Edible Image Washed Out Color.

Decorating By mariak Updated 19 Sep 2018 , 7:24pm by -K8memphis

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mariak Posted 8 Jun 2018 , 10:13pm
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Okay, I just bought a printer to do edible images. I did a lot of research and I bought a Canon ts6020. I bought my ink and paper from Inkedibles. I am not happy with the color in the pictures. I did a graduation cake( pictured) and the actual pictures had vibrant colors but the ones on the cake are very faded. I set the printer settings to what they recommended. Is this normal or is there something I am not doing right? Edible Image Washed Out Color.

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-K8memphis Posted 8 Jun 2018 , 11:15pm
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well they look great to me in your photo -- but my understanding of edible printers is that they are fraught with issues -- which is why I sold my set sight unseen -- never even opened the box -- no patience

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-K8memphis Posted 8 Jun 2018 , 11:16pm
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you might want to add a border of some kind to each photo?

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mariak Posted 10 Jun 2018 , 2:10am
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Don't tell me that! I hope this wasnt a mistake. You were definitely right about the border though.

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-K8memphis Posted 10 Jun 2018 , 4:10pm
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well wait -- I am retired -- code for old w/chronic pain -- just being factual -- so I burn through patience like dry leaves in october -- but edible printers do need a lot of love/attention -- current current maintenance -- check with the wonderful people and lady at edible images dot com -- she is giving and super knowledgeable -- and do a search on here for her words of wisdom too --

thank you about the border - makes my day :)

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mariak Posted 11 Jun 2018 , 2:02am
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I was afraid it would be a lot of hassle but I have been getting so many cakes that require them and I am getting tired of driving 30 minutes to the supply store that will do them and paying $9 for them! 

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whatthedogate Posted 11 Jun 2018 , 2:06am
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I've only done edible images twice, and both times I drove 30 minutes to the store and paid $9+ for them.  lol! Both were not as vibrant as the original.  One was special font for a name and the other was college pennants to make into cupcake skewers.  Maybe it's the paper that's not allowing a vibrant print.  Did you get vibrant prints from the shop you would buy from?  Maybe ask them for some tip. 

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mariak Posted 11 Jun 2018 , 2:30am
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Yes, i tgink the color was a little better.I think I will ask them next time I go.

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mariak Posted 11 Jun 2018 , 2:30am
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Yes, i tgink the color was a little better.I think I will ask them next time I go.

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icingimages Posted 19 Sep 2018 , 6:29pm
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k8memphis Edible printing has changed through the years!  Inks are more reliable then they were in the  past!!! That being said, Edible inks are the most important part of your edible printer along with the printer brand.  We recommend Canon Printers because of the removable printhead for easy cleaning.  Epsons do not have this feature and while they do work with edible printing, we still do not find them reliable enough not to have this feature.  The edible inks will make or break your edible printing experience.  People get all excited when they find cheap edible ink on ebay or amazon. Well with ebay and amazon, you really don't know if the ink is food grade, if it uses FDA approved products, is made in a food safe environment or is any good.  Icing Images not only has been in business offering quality edible ink with FDA approved ingredients, but we voluntarily applied for our facility that handles the products to be Kosher approved.  So not only are our edible inks and edible icing sheets monitored by the FDA, Kosher OU organization, but also the department of agriculture and we voluntarily had our edible inks submitted for an independent FDA certified lab insuring that our edible inks are safe, quality truly edible products without any contaminants.  We constantly test our edible inks  for quality and clogging making our inks reliable as well as as close to true as we can possibly get.  So whether you purchase your edible printer from another source, you really should insist on only using Icing Images Brand edible inks. Oh, to save money, Icing Images offers refillable cartridges that will bring your edible ink pricing down to pennies!

But Edible inks are the center of your edible printing world and different brands will produce different results.  To understand what you are talking about with washed out, it would be helpful to see the original picture for comparison.  I am guessing you are speaking to the skin tones though. 

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Sep 2018 , 7:23pm
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wow -- how cool! thank you for the update blush

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Sep 2018 , 7:24pm
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oh no, did I say edible images -- I mean icing images -- duh on me

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