Print directly onto the surface of baked goods and confectionery
DTM Print’s Eddie edible ink desktop printer for printing full-colour photos, logos, designs and text directly onto the surface of baked goods and confectionery has driven a profit rise at The March Hare Bakery in Wales.
Eddie’s capabilities means treats don’t just become highlights they also open up new profits by offering branded and bespoke products the opportunity to increase production, as well as offer customisation and personalisation.
The printer was designed for professional and semi-professional users, and keen hobbyists, who want to take their creativity to the next stage.
Founders, Vincent and Callie, recently bought Eddie as a direct ink-to-food printer to generate more business by offering personalised and branded macarons that they could sell to the corporate, wedding and gifting market.
The duo purchased Eddie due to the print quality, speed, inks lasting a long time and the fact you can print on different food items such as cookies, chocolates, tic-tac’s and much more.
Vincent and Callie have only had their printer for around six months and have already made a return on investment. They’ve got several cool projects in the pipeline that wouldn’t have been possible without the Eddie Edible Ink Printer.
The printer is capable of printing on tall items including doughnuts, jumbo marshmallows, bars, bagels, and mini cakes up to 50.8 mm tall and up to 114 mm wide using its new Platform Kit accessory.
Using the included carousel, Eddie prints a dozen 89 mm cookies or other similar-sized items in just two minutes and therefore making the process of printing onto cookies, candy, white chocolate, biscuits, macarons fast and easy.
The carousel rotates the cookies to the print position, then the printer pulls in cookies one at a time, prints and sends them back to the carousel – all automatically and hands-free. To print on tall confections such as donuts, the carousel is removed and instead the Platform Kit accessory is installed. Each food item is then manually fed onto the platform.
Due to direct printing, there is no strange film or aftertaste, which would decrease the quality of the food. The edible ink meets all EU and FDA standards for use as a food additive, while the ink cartridge itself meets cGMP standards and the entire manufacturing and cartridge filling processes are FDA-compliant and cGMP certified. In addition, the edible ink is Kosher and Halal certified and suitable for vegans.
More information about Eddie is available at https://dtm-print.eu