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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
USB cable
I set of edible ink cartridges,
12 small icing sheets--8.5 x 11
software
shipping $23.00

What is a good price for the machine/supplies.


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post #2 of 18
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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
USB cable
I set of edible ink cartridges,
12 small icing sheets--8.5 x 11
software


shipping $23.00

What is a good price for the machine/supplies.





what is the price? idl ike one too!!
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post #3 of 18
I got my IP3000 for $65. on newegg.com with a $20. mail in rebate, so that'll be $45 and the kit from kopykake.com is $75. so after shipping, total came to $150. and then it'll be $130. after I get the rebate back. Just a little info for ya!
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You should PM lisa. She can tell you exactly what you need! icon_wink.gif
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post #5 of 18
I finally am able to purchase a printer and now can't decide if I want the printer or an opaque projector!

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post #6 of 18
What is the printer called? Is it PIXMA IP3000 bubble ink jet? then do you but the edible ink instead of regular ink? Because I just went to e-bay and they have this type of printer as low as $8.00 starting price of course.
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post #7 of 18
Hubby just bought me a Canon IP3000 for my small home business.I researched it quite abit before buying one and this is what I found!!

1.The Canon IP 1500 is less money than the IP 3000 but the quality is less superior.For the $50.00 or so price difference..buy the IP 3000!!

2.I would buy your printer from a reputable company like Kopykake or Icing Images etc...as they offer warranties that Ebay and the private seller DO NOT!!Be careful not to get "Caught up"in the rush to bid!!

3.Research the different companies and their icing sheets.Not all are the same and the quality varies thus causing unforseen problems and MONEY!! Icing sheets are expensive and not buying the right ones can be a costly mistake..Ask me....and they are not returnable!!

4.Newegg.com has terrific prices off and on for the Canon IP3000 printers Can't pass it up!! Check them out also.


5. Have fun using your new toy and Create!!!



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post #8 of 18
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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
USB cable
I set of edible ink cartridges,
12 small icing sheets--8.5 x 11
software
shipping $23.00

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.
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post #9 of 18
Hi cakemaker Debbie! That is a tough choice to make! I have the opaque projector and I love it, but I have also just gotten the IP3000 printer for edible ink (haven't had a chance to use it yet!)

From a time standpoint the printer will obviously be a better choice, but if you really like the idea of your work being done by hand, the the projector will be best (less expensive to operate too!) Also, what do you think your clients will order more often, hand decorated or printer sheets?

Hope that helps a little with your decision. Janice
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Thanks everyone for your help.

Question #3 for today

The printer should say ip3000 or what? Also, since it is new, I can just purchase the edible products and use?

I've seen so many canons on e-bay that are new but I don't know which one to use for the edibles.

Just get one that is ip3000 and it will do?
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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by stephanie214

Thanks everyone for your help.

Question #3 for today

The printer should say ip3000 or what? Also, since it is new, I can just purchase the edible products and use?

I've seen so many canons on e-bay that are new but I don't know which one to use for the edibles.

Just get one that is ip3000 and it will do?



Yes...if it's new, it's ready. Instead of installing the factory ink (you can sell those on eBay), you'll install the edible ink. The edible ink cartridges will be the same style as the factory ink cartridges.

The full name for the iP3000 is Canon PIXMA iP3000 Photo Printer
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post #12 of 18
Please don't mis-understand my comments above...these are my opinions and observations only from talking to others who own printers.Ultimately it is entirely up to each individual to decide which product will better suit their needs and budget.I was just trying to offer tips to those that may be deciding what models and items to buy.Happy Imaging!!!

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post #13 of 18
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Thanks everyone for your help!!!!

I keep saying that you are the best here at CC and you keep proving me right.
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post #14 of 18
Thanx veejaytx. I've been trying to figure out how to use my son's projectascope to project down onto a cake. I'll probably go with the printer - if I need to I can always use that to print a template if I'm making something detailed.

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Hi cakemaker Debbie. By projectascope do you mean a machine by that name? If it is, you more than likely will not be able to use it for decorating a cake. I boutht one of those, and got a pole to attach it to in order to project on a cake, but I could never focus it well enough to use it and finally bought a Kopycakes one. I think the projectascope would do fine to enlarge pictures, but doesn't do too well making them small enough for a cake.

BTW, if anyone has a use for a projectascope let me know, I have one, it is like new, barely used! LOL Janice
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