Edible Ink Printers

Decorating By cab333 Updated 8 Apr 2011 , 9:26pm by icingimages

cab333 Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 1:25pm
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Hi Guys!
Alright - excitment is buzzing all around me! My partner and I have just sent thru payment for our Silhouette Cake Machine, and are now doing a little homework on our next big purchase! I would like a little feedback, hopefully there is some out there...on edible ink printers. I am trying to compare the Epson 510 to any Canon printer.
My main question is regarding the ink - how many print jobs would you estimate that you get out of a set of cartridges?
Any feedback would be great! icon_smile.gif

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tiggy2 Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 1:59pm
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It depends on the size of the print and how much color is on it. Epsons do not have a print head so if it clogs it can't be cleaned. Canon's print head can be removed and cleaned. The brand of ink you use also makes a difference. I've used kopykake and icingimages and icingimages gold label is by far superior to kopykake. The canon MP560 is a great printer.

bonniekaye Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 2:56pm
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If you are going to use Linda McClure's technique with the Silhouette and the print and cut feature, then you need the Canon printer. I found and Linda confirmed for me that the Epson printer did not work. You need to put the icing sheet on a piece of card stock paper to run through the printer. I found that my Epson printer just spit the paper with the icing sheet attached out of the printer. It was like it saw the 2 sheets attached as a paper jam. My canon works great and not only can I print icing sheets I also learned how to print on gum paste.

tiggy2 Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 6:38pm
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Originally Posted by bonniekaye

If you are going to use Linda McClure's technique with the Silhouette and the print and cut feature, then you need the Canon printer. I found and Linda confirmed for me that the Epson printer did not work. You need to put the icing sheet on a piece of card stock paper to run through the printer. I found that my Epson printer just spit the paper with the icing sheet attached out of the printer. It was like it saw the 2 sheets attached as a paper jam. My canon works great and not only can I print icing sheets I also learned how to print on gum paste. I love my Silhouette and I know you will too.


thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif Exactly what she said!!!

cab333 Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 1:04am
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Thanks so much ladies!! I truly appreciate the feedback!

helena10 Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 1:36am
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Ok i think the Canon is the definate way to go!!! So excited, partner!

cupadeecakes Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 1:47am
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Another votr for the Canon printer! I had 2 Epsons before I went with the Canon.

ALR1955 Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 2:18am
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So where do you suggest purchasing the canon printer?

tiggy2 Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 2:25am
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I purchased mine on Amazon

ALR1955 Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 8:35pm
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Thanks ladies for all your input. I just ordered everything including Linda McClure's DVDs and the complete kit.
Can't wait until it all gets here.

dreamacres Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:34pm
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I have read that if you do not use the printer often the cartiages will dry out? Is this true? Can the cartiages be removed and stored to prevent this? Thanks for for your reply

luckylibra Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 6:55pm
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I heard that as well.. I would think if I were going to get one I would make sure that I used a full sheet each time I printed so as not to waste anything.. like print out things I might use again or several of, like beer bottle labels..I would be curious to get at least a ball park estimate of how much you can print per cartridge to try and estimate costs..

icingimages Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 11:25pm
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Alot depends on the model. When we tested full page printing, we were able to get 39 prints on full page printing on the sponge free cartridges. We printed the same exact picture with sponged cartridges and got 19 before running out of one color. You must understand this was an average based on a full page rainbow. Your paper is the expensive part of printing, not the ink. But the cartirdges are also refillable.

problemcat Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 3:40am
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Originally Posted by icingimages

Alot depends on the model. When we tested full page printing, we were able to get 39 prints on full page printing on the sponge free cartridges. We printed the same exact picture with sponged cartridges and got 19 before running out of one color. You must understand this was an average based on a full page rainbow. Your paper is the expensive part of printing, not the ink. But the cartirdges are also refillable.




icingimages, I'm a little late to this thread, but do your cartridges work with any canon printer, or are there specific models you'd recommend? I'm just starting to research printing my own edible images, so anything you can suggest would be a blessing. Thanks!

tiggy2 Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 2:06am
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I'm not icingimages but their inks work great with canon printers.

icingimages Posted 8 Apr 2011 , 9:26pm
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Thanks Tiggy2...again!
Problemcat (your name makes me giggle!) Go with the Canon mp560 if you dont have a scanner or the Canon ip3600. Both those use the gold label inks that Tiggy uses. Plus, if you are using it with the Silhoutte, then you will find that Linda loves our premium icing sheets. She just posted info on her blog. But she likes those for the silhoutte because you can leave them on the backing. Please refer to her blogs for further instructions as she is the expert when it comes to the Silhoutte cake. You are going to have so much fun with this!

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