Hello, loverlies. I am looking for someone (or somewhere) to help me print an edible image. I need a Michelob Ultra label for a 3D beer can I am doing in a couple weeks. It is going to be made from 6" rounds, so it doesn't need to be a huge image. Does anyone know where I can find help with this? Thank you in advance.
ASince that's copyrighted you wont find a reputable vendor that will do it.
I kinda guessed that would be the case. :( I guess I will just figure out how to do it the hard way, lol.
You can try to free hand draw it on a sheet of edible paper. If you are not that artistic, perhaps you know someone who is. Of course you would need to draw using food safe markers.
AIf you draw it, its still a copyright violation.
So how are we ever supposed to make cakes with any sort of character or logo? I see a ton of budweiser bottles and cans on here all the time.
I just emailed the company about getting their permission.
I'm sure those who have edible image printers print them themselves. I have read that sometimes if you ask the owner of the copyright for permission to reproduce their image, they will let you.
That depends on the copyright owner.
Disney, for example, is very strict about licensing. Partly because they are very well aware of how much their individual character designs are worth, and partly because they are very well aware of how much their CORPORATE IMAGE is worth. You might see pictures of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse doing things that aren't polite to discuss on a family board, but you're NOT going to see such pictures in public view for very long: even the most highly paid, secure-in-their-jobs Disney artists know better than to put them on display anywhere more public than, say, a backstage, no-cameras-permitted area of a Disney theme park, and if somebody who DOESN'T work for Disney were to do so, they'd get slapped with a cease-and-desist order, if not an infringement lawsuit.
On the other hand, there are other copyright owners who couldn't care less, and whose reaction to a request for an edible printing license would amount to, "Sure, go for it."
One area I personally find rather remarkable is NASA. All official NASA photographs are, as U.S. Government documents, in the Public Domain from the moment of inception. You do NOT have to get ANYBODY's permission to do whatever you please with the famous Apollo 8 photograph of the Earth, or any photograph taken on the surface of the Moon. Or, for that matter, any official NASA photograph of a launch from KSC or Cape Canaveral. Or even of Endeavour's long crawl through the streets of Los Angeles, so long, once again, as it was an official NASA photograph. On the other hand, the NASA "Meatball" logo, the NASA "Worm" logo that displaced it for a few years, and the NASA Seal (similar to the Meatball, but a bit more elaborate) are all very rigorously protected (presumably because the last thing any government agency wants is unauthorized persons passing themselves off as its official representatives).
By the way, Wikimedia Commons is your friend. As are photo-hosting sites like Flickr. So long as you pay attention to copyright notices. Most (but by no means all) of the images on Wikimedia commons are either Public Domain, or some form of GPL or Creative Commons, as are many of the images on the photo-hosting sites.