A4 Edible Printer Starter Kit - available with or without 12 month warranty.
The A4 printer produces fast, photolab quality printing. It's also the Canon's smallest ever five-ink printer, making it easy to store and unobtrusive in your cake studio, office or wherever you choose to print your edible images. It also supports mobile printing and Apple AirPrint.
The Printer will print onto:
• Icing Sheets
• Wafer Paper
• Chocolate Transfer Sheets
• A4 Printer
• Power Cord
• 1 set of 5 XXL Edible Ink Cartridges (non-refillable)
✔ Excellent Quality Prints - vivid, vibrant colours
✔ Wi-Fi & Ethernet Connectivity (including easy printing via the Canon Print App, Airprint, Mopria or Windows 10 Mobile).
✔ High-Yield Cartridges - print up to three times more with XL & XXL ink cartridges compared to standard cartridges
✔ 350 Sheet Input Capacity
✔ 2-Way Paper Feed
✔ Monitor Ink Levels via the LCD
✔ Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
The edible inks conform to all EU standards. The printer has 5 ink cartridges as it has an extra large black cartridge reserved for only printing black and white, monochrome images. The second black cartridge is used when printing colour images. The extra large edible ink cartridges are capable of printing up to 80 A4 sheets. The 5 cartridge system cuts wastage and prints more efficiently as with individual inks you only change the colour that has run out.
We offer the option to purchase a 12 month warranty from us at the time of printer purchase which includes:
• Technical support and trouble-shooting
• Repair or replacement of your printer
The warranty covers your device if it breaks through no fault of your own. We require that you use the brands of edible inks, wafer paper and icing sheets available from us as these are compatible with the printer.
This product is intended for small scale personal and business use. We recommend you should regularly maintain your printer. Please refer to General Troubleshooting - Weekly Maintenance below with advice on how to do this.
'Nothing happens when I click print'
Before printing you need to change where the printers paper source is - by default on an A4 printer it is set to the cassette tray. To change this go to Printers or Devices and Printers in your control panel. Right click your printer and select Printing Preferences, to the right of paper source select Rear Tray. Select apply and then OK to save these settings.
'There are lines across my image'
Remove the cartridges from the printer and lightly shake, taking care to avoid any spills. Compete the Print Head Clean and Nozzle Check in the maintenance tab in the Printer settings. Please note you may need to perform the Print Head Clean and Nozzle Check a good few times before an improvement is noticed.
'Some colours are not printing properly or not at all'
Check to see if the offending cartridge is empty or air-locked. To check, simply dab the open end of the cartridge with some paper towel, if the towel is saturated with the colour it should be fine. If there is hardly any colour on the paper towel then turn the cartridge upside down and pierce the hole above the sponge side of the cartridge.
'The printing quality is poor'
If possible, it is always recommended to print with a high resolution image. Check your print quality setting - standard or better quality tends to be the better settings. Fast is not recommended (beware that changing the print quality setting will use more ink). It is also recommended to change your printer media settings. Your page type should be Plain Paper and the print quality to High or Photo.
Preventing Printer Head Clogging
It is recommended to print at least once every week to ensure that Edible Ink doesn't dry into the printer head. You can also store your ink cartridges up-right with the orange clips that were originally on your cartridges. Putting some tape over the air hole just above the sponge may give your cartridges extra protection.
Print Head Cleaning
It is recommended to clean through the printer's own maintenance settings. You can access these by right clicking on the printer on your computer (this is usually in control panel under printers or devices and printers) and selecting printing preferences. Select the Maintenance tab; here you will be presented with quite a few essential maintenance options. To clean the printer head you can perform a standard clean (eliminates lines and smudges) or a deep clean (this setting uses quite a bit of ink but can perform a more thorough clean). DO NOT try to remove the print head.
Please note: USB cable NOT provided. This starter kit does not contain any edible icing sheets.
Disclaimer: This printer has been modified from manufacture, and using edible inks in this may invalidate the warranty offered by the manufacturer. The Cake Decorating Company modifies the print head, and substitutes regular printing inks for EU certified food-grade edible inks.
To safeguard our staff and adhere to social distancing we have less staff currently packing in our warehouse. This means that unless you order for next day delivery, your order may not be dispatched the same day.
Our couriers tell us that they are experiencing very large delivery volumes (akin to Black Friday levels) as everyone is now restricted to shopping online.
This means you should expect around 48 hours added to standard delivery times.
90 - 98% of Next Day deliveries are arriving on time.
Our couriers are all working with reduced resources to safeguard their staff which we totally respect.
In short, please allow a little extra time to receive your order (it'll be worth it, we promise!) We're very thankful to the lovely couriers and our Warehouse Heroes working extra hard to deliver happy mail to us in these unprecedented times.
Dispatch Time & Price
Please note that prices have slightly increased, due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 and delivery restrictions.
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*Weekend deliveries are only possible for orders placed Mon-Fri before 4pm.
Next Working Day Delivery (UK)
Any order placed before 4pm (3:30pm for edible images) Monday - Friday, with the Next Working Day Delivery option selected, will be dispatched for delivery the following business day (Monday - Friday), between the hours of 8am - 9pm. A signature is required for this method, so you will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. Please allow an additional 24 hours for any order to be delivered to the Scottish Highlands. Please also be aware that any deliveries to Northern Ireland with a 'BT' postcode will usually take three days to arrive (on 2 Day Northern Ireland Delivery).
Any order containing a product that is listed as a preorder, will be held until the preordered item has arrived in stock. Orders containing a preorder cannot be split, if other items are needed before the expected delivery date, these items should be ordered separately.
Weekend Deliveries (UK)
Any order placed before 4pm* on Friday, with the "Saturday Delivery" or "Sunday Delivery" option selected, will be dispatched on the same day for delivery between the hours of 8am - 6pm on the selected day. A signature is required for this method, so somebody will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. If the order is placed after the 4pm cut-off on a Friday, the order will be dispatched for delivery on the following weekend.
Please note we are unable to guarantee any order being dispatched to the Scottish Highlands or Islands to arrive within the quoted time frame.
*Orders for edible images have a cut-off time of 3:30pm – orders placed after this time will be dispatched for delivery the following weekend.