Selling Edible Images At A Market

Decorating By tiffane6 Updated 13 Sep 2013 , 10:10pm by hbquikcomjamesl

tiffane6 Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 1:55pm
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AHi everyone!

Has anyone sold edible images at a market? Have you brought only pre-printed images or had a set-up where it is custom order to print on the spot?

Any issues you've run into?

Many thanks!

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 6:17pm
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I've been on the other end of that transaction, and I've observed a couple of issues, both of which boil down to this:


Keep the equipment clean, and in good working order. If customers come in and either (a) they hand you a thumb drive only to find out that your system's been incapable of mounting thumb drives and memory cards for two months, and isn't fixed yet, or (b) they have you print out a picture, and it comes out with streaks of red ink running through it, and you tell them that's the best you can do, and have no idea how to fix it, then they're probably going to find another place to outsource their edible printing.


Other than that, just remember the first two rules of edible printing:

1. You do NOT run ordinary ink in the printer used for edible printing, and

2. You DO NOT run ordinary ink in the printer used for edible printing.


(And you still don't talk about Fight Club.)

tiffane6 Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 6:42pm
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AHi James

Thanks very much for your message.

I completely agree, edible ink only! You would think common sense would prevail but it doesn't always seem to be the case! :)

Thanks again, I really appreciate it.


hbquikcomjamesl Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 10:10pm
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Well, let's face it: unless you're tooled up for a complete refurbish-job on the printer, about the only way decontaminate it and make it food-safe again would be with a high-pressure steam hose of the sort that would also turn the printer into a paperweight. Or tear it to pieces. Or both.


Presumably, the manufacturer is equipped to do QA testing without contaminating the machine, but that doesn't mean that an average user is equipped to do production non-edible printing without contaminating it.

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