Edible Inks - Gold, Silver & White

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Martin, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Does anyone know of a supplier for edible inks that are Gold, Silver
    and White? We already have a supplier for the four standard colours
    but are looking for these particular colours. Is anyone capable of
    producing such edible coloured inks? Looking for a supply of about 10
    litres every 6 months.
     
    Martin, Oct 17, 2003
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    thinman Guest

    what do you put it on to eat with ??
     
    thinman, Oct 17, 2003
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  3. Martin

    Martin Guest

    what do you put it on to eat with ??

    Cakes and confectionary items - to be sold in major high street
    supermarket chains mainly in UK. Therefore the ink must be edible and
    meet EEC food regulations.

    I have now found a source for whitle edible inks as well as black,
    cyan, magenta and yellow, but still searching for gold and silver
    edible inks. Any ideas?

    TIA
     
    Martin, Oct 18, 2003
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  4. On 18 Oct 2003 02:34:54 -0700, Martin wrote:

    =>> what do you put it on to eat with ??
    =>
    =>Cakes and confectionary items - to be sold in major high street
    =>supermarket chains mainly in UK. Therefore the ink must be edible and
    =>meet EEC food regulations.
    =>
    =>I have now found a source for white edible inks as well as black,
    =>cyan, magenta and yellow, but still searching for gold and silver
    =>edible inks. Any ideas?
    =>
    =>TIA

    Those round sprinkly things for cakes and cookies come in
    gold and silver as well as other colours - their coating is
    edible, so that might be a good place to start. But I
    suspect you're facing some major R&D to get metallic inks
    to work with an inkjet, let alone edible ones. For one
    thing, gold and silver inks and paints have metal particles
    in them. How to get a metal dust small enough and dispersed
    enough that the ink would pass through the jets of an ink
    jet? Difficult. :) OTOH, a laser printer uses toner, so
    metallic laser printing would be much easier to do. (I used
    to edit and produce a newsletter, back in letter press
    days, and learned a lot about printing. I occasionally
    wander into the local printshop to find out the latest, so
    my comments are based on some knowledge, albeit not highly
    expert.)

    HTH&GL. I hope you do trigger R&D in this area - metallic
    colours from an inkjet would be real cool!
     
    Wolf Kirchmeir, Oct 18, 2003
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    Adriatix

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    Are you certain that you have found white inkjet edible ink? You may be found white edible ink for screen printing. Inkjet White ink is complete different bast.
    But if you are going to print on some hard glazed cookies, or that are powdered with sugar dust then you may print on them with transparent edible inkjet ink on some DTG printer and easily convert that printout in any single color you like.
     
    Adriatix, Nov 24, 2018
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