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post #46 of 72
Like I said the guy at KopyKake told me to use the regular ink to clean it. It wasnt my idea. Thanks for not yelling at me about it though! There is no other way to clean the epson unless you break apart the printer. It is really really frustrating for someone who only does the occasional edible image. I have wasted a lot of money trying to clear up the clogs. The ink and the paper is expensive. Perhaps the canon printers are a better bet.
post #47 of 72
I wasn't going to print weekly on the edible paper. I was going to print on printer paper.
post #48 of 72
OK. Exactly how much would I need to print?
post #49 of 72
We recommend people print a full page. We recommend that it has all four colors in it, black, red, cyan and yellow. We haven't done tests as to exactly how much to print.

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post #50 of 72
Why would I need to print an entire page? I don't understand why printing a small circle wouldn't keep the nozzle open. It works on regular printing.
(a red, cyan, black, yellow circle)
post #51 of 72
Hi! I had an epson nx400 for two years and had no problems until a couple of weeks ago. All of a sudden it just stopped working saying that there was a paper jam but there was no.paper jam. Anyways although I had had it for only two years we were printing about an average of 8 to 10 images a week. So for a printer that cost me 50 dollars it paid for itself a long time ago. The cartridges I bought from kopykake with the refill bottles and had BARELY bought new cartridges right before it broke. So I had really no choice but to buy another epson because I already had the cartridges with refill bottles. So I bought An epson nx415 on ebay and bought a warranty with square trade. So we will see how long this one lasts. But with so many images being requested especially for graduations I couldn't afford NOT to have one. With that said I would say that if you get an epson or a cannon I would suggest for it to be a standalone printer. I have my printer on another table and I use it like a copy machine I suppose. Since almost all of my images are photos I do not need to print directly from my computer if that makes sense. Also you can look to see if there is a wireless one where u do not have to worry about it being fight next to your computer since the signal would be sent wirelessly. Anyways hope that makes sense.
post #52 of 72
I have the canon MP560 and print once a week on paper and have no problems with it clogging. It really doesn't take that much ink to print a test page once a week. Much easier then being frustrated with a clog.
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post #53 of 72
That is what we recommend. Now I have customers who do not do that and they are fine. People usually just print something they have to print anyway but they print it on regular paper so there is no waste involved.

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post #54 of 72
8x10 wafer paper/rice paper from sugarcraft.com is $17.95 for 100 sheets. It says it is for edible printers.
8.5x11 sheets from tastyfotoart.com is $18.95 for 25.
And 24 8.5x10.75 sheets from icingimages.com is $28.
Why such a difference in the prices? Is there a difference in the paper?
Can any be used in am MP560 printer?
post #55 of 72
Why is the name sugarcraft blocked in my post?
post #56 of 72
we are not allowed to talk about that company on here. There were some issues several years ago.

You can print on rice paper but I think it is better for things you don't plan to eat.
post #57 of 72
I am so confused. I make cakes on the spur of the moment so really don't want to wait and order images online. I live out in the country, one hour from the city so can't just run in and get one made. I thought this would be fun to have.
What I have been told here now is that I can't print a little circle every week to keep the ink from clogging but no one really knows.
I still don't know if the paper from the other 2 companies (the ones I am allowed to mention) are the same except for the price.
And I don't know if I can use rice paper. It states on the (blankety blank) site that it is for cake images. Maybe rice paper just sits on top and is crunchy and doesn't 'blend' into the cake.
I thinking I should just get another piece of jewelry for my bday present and let it sit in the jewelry box like all the others. I would use it less than once per month. LOL
post #58 of 72
Yes, there is a difference in the frosting sheets. As the old saying goes "You get what you pay for". I've tried several brands and find icingimages to be the best quality. You have to decide for yourself what you want to use.
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post #59 of 72
I don't think the rice paper absorbs into the icing as well. I have been wanting to get some for certain projects
post #60 of 72
i have a cannon printer and just purchased a printhead cleaning kit from KopyKake. i haven't used it yet, but does anyone know if it works?
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