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post #16 of 24
You have to store your inks and clean your print head if you're not going to use it for a while or the print head may clog and the inks dry up.

Your printer is still under warranty even if you use edible inks. That was just a rumor that was floating around.
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post #17 of 24
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Lisa, what is the longest time you've left your printheads in? I printed mine on Monday. I haven't taken them out yet, but I will this evening... I have the printhead cleaner cartridges too... I'm not sure how to use them though lol ... do you do a "clean" with them in the printers properties page? how do you store your cartridges? I thought about putting each on in a ziplock bag and all of them together in another one...
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post #18 of 24
How did you find out about the warranty still being valid???
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by ntertayneme

Ok.. I finally got time to unbox my Canon IP3000 to set it up and print out a picture that I'll be using on a cake this Saturday ... we're having my FIL's birthday party here at my house .. there are 8 kids and all the grandkids, my FIL's brothers and sisters all coming .. it will be a huge crowd .. lol ... anyway, I had a pic when all of the kids were together at another occasion (this doesn't happen often).. well minus one of the kids because he didn't want to be in the pic, but I cut/cropped him into it anyways .. it came out wonderful!!!!

I had a few probs at first.. the printheads didn't want to align .. then when it did finally start printing, the picture came out really really yellow .. it looked terrible!! So I did a clean on the printhead and that did it .. musta have had something in one of the printheads... I finally got the image to print and I think it came out really well icon_smile.gif My DH thought it was awesome (even w/the one brother cropped into the pic, lol) ... I'm letting it sit out to dry and will put it in a ziplock bag soon to keep until Saturday when I put it on the cake... hopefully, I won't have any probs peeling it off the sheet to put it on the cake.. I'm not real sure how to even do that lol .... anyone that's done this, any advise you can give me is appreciated icon_smile.gif



A few tips:

To remove the image from the baking, try rolling it ove the edge of your counter..it helps release the image.

Wait a few minutes for your icing to crust a little bit, it's easier to move the image if it is place on there crooked. I never seem to get mine in the right place the first time!!


A great way to get a smooth image on your cake...try using a large angled spatula and run it over the image after applying the image to the cake. No indentations from your fingers and a nice smooth finish. Be careful not to hit the icing with the spatula!

I was also told by the company that sold me the printer that the Canon warranty is void if they know you are using edible inks!

Hope this helps!
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post #20 of 24
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I had heard somewhere on here also that the warranty would be void if edible inks were used too ...

My question is, how long can you leave the edible inks in the printer w/o them drying out?

Do I need to clean after each use if I don't use it again w/i a few days? Has anyone used the cleaning cartridges?
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post #21 of 24
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How did you find out about the warranty still being valid???



I had to do some research. I contacted several of the companies that sell edible imaging products and what I found out was...

Canon doesn't have the legal right to void you warranty if you use your printer for edible imaging. The edible ink cartridges produced/used are in a category called aftermarket manufacturers. According to Federal Law, even if you use edible inks...your warranty is still valid.

The main concern about this though is that if you bring/send your printer in to be serviced, it may be tested with regular inks and that'll contaminate your print head.
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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by ntertayneme

Lisa, what is the longest time you've left your printheads in? I printed mine on Monday. I haven't taken them out yet, but I will this evening... I have the printhead cleaner cartridges too... I'm not sure how to use them though lol ... do you do a "clean" with them in the printers properties page? how do you store your cartridges? I thought about putting each on in a ziplock bag and all of them together in another one...



I've left my inks in for a couple weeks no problem but others haven't been so lucky. Maybe no more than a week is a good standard. To store your inks, remove them from the print head, cap them (with the caps that came on them...usually orange) and seal in a ziplock bag and then in an airtight container. Install the cleaning cartridges and either run a cleaning cycle (Properties/Maintence menu) or just print any small picture on regular paper. Leave the cleaning cartridge in until the next time you plan to use your printer.

When you get ready to print your next image, remove the cleaning cartridges and store the same way as the edible ink ones. Replace the edible ink cartridges, do a nozzle check test on regular paper. If that is OK then print image.
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post #23 of 24
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Thanks so much for all the info Lisa!! I really do appreciate your taking time to let me know all of this!!
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post #24 of 24
Thanks Lisa for all the info! I am learning a lot about this equipment! icon_razz.gif
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