Question About Setting Up My New Ip3600 Edible Image Printer

Decorating By Brooke420 Updated 31 Dec 2012 , 4:49am by icingimages

Brooke420 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 11:15pm
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I just purchased a Canon ip3600 printer for edible images on Amazon. I also purchased the edible inks and edible paper from Icing Images. I am ready to set it up. So do I follow the regular printer set up substituting the edible ink cartridges for the regular ink, or do I need to do something special?


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Brooke420 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 11:17pm
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Also, I bought the 2.5" precut circle image sheets. Is there a template/software anywhere that helps with the printing?

Thanks again,

Brooke420 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 2:22am
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Mikel79 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 9:51am
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Hi Brooke....

I have purchased the IP4700 Canon printer. LOVE it!!!! Follow the instructions that come with the printer to the T. However, instead of inserting the regular ink, insert the food coloring ink. has a free program that you can download to your computer. This program will let you print on frosting sheets. It also helps you edit your pictures. I also purchased my ink and sheets from them.

This is my first cake that I used the edible images on....


Brooke420 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 3:32pm
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Thank you for the reply Mikel79. I will try to set it up today. BTW your cake looks great.

icingimages Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 11:58am
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Actually there are a few things you should do. After you put in your edible inks, go in to the printer properties. Go in to your printer properties, Select the maintenance tab. Under "custom settings" Click on Prevent paper abrasion. This will open the rollers a bit for you. Every time you print it will pop up stating that you have it set this way and you can click "ok" to go beyond this. Also, set your paper settings to "matte" photo paper.

You can use any software program you like to design your image. But when you go to print, there is a printing program that we have. You should have received a document giving you the printing program directions and where to get it for free. If you did not, just email me directly and we will forward it to you.


sheilabelle Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 4:41pm
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Debbie - Could I please have the link? I have purchased from you in the past and would love to have this. TIA

icingimages Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 7:13pm
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Hi Sheila:
Just shoot me an email directly so I can send you the file that has the instructions and the program info.

sheilabelle Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 1:25am
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Debbie - I called the office and someone sent me the link. Thanks!

MarnieG Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:05pm
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Brooke420....How do you like this printer? I just ordered one so I was curious as to whether you like it, love it, or hate it. Thanks!

sheilabelle Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 12:28am
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I have this printer. LOVE IT!!!!

icingimages Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:24pm
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Great printer!

DavidIM Posted 18 Feb 2012 , 5:01am
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Hi Guys,

I use an awesome free program called Edible Artist.

I find it *much* better than the Kopycake one.


tiggy2 Posted 18 Feb 2012 , 2:20pm
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Edible Artist is great but won't line up exactly with the circles from icingimages. I use the program from icingimages and it works great.

chilz822 Posted 21 Apr 2012 , 12:55am
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what's the trick to getting realistic images? Everything I print has a green cast to it and is far from photo quality. Even my black looks green (Canon ip3600). UGH

tiggy2 Posted 21 Apr 2012 , 1:45am
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Originally Posted by chilz822

what's the trick to getting realistic images? Everything I print has a green cast to it and is far from photo quality. Even my black looks green (Canon ip3600). UGH

Where did you get your cartrideges?

chilz822 Posted 29 Apr 2012 , 10:34pm
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I have kopykake sheets and tasty foto art cartridges, using the canon ip3600. Same thing when I was using kopykake/kopykake. Images are always hazy looking, never photo quality. They're not too bad on rice paper... but yuck, I wanna use frosting sheets. icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 2:04am
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I've tried several brands of frosting sheets and ink cartridges and have had the best luck with the gold label cartridges and premium frosting sheets from icingimages.

chilz822 Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 6:20am
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thanks, I'm going to give it one more try with your suggestion before I scrap it! icon_smile.gif

believer Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 4:36pm
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The Canon ip3600 is it the photo one. So you can purchase this at staples or walmart? If so, I see one at staples for $79. That is a good deal.

cakemommy Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 11:27pm
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Well, after three years without an edible image system I finally hopped back on the wagon. Just got my printer yesterday and my inks today so here we go. I hopped online to search what paper setting I should put my printer on and found this thread. Thank you CC family for asking all the right questions and for answering them. Hope it works! Here we go!!!


nany2323 Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 3:25pm
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i have an ip3600 printer and use inkedible edible ink. i have trouble with the red. everything i print comes out looking dark orange orange. is it a common problem for inkedible ink or is there another edible ink with better quality/

BakingIrene Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 3:34pm
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Remember NEVER put regular ink into a printer for edible ink.  Start a brand new printer with the edible ink cartridges and follow the printer setup in its manual.


Printing that comes out too green or too red means that there is something wrong with:


--colour settings (check your printer manual for how to test)


--print head (do a head clean cycle and then check on a piece of writing paper)


--cartridges (check that all seal plugs are tight in their holes, and some lower quality cartridges leak in use)


If it is the print head on a new printer, you have a warranty.  You will have to replace the edible ink with the OEM cartridges to return the printer for replacement.  Run the setup/head clean a few times to get the cartridges flowing.


If it's the cartridges, contact as they sell the highest quality of refillable cartridges for edible printing. The $$$ is not significant once you factor in the cost of wasted sugar sheets.


FYI if you are one of us geeks who uses refillable cartridges for regular printing on another printer, you already know which brands are the best.  Buy an extra set for use as cleaner cartridges.

seharmasood Posted 24 Dec 2012 , 8:21am
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AHello everyone i purchase my edible printer ip3600 canon and just followed the instructions and tried it for the first time IT IS NOT WORKING printer is not rolling the paper inside what to do??? Is it defected or do i need to do some settings it cost me 300 dollar with shipping to dubai so really sad tht its not working please help me!!!!!

cazza1 Posted 24 Dec 2012 , 12:23pm
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Thanks Debbie, a couple of tricks I didn't know about.  Have been wondering what I should set my paper setting to.  I have only recently purchased the ip 3600 and I love it.  I just use whatever program takes my fancy at the time.  Publisher, photoshop etc.

seharmasood Posted 26 Dec 2012 , 1:46am
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AHeyyy still waiting a response

BakingIrene Posted 26 Dec 2012 , 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by seharmasood 

Heyyy still waiting a response

HEYYYY most Christian countries just had  a major holy day. People were celebrating with their families and NOT baking cakes. Or reading about problems.


Test your printer paper feed with regular writing paper.  There should be instructions with your printer manual, and also online support from  Canon.


Once you are sure that you can feed regular writing paper, there are special settings for the sugar sheets because they are thicker.  The instructions are in your printer software "help" section.  Look at for more information.

icingimages Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 4:49am
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The printer may be trying to pull from the bottom tray rather than the back. Put a regular piece of paper in the bottom try, it iwll probably pull from there. Then through your printer properties, change your settings to have your paper pull from the back tray.


Cazza1, Setting are matte paper type and resolution at standard. Be sure to set your paper abraision to the on selection. If you are an Icing Images Customer, you can log in to your account at any time and look at all our instructions and recommendations as well!


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