Help With Printing On Edible Paper

Decorating By sounderella Updated 9 Jan 2010 , 8:40pm by linedancer

sounderella Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 1:59am
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Hi everyone! I'm new here and I have a quick question. I just purchased a Cannon MX700 and for right now I'm using rice paper for printing. It keeps printing very light. Does anyone know what good settings would be to have higher quality? Thanks for the help!

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Kandy4283 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 2:10am
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i have learned that with edible printers. you have to sometimes keep the ink jets clean! I hate the edible printers!!!! Try that first and see if it works, but rather than wasting your rice paper, try to run some regular paper through first to make sure it is fixed! good luck!

linedancer Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 1:06pm
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I also have the MX700. Somewhere along the way, I was told to change the media type to Glossy Photo Paper and be sure the print quality is set to standard. These are the settings I use and am happy with the results.

If you do not know how to change the settings, pm me and I will try to help.

HTH

icingimages Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:33pm
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Hi:
Is there a reason you choose the rice paper to work with? You will find that the icing sheets taste much better and they merge in to the frosting better. But Linedancer is correct, the settings for the papper type should be on either Glossy, Matte or Other. Glossy works the best with that printer...however, that being said, it may depend on the brand of ink you are using. Kandy is right as well, print on "regular" non edible paper when testing. If you still have trouble I wil be glad to assist through PM or you can call me direct at 888-442-4648 and we will be glad to help you no matter where you got your ink from.

linedancer Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 5:42pm
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I should have added that I am printing on icing sheets, from Icing Images, not rice paper. Icing Images rocks icon_smile.gif

icingimages Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 6:34pm
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Thats funny! We needed to hear that today, its been a day of weird frustrating issues that seem to have nothing to do with us!!!! Thanks for the pat on the back!

linedancer Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 9:17pm
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You are welcome. I am just a hobby gal, mostly cookies. I ordered some of new bigger print area sheets before I did my Christmas cookies, and love them.

Have been using the Silhouette to cut the images, it works great. The silhouette has a print and cut feature, so I print on MX700, then cut on the Silhouette. It does not cut through the backing sheet, so the images just stick to it til I am ready to use them. It was bunches of fun.

icingimages Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 2:22pm
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What is a silhouette?????

linedancer Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 6:24pm
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The Silhouette is a scrapbooking machine similar to the Cricut. I chose the Silhouette because you do not need the cartridges and can create your own designs. You can use either the RoboMaster software, which comes with the Silhouette or other software such as Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator.

Here is a thread with a picture of some of the cookies I made for Christmas

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=661916&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=silhouette&&start=15

icingimages Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 8:08pm
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So you are telling me that you can print the image first, peal it, and then it cuts the shape out that you printed directly on the printed piece????
Do you have pictures of this?

linedancer Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 8:40pm
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Sorry, I don't have any step by step pictures, but I will try to explain.

First, you have to design what you want printed and cut. So far, I have designed only simple shapes, circles and rectangles.

If you looked at my attachment, I scanned the lids of the container for the image, then took it into Robomaster and added a cutting line, which was a circle. I then grouped the image and cutting line together and copied and pasted however many I could get on a page.

The great thing about this is you can use any size cutter you want and adjust the size of your images. I had two size containers, so I made two sizes of cookies.

The cut and print feature on Silhouette adds a registration mark, so the machine knows where to cut.

You print the resulting images on the icing sheet. As soon as it dries a little, you put it on a carrier sheet and run it through the Silhouette to cut it.

I did have trouble with the left side of the icing sheet tearing, where the left wheel of the machine runs, but I just put a piece of scotch tape down the side of the icing sheet outside of the print area and it worked fine.

I don't think it is the icing sheet, I think there is a burr or something on the wheel that is snagging it. But it doesn't bother the tape, and the tape never touches the icing that will go on the cookie.

I am sure you could cut other simple designs as well, such as letters, wow what a way to monogram, although I have not had time to play with it. It opens up a whole new world. I have had a great time learning how to do this and hope to continue the adventure.

Feel free to pm me if you wish.

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