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post #16 of 33
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Does your printer require chips on the cartridges?


Hi,

The ip3600 already has chips installed on the cartridges. All newer printers require chips these days.

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post #17 of 33

<grouse>

Yes. The manufacturers can't or won't provide sufficiently better inks/toners than 3rd party cartridges and/or refill kits without charging through the nose, and won't charge enough for the printers to recover their costs ("razor-and-blades" business model), so they cheat, and throw up deliberate obstacles to block 3rd party cartridges and refill kits.

 

Then again, if the manufacturers didn't use a razor-and-blades model, inkjet printers wouldn't be nearly so popular.

 

And people wonder why I don't allow inkjet printers in the house, gladly outsource things like edible printing and direct-to-optical-media printing, and own 2 laser printers and an old Microdry (which will hopefully hold together until I use up the last of my ribbons)

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post #18 of 33
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<grouse>

Yes. The manufacturers can't or won't provide sufficiently better inks/toners than 3rd party cartridges and/or refill kits without charging through the nose, and won't charge enough for the printers to recover their costs ("razor-and-blades" business model), so they cheat, and throw up deliberate obstacles to block 3rd party cartridges and refill kits.

Well there are smart people who have found their way around those obstacles.

 

I have been printing photographic catalogues since 2006 with Epson using a wonderful device called a "continuous ink system".  The cartridges refill themselves with  high quality ink that sits in a 4 ounce reservoir.  When you pay for the best ink on the market, the thing works fine year after year without any inky fingers or fuss.  

 

I bought the "chip reset" software for the printer and I use a waste bottle instead of the OEM ink pad...that's all the maintenance required.  I can't imagine high quality printing any other way.  

 

OK so all we need to do is sort out a way for the CIS to be food grade, for those who need to print many sheets on a regular basis.

post #19 of 33
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Hi,

The ip3600 already has chips installed on the cartridges. All newer printers require chips these days.

Do you still sell chip-less cartridges? 

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post #20 of 33

Hi Anna,

There are no chipless cartridges any more. There are some very old models that do not require the chip, but because of the age of the printer, even if you find a unused one, you will have so many problems.  The chips really are not a problem these days. Once in a while you run in to a bad chip, but you are talking about a very small amount. We sell thousands of cartrdiges and have very few problems.

I hope this helps
Deb

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post #21 of 33

I bought some "automatic resetting" chips since that post, and have found them to be amazing! I melted your chips off the cartridges, put the automatic ones on, secured with a dot of hot glue and was able to print like new again! I am thrilled to pieces. They were about $3 each, after shipping, and saved me $48 for new cartridges or a new printer plus new cartridges since there isn't a darn thing wrong with the one I have, I don't care how old it is! It was bought new, in the box, and prints wonderful images, as long as the chips aren't messed up. And it could've just been a single chip I had a problem with, but the way the canon is set up, it won't do a thing if there is one bad chip! You can't even print black text if your yellow is out! I use an HP, in the house, and I can install an empty, dried out color cartridge, and have it print in black, as long as there is black in there... I wish they sold fresh, empty cartridges I could fill with edible ink, because that is more honest, in my book!

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post #22 of 33

Hey everyone...I just want to put it out there that we are going to be introducing a brand new cake decorating product at the Virginia National Capital Area Cake Show NCACS....I cant tel you what it is but it is a very cool item!!!!

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post #23 of 33

I am expecting new versions of the Icing Images Premium Icing Sheets late this month!!! Watch for that and another ground breaking product that we will debut at the National Capital Area Cake show in April!!!

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post #24 of 33

Purchased my icing sheets and ink from Debbie this am, very helpful, awesomely nice lady to deal with. I can't wait till I get my order.

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post #25 of 33

Hey Anna,

Even though your cartridges can be used over and over and over again, one of the reasons we recommend new cartrdiges is because you cannot clean inside your cartridge. Over time, ink will build up and start to crystalize. This will eventually cause bad clogging in your printer. Sort of like reusing a water bottle, it still gets dirty on the inside and eventually because you cannot clean it, you have to replace it. Our cartridges can be refilled over and over and the chip resets just by clicking it in and out after refilling, but...we still recommend you replace them about every three refills. Best of luck, I am glad it worked for you!

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post #26 of 33

Hmm. You can clean a water bottle by dropping a denture cleanser tablet in it, and letting it effervesce itself clean. (I've done it with my Mystic, CT souvenir water bottle.) Not sure if that would work with an inkjet cartridge, though: they might have passages too small for denture cleanser to be effective. Or so small that the denture cleanser itself might cause clogs. Flushing with distilled water might be an option.

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post #27 of 33
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Hey Anna,

Even though your cartridges can be used over and over and over again, one of the reasons we recommend new cartrdiges is because you cannot clean inside your cartridge. Over time, ink will build up and start to crystalize. This will eventually cause bad clogging in your printer. Sort of like reusing a water bottle, it still gets dirty on the inside and eventually because you cannot clean it, you have to replace it. Our cartridges can be refilled over and over and the chip resets just by clicking it in and out after refilling, but...we still recommend you replace them about every three refills. Best of luck, I am glad it worked for you!

I do plan on replacing after I refill them one more time, it was just so damn frustrating to only be able to use them once. I only print about once or twice a week, usually small images, just a little ink. I can't justify buying new carts every 2 months. That would cost a mint! As much fun as it is to buy new cake toys, I do like to have some money left for licensing, insurance and permits.

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post #28 of 33

Hi James  It is not necessary to clean or flush our cartridges with our ink.  We use, and test, ink cartridges 2 years old and we have no problems at all.  Furthermore, because of the formulation of our ink, bacteria and virus cannot grow on the ink or cartridge.  We have been doing this for 27 years. 

 

 

Wes

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post #29 of 33

I have to say that Icing Images has the best icing sheets!!!!! All the other ones break as you are trying to peel them off!!!!!

post #30 of 33

To "Roseyrod": I've never had any trouble with the DecoPac edible print media the local cake supply did my edible prints on. Just chill and peel.

 

To Wes ("Tasty FotoArt"): I was speaking in the abstract: I neither own an inkjet printer, nor permit such things in my home, and I outsource all my edible printing, so the closest I get to clogged inkjet cartridges is if one of my fountain pens gets stopped up.

 

I am curious, however, about how an ink can be edible, yet not support microbes or fungi. (In my long-dormant home chemistry/photo lab, I've seen fungal crud colonize the surface of both plain tap water and PhotoFlo that were left standing for too long in a covered glass jar!)

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