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post #31 of 72
So far so good Price, thanks for your help. Hopefully it will keep flowing.
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post #32 of 72
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva101

Are you telling me I can just buy a regular printer and swap the cartridges with edible ink ones?



Yes sort of ! It has to be one that has never had the regular ink in it. You can't swap them out back and forth though it has to be a dedicated printer. There are some specific ones that work but as it already has been said a canon or an epson but they say cannon's are better.

FYI: I have a canon ip4300
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post #33 of 72
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post #34 of 72
I have the cannon mp560 I bought mine from Icing Images their customer service was excellent and the product couldn't be better. I used to have so many problems with the epson and now I just print. It sure saves a lot of headaches. It's a great investment also. Good luck.
post #35 of 72
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I cannot find the ip3600 anywhere around here. Must be the Canadian Curse! I can however find the MP560 for $80 and the ip2700 for $60 (and the MP520 for $40 at WalMart)...all these models make me confused! So...i guess i will try my luck with the MP520 (the price says it all for me). That way if it turns out really crappy i won't be too upset with loosing $40!



THe mp520 is an older printer, I am surprised it is out there new. Make sure it is what they say it is. Based on my knowledge, I would go for the mp560. It uses the gold label cartridges which are much better than the older series of cartridges.

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post #36 of 72
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So far so good Price, thanks for your help. Hopefully it will keep flowing.
post #37 of 72
I just found a Canon IP 2700 on amazon for $14.99. It states that it is new and does not come w/ ink which is fine w/ me since it will be for edible images. Can I get edible ink for this model???? I am itching to get this since it is so darn cheap.
post #38 of 72
The 2700 is NOT compatible. Sorry. You want the mp560 or ip3600.

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post #39 of 72
I don't do a lot of edible images but whenever I do I think it will be my last time! It nearly always causes me much frustration/time/money getting the colors to print out. The edible inks do not have solvents in them, so they dry up inside if you don't use it regularly, causing them to not print out. I am afraid to say this because of the response I'll probably get from everyone....but The guy at kopykake told me to use the regular ink (I have epson, don't know if it is the same with cannon) to clean it out. I want everyone to know that I questioned him about this and he repeatedly told me that the printer does not leave any residual ink. (which I actually do think is true. i wont get into boring details but I put a different ink type in the printer and it wasn't "mixed" when I printed..like it wasnt like there was something left behind from the last one) anyway it does work like a charm to clear it out, then you put the edible inks back in. I generally only do small images that are probably not eaten anyway)
post #40 of 72
Epsons don't have print heads like the canons do but I still wouldn't put regular ink in it. I also wouldn't use kopykake inks or frosting sheets. I've used them in the past and the quality isn't near as nice as icingimages.
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post #41 of 72
One of my jobs at Icing Images is to break printers, so that I can fix them. I try to come up with every scenerio possible so that I can anticipate what my customers may encounter. I will tell you the way the printers work, Canon and Espon both have nozzles where the ink flows from the cartridge to the paper. These are very small and in Canon the nozzles are in the printhead which comes out of the printer so that it can be cleaned. The Epson does not have the removable printhead but the nozzles never the less are still in there and the ink travels through them on to your sheet. There is no effective way to clean them that I have found without breaking the printer. In addition, both printers have waste tanks that allow the residual ink (when performing nozzle checks or printer based cleanings, this is where the ink goes) The bottom of the printhead (whether canon or epson) rests on these and the residual ink does get on the bottom of the printhead and in these nozzles and cannot be cleaned off. So word to the wise, be careful when considering putting regular ink in your printhead. You never know who is alleregic to what non-food safe product.

Tiggy2...again thank you for all your kind words.

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post #42 of 72
I want to purchase an edible ink printer. Probably the wireless MP560. I have read that the ink clogs and to avoid that I would need to print something weekly even if on regular computer paper. I am just a hobbyist and would only use the edible ink printer maybe once a month if that. To avoid the clogging, can I print little small dots of all the colors once a week? I don't want to use up the ink since it is so costly. I was thinking of printing one little dot of each color this size: O. Would that work? Or has the clogging problem been fixed and I don't need to do anything.

I have a Pixma MP560 now that I use for every day printing. I know I can't use it and have to get another solely for cakes. Can I buy another Pixma MP560 for this? Is there a program that I would need to buy for the edible ink printer?
post #43 of 72
We do not recommend you purchase a printer for edible printing unless you plan to print a few times per month. The ink is actually the cheapest part of edible printing. While I have customers who go weeks adn weeks without printing and have no problem, we recommend this as to avoid clogging. You can always print on regular paper with edible inks, just remember that it will fade over time. But, if you might print once per month, its not something I would recommend. There are plenty of people who can print for you and mail you the print.

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post #44 of 72
That is why I asked if I can print a dot weekly to keep from clogging on computer paper? If the ink isn't the most costly part of printing, what is?
post #45 of 72
I would print more than a dot. The paper is the expnesive part. Plus the cartridges are refillable so it really brings the costs down.

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