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post #61 of 189
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Originally Posted by ZlatkaT

CookieO.....wow your cookies are awesome. Would you give me a quick tutorial, how you do the image with the projector? I understand, first you draw with edible color pen, then outline with small tip (1 or 0), then flood? Example the Mouse holding the gift, how did you do the hands, bow on the gift and the Mouse? Those little details needs to be draw freehand? I am tying to get idea how it works. Thank you.



Thank you!

I hand sketched the hand & gift on as last elements of that one, and her nose. If your RI is completely dry (cookie is movable w/o causing cracks etc in your RI design) you could take it back to the projector to get your outlines for the detail work. On the hand & gift of course I had to let the layer(s) below it dry so the hand & gift wouldn't sink into her since I wanted it dimensional. Hope that made sense.

On a couple trail cookies, I was so excited to have my new toy...I outlined everything at once but that confused me when I went to start filling in. I filled in areas too soon blah blah. I found it easier for me to work in stages/layers. After I messed up a couple really bad...I studied the image(s) to get my game plan...what had to be done first etc.

It worked much better for me not having too many lines drawn on my cookie from the get go. I had to go back to what my college professor would tell us..."KISS" (Keep It Simple Silly). lol.


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post #62 of 189
I just called Kopykake and the information I had been given about needing the extension rod to make the image sharper for doing cookies is not correct. You use that to enlarge the image to do larger cakes. That made more sense to me.

I also asked more details about the difference between the K1000 and the 300XK. The K1000 has two lights, vice one on the 300XK and thus more light output so you don't need to worry about lowering the blinds if that is an issue. If you havent had a chance to read back a few pages, a lot of people dont have a huge problem with that.

The biggest thing to me was that she said that the K1000 produces a sharper image compared to the 300XK. This is not just due to the extra light, but the machine itself. Also, the rod on the 300XK is connected to unit above and you cannot move the light above. On the K1000, you can tilt the unit above to as to have your image project sideways. This is how we can help combat the "my hand is causing a shadow as I pipe and I can't see my image" problem. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

The K1000 is more money, but I did find the best price here:

http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=madisonartshop&query=kopykake%20prjector

I see the 300XK for $199 ($225 through Kopykake + $22.22 to ship), but CookieO found a better deal elsewhere.

and the K1000 for $339.74 ($475 through Kopykake with $22.22 to ship)

Through Madison Art, shipping is $18.75 for either. You can use a little dime to 'scratch' a coupon code. I checked and 'Code 4" is the highest discount you can get. If you call, tell them you got Code 4. Code 3 also pops up a lot, but save yourself a bit more. If you get the 1000 with Code 4, the total including shipping comes to $345.14. If you get the 300XK with Code 4, the total including shipping comes to about $210, so again, go with CookieOs link if you want the 300. That company does not carry the K1000 though.

Note Madison Art does not carry replacement bulbs.

So...if you are focusing on the 300, look at the link CookieO provided that had the 300 at $179 before a flat rate shipping of $6.95 plus coupon codes if you sign up for e-mail. This really looks like the way to go for a 300. Thanks so much, CookieO! thumbs_up.gif

If you are looking for a K1000, the best price appears to be through Madison Art with the coupon Code 4.

Hope this helps someone!
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post #63 of 189
You are very kind to do this research and let us know! Thank you.
I've purchased mine through madison art but did not have a coupon code. Oh well.
post #64 of 189
That's awesome information! Makes me feel better about not going with the 1000 (because I was SOOOOO close to doing it!!!). I've NEVER had a problem with clarity/sharpness with my 300. The tilting head sounds nifty, though!
post #65 of 189
No problem! I am a researcher my nature, so I was glad to share.

ChefJulie - It sounds as though the 300 is working great for you. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #66 of 189
I'm now in the market for my new projector -- and I'm glad I found this topic!! I'm planning to use it more for cookies, so my question is: which do y'all recommend, the 300 or the 1000? I guess I'm wondering about the reduction lens -- it's only for use on the K300. Which projector can project the smallest picture I guess is the question.
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post #67 of 189
I ended up making the investment in the 1000 and I feel it is worth every penny. You get more light, it is sharper than the 300 and the fact that you can tilt the head so that the image shines from the side and thus you are not fighting the dreaded shadow effect made it a decision I did not second guess. If you go back through my replies on this, you can see where I got mine at a decent price compared to other places. So, if you can swing it, I would highly recommend the 1000.

As for the smallest picture, I do not know which will do that, but all I did the one time when I was playing and wanted a smaller image was simply scan my drawing into the computer, reduce it, print in and put in it. Viola! Smaller image! Another time when I did not want to got shrink my image, all I did was stack books and then put my cookie (atop parchment paper, of course) on top of that. Not only did it bring it closer to the image, it saved me from leaning over like I usually do when working counter height, which is better on the back anyway.

Also, regarding a smaller image, clarity is something I wanted, so that is another reason I went with the 1000 as it is supposed to be sharper than the 300.

You can see my vote is for the 1000. It is more money, but the features make it worth it to me if you can swing the additional cost. I consider it an investment in a good tool.
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post #68 of 189
I've used my projector mostly for cakes, but occasionally when I have to do lettering on cookies I will pull it out. It relieves the worries over whether or not the entire message will fit! I also have the 1000. It is the one decorating tool I would HATE to lose.
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post #69 of 189
So glad I came across this thread! I thinking about purchasing the kopykake, but couldn't find any reviews to go on. Thanks OP!
post #70 of 189
Great topic!! I struggle with printing, etc on cakes-seems like the cake is perfect & then the writting brings it down a couple of notches icon_sad.gif
Would a full sheet cake fit under a 300? Thanks!
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post #71 of 189
I appreciate those answers! icon_biggrin.gif I've heard that the reduction lense was awesome for cookie work, but from what I read both the K1000 and the K300 reduce to 70% and the reduction lense said it would reduce to 50% -- which begged the question -- 50% of the 70% reduction? Or 50% of the original picture (which doesn't make sense since the projector itself reduces to 70%.) (I like to have all my questions answered before I make these big ticket investments.) icon_lol.gif
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which begged the question -- 50% of the 70% reduction? Or 50% of the original picture



I would just give Kopycake a call. They were very helpful with all of my questions and will tell you what will work best for you.

Don't forget the aspect with the 1000 though of being able to shine your image from the side. Not fighting that shadow is a biggie to me along with the clarity aspect.
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post #73 of 189
my goodness - they are out of stock at all the places.
post #74 of 189
is the correct projector the K1000 artist opaque projector(graphic)? because the 300 series lists it for cake decorating as opposed to something else, is there more than one version of the K1000? I don't want to pay for the wrong model?
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post #75 of 189
Okay is anyone else not getting ANY email notices from CC??? icon_confused.gificon_cry.gif
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