Has Anyone Had Problems With Edible Ink Fading?

Decorating By Cakepro Updated 5 May 2014 , 1:34am by DeliciousDesserts

Cakepro Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 9:32pm
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I had some problems with my Canon MP560 printer not rendering colors correctly, so I ditched the set of spongeless cartridges I had in it and installed all new cartridges.


Unfortunately, the problem was not with the cartridges but rather Windows' color rendering something-or-other.  Fortunately, I was able to correct the Windows problem but incurred the undue expense of installing new ink cartridges.


Since installing the new cartridges, I've noticed that the color red prints vibrant and beautiful but quickly fades into darn near Longhorn burnt orange.

A couple of weeks ago I had a client order a Texans playoffs cake so I went online, found the correct Pantone number for the Texans' red and blue colors, and printed a beautiful image and lettering in those colors, which were perfect right out of the printer.


An hour later, the red had faded to that orange color.


Not sure what the deal is, but I'm curious if anyone else has experienced this and has any idea what the cause (and solution!) might be.



5 replies
BakingIrene Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 1:17am
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Print the same image onto a regular sheet of office paper and see what that does.

ittybittybakery Posted 3 May 2014 , 5:38pm
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I've had similar issues with color fades/changes.  Especially black-- which unfortunately fades to a green.  Would also love to know if someone knows of a way to treat the paper after it's printed to 'seal in' the color or of a particular edible paper and/or edible ink brand that doesn't have the same issue.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 4 May 2014 , 3:24pm
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AI personally order from Icing Images. I purchase the gold label inks and never have a problem with fading red or black.

I say that because it could be the quality of the ink. I would contact your ink provider and ask for assistance.

ittybittybakery Posted 4 May 2014 , 11:07pm
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AUnfortunately I can't remember where I got the ink or paper. I don't use it very often.

Delicious Desserts, What kind of paper do you use?

DeliciousDesserts Posted 5 May 2014 , 1:34am
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AI purchase the premium sheets from Icing Images

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