Are Edible Printers Different from Regular Printers?

If you ask this question then a simple answer is, no. So what sets it apart from regular printers? To sum up, the ink you use with the printer will make all the difference. A regular printer uses ink which is formulated for regular printing job and print only on paper. An inkjet printer used for edible printing uses ink which is FDA compliant food coloring and prints on frosting sheets. So, you might be wondering if you can use your existing printer with edible ink. The answer is yes. As long as the printer will only be used for edible printing purposes, has not been used for anything other than edible printing purposes, and edible ink cartridges are available for your printer.

Edible printing can be personalized for cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as other edible goods. It may be a relatively easy process that can be done at home. One of the key ingredients needed for edible printing is edible ink, supplied by manufacturers of inks of this type. They are available in ink cartridge form that fits into a normal printer or as edible ink refills for use only with edible ink cartridges. Frosting sheets are needed for printing edible designs. These sheets are thin enough to fit through the printer, just the same way regular printer paper is fed through the machine.

If you plan to utilize an old inkjet printer then clean the printer thoroughly before use. This will particularly involve removing and cleaning of print heads for using edible-inks safely.

Disclaimer: The information in this article does not represent any particular company’s opinions or suggestions. Edible ink printing should follow the instructions of the manufacturer from whom you buy your edible ink supplies, and it should be noted that the mixing of edible ink and regular inks should not be done.