Click here for a free photo program. it works great!
Tasty FotoArt® edible inks are produced with FDA approved ingredients. They are also classified by the FDA as GRAS (generally recognized as safe). Our cartridges are made from FDA approved plastics for direct contact with food.
Our inks produce clear, vibrant colors on any edible media.
You may notice we do not sell cleaning
cartridges. If they are needed, ask yourself, is something wrong with
their inks? They are not necessary for our inks, and are a waste of money.
If our inks
are handled properly, either run a print or a cleaning cycle every week to ten
days, they will not plug the jets.
Tasty FotoArt® edible wafer is produced with FDA approved ingredients. They are also classified by the FDA as GRAS (generally recognized as safe). Why buy and stock several sizes of circles when our sheets are easily cut with scissors?
Photo processing software is inexpensive and available everywhere. Most photos can be printed directly from the scanner software without the need for further processing. Free photo software is listed above.
The wafer shelf life is one year printed or unprinted. Once you print on the wafer, simply store it in a plastic bag away from strong light. We recommend that you do not refrigerate the wafer or ink.
We use Canon printer compatible cartridges for a couple of reasons. One is the HP and Lexmark cartridges are also the print head. So to use them it would be necessary to empty out the cartridge and clean it and refill it with edible ink. There is no way to get all of the ink out of the foam in the cartridges. Also, they are not made from food grade plastics. In the case of the Epson printers, they make too many styles of print cartridges for it to be economical to make food grade cartridges for them.
Setting up your printer for use with our products is
fairly simple. Normally use the photo setting for photos and the graphics
setting for logos and cartoon or clip art. Whichever setting used, always
use the "plain paper" setting and the highest resolution. If the paper seems to be too
saturated, try lowering the intensity until the print still looks good and the
paper is not so saturated. This will also save on ink usage. If you
need help, please don't hesitate to contact us for further assistance.
It will stick well to iced cakes as long as it is applied to fresh icing. Normally you would not want the icing too wet. If you plan to use a whipped cream or other icings with a lot of water, we recommend coating the back with piping gel to seal out the water. Also, coating the top with clear piping gel will make a glossy type picture rather than a matte type.
There are several ways to stick our product to cookies. Normal icing, royal icing, or corn syrup thinned with a little water will stick the image to a fairly flat cookie.
If the finished cookie is fairly light colored the best way is to coat the
uncooked cookie with a little egg white and apply the image to the uncooked
cookie and cook normally.
A neat way to do hard candy lollipops is to pour 1/2 using a clear color, usually lemon or lime since they are clear flavorings. Place the edible picture on top and pour the second half white. It's easy and looks great.
Using our products to decorate chocolate
is easy. Cast the chocolate and after it cools and is removed from the mold, spread a little warm chocolate to the back of the edible paper and adhere it to the bar. Corn syrup, thinned with a little water, applied to the bar or back of the edible paper works well. Piping gel on the bar or back of the edible paper also works well.
Another way is to place the edible paper, face down, in the bottom of the mold and cast the bar.