Originally Posted by stephanie214
Hello, It's me again, I seem to be loaded with questions today.
After hearing everyone talk about their printer it makes me want one. Thing is, I don't know anything about them.
Here is question #2.
E-bay has a brand new Canon ip1500 bubble-jet printer with supplies.
Printer prints up to 8.5 x 14
I set of edible ink cartridges,
12 small icing sheets--8.5 x 11
What is a good price for the machine/supplies.
Hi Stephanie! You've already gotten a lot of great advice. Pass on this eBay deal. These ready-made kits that include everything can end up costing twice what they should. I don't know why people bid so much. I guess they don't know that they can put together their own system for about $100.
You can buy your printer on eBay though. Look for one that is new and not refurbished. These printers are still eligible for the Canon warranty even if the seller doesn't accept returns.
It's been my experience that the Canon iP1500 prints just as well (edible image wise) as the iP3000. The main difference is that the 3000 cartridges hold much more ink. You can choose which one to use based on the number of images you plan to print. A few a week go with the 1500, a few a day go with the 3000. The 3000 cartridges are also easier to refill something you'll want to do when you start printing a lot.
I use an older model canon printer that is comparable to the iP1500. The quality of the images is great. If I had my choice though, I'd go with the 3000. More ink, less refilling, easier refilling.