Eddie – Edible Ink Printer for Easy Direct-to-Food Printing
Eddie Edible Ink Printer turns treats into highlights by printing directly onto baked goods and confectionery.
Eddie is the first-and-only EU/FDA approved edible ink printer that prints full-colour photos, logos, designs and text directly onto the surface of baked goods and confectionery.
When thinking of food printers, the ones come to mind that print on wafer paper or icing sheets which must be glued to the baked goods or confectionery. Unlike those printers Eddie prints directly onto cookies, candy, white chocolate, biscuits, macarons, marshmallows, chocolate lentils, and much more.
Personalisation is all the rage in today’s consumer and B2B markets. Eddie can produce new profits in commercial settings from bakeries to hotels, tradeshows, gift shops and amusement parks. Applications for personalised baked goods and confectionery include birthday parties, baby showers, religious initiation ceremonies such as baptism or bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas and holiday gifts, trade show giveaways and souvenirs.
Food Industry Certifications
Eddie is unique in the commercial food preparation business for many reasons, but none as important as for safety. Although edible ink printers have been sold and utilised in commercial applications such as photo cakes for more than a decade, none of them have been approved for this use by recognised, third-party certification organisations, making producer liability a serious concern.
Eddie was instead designed from the beginning to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements for the specific purpose as an edible ink digital printer. The edible ink cartridge meets all FDA and EU standards for use as a food additive. The ink cartridge itself meets cGMP standards and the entire manufacturing and cartridge filling processes are FDA-compliant and cGMP certified. Last but not least Eddie has also been certified by NSF.
If used with the included carousel feeder Eddie can print on suitable food item such as cookies, candy, white chocolate, biscuits, marshmallows, chocolate lentils, and much more with a maximum diameter of 89 mm and 20-25 mm height. The manual mode extends these parameters to a maximum of 120 x 120 mm and allows thicker items with a maximum height of 27 mm.
By using the custom trays production of multiple items in one run (for example up to five macarons or 64 chocolate lentils) is easy, precise and depending on the item faster, too. DTM Print also offers the service to produce trays according to customer specifications.