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post #16 of 40
Boween - thanks for this post!! I am about to try this out and have a few questions.

1) For the image in your example about how much fondant and how much gumpaste did you use, 1 cup each?

2) when you stick your image onto the fondant/gumpaste how long does it typically take to dry and harden?

3) How many days in advance can I make this before it goes bad? Will it go bad?

4) What holds the image up on the cake? A popsicle stick?

Thanks in advance!!
post #17 of 40
now that's what I'm talking about boween! thanks so much for posting. you give such clear instructions.
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post #18 of 40
I had a question about alignment. I have a Cannon PIXMA iP6000D because I couldnt find a cannon 3000 ANYWHERE!

and it's not centering my images, they are printing off center to the left as you look onto the image.

Do you have any idea what to do? or should I just call cannon or Kopy Kake?

( I think I answered my own question!)

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post #19 of 40
Gosh I want to try this BUT isn't this printer expensive and is the ink expensive?
post #20 of 40
Boween!!!! I THINK I LOVE YOU!!!! icon_lol.gif

I love seeing directions with pictures. YOU ARE THE BEST! I cannot wait to get this printer and try it. YEA!

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post #21 of 40
I thought about a question......... Can you save the excess gumpaste/fondant mixture for future plaques? If so, do you just store it in a ziplock bag in an air tight container?

THANKS AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN!

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post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness

I had a question about alignment. I have a Cannon PIXMA iP6000D because I couldnt find a cannon 3000 ANYWHERE!

and it's not centering my images, they are printing off center to the left as you look onto the image.

Do you have any idea what to do? or should I just call cannon or Kopy Kake?

( I think I answered my own question!)

lol



Depending on the program you're printing with, you may need to adjust your margins/settings so it prints centered at a size of 7.5x10" (the standard size frosting sheet). I make my images that size and then use the option to center them on the page. Prints perfect. If it's off just a little bit though, you might need to perform a print head alignment.
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post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by cakedecor

Gosh I want to try this BUT isn't this printer expensive and is the ink expensive?



It depends on which printer you use. The least expensive is a 2 cartridge printer like the Canon iP1500 (about $50-$75 new on eBay). The ink and frosting sheets for that printer at www.kopykake.com are less than $30 ea.
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post #24 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness

I had a question about alignment. I have a Cannon PIXMA iP6000D because I couldnt find a cannon 3000 ANYWHERE!

and it's not centering my images, they are printing off center to the left as you look onto the image.

Do you have any idea what to do? or should I just call cannon or Kopy Kake?

( I think I answered my own question!)

lol



Depending on the program you're printing with, you may need to adjust your margins/settings so it prints centered at a size of 7.5x10" (the standard size frosting sheet). I make my images that size and then use the option to center them on the page. Prints perfect. If it's off just a little bit though, you might need to perform a print head alignment.



I downloaded the free program from Kopy Kake, that's the program I'm using. It did the same thing at home and it's doing the same thing at the shop. When I do the cookie or business card print..I lose the whole first row due to poor alignment.

Thanks for the quick answer...I will have to check into that as soon as I get there today..if not....2 call are in order ..one to cannon and one to KopyKake..lol
post #25 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness



Thanks for the quick answer...I will have to check into that as soon as I get there today..if not....2 call are in order ..one to cannon and one to KopyKake..lol



It's been a long time since I've used that software but someone else was having that same problem and fixed it by changing the borderless printing option.
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post #26 of 40
After following all the directions given my plaque came out fine but after it was sitting for a day the colors began to run(did black and white). Does anyone know what I did wrong?? Thanks!
post #27 of 40
Just my two cents: I usually use water to adhear my edible images to the fondant. After seeing this article I tried the piping gel and it took a lot longer for my plaque to dry.
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post #28 of 40
I iuse water as well--a lot easier. I'm not sure why the colors would bleed, sandi64. I have never had an image bleed. icon_sad.gif
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post #29 of 40
oohhhh I want one SO bad!!! Someone was going to give me a used one. But I had to turn her down cuz you're not supposed to use a printer that's had regular ink in it. Oh well... I'll get one eventually lol
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post #30 of 40
I did have a hard time applying the piping gel and the plaque was not fully dry when I put it on the cake. The image was just black on the white sugarsheet background and the black ran red into the white I just don't
understand what happened. This was one of many problems I had making the edible image(my colors didn't come out correctly for my tinerbell...her face was red!) I would love to know what I'm doing wrong! Thanks for everyone's help!
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