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Edible image printers! What to buy?

I am thinking about getting an edible image printer, but I have no idea where to start.
What do you use? Any advice on what is best?

Larissa, Durham NC, lalascakes.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cakes-by-Lala/179209385453011

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BellaCakes & Confections ...

Hi Larissa, I have a canon MG5220 and I love it. The other popular brand would be Epson. But when
I was doing research to buy I found more people favored the Canon. If I could go back and change who I bought mine from i would. I bought the cheapest Package deal I could find. I used all the paper that came with the printer and thought i would try Icing Images premium icing sheets and they where so much better than the icing sheets that came with my package deal. Icing Images has a facebook page with a link to there website. Or you could just google them. But they also have a start up package deal and all of the products I have bought from them ship very fast. They are also very helpful with any help you may need getting started. Good luck finding your printer. :-)

Robert Allen ...

bellacakesand is correct that most people favor the Canon over an Epson, The main reason for this is that the canon print head is removable and the epson is not. By being able to remove the print head, you can easily clean it when needed.

Currently there are 4 different manufacturers of Icing Sheets, and you will find each manufacturer has a different style of product. This is because of the differences in how the sheets are made. You will find that each sheet has benefits for certain tasks.

If you are looking to save on your start up cost, Purchase your printer locally (but you must make sure it is a model that uses the available edible color cartridges, the latest cartridges available are compatible with Canon 220/221 and Canon 225/226 series cartridges) then order the supplies you need from the companies out there. (This route can save you upward of $200.00 or more from buying a package from the Icing Sheets suppliers)

Good Luck