canon ip3500 & so far (18 mths) have had no problems. Also the guys at Kopy Kake are really helpful icon_biggrin.gif

Froggie65 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:33am
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Started out with a Canon S800 and now use a Canon S820 off Ebay. The cartridges are the same, don't have chips and can be refilled by a simple
modification that also works with the edible ink as well as the regular ink.
The cartridges are clear so its easy to tell the ink level when refilling. When
I first started refilling the cartridges with bulk ink I put a small hole (1/8th")
back over the ink well. The ink is injected with a syringe while holding the
cartridge on a slight angle and watching the fill level. Make sure to cover the
fill hole or the ink will leak out the bottom.I got tired of tape that would not
always seal and not having rubber plugs opted to carefully tap the hole
with a 10-32 tap and use stainless steel or nylon screws (10-32) from the
hardware store to seal the hole. I always set the cartridge down a few minutes
to check for leaks. The print head lifts out for easy cleaning also. The Epson's hard to refil accurately and very difficult to flush the printhead if clogged. Another plus is with a spare print head and plain ink cartridges you can keep one
for the edible ink setup and the other for regular use as long as they're separate

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