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HAS ANYONE BOUGHT A PRINTER FROM TASTYFOTO ART?

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I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS BOUGHT THE PRINTER ,INKS AND THE EDIBLE SHEETS FROM TASTY FOTO ART? IF SO, HOW BIG ARE THE PRINTS AND ARE THEY LIKE THE ONES LIKE THE BAKERY AT WALMART? THE CANON PRINTER AND THE EXTRAS ARE ONLY $200 AND SOMETHING, CAN'T REMEMBER THE EXACT PRICE, BUT IT IS BETTER THAN $1OOO. I AM INTERESTED IN BUYING ONE FOR MY HOME. ANY INFO WOULD HELP . THANKS
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Those are standard size canon printers and will print 10 x 7.5" images. You can buy the printer (iP1500 or iP3000) at www.amazon.com or a new one off eBay. Some have gotten one new for as little as $20 and $30. Inks are $30-$50 and paper is $30 (www.kopykake.com). I spent $110 to get all my stuff.
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LISA, SO IF I BOUGHT MY OWN COPIER ,WHAT ALL DO I NEED TO BUY TO GET STARTED? AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE IP1500 AND THE IP3000? WHAT SIZE PRINTER DO I NEED TO MAKE LARGER IMAGES ,FOR FULL SHEET CAKES? THANKS ALOT!
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post #4 of 18
You would need the printer, the ink and frosting sheets to get started. Eventually, you'd also want to get the cleaning cartridges and the refill kit.

The iP1500 is a 2 cartridge system. Uses only 2 cartridges, ink costs less then a 4 cartridge but there is less ink in the cartridges. Good if you'll be printing just a couple images a week.

The iP3000 is a 4 cartridge. Good if you'll be printing a few images a day.

I use a 2 cartridge. I'm happy with the quality. I refill my ink cartridges so them holding less ink isn't an issue for me.

To print the larger images, you could purchase legal size frosting sheets...I've never used them but MrsMissey has. Maybe she can tell you more about them.

If you want to print wider than the 7.5", you'd need a large/wide format canon bubblejet printer. Those cost anywhere from $600 to over a thousand.
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post #5 of 18
We bought the iP3000 from newegg(64.95) with the rebate they still are offering it is 44.95 and shipping FedEx saver of 2.95...GREAT DEAL!
I also bought the tastyfotoart papers and ink.... the paper has no taste at all...It's potato paper and even when printed on its tasteless. The papers have no backing to remove but they are not a solid white they are opaque.
But they are strong. Here is a small print sample that we did for a cake it was only 1.5" tall

And here is the link to the NewEgg deal... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16828102153
Its a great deal for a canon ip3000.
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Hi Teddybearmom! I got mine on ebay for $30 and turned around and sold the cartridges for $17. My printer ended up costing me $13 I don't include shipping costs, it makes it sound better! thumbs_up.gif Just a thought to help reduce costs if your gonna solely use the printer for edible images.

Joe
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I'm glad this came up again! After the images I paid $10 each for yesterday, i'm ready to buy a system. I've been laying everything out and taking to get printed and the scanner where I get mine copied at always adjusts the image bigger or smaller according to what it thinks I want and it's never what I want. I spend the time laying things out exactly as I want them and they never end up looking that way in the end. I think maybe the operator just doesn't know how to set the machine ~ anyhow ~ I am finally ready!

Debbie
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post #8 of 18
Me too. After spend hours to put Dora on a cake I told my DH that I was getting a printer this week!
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post #9 of 18
I have the Canon i960, which is a 6 cartridge printer and I use it all the time!! Edible images open up a whole new world in cake decorating, you'll have so much fun with them. I use the legal size frosting sheets when I make an 11 x 15" (considered a 1/2 sheet). If I am making a full sheet cake, I use (2) frosting sheets, with some type of icing decoration in between to hide the "seam"
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i'm curious...how does the rice paper compare to the frosting sheets??
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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by diane

i'm curious...how does the rice paper compare to the frosting sheets??



I've tried both and the images printed on frosting/icing sheets come out better. The colors are deeper and truer and the sheet will melt into the icing on the cake so it looks like a part of the cake rather than something that's been laid on top of it. Rice/wafer paper also has a tendency to wrinkle. I have had luck printing leaves on wafer paper though...they came out looking and feeling like leaves. The edible ink markers work really well on the wafer paper too.
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When you print out the sheets does it tend to stay like a stiff layer on top of the cake?
I went to a wedding shower yesterday and the cake they bought from a bakery had an edible image on it and everyone ended up picking it off because it had such a funny texture.. I was wondering if this was normal.
post #13 of 18
Mine just melts into the cake Marble_21.. it's very soft .. cuts w/the cake like it would without an image.. you really can't tell it's on there when you cut it ... it has absolutely no taste to it either
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Originally Posted by Mable_21

When you print out the sheets does it tend to stay like a stiff layer on top of the cake?
I went to a wedding shower yesterday and the cake they bought from a bakery had an edible image on it and everyone ended up picking it off because it had such a funny texture.. I was wondering if this was normal.



It was probably printed on wafer/rice paper which doesn't dissolve into the cake.
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I just got my IP3000 and am waiting for my ink and sheets from Kopykake. Just wondering...I read at Sugar Craft that conversion kits with new print heads are needed for the Cannon bubble jet printers. Is there something that I am overlooking? My printer is brand new and my impression was that all I needed was the edible ink.
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