Bakers Journal

Food-safe printer creates customizable edible images

April 12, 2021
By Bakers Journal

Image courtesy of LogoJET

LogoJET’s launched their new FSR30 and FSR90 printers, to create photo-quality full-colour images on food items “the size of a bean.”

Susan Cox, the CEO of LogoJET says that while edible printers have been on the market for five years, the FSR printers represent the next generation in printing on food.“Customization is our bread and butter,” said Cox, in a statement. “Now we’re taking the capability we know well to the next level in the food industry — and the possibilities are endless.”

Cox says the new FSR printers are built for heavy-duty industrial usage and designed to bring customization to large-scale food manufacturers. The FSR30 can print on items up to 2.5” thick and the FSR90 can print on items up to 6” thick. “The full edible solution has been in development for 18 months to ensure the best stability and compliance you can expect in the food market, said Cox.”

“These printers are built on the same industrial platform as our UV printer but formulated with a specific type of edible ink,” Cox said. “The inks are all made in the USA. The printers use full CMYK printing, creating nice vibrant images with a broad range of colours on various types of food.”

These new edible inks were developed in partnership with SunChemical, a global ink manufacturer that specializes in safe and compliant edible printing inks.

Additionally, the components of the inks meet the requirements of US Code of Federal 21CFR. The inks are certified Kosher and Halal, according to Lon Riley, LogoJET’s Chief Operating Officer.

“The printers can print directly to cakes, cookies, candies, bread, tortillas — even small marshmallows,” Riley said. “The new FSR printers make it cost effective to do very straightforward digital short run printing — customization on demand without the set-up time required for legacy printers. With these printers, you can jet the ink directly onto food.”

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