Edible Printing Machine

Decorating By Anthea45 Updated 1 Aug 2013 , 12:22am by hbquikcomjamesl

Anthea45 Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 11:39pm
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Im shopping around for a edible printing machine, I dont know anyone who has one so am hoping someone on cake central can recommend a specific make that is reliable. Thank you icon_smile.gif x

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msthang1224 Posted 18 Feb 2012 , 3:55am
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You can checkout Icing Images, she is a member on here too. www.icingimages,com, Maybe you can start there icon_smile.gif

Anthea45 Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 2:13pm
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Thank you so much for your reply icon_biggrin.gif I will be sure to check it out. Also, there was a christian message with your reply. Its one of my favourites thumbs_up.gif

Jackie_S Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 2:35pm
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If you go to inkedibles.com they have a cannon 3600 photo printer for about $150. I found the same one on amazon for $75 brand new. I just ordered my ink cartrideges from ink edibles and I absolutely love it. You can also get wafer paper from there also. Hope this helps out!

tiggy2 Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 2:38pm
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All edible inks aren't made equally. I highly recommend icingimages for ink (gold label inks) and frosting sheets (premium sheets). I've used several brands and theirs are the best in my opinion.

farley4ohana Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 6:30pm
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I just bought a Canon MG5220 for $65 at Walmart and edible inks and paper from icingimages.com. I'm VERY happy with how nice the photos turned out! I printed out my first photos today and they look just like regular photos, but with a matte finish!! I totally recommend icing images!

KoryAK Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 1:42am
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Tiggy2 is exactly right, I would go with icingimages.com all the way. If you choose to buy a printer on sale somewhere (I have the Canon IP3600 and I love it) realize that the EI cartridges will void your warranty. The full price printers from icingimages are warrantied by them.

Anthea45 Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 9:44pm
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thumbs_up.gif Thank you so much everyone, I love cakecentral and the help and advice you can recieve from it, I would be stuck without it! You have given me food for thought on the subject, when your spending lots of money you cant afford to get it wrong! lol x icon_smile.gif

msthang1224 Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 3:57am
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Your very welcome icon_smile.gif And yes, its one of my favs too icon_smile.gif

God Bless

Inkedibles Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 10:47pm
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Thanks for the feedback on our products Jackie. As for printers to use for edible ink, note that the price of Canon printers has been fluctuating quite a bit in the last few months as supply has been affected through Canon, but any printer under $100 is a great price for just the printer, usually they are around $150 or more just for the printer. But as some pointed out, Walmart did have a real good deal for a while on a couple of Canon models. Wherever you buy your printer - remember to always dedicate a printer for edible inkjet printing, do not use a printer that you also use for regular ink printing, so that you don't contaminate the edible ink.


WeezyS Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 11:12pm
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Canon MG 5220, and definately use Icing Images. I only deal with them.

They give you great support. I just had a minor problem with mine and they talked me through it and everything worked out fine.

They are very friendly and their products are the best.

Check Wal-Mart online. That's where I bought mine in January and only paid $60.00.

Lisa65 Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 1:25pm
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WeezyS, I have the same printer and love it! I had a problem though when I refilled one of my cartidges. It wouldn't recognize it and my printer was completely out of comission. I had to order a new one. I notice on the directions for the refills it says "Chip will only reset when the message for ink being out appears". I'm thinking I need to wait for this message before refilling. Have you had any issues like this? Thanks!

WeezyS Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 2:43pm
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Hi Lisa,
I haven't refilled yet, so really haven't had any real issues to deal with yet. But thanks for the infor and if it happens I'll know what to do. thumbs_up.gif

GigiSweets Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 7:01am
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I have the Canon MG5300 series and use ink4cake inks. for some reason my pictures come out with the brown and yellow tones instead of the regular picture.

Am I doing something wrong ?

GigiSweets Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 7:07am
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here are the pics to show what I am talking about * see how it is red instead of green ......

original pic !

someone help me !!!!!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 1:24pm
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Looks like your cyan printhead is either clogged or dead. Assuming you're not simply out of cyan ink.

GigiSweets Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 3:27pm
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that is the frist time I used it 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 8:25pm
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Maybe the cyan cartridge is defective, or not seated properly. Assuming the printheads are part of the printer, and not part of the cartridges, perhaps the cyan printhead is defective. At any rate, it probably needs to be looked at by someone more experienced (and if you have to go with someone who's not an edible printing specialist, then they need to know what's what (including the first two rules of edible printing: 1. you do NOT put non-edible inks into a printer to be used for edible printing, and 2. you do NOT put non-edible inks into a printer to be used for edible printing*).

*And you still don't talk about Fight Club.

icingimages Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 10:12pm
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Either your cyans are not working or something is wrong with the ink.. Do a nozzle check to see what colors are coming through and what colors are not.

Originally Posted by GigiSweets 

here are the pics to show what I am talking about * see how it is red instead of green ......

original pic !

someone help me !!!!!

Tasty FotoArt Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 9:56pm
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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 12:22am
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Judging from the fact that she hasn't responded to "TastyFotoArt," "icingimages," or me, and hasn't been heard from in over 3 weeks  (and her profile says she hasn't even signed on to CC in over 2 weeks), I suspect that "GigiSweets" hasn't seen anybody's responses, and wouldn't receive any PMs we might send (although I sent her one anyway, hoping that she has email notification of pending PMs).

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