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post #16 of 52
Yes, please share that again, What cleaner???
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post #17 of 52
I recently bought 2 edible images printers from a bakery auction. For 15.00 each I might add..woohoo! Anyway they are both canon. I researched it online and Canon is the recommended brand by most because of the removable head. I had to clear a clog in mine before all the colors worked. I put a pot of hot water on the stove and held the print head over the steam and the clogs came loose and ink poured out into the pan. I also have the edible image head cleaner. I use it after printing and I also run the deep clean cycle on my printer after I use it.
post #18 of 52
Where did you get the cleaner? Was it from the auction too? If so do you know what company it came from?

Sorry to ask sooo many questions.
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post #19 of 52
It was in the stuff from the auction. It is bakery crafts brand copy confection cleaner. The airbrush cleaner would work just the same. I know you can get it at the cake supply.
post #20 of 52
Didn't think of that! Thank you.
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post #21 of 52
your very welcome.
post #22 of 52
HI guys, I've been reading this thread, I'm seriously thinking of getting this edible image contraption, cant I just buy a new printer if I already have a scanner and computer? If so, can someone direct me a bit as to what I'll need- I've seen you discuss cleaners and refillable cartridges, whats the best advice? Thanks!
post #23 of 52
Hello bakingmama,
Yes, all you would need as far as computer equipment is concerned is a printer that yuo would use solely for the frosting sheets.

But you do need to know what size/style to buy. Like I have said, I have been using only canons and they work for me just fine, Lots of people do not like them and use epson. It would be personal choice as far as I'm concerned.

Contact the company you plan to work with ie KopyKake, and they will tell you which models can be used and help you get the necessary equipment from them. You will need frosting sheets, ink, and software.

With Kopykake, you can do everything on line. The software is free. I recommend that you use a printer with individual color cartridges as opposed to the multicolor tank. That way you can refill them instead of buying new cartridges each time you run out.

Hope this helps, but please feel free to ask other questions.

I don't know the names of the other companies but I know they exist. Maybe someone else can help us out here.

Sorry to make this so long.
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post #24 of 52
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Still can't get the magenta to work. I ran the cleaner through the printer and cleaned out the printhead again. I think i may need to buy another printhead and start all over again. I have used up all the ink i recently bought. Sometimes it doesn't seem worth it....
post #25 of 52
Luv2bake, have a question, by any chance are the cartridges you have the ones that have the little chip that need to be reset all the time?

I was just wondering if maybe that was the problem?
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post #26 of 52
Thread Starter 
nope, just your good old fashioned refillable cartridges from kopykake.
post #27 of 52
Auntginn, thanks so much for the advice, I spoke with Kopycake, and I think I'm going to buy a printer tomorrow, they told me that the canon cartridges can only be refilled twice, whereas the epson can be filled an unlimited amount of times, because it has no sponge. I think I'm going to to try the epson. I saw frosting sheets on Lucks.com along with lots of other very cool things! cant wait to try! Thanks!
post #28 of 52
Thread Starter 
That's interesting cuz when i spoke with kopykake 2 years ago about the cannon, they said the cartridges can be refilled a lot more times than 2x.
Go figure. And they strongly recommended the Cannon over the Epson at the time.
I think the Epson is probably a better bet for printing Ei's. The only problem is the fact that the printhead cannot be removed to clean.
post #29 of 52
That is very.... interesting. I have refilled my cartridges at least a dozen times and they are going strong as ever. No problems.

Like I sid before. When Kopykake started out their product was made only to work along side canon, however as things developed including competition, they mad the cartridges capatible to epson printers.

I'm gong to have to check out lucks, in the past I have not liked the quality of their frosting sheets though. They have been to thin for my liking and many of my customers complain that because of it they are hard to remove from the backing and tear easy.
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post #30 of 52
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I agree. While i normally get my frosting sheets from kopykake, a friend bought some sheets at lucks for a printing project i was doing for her. I found the sheets to be much thinner (too thin) and they did not look good on the cookies either.
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