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Was looking at getting a printer for doing edible pictures.  Not too sure what printer to buy.  If anyone has a printer or any comments to help  make my decision more informative it would be appreciated.  I have looked around but I am still undecided. 

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Thanks for all your help in making my decision easier. I know that I will definitely be purchasing

a Canon. As for the Cricut, I think that will be fun. I am so excited to get mine, but I will have to

wait for Xmas day to unwrap it.  Anyone that has a Cricut, maybe you can post some pictures to

show us what you have created. Looking forward to seeing your newest creations.

There are alot of good videos on YouTube to help with the Cricut machine.  I have only used it a few times myself, but found that the videos helped.  Good luck

 

Hey Karen,

The best Canon out there is the mg5220.  It is wireless, it has a scanner with it and it does a beautiful job.  If your husband has not purchase the Cricut, I would strongly suggest the silhouette Cameo.  Only because it connects to your computer.  Since you are going to be  printing images, it is a natural flow for you to use your computer to create cuts with your electronic cutter.  It really opens things up endless possiblitites.  Check out this link that shows a tutorial using printed images, with the silhouette.  http://www.creativedesignsforcakes.blogspot.com/2011_12_01_archive....

It is so amazing what you can do!

Karen Garside said:

Thanks for all your help in making my decision easier. I know that I will definitely be purchasing

a Canon. As for the Cricut, I think that will be fun. I am so excited to get mine, but I will have to

wait for Xmas day to unwrap it.  Anyone that has a Cricut, maybe you can post some pictures to

show us what you have created. Looking forward to seeing your newest creations.

Hey June,

Are you able to tell me the place that does the images for $6?? Thanks a lot! :)

June Kowalczyk said:

Where I live in Canada, my local grocery store runs around $9.00. But I just got info from a local Canadian cake club I belong to that  there is a place about 20 min from me you can either go there, or email your image, she mails to you, or u pick up. Says she charges $6.00?  I don't often use a edible image, so not a big deal for me.

Well you can buy any printer but its depend on your work quantity. How much pages you will print everyday? If you want taking new printer for your personal use you can take any Hp printer or canon etc.

amadeusfinecakes.com

I got my printer from Staples for $70 and I get the ink & edible paper from icingimages.com

If you are looking to use it for edible use, it has to be dedicated. We recommend the Canon Printer. The CAnon mp5320 is a great printer for edible printing.

I was at the cake supply store today and was talking about edible images and they told me that you buy the printer but the program for it is about $1,000.  Is this true?  I assumed it was just like a regular printer.  can anyone advise me?    I can't believe that you need a program that costs that much to use the edible printer.

I think the information you have is incorrect.  Edible printing is just  like regular printing except you use a printer that is compatable with edible inks. We recommend the Canon as stated above.  Our company, Icing Images, has a free online program taht you can print from, however for regular printing on 8.5x11" icing sheets, you can use any graphics program you want.  Now if you are looking to print copywritten images, you have to go through a company that sells those types of licensing.  Those programs are more expensive and you have to pay per print with the copywritten images.  But if you are printing pictures of people, you do not need that.  We actually sell a program called idesigns that allows you to print designs that are licensed for edible use. I hope this is helpful.


thank you so much.  That info didn't sound right so I knew someone on this site would have the answer.  Now the search for the printer. =)
Icing Images said:

I think the information you have is incorrect.  Edible printing is just  like regular printing except you use a printer that is compatable with edible inks. We recommend the Canon as stated above.  Our company, Icing Images, has a free online program taht you can print from, however for regular printing on 8.5x11" icing sheets, you can use any graphics program you want.  Now if you are looking to print copywritten images, you have to go through a company that sells those types of licensing.  Those programs are more expensive and you have to pay per print with the copywritten images.  But if you are printing pictures of people, you do not need that.  We actually sell a program called idesigns that allows you to print designs that are licensed for edible use. I hope this is helpful.

I would strongly suggest the Canon MG5320 printer. It is a great printer and probably our biggest selling printer.   Also, based upon your beautiful cakes, my guess is you will also like iiDesigns. They are designs that are licensed for edible use.  We designed this program because we had found when we were making designs that the scrapbook paper is not licensed for reprinting and for sale. So people who were copying images from scrapbooking pages or websites were printing them and selling them illegally.  We actually got a several keynote decorators together and had them help in choosing designs to compile this collection of over 1000 different images that are catagorized for easy referencing. This program actually will create patterns that have repeatable patterns that will match up end to end so that you can created endless bows, ribbons and wraps that you can match up each end without broken patterns! It is a really cool program. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about anything, I will be glad to answer you.

Oh, by the way, if you are purchasing your printer on your own, not from a company like ours that sells edible printing kits, Staples has them on sale right now.


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thank you so much.  That info didn't sound right so I knew someone on this site would have the answer.  Now the search for the printer. =)
Icing Images said:

I think the information you have is incorrect.  Edible printing is just  like regular printing except you use a printer that is compatable with edible inks. We recommend the Canon as stated above.  Our company, Icing Images, has a free online program taht you can print from, however for regular printing on 8.5x11" icing sheets, you can use any graphics program you want.  Now if you are looking to print copywritten images, you have to go through a company that sells those types of licensing.  Those programs are more expensive and you have to pay per print with the copywritten images.  But if you are printing pictures of people, you do not need that.  We actually sell a program called idesigns that allows you to print designs that are licensed for edible use. I hope this is helpful.

can you give me the model numbers of the other canon printers?  that one is sold out =(
 
Icing Images said:

I would definitely recommend a Canon over Epsons. The main reason is that the Canon has a removable printhead so if you do get a nasty clog, you can remove the printhead and clean it rather then throwing the printer away and starting over as you would with an Epson.  I prefer the Canon MG5220 which is featured in our Elite Standalone system.  It has a scanner and a printer all in one unit.  It also is compatable with our Sponge free cartridges.  These are a newer type of cartridge which is preferred for many reasons.  First, without the sponge, there is more edible ink since the sponge is not taking up 2/3'rds of the space in the cartridge.  SInce there is no sponge, there is no reason to put alcohol in the ink so that the sponge does not collect bacteria.  Without the alcohol, there is less printhead burn out that you will find in sponged cartridges.  Plus the cartridges can be refilled directly in the printer saving time, money and mess.  The cartridges/ink is made in the US and Kosher.  Finally, the ink works as a great compliment to the Premium Icing Sheets which are the preferred sheet among top decorators.  It is a much more flexible sheet and gives you the largest printable surface in the industry.  Please let me know if you have any questions, I will be glad to assist you in any way possible.

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