How to Print on Edible Icing Sheets

Edible Image Printer

Edible Image Printer

How to Print Using EPS Premium Easy Peel Edible Icing Sheets:

  • EPS Icing sheets should be stored flat in a cool, dry place between 18 and 20 degrees C.
  • It is recommended that the edible icing sheets are fed into the printer with the clear polyester strip travelling through the printer first, and it is important they are fed as flat as possible and without curved edges.
  • For best results, EPS icing sheets should be fed as single sheets manually from the top/ rear input where possible.
  • It is important to test the various print settings available for your specific printer in order to maximise your image quality. It is also important to select the correct paper type with Edible Icing sheets often producing a better image when the Envelope setting is used. This ensures the print heads/rollers are raised to accommodate a thicker input paper type.
  • Most edible images will benefit from maximised ink-jet printer resolution / dpi (dots per inch), so it is important to test which settings achieve the best results. Note that some higher quality printer settings may take longer to print than medium or lower quality settings, so if you are looking to print images quicker, then it might be advantageous to change to a slightly lower quality setting.
  • Once printed EPS Icing Sheets are easy peel, and can simply be peeled away from the clear plastic backing paper.

How to Adjust the Colours on Canon TS6350 Edible Printer

If you’re looking to improve the colour balance on your print outs, please follow the instructions below.

This function adjusts the colour balance by changing the ink ratios of each colour.

Use the application software when you want to change the colour balance significantly. Use the printer driver only when you want to adjust the colour balance slightly.
The following sample shows the case when colour balance is used to intensify cyan and to diminish yellow so that the overall colours are more uniform.

figure:No adjustment
figure:Adjust color balance
No adjustment Adjust colour balance

You can set colour balance on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Photo Printing under Commonly Used Settings, and then choosing Colour/ Intensity Manual Adjustment under Additional Features.

Adjusting the colour balance on your Canon TS6350 printer:

  1. Open the printer driver setup window
  2. Select the manual colour adjustment

    On the Main tab, select Manual for Colour/Intensity, and click Set….

    figure:Select Manual for Color/Intensity on the Main tab

    The Manual Colour Adjustment dialog box opens.

  3. Adjust colour balance

    There are individual sliders for CyanMagenta, and Yellow. Each colour becomes stronger when the corresponding slider is moved to the right, and becomes weaker when the corresponding slider is moved to the left. For example, when cyan becomes weaker, the colour red becomes stronger.
    You can also directly enter a value linked to the slider. Enter a value in the range from -50 to 50. The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.

    After adjusting each colour, click OK.

    figure:Color balance in the Manual Color Adjustment dialog box
  4. Complete the setup

    Click OK on the Main tab.
    When you execute print, the document is printed with the adjusted colour balance.

Important

  • When the Grayscale Printing check box on the Main tab is checked, the colour balance (CyanMagentaYellow) appear greyed out and are unavailable.

Canon Pixma IX6850 – Wifi Set Up Guide

So you’ve received your new Canon IX6850 edible printer here are easy to follow instructions on how to set up the wifi.

Some routers or hubs (access points) feature an automatic connection button labelled “WPS” which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup and allows permitted devices to connect to your network without needing to enter a password. This is the easiest way of connecting your PIXMA printer, so if your router or hub has a WPS button please select ‘WPS Connection Method’ below for instructions on connecting using this method.

If your router or hub does not support WPS, please select ‘Standard Connection Method’ below.

WPS Connection Method

Before we start, there are some conditions that must be met in order to use the WPS push button method:

  • The access point must have a physical WPS push button available.
    Please check with your device’s user guide for details.
    If the WPS push button is not available please use the instructions in the Standard Connection Method section.
  • Your network must be using the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2 security protocol. Most WPS enabled access points use this protocol.

Step 1

1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

2. Press and hold the [Wi-Fi  ] button on the front of the printer until the white power lamp flashes once, and then release it.

Step 2

1. Make sure that this button starts to flash blue and then go to your access point and press the [WPS] button within 2 minutes.
For exact details regarding pressing the WPS button, please refer to the access point manual.

The blue Wi-Fi lamp on the printer will continue to flash while searching for, or connecting to the access point. When the printer has successfully made a connection to your wireless network, the blue lamp will stop flashing and remain lit.

Network settings confirmation

To confirm that your printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, you can print out the network settings of your printer if you wish:

1. Make sure that your printer is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

3. Press and hold the [Resume/Cancel  ] button until the white power lamp flashes 6 times and then release it. The network information page will be printed.

When referring to the printout, check that the “Connection” indicates “Active” and that the SSID -Service Set Identifier (the name of your wireless network) indicates the correct name of your wireless network.

This concludes the WPS setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA iX6850.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, please download the manuals and software.

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


Standard Connection Method for Windows users only

1. Insert the CD that came with your printer and run the setup.

If the “Setup CD-ROM” does not autorun, insert the CD-ROM into the computer again and click on [My Computer] select the CD-ROM and double-click [MSETUP4.EXE].

Windows 8 users – double click [Canon_IJ]. When the selection window opens, double-click the [MSETUP4.EXE].

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, please download the manuals and software.

2. When the initial screen appears, click on [Next].

3. Please select [Network Connection] and then [Wireless Connection].

4. Ensure that your printer is turned on, make sure the white power lamp is lit and then click [Next].

5. Click on [Connect to the network].

6. Click on [Cableless setup].

7. When the following screen appears, hold down the [Wi-Fi] button (A) on the printer until the white power lamp flashes 2 times, then release after the second flash and click on [Next].

8. Make sure that the blue Wi-Fi lamp flashes quickly and the white power lamp is lit, then click on [Next].

The following screen will be displayed:

9. When the following screen appears, select your region, and then click on [Next].

10. When the following screen appears, select your language and then click on [Next].

11. When the following screen appears, select the software you wish to install, and then click on [Next]. If you’re not sure which software you want to install at this stage, don’t worry, as you can always uninstall it at a later stage if you wish.

12. When the following screen appears, click on [Yes] to agree to the end user license agreement.

13. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].

If the following screen is displayed during the installation, click on [Redetect] to search for your printer again.
Depending on your network configuration, it may take a minute or so for the software to detect the printer. This may involve clicking on redetect a number of times.

If you are unable to detect your printer on the network, to confirm that your printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, you can print out the network settings of your printer:

• Make sure that your printer is turned on.

• Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

• Press and hold the [Resume/Cancel  ] button until the white power lamp flashes 6 times, and then release it. The network Configuration page will be printed.

You network name (or SSID) should be displayed in box 1 and your printer should obtain an IP address displayed in box 2.

If you cannot see the above settings on the printout, restart the installation process.

14. Once the Cableless setup is complete the following screen will be displayed to indicate the model of your printer and the name (or SSID) of your wireless network.

Click [Complete].

15. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Next].

16. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].

17. If you wish to register your printer at this stage click [Next], alternatively you can register later using the Quick Menu software, so click [Cancel].

18. If you wish to take part in the Extended Survey Program, click [Agree].
Alternatively, click on [Do not agree].

19. Click on [Exit] to complete the installation

This concludes the Windows setup

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


Standard Connection Methods for Mac users only

Before you start please download the installation software.

1. When the initial screen appears, click on [Next].

2. You may be asked to type in your password to continue with the installation. Type in your password and click on [Install Helper].

3. Click [Next].

4. Please select [Network Connection] then [Wireless Connection].

5. Ensure that the printer is switched on and the white power lamp is indicated as below and then click [Next].

6. If the following screen appears, select [Open].

7. Click on [Connect to the network].

8. When the following screen appears, click on [Cableless Setup].

9. Follow the on-screen instructions to enable Cableless setup on your printer.

10. The following message will be displayed:

11. When the following message is displayed, click on [Allow].

12. When the following screen appears, select your region and then click on [Next].

13. When the following screen appears, select your country of residence and then click on [Next].

14. When the following screen appears, select the software you wish to install, and then click on [Next]. If you’re not sure which software you want to install at this stage, don’t worry, as you can always uninstall it at a later stage if you wish.

15. When the following screen appears, click on [Yes] to agree to the end user license agreement.

16. The software will now download and install.

17. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Add Printer].

18. When the following screen is displayed, select the [Canon IJ Network] version of your printer and then click on [Add].

19. The following screen will briefly be displayed.

20. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Next].

21. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Next].

22. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].

23. If you wish to register your printer at this stage click [Next], alternatively you can register later using the Quick Menu software, so click [Cancel].

24. If you wish to take part in the Extended Survey Program, click [Agree]. Alternatively, click on [Do not agree].

25. Click on [Exit] to complete the installation

This concludes the Mac setup

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


Restoring Network Settings to Factory Default

If you need to reset your network settings back to factory default, for example if you change your router/ hub, you can do so by following these instructions:

Please note that initialisation erases all network settings on the machine, so printing or scanning from a computer over the network will become impossible until the printer is re-configured with new network settings.

1. Press and hold the [RESUME/CANCEL  ] button until the white power lamp flashes 9 times.

2. Release the [RESUME/CANCEL  ] button .

The network settings have been reset back to factory default settings.

If this process is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.

 

Canon TS705 Edible Printer – How to Clean Feed Rollers

TS705 Edible Printer Kit
How to Clean Feed Rollers on Canon Printer TS705

If the paper feed roller is dirty or paper powder is attached to it, paper may not be fed properly.

In this case, clean the paper feed roller. Cleaning will wear out the paper feed roller, so perform this only when necessary.

s without Paper:

  • Check that printer is turned on.
  • Remove any paper from paper source to clean rollers.
    • If a message appears on the screen, check it and then press the OK button.
  • Press the Setup button (top right next to LCD screen) , use the left right button to select Maintenance, and press the OK button.
  • Use left right button to select Roller Cleaning and press OK button.
  • Use left right button to select paper source (Rear tray) to clean rollers and press OK button.

    The paper feed roller will rotate as it is cleaned without paper.

Cleaning the Feed Rollers with Paper:

  • Make sure paper feed rollers have stopped rotating, and then load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in paper source selected in step 4
    • Press the OK button.

      The printer starts cleaning. The cleaning will be complete when the paper is ejected.

 

Which is the Best Airbrush Kit for Cake Decorating?

Which Airbrush KitTaking the plunge and purchasing an Airbrush Kit is no doubt a good investment for both Professional and home bakers. It can take your cake decorating skills and finished cakes to another level.

With so many different Airbrush Kits to choose from, what should you consider before you invest in your own Airbrush Kit?  We’ll try and cut through some of the jargon.

Single Action or Double Action?

Airbrushed Cake

Cake Decorated Using Airbrush

What does single or double action mean?

A single action airbrush means you can control the colour intensity and airflow with one action, making it easy to use and ideal for cake decorating

When you press the trigger a stream of both air and colour is released simultaneously.

A double action airbrush on the other hand, performs two separate actions with two separate controls. You have to both pull and press the trigger to operate the air pressure and colour intensity. As you can image it can be quite difficult to control both at the same time.

Gravity Feed or Syphon Feed?

For cake decorating, airbrush kits are usually gravity fed. Which basically means they rely on gravity to feed the colour into the gun, making them simpler to operate and minimising the need for air pressure. In turn, giving you greater control and consistency in your end results.

With Syphon Fed airbrush kits the airbrush paint is placed underneath the gun in a larger container, with the system using suction power to draw the colour into the gun and finally out of the nozzle. Siphon Feed air guns are often used by industrial bakers, airbrushing on a large scale as they can hold greater quantities of colour.

What is the Compressor?

Most airbrush kits contain a gun and a compressor. The compressor generates the air pressure which then ensures the paint is distributed evenly.

For airbrushing cakes, chocolates, cupcakes etc finding the right compressor setting is crucial, which is why it’s always advisable to have a play around with the settings first and test on paper before you start airbrushing your final product. Inadequate power will distribute the colour unevenly and too much pressure could damage your icing. Look for an airbrush kit that comes with an adjuster valve to regulate the pressure, such as Edible Print Supplies Airbrush Compressor Kit impressively, the pressure can be adjusted from 0 – 25 PSI

What PSI should I be Looking for?

Airbrushed CakePSI is basically how you measure pressure. Officially it’s a unit of pressure expressed in pounds of force per square inch of area. So basically the higher the PSI the greater the pressure. As a general rule, for cake decorating, the optimum pressure is 18-25 PSI.

In summary, for cake decorating, the easiest operation and most consistent results can be achieved by purchasing an airbrush kit such as the one from Edible Print Supplies which encompasses a single action, gravity fed airbrush with adjustable pressure from 0 PSI to 25 PSI.

New Innovation in Edible Printing – Add Logos and Designs to Your Coffee

  

Stand out from the competition and offer the latest innovation to hit the coffee market through our new printable, floating icing discs.

These ultra thin coffee toppers from Edible Print Supplies have been specially formulated to float on hot, foamy beverages.

 

 

What Do I Need?

All you need to produce your own, in-house coffee toppers is:

TS705 Edible Printer Kit

  • an Edible printer (prices starting from only £145.95 + VAT).
  • EPS ultra thin, pre-cut Coffee Toppers.
  • Your chosen designs / logos.

Simply print your design, logo or branding onto the icing discs using an edible printer and apply to your hot drinks.

Unlike wafer paper, the unique formulation of the EPS Beverage Toppers means they stay flat, and float until the drink is emptied. Virtually tasteless, the icing sheets provide a unique coffee drinking experience, by adding your logo, branding, designs or even photos .

Beverage Toppers

The blank, 2 inch (5cm) floatable Coffee Toppers are available 12 per sheet, 24 sheets per pack.

coffee toppers 

Simply chose your design or logo, print onto the pre-cut icing sheets and apply to your coffee or hot, frothy beverage. Ideal for every day use or for celebrating events such as Birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day……

For more information please see our website edibleprintsuppplies.co.uk or email sales@edibleprintsupplies.co.uk. Our team has vast experience of edible printing and welcome your contact.

How to Print A Nozzle Check Pattern on Canon TS705 Printer

If you’re having problems with the quality of your printing, a good place to start is by carrying out a nozzle check. When printers are unused for long periods of time (especially if you’re edible printing) this can cause problems with your printhead. Running a nozzle check will help to establish whether any of the nozzles are blocked.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern

Please note: If the remaining ink level is low in any of your cartridges, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace/ fill the ink cartridge whose ink is low.

  1. Make sure that the power on your Canon TS705 printer is turned on.
  2. Load a sheet of A4 plain paper in the rear tray (if you’re edible printing don’t waste your icing sheets, using normal copier paper is fine for this task and won’t cause any damage).
  3. Press the Setup button on the LCD display panel, use the arrow buttons to select maintenance and press OK
  4. Use the arrow button to select nozzle check and press OK
  5. The nozzle check will then be printed

Do not perform any other tasks until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern

What Should the Nozzle Check Pattern Look Like?

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the print head if necessary.

Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (A) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B).

  • (C) Number of sheets printed so far 

Cleaning the print head is required if:

  1. There are missing lines in the pattern (A), see example below:

(D) Good        (E) Bad (lines are missing)

2. There are horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B)

3. If any colours are missing altogether

We’ve found the best way to clean the printhead is to remove it from the printer and run it under hot water (as hot as you can stand it).

 

How To Print the Nozzle Check Pattern on Canon IX6850 Printer

If you’re having problems with the quality of your printing, a good place to start is by carrying out a nozzle check. When printers are unused for long periods of time (especially if you’re edible printing) this can cause problems with your printhead. Running a nozzle check will help to establish whether any of the nozzles are blocked.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern

Please note: If the remaining ink level is low in any of your cartridges, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace/ fill the ink cartridge whose ink is low.

  1. Make sure that the power on your IX6850 printer is turned on.
  2. Load a sheet of A4 plain paper in the rear tray (if you’re edible printing don’t waste your icing sheets, using normal copier paper is fine for this task and won’t cause any damage).
  3. Open the front cover gently, then pull out the paper output tray.
  4. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes white twice, then release it immediately. This is the lower orange button on the RHS of the printer

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

    Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.

What Should the Nozzle Check Pattern Look Like?

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the print head if necessary.

  1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (A) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B).
    • (C) Number of sheets printed so far

Cleaning the print head is required if:

  1. If there are missing lines in the pattern (A):
  • (D) Good
  • (E) Bad (lines are missing)

2. If there are horizontal white streaks in the pattern (B):

  • (F) Good
  • (G) Bad (horizontal white streaks are present)

3. If there are colours missing altogether

We’ve found the best way to clean the printhead is to remove it from the printer and run it under hot water (as hot as you can stand it).

 

How Do You Temper Chocolate?

Easy Method of Tempering Chocolate

For lots of chocolate recipes including creating printed chocolates it’s important to ensure your chocolate is tempered properly.

What Does Tempering Mean in Chocolate Production?

Tempering is the process of heating and cooling chocolate to stabilize it for chocolate production. Tempering gives chocolate a smooth and glossy finish and keeps it from melting easily on your fingers. It also means it’s at the correct temperature when using chocolate transfer sheets, allowing the printed chocolate designs to successfully transfer onto your chocolate.

How Do You Temper Chocolate?

Tempering chocolate is an easy process, it just takes a little patience and a food thermometer.

First of all, bring a pan half filled with water to a simmer and then remove from the heat. Break half of your chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over the pan to make a bain-marie, ensuring the bottom does not come into direct contact with the water. Let the chocolate gradually melt stirring slowly and continuously.

Remove from the heat and add the remaining chocolate pieces. Slowly stir the chocolate until it melts and reaches 27–28°C (this is where a little patience is required!). For milk chocolate the temperature should be 29˚C and for white chocolate 28˚C.

 

Chocolate Mould for Printed Chocolates

If you’re making printed chocolates once the white chocolate has reached 28C pour it straight into your chocolate mould.

Then allow the chocolate to cool completely and your chocolate transfer design will have magically transposed onto your chocolate – as easily as that!

See our separate blog for full instructions on chocolate printing

Printed Chocolate heart

How to Add Designs onto Chocolates using Transfer Sheets

Using chocolate transfers is one of the easiest ways to add colour, patterns and logos to your chocolates.

Providing you have the correct equipment achieving a professional, printed finish is easy. To get started you’ll need an edible printer. The chocolate printer packages from Edible Print Supplies start from just £159.95 + VAT and include everything you need to get started; the edible ink cartridges, chocolate transfers and of course the printer.

Simply print your chosen design onto the chocolate transfer sheets, this can be a company logo, patterns, messages, Christmas design the scope is endless……

Add the printed transfer sheet to your chosen chocolate mould. The easiest moulds to use are the magnetic chocolate moulds which consist of 2 parts; the plastic mould and a magnetic base which means the transfer sheet snaps into place and won’t move when you’re pouring in your chocolate. The most popular moulds used by chocolatiers tend to be the circular moulds, square or rectangular, although a full range can be found online.

Once your printed chocolate transfer sheet is in place simply pour on your tempered chocolate. For full details on how to temper your chocolate please see our separate blog

Leave the chocolates to cool. Once completely cooled remove the chocolate transfers to reveal your chosen design.