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Edible image printer-no chips!

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I have had an MX700 for a little while, it still looks beautiful and shiny and used to make the prettiest images but now it is a gorgeous paperweight, because of the damn chips! I cannot refill cartridges, it still says they are empty. So, I do the reset thing and it still messes up...So I buy a chip resetter and now my chips are unreadable!! It is my 3rd or 4th set of carts, 1 from KopyKake, one tastyphotoart, and one or 2 from Icing Images... And my second printer headicon_cry.gif

 

I need a printer that is CHEAP, and doesn't have chips on the cartridges, and is compatible with the FULL BOTTLES OF REFILL INK I have from icing images....Please help! I have to do a bunch of fondant work because of it now...It is horrible, since it is 12:52, currently, I have been fiddling all day, and now I need to go fiddle with my cake....SO TIRED! I want to avoid this in the future, at all costs (under $200, that is)

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I am sorry, all edible printers have chips now.  They can vary from model to model.  If you tried all those cartridges without success, you may just have ink dripped in the area of where the chips meet the printer.  Email me at sales@icingimages.com, lets see if there isnt something else going on. While your printer is old, it stil may be salvagable if that is the problem you are having.

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I have had an MX700 for a little while, it still looks beautiful and shiny and used to make the prettiest images but now it is a gorgeous paperweight, because of the damn chips! I cannot refill cartridges, it still says they are empty. So, I do the reset thing and it still messes up...So I buy a chip resetter and now my chips are unreadable!! It is my 3rd or 4th set of carts, 1 from KopyKake, one tastyphotoart, and one or 2 from Icing Images... And my second printer headicon_cry.gif

 

I need a printer that is CHEAP, and doesn't have chips on the cartridges, and is compatible with the FULL BOTTLES OF REFILL INK I have from icing images....Please help!

You keep the printer you have right now.

 

You need to buy proper refillable cartridges from ebay.  You need to replace the entire set you have now with one kind of refillables...because mixing and matching cartridges is screwing you up.

 

Email this vendor and ask for EMPTY cartridges  http://www.ebay.com/itm/refillable-INK-PGI-5B-CLI-8-for-CANON-MX850-MX700-MP520-MP800-MP830-MP850-/330859420581?pt=US_Ink_Cartridges&hash=item4d08c21ba5  They will be the same price.  Get two or more sets.  Throw away all the others you have now.

 

The info that I have been provided with from the reliable vendors of refillable cartridges is that you have to wait 2 minutes after you take out the old cartridges.  Replace ALL of them with one kind.  Then you can refill and restart without any nonsense.

 

There are also  devices called "continuous ink systems" that use IV lines from bottles to the cartridges. Some of these work tremendously well.  The cartridges refill themselves whenever they need.  It's wonderful to see it in action. I bought my first CIS in 2006 and have had one ever since, for regular ink printing.

 

 I DO NOT KNOW IF THESE CISS ARE FOOD SAFE. The IV lines may not be medical grade.  But you can replace IV lines with medical/food grade tubing if you need to--this is a one-time effort and my systems have lasted 3+ yers in place.


Edited by BakingIrene - 1/19/13 at 7:38am
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If you have had problems across manufacturers, then no brand will work, the problem most likely is that you dripped ink inside where the pin meat the cartridges, or that one of the pins is slightly bent. For the cartridges that are not being recognized, clean the contacts inside the printer, where the chip meets the printer with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip. If when you pull the q-tip out, then you know that the ink was intereferring with the reading of the cartridges. Also, if you put your finger on the pins and press down, they will create an indentation on your finger. Look at the indentation to see if all the pins are straight and equally spaced. If you have one that is not then that will create the problem as well.

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Icing Images, LLC

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Icing Images, LLC

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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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post #5 of 7
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My cartridges all work once, I get screwed when I refill them. I don't make enough money to keep buying them when I can refill them for cheaper. I don't make that many, but when I do, I love the customization I can do myself, and the large prints with quality paper and ink. I wound up going to the grocery store to her one and it was faded looking, in thin icing sheet, that was tiny, so my cake dwarfed it, and the bottom edge design was cut off, while I had to cut a lot blank off the top!
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Icing images, I will reply more later, I am beat, have had a really rough weekend. Thanks for the offer of help icon_wink.gif
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Oh, and if you still sell Chipless carts, I will buy 10 of the obsolete printers to use them with, to make sure I always have one, lol. I hate fooling with the chips, and you can get the printers for 1/4 of what you buy a current model for.
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