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What are good and cheap edible printers?

post #1 of 25
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icon_sad.gif I'm looking for a good and cheap edible printer, I have heard Canon printers are good to use. I went to Walmart and i found some cheap ones there im just not sure which one would be good to use. Can someone give me some advise on which printers are good out there for edible printing! icon_wink.gif
post #2 of 25
I have an epson I think it's a NX100. but i'm not at it so i'm not sure the model but that sounds right in my head. I received it for a gift for christmas, but I think mom paid about $100 for it. found it online. maybe amazon.com??!?!? not sure. it was 2 christmas' ago. i've been happy with it.
post #3 of 25
You need to go to icing images or Kopy Kake. There will be a list of printers that they sell cartridges for. Then find the cheapest price for one of those printers. I have a canon MX700 right now that I really like. It was around $100.
post #4 of 25
You need to talk with Debbie @ Icing Images. They are wonderful!!! icon_lol.gif 10 Stars!!!! thumbs_up.gif I have the Cannon MX 700, and it's great!
post #5 of 25
Thanks maureen!
The cheapest way to get in to an edible printer is to purchase seperate from an imaging company like ours. The Canon mx700 is a great printer, but it is hard to find and there is a whole new line of printers that use Gold Label Inks. These inks feature a spongeless ink tank and produce the best edible picture I have ever seen in edible printing. The best cheapest printer out there is the Canon ip3600. If you dont have a scanner and you need one with a scanner go for the Canon mp560. You can purchase supplies seperately, but be sure to purchase your supplies from a company that will answer your questions for you even if you dont purchase the printer through them. Now, when you go this route, you are on your own if there are warranty issues, but sometimes this is the best route just to get in quick and cheap. I will always be glad to answer any questions you may have. Thanks and good luck!

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post #6 of 25
linedancer,

Is it the cannon pixma mx700 that you have ? Have you had any issues with it ?
I looked at the ink cartridges and refills....what is a 'chip' ? It says cartridge with chip? I assume that the chip is necessary for the printer to read and print ? Does it have to be re set ?
Sorry for all the questions, but I'm needing to purchase one very soon and I'm trying to locate all the info.
Thank you !
Kristy
post #7 of 25
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omg, thanks ladies all this info. has been great! and Debbie thanks for all your help as well! icon_biggrin.gif
post #8 of 25
I found the Canon PIXMA mp560 on Newegg for $84.99. . . I'm paying more for the ink cartridges than the printer! Thanks for all the tips! I'm excited to get my new toys since I have a wedding coming up soon and the bride wants black and white photos on the cake. Can't wait!
post #9 of 25
I'm looking at the Cannon MP560 as well. Staples has it right now for $100 and amazon has it for $84.99 and free shipping. I love(d) my cannon IP6000D but am having print head issues and can't count on it to print well for me when I need it icon_sad.gif The MP560 is also set up for wireless which would be great! Let me know how you like yours when you get it.

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Debbie
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post #10 of 25
I have an epson NX400 that I love! Ive had for about a year and have no complaints. It cost me a 50 or 60 dollars at best buy. The newer version costs 69.99 at best buy right now. The ink I bought from KopyKake. The cartridge was like 50 and then I also bought the refill bottles that are so worth it!!! another 50 dollars. The paper I buy from Decopac and it costs me 28 dollars for 25 pieces that are 8.5 by 11.

Features that I like about it:

Its a standalone printer so I dont have to have connected to comp. (so great bc i have a small space and this way i put it somewhere else without having to lug it back and forth)

I like how whenever I scan an image I can look at it in the little screen and I can zoom in and out to select a certain part of the image to print.

When I make a direct copy I can reduce and enlarge without a problem.

I can print directly from a memory card!!

I love this printer and I have no complaints!
post #11 of 25
I have the Canon MP510 and wouldn't recomend it! I have bought two sets of cartidges and a new print head and it still won't print a good image. I got the printer for a very good price but have spent at least $300 and still can't print an image. Right now I am trying to decide if I want to spend any more or just have someone else print my images for me.
Enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going.
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post #12 of 25
I have an epson 880+.
It just sits on my shelf un-used.
I have the reset chip too. Never used it either.
post #13 of 25
KKristy Sorry, I missed your questions icon_redface.gif

It is the canon pixma mx700 that I have. No issues thus far. It does have a chip, as long as you buy chipped replacement cartridges, you do not have a problem. If you want to fill the cartridges yourself, it just keeps giving you a low ink warning. Finally it says it you will void your warranty if you continue to print. After you click OK on that, the only thing you have to do is make sure you have ink in your cartridges, it will no longer track it for you.

HTH
post #14 of 25
I got my PIXMA MP560 and while I've only printed out one sheet, it seems great. It wasn't difficult to set up except for having to go out and purchase a USB cord. The wedding is this Saturday so I'm excited to see how the cake turns out. Thanks for all the tips!
post #15 of 25
Kristy: Chips are just an added item to the newer cartridges. Either the printer uses it or it does not use it. The only thing you have to watch is depending on where you purchase your ink some companies have you put your chip on yourself. I think they have you take it off your original inked cartridges and put it on the edibles. Ours have chips already on.

A few of you were mentioning problems with older printers. If they are canons, PM me before you purchase another printer and let me know the situation, chances are I have a solution that will keep you running.

Lansgramm, I only recommend people purchasing a printer if you are going to print once per week, if not, it is best to have someone do them for you. We have a huge list of customers and I often times match customers up so that they can help eachother. What problems are you having?

Debbie
Owner
Icing Images, LLC

Have you tried our new DECOgel?

Official Distributors of Spellbinders Sweet Accents for Icing Images the first full food safe die cutting and embossing system!
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Owner
Icing Images, LLC

Have you tried our new DECOgel?

Official Distributors of Spellbinders Sweet Accents for Icing Images the first full food safe die cutting and embossing system!
Picture Cake Equipment, Supplies for Edible Printing,...




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