Icing Images has introduced a new line of edible ink cartridges aimed at retail bakers and cake decorators looking to print images for consumption.
US-based Icing Images explained that the PGI-250/CLI-251 edible ink cartridge series have been designed to fit the latest Canon printer models which feature a paper tray beneath the printer and a removable print head; including the MG5420 and MG5520. The company said that the cartridges also fit a number of Canon PIXMA printers.
The cartridges have been released following “extensive” testing; with Icing Images offering the Genesis Printer Package to its customers – a kit that includes the latest Canon MG5420 printer and a full set of the edible cartridges.
Explaining why it chose Canon printers for its cartridges, Icing Images said that edible printing supplies “rely on good printer design to accommodate specific needs, such as easy print head cleaning, and low risk of paper jams or misaligned printing”, adding that “all new printer models offered by Canon are thoroughly tested to be sure these needs are met”.
Deborah Coughlin, Owner of Icing Images, commented: “We are delighted to offer our customers the flexibility of working with the latest printing technology by keeping up-to-date with the necessary edible cartridge component.”
While the current edible cartridges on offer are not refillable, Icing Images said that it expects to release refillable cartridges “within the next two weeks”.