Personalization is becoming increasingly important in the restaurant/catering/hospitality industries as consumers seek out unique, customized experiences. To stay current, think outside the oven. Edible ink printing allows foodservice businesses to produce custom food products all while maximizing profit margins, streamlining production methods, and meeting the growing consumer demand. 

Enter Eddie –the world’s first-and-only GMP, NSF, and Kosher (Parave) certified edible image printer that prints directly onto cookies, candy, cake pops, macaroons, marshmallows, white chocolate toppers, donuts, etc. and requires no hand piping, frosting sheets, or drying time.

Fast and Easy Operation

Eddie makes the process of printing onto cookies, candy, white chocolate, biscuits, macarons fast and easy. The machine prints a dozen 3.5” (89mm) cookies or other similar-sized items in just two minutes. The included carousel feeder rotates the cookies to the print position, the printer pulls in cookies one at a time, prints and sends them back to the carousel – all automatically and hands-free.

Printed cookies or other food items will be dry and ready for sale immediately after printing. Printed images are bright, vibrant, smudge-resistant and even color-matched to ICC Color Standards. For these reasons and more, Eddie is truly a professional, edible ink printer and highly unique in its category.

Food Item Specifications

Eddie prints on a variety of foods, including onto certain frostings or directly onto cookies, biscuits, and more. Although bakeries may want to develop their own glazesand frostings, for best results, Primera sells a bulk frosting mix that delivers optimal whiteness and print quality. For applications such as amusement or meetings andevents, pre-frosted sugar cookies are also available in bulk quantities from Primera.

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 andutilized in commercial applications such as photo cakes for more than a decade, none of them have been approved for this use by recognized, third-party certificationorganizations, 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. 

Additional certification for Eddie by NSF is an industry first: This respected organization has previously approved no other digital printer with edible ink. NSFcertification assures Eddie’s owners and customers that the product has been tested and approved by one of the most highly regarded, independent certificationorganizations in existence today. The NSF mark is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers, and regulatory agencies worldwide.

Eddie’s inks meet all FDA standards for use as a food additive. The ink cartridge itself also meets cGMP standards and is third-party, independently certified. Finally, the entire ink manufacturing and cartridge filling processes are FDA-compliant and cGMP certified.

About Primera Technology

Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Primera Technology, Inc. is one of the world’s leading specialty printer manufacturers. The company sells its productseither factory-direct or through Primera Authorized Resellers and Distributors in more than 200 countries and territories.