kendra_83 Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 3:01pm
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I'm in the market for an edible image printer and I'm just trying to get some advise on the best one to buy and what all I need to get started. Thanks in advance! icon_biggrin.gif

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icingimages Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 11:25am
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The best edible printers are the Canon. THey have the removable printhead which allows you to clean a clog should you get one. I recommend the gold label inks as they are spongeless which allow you to use all the ink in the cartridge while giving you beautiful prints.

kendra_83 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:37pm
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Thanks so much.

AvaSweetCakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 11:00pm
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Cannon hands down!

sugarcheryl Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 2:14pm
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So any one of the Cannon printers?

icingimages Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 2:31pm
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Right now, the two best printers are the Canon MP560 which has a scanner and printer all in one unit or the Canon ip3600 which is just the printer. So if you already have a scanner, use the ip3600. If you dont, go with the mp560. Or which ever price is better.

AvaSweetCakes Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 8:34pm
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Right now, the two best printers are the Canon MP560 which has a scanner and printer all in one unit or the Canon ip3600 which is just the printer. So if you already have a scanner, use the ip3600. If you dont, go with the mp560. Or which ever price is better.



Agreed! The mp560 is the way to go!

Mikel79 Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 11:30am
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IMO, Canon is the way to go.

I have a CanonIP4700. Works great!

Here is image from it:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2104267

HTH

Michael

icingimages Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 12:23pm
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Update on printers, we recently came out with the newer series of printers that have our Elite cartridges. They use the same ink and same greats spongefree cartridges as the gold label, but they fit the new printers. I love the mp560 and ip3600 as explained above, but the newer printers are faster and produce the same great pictures! The new printers are Canon mg5220 and ip4820.

AlicesMadBatter Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 11:54pm

Now all we need is a printer and cutter in one!!!  That would be awesome!

icingimages Posted 2 Feb 2013 , 2:10pm

That would be awesome! but it would be a maintenance nightmare! But the Silhouette does have a print and cut feature that is pretty easy to do for the computer literate! But watch our website, we will be coming out with a new product later this year that is absolutely easy wonderful. Stay tuned!

jessesimp Posted 8 May 2013 , 10:29pm

hey guys I was just hoping for a little advice from some people that probably know a lot more than me about this stuff. I've never bought a printer and I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for, but I know I want a good all-in-one printer and I don't want to spend a million bucks, just like anybody right? I found this site http://www.squidoo.com/best-all-in-one-printers2 and I'm leaning towards the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Inkjet Printer, I've read a lot of reviews but I was hoping to get some instant feedback from you guys about Epson or that exact printer and let me know what you guys think before I make the purchase? Thanks a lot!

vwolf Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 1:53pm

I am considering an edible image printer right now. Since this thread has been around awhile, I am wondering which is the best canon printer at this time to buy. I am sure they have come out with newer models since the original post. Do the new models also have the removable print head? Appreciate any advice.
 

icingimages Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 6:43pm

The best printer on the market is the Canon MG5320.  This printer has the removable printhead in it.  The newer Canon Models do not have the removable printhead, make refilling difficult and do not allow the icing sheet to come straight through the printer.

vwolf Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 8:37pm

Thank you!

MinniesKitchen Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 11:54pm

ADebbie,

I've been looking for a MG5320 and having a difficult time finding one, or at least one in my price range. Do you have any other suggestion for printers? My last one just died and, of course, was out of warranty.

icingimages Posted 2 Jan 2014 , 3:48pm

HI Minnie,

While the 5320 is my favorite printer and we do sell it, we do have cartridges for the newer series Mg5420 printer as well.

Before buying a printer, please check with our office to make sure it is not something we can help you with.

theuglytart Posted 13 Jan 2014 , 11:27pm

AHi, Debbie.

Just took a look at your website. Can you tell me a little bit about the performance of the Canon wide format in comparison to the 5320?

Is the main difference the paper capacity or is there also a difference in the output of the image?

Your posts on this thread have been super helpful.

Many thanks!

icingimages Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 3:19am

Hi,

The 5320 prints up to 8.5x14" when it is hooked up to the computer.  It only prints up to 8.5x11 when it is used like a copier with out the computer. It is a wireless printer as well.  The wide format prints the large sheets that are A3, it does not have a scan bed.  So if you need the large sheets, that is the only reason to invest in the wide format, otherwise you will be happy with the Elite 5320.  The quality is equal between both printers.  Please let me know if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help us.  You are always welcome to call and we will be glad to help you.

Thank you

qaycee Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 5:24am

AHi Debbie,

I am in the market for an edible ink compatible printer. I noticed you carry inks for the 5320 and the 5420. I am wondering whether those inks will work with any CL250/251 regular ink printer or only with the aforementioned printers. Also do you happen to have inks for the 8820 or 6220? It seems real difficult to find the older printers which use the sponge less inks. Do you have any suggestions on current affordable models?

Thank you so much for all the info you share on this board.

icingimages Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 2:57am

The current series printers use the 250/251 cartridges. and while our cartridges will work with any printer that uses those, be careful because we don't carry a gray. We only carry the two black, cyan and magenta.  Those cartridges do have an inner sponge.  The printers that use the series cartridges that have no inner sponge are harder to find. We have about 5 left of the mp5320 which I love.  THe ix6520 also works and is still rather easy to find.  I hope this helps.

morganchampagne Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 3:04am

AI just bought an epson c88+. I have the printer already and really like it to print regular things. So I bought another one for the edible imaging.

PinkSuga Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 8:07pm

where is the best place to purchase an edible printer?

icingimages Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 4:17am

It kind of depends on you.  You can go out and purchase the printer from a local retailer and buy the supplies separately like from a company like ours.  Or you can purchase Edible printing kits from a company like ours.  It does cost a bit more, but we warranty the printer with the edible inks.  If you go on your own, please make sure that before you purchase the printer on your own that you get a printer that is compatible. We recommend Canon products because of the removable printhead.  Also, the newer printers have bottom tray feeders and some icing sheets do not work well with them.  Our icing sheets are flexible and withstand cracking more than other brands making it work better with those type of printers.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you

mariak Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 5:34pm

Hi Debbie, Does the mg5420 have the removable printhead?

PinkSuga Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 8:24pm

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It kind of depends on you.  You can go out and purchase the printer from a local retailer and buy the supplies separately like from a company like ours.  Or you can purchase Edible printing kits from a company like ours.  It does cost a bit more, but we warranty the printer with the edible inks.  If you go on your own, please make sure that before you purchase the printer on your own that you get a printer that is compatible. We recommend Canon products because of the removable printhead.  Also, the newer printers have bottom tray feeders and some icing sheets do not work well with them.  Our icing sheets are flexible and withstand cracking more than other brands making it work better with those type of printers.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you

Thank you so much for this information I found a package deal on Amazon. I got a Canon and I also order some sheets from your site!!!

icingimages Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 2:37am

Want to try something amazing? Order our Pearl Luster Sheets and print pictures on them.  THey are amazing!!!

icingimages Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 2:37am

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Hi Debbie, Does the mg5420 have the removable printhead?


Yes it does!!!

PinkSuga Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 7:07am

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Want to try something amazing? Order our Pearl Luster Sheets and print pictures on them.  THey are amazing!!!

Where can I find a template to print circles using my MAC???

icingimages Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 3:53am

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Where can I find a template to print circles using my MAC???


Our iPrint program is free for all our customers and works with our Premium Icing Sheets.  If you are not using our brand of icing sheets, there is an application on iPrint that works with ANY brand of icing sheets and is MAC compatible.  iPrint can be found on our website.

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