Edible Ink/image Printers

Decorating By MistyAngelDelights Updated 21 Jun 2012 , 7:55pm by chefamy1558

MistyAngelDelights Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 11:14pm
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I have been looking into investing in an edible ink/image printer. I know that Canon, HP, and Epson are the only companies who make printers compatible with edible ink, so... any suggestions on which one is better? I don't print many images, but, of course, I want one that is reliable and prints clear. Also, what type of icing sheet would work best? I put images on both fondant and buttercream. I'm tired of using the Wal-Mart Bakery, as I'm sure they are tired of me using them! Any suggestions or input?

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KoryAK Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 11:42pm
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icingimages.com is all you need to know icon_smile.gif

I have the canon ip3600 and use icing images' sheets and inks and love them. They even have a forum on here.

icingimages Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 2:36am
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Thank you again for the recommendation KoryAK. Canon is the way to go. But I will tell you that if you are not going to use the printer regularly, about once per week, do not invest in one. It is not a worthwile investment. You are better off letting someone else print you. Edible printers, no matter what brand you use need to be used to be successful. It has nothing to do with reliability, it is the nature of the edible ink. Some inks are better than others, but no matter whose ink you use, if you do not print regularly, you will not have success. We offer three types of icing sheets, with our Icing Images Premium Brand being the most popular...way more popular than the other three we sell. If you would like a sample, just give our office a call at 540 869 5511

zoeychihuahua Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 10:37pm
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I have the Canon 3600, have all inks in, etc. It's printing with lines thru it....AHHHHH, does anyone know why this is happening?
At first I thought it was my ink being low, so I replaced it, still happening.
What am I doing wrong?
Can anyone help me????? Please.......

icingimages Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 11:05pm
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Are the lines left to right or up and down the page?
Did you do a nozzle check? Are all the nozzles clear?

zoeychihuahua Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 11:45pm
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Thank you Debbie yes, left to right. I did a head cleaning and now a pattern check, still not a change. Then, I did deep cleaning and still horizontal lines, bu t not as much. icon_sad.gif

icingimages Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 11:53pm
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If they are left to right, then it is one of two things. FIrst, you didnt answer if all the pattern is printing on the nozzle check. If it is, then it is your settings that are off. I amnot sure whos ink you are using, but for our ink, you would want to go in to your printer properties and set the paper type to "Matte" but leave the paper quality at "normal"

If your nozzle check did not print properly then you probably have a clog. Depending on how bad the clog is will depend on what you need to do. If your nozzle check shows a clog how long ago was the last time you successfully used your printer? How long did it sit unused? How old is your printer? Do not do too many cleanings through your printer, if it didnt clear it up by doing what you did already then you may have to resort to manual cleaning. Do you have a printhead cleaner? If so whose is it?

RosieC Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 3:02am
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I had an Epson and it did a very good job at first but as was mentioned before it must be used on a regular basis to keep it running good. I did not use mine very often so therefore it clogged and as much as I tried never could get it to print right again.

michellew Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 3:25am
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I too have a cannon, one of the best buys i have brought, expensive but worth the money.

madis_granny Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 3:59am
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I have a Canon 3600, got it on Amazon new, they had the best price. Best money I have spent for my business. I use Icing Images icing sheets and have good luck with those. At first I didnt use mine but every 2-3 weeks so I would print off a small pic on regular paper to keep from getting clogged. Now I am doing images every week!! Have had it a year now! icon_biggrin.gif

zoeychihuahua Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 4:24am
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Thank you all for your comments. Debbie, your help was great. Matte is what was needed, but just the start, lol. I ended up changing out the black inks for exactly the reason madisgranny said. I just haven't used it lately. So with everyones help and suggestions I have my images for my next cake. Thanks to everyone for your help.

icingimages Posted 12 Jun 2012 , 11:23am
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I am glad it worked out well. Thank you to everyone for their kind words. Just be sure to use your printers...after all isnt that why you bought them?

chefamy1558 Posted 21 Jun 2012 , 7:55pm
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I have a epson stylus printer and I can not get the printer to reccognize the black edible ink cartridge. I have tried several times and still get the same warning signal. It is brand new ink and i have never been able to get past this point.
what do I do?????

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