I used an 8 1/2 by 11 piece on a sheet cake and used transfer paper to put the image on the rice paper. Can I run the rice paper through the printer or will it jam up the printer? or is using the transfer paper the only way to get the image on the rice paper?


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Is the rice paper intended to be eaten? Regular ink from the printer is not edible. But if you have edible ink and if we talk about the same rice paper...

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then: It depends on the printer. You (ovbiously) must use inkjet printers.

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bend the paper by 180°. I just tried to bend a sheet. It broke when the distance between the parallel ends next to the bent area was about 1 cm. If I take the acceleration and harsh drawing-in into account I think the paper would break.

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These kinds of printer don't bend the paper as much as the printers before. If it is possible, I would look into the driver software to slow down down the printing (some drivers offer a "quite mode").

The smooth side should be the side to be printed on. I would not expect the image to be good.

If you use the paper Catija mentioned in a comment: Try to bend the paper as it would be bent in the printer. If it doesn't break / rip, it may be worth a try.

I never tried this. If you have a valuable printer or don't want to spend too much time on cleaning the mess after an unsusccessful trial, I wouldn't risk it.

  • A search for edible inkjet does return a number of options. I'd be concerned about the chemistry of regular printer cartridges. google.com/search?q=edible+inkjet&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 May 26, 2015 at 15:55
  • I assumed that OP would use edible ink - I found sellers at ebay who sell normal printers with edible ink cartridges and edible paper. May 26, 2015 at 16:29
  • Yes, I just wanted to be sure people understood. May 26, 2015 at 16:48
  • @WayfaringStranger I edited my post. Thank you for the comment. Apparently I am not only one who was concerned about this (I somehow felt stupid about the question whether OP really uses edible ink and then edited it out). May 26, 2015 at 17:39

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