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post #31 of 57

Why can't you just clean the print head? Not that I'd use regular ink in my edible printer - but it just seems like if you clean the print head, you'll get all the ink out.

post #32 of 57
You'd have to clean the printhead, and the self-cleaning system, and anything else that came in contact therewith, and do so to food-safe standards. Unless you're fully equipped to rebuild inkjet printers, you wouldn't have anything that could do that without ruining the printer in the process.

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post #33 of 57

James is correct. The ink gets all over the inside of the printer and cannot be easily cleaned out to make it food safe. 

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post #34 of 57

I went to the KopyKake site and printed out the list of ink cartridges they had available then went into Staples and bought the Canon IP3600 and couldn't be more pleased.  I use it infrequently but the print heads never clog or fail me.

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I went to the KopyKake site and printed out the list of ink cartridges they had available then went into Staples and bought the Canon IP3600 and couldn't be more pleased.  I use it infrequently but the print heads never clog or fail me.

Since you've had such success, a little more information might be helpful like how often do you use it, do you ever turn it off and how long have you had it?

post #36 of 57

All I can do is be honest and tell you my experiences.  I've had it for three years. And ashamed to admit that I only use it twice a year.  I always turn it off after each use but don't remove the ink tanks and it works beautifully each time.  Even I'm surprised.

post #37 of 57
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All I can do is be honest and tell you my experiences.  I've had it for three years. And ashamed to admit that I only use it twice a year.  I always turn it off after each use but don't remove the ink tanks and it works beautifully each time.  Even I'm surprised.

I have never heard of anyone having so little trouble with their edible printer. Maybe people who use theirs so little have fewer problems because the system auto cleans less or something? Maybe people with printers that work all the time don't come online to rave about it? I don't have a clue, but it makes me want to try that model. Maybe Icing Images could chime in and let us know if in their experience that model is the best.

 

I've been struggling with this for 6 years. I'm on my fourth printer and my second MG5320. I'm considering buying another MG5320 for back up in case my existing one fails at the last minute.

post #38 of 57
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I have never heard of anyone having so little trouble with their edible printer.

I have never heard of anyone having so little trouble with any inkjet printer.

 

Greetings from Washington, DC.

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post #39 of 57
So happy about this information.....so want to do edible images can someone give me the links to the best printer ink & paper....also what ever I print from it is edible? Does it peel off??? Do we choose the size ee need? Thank You
post #40 of 57

Depends on the individual edible printing media, but the usual drill is to do any necessary trimming, then chill the edible print in the freezer for a few seconds to a minute or more, then peel off the backing, and apply to the cake while it's still stiff.

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post #41 of 57

I also have a canon ip3600 and do not have any trouble with it (touch wood).  I unplug it after use and chuck it in the cupboard.  In the last 9 months I have printed maybe a dozen sheets and some of these have been at the same time.  After all I have read I decided that I should be printing at least a page a week to make sure I don't have problems but I find the weeks slipping away and my good intentions come to nothing.

post #42 of 57

Ok...lots of great info here.... To answer some questions.  The MP5320 is  better than the ip3600.  They are basically the same printers except the 5320 has the scan bed.  We have found that our customers proportionally by more of the 5320 and have fewer problems then even the 3600. I am not sure what troubles howsweet is having, but I may be able to help.  A lot of times it is something simple that needs tweaking.  Since we went with our new generation of ink several years ago, our customers problems have diminished greatly to the point we were able to reduce our service staff!

 

James, we dont have to chill our icing sheets, they feature the easy peel backing which gives an easy release! And where in DC are you? We are not that far apart! I was born and raised in MD!

 

Royalicing101There are different brands of icing sheets and inks out there for you to choose from.  We recommend you request samples or ask here on CC for favorites.  I am biased on our products of coarse since I am the owner! But find a company that answers your questions, ships quickly and provides good products.  One of the most frequent calls we get are the ones who find the cheapest product out there and end up in a mess.  But you do want to print regularly, once a week to two weeks, otherwise you are prone to problems.  While we do have many customers who use it here and there and they too put it away for long periods of time, we do find that its not an inexpensive hobby so it is something you want to use regularly!

 

Edible printing is the driving force of a new genre of cake decorating, edible paper art and edible printing is one small but important part of it as you can do so much more now a days with iDesigns, electronic cutting and Sweet Accents machines that your world is open to use the edible printing with isomalt, chocolate, gumpaste and even all by itself!

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Thanks

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post #43 of 57
So if getting my first printer what is best choice?
post #44 of 57

I like the Canon MG5320 (our elite printer). Seems to have the fewest problems. 

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post #45 of 57

You can use almost any Canon and HP inkjet printer. But you have to be able to clean these cartridges and have  a verified edible ink for them



 



Here is an example of HP Deskjet 930 & HP 78 inkjet cartridge and Brilliant Edible ink for it.



 



http://adriatix.hr/A_NOVOSTI/A_novo_INK_ink/PICT/Brilijant-Ink-_HP-78.jpg



 



HP 78 cartridge has been filed couple of times with distillate water an after that cleaned in appropriate Adriatix  centrifuge for inkjet cartridges.



 



The same way we found Canon iP 1900 + CISS  the best solution for printing in quantity with edible inks. Simple in use and good quality print. Excellent paper feeder.



http://adriatix.hr/A_PROIZVODI/A_pro_PRINTERI/Canon/PICT/DSCN5501_L.gif



Unfortunately you can not use some stock edible ink in these CISS because oxidation issues. So you need to use the edible ink that is resistant to air exposure.

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