Sweetgrandma, you asked where I purchased my printer ... directly from Epson .. anyone can. I order all my printers and consumable online from Epson, except regular every day paper.
Sweetgrandma .... purchased directly from Epson, online. Check out this link .... Epson has special promo right now ... $50 instant rebate = $49.99 .... and FREE shipping.
Frosting sheets have One Year Shelf Life ... but can you imagine the possibilities ..... one the word gets out, you could make back you investment in no time ^_^
Be happy to answer any questions or concerns, etc. email me if you like firstname.lastname@example.org ^_^
This is ia real bargain for this printer. You can also print directly from a memory card, as well as SCAN images for storage on your computer or a CD. Had a teriffic Epson Scanner, but it was stolen along with my computer and everything attached thereto ... my high end Epson printer and all. Was sick.
Anyway, this is a steal ... you can copy, scan and print right from the printer or from the computer, which ever you choose. Don't know where you'll find all those options with a quality printer for $50.
Good luck everyone .... and if enough of us have printers the Mumms also handles the consummables. Shipping time is about the same for me, being so far south. But so many of you are in her general vicinity.
Yes Mumms, wasa thinking about the rice paper for fluttery things, like the butterflies. You could print in any size you want and perch upon your flowers or what not.
Decisions, decisions .... y'all have fun and good luck. ^_^ DeLores
Kopykake is a company in California who developed edible ink kartridges using a type of food coloring which is specifically designed for use with some Canon or Epson model printers.
You purchase a compatible printer from the most desirable source (usually based on features and price). For instance, after some research, I purchased the Epson NX415.
Then, you purchase the edible consummable items from Kopykake or one of their distributors. The consummable items are the frosting sheets and specially designed kolor ink kartridges.
When I posted the link on Wednesday, Epson was offering free shipping ... did not see a note which specified the promotion period for either the free shipping or the $50 instant rebate.
Kopykake also sells a complete line of high end products for producing edible images on cakes. You might like to browse their site for more info. The Epson promo is an incredible value for anyone who wants an affordable option for edible images for their cakes.
Hope this helps ^_^
The Kopykake consummable products are designed for and approved by the FDA for "food use."
The general consensus is that the Canon printers are preferable for this use due to the issue I mentioned above.
This is all very condensed from what I've read over the past 6 months on cakecentral.com. I really, really want one but haven't been able to justify the expense to myself yet much less considered how I'm going to justify it to hubby. Can you believe he did NOT get me one for Christmas despite my nearly outright asking several times? What are the odds I can just give him a "cake want" list before Valentines Day and he'll get me something from it? LOL
Whichever brand/model you decide to purchase, go to a few sites that sell edible ink first to make sure you purchase a printer that someone sells the edible ink for or you'll be "up a creek."
BTW- did you know Cricut is coming out with a machine just for cake? Of course, it's going to be about $100 more that the regular Cricut, but it's nice to know someone out there is trolling cake forums to get ideas from us! Well, kind of nice and kind of creepy. LOL
A special "chip set" was required with the kolor kartridges for both the Canon and Epson printers. All the regular ink cartridges have a "chip" on the end of the ink cartridge. The printers read the chip to determine the amount of ink in each cartridge. When you refill the Kopykake kolor kartridges it is necessary reset the "chip" on the end of the cartridge .... the "chip set' is used for this purpose to fool the printer into thinking it is a brand new ink cartridge.
Again, thankfully the "chipset" is not necessary with the latest model printers. You can remove the Kopykake kolor kartridges between print jobs if you like, store in plastic zip lock bag and pop them back in when you're ready to print the next image. Thankfully, you can do the same thing with the Epson ink cartridges.
Happy edible images my friends ^_^
don't want to confuse anyone .... the epson NX415 printer is a model in what they call the NX410 series. The ink cartridges designed for one fit all of them.
The set of 4 kolor kartridges tanks for the Epson NX410 Series ..... KK No. = T0695SET-4
also bought the refill kit, because you can refill the first four tanks up to four times .... each of the four colors come in 2 oz bottles
Refill Kartridge Kit - 4 col 2 ozs each ...... KK No. = RFK02
Also got the Set of 10 Assorted Pens .... you can do cute lil whimsy things with them or color a cartoon if you like
bought the 8x11 frosting sheets .... KK No. KJFS0811
Hope this helps Sweetgrandma .. let me know if you have any others questions ^_^ (email@example.com)
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