What size/type cookies can I print to with my Eddie?

What size/type cookies can I print to with my Eddie?

The cookie size and shape you can print depends on whether or not you are using the carousel and other settings. You have more flexibility in Manual Mode/Single Cookie mode.  There are several modes available.  See the specifications for each below.

Note:  Eddie will perform best in carousel mode with the outer triangle spacers installed. If your cookie hits the printer when the tray is rotated, remove the outer triangle spacers and reposition your cookies.  The cookies must touch two triangles to maintain consistent centering!

  1. Width: 2.5” – 3.85” (Outer Triangle Spacer Installed)
  2. Height: 0.08 - 0.75" (Taller objects may be knocked of the tray/tongue by the carousel as it is printing)
  3. Shapes: Works with round, square, or other uniform shapes such as triangles, hexagons or octagons work best in this mode.

  1. Width: 3.5” – 4.375” ** (Outer Triangle Spacer Removed)
  2. Height: 0.08 - 0.75" (Taller objects may be knocked of the tray/tongue by the carousel as it is printing)
  3. Shape: Round, square or other uniform shapes such as triangles, hexagons, or octagons work best in this mode.

**Note: Outer Triangle Spacer Removed requires placing print items every other space for items larger than 3.42” (98mm). Otherwise, the items will touch one another, and you will not be able to place them so they are touching the fixed spacers.  If the print object is not touching two triangles, the print will not be centered.

  1. Width 1” – 2.5” (Outer Triangle Spacer Installed)
  2. Requires 3.5” Macaron Adapters or similar silicone coaster (min .08” high). Place the coaster/adapter on the carousel plater and center the cookie on the coaster/adapter.

Any shape or size that doesn't fall off the tray will work.  The centering scan has a 4.5" max scan area.  When Cookie Centering Scan is disabled, you can use horizontal and vertical offsets to move the image.

Note 1: Minimum print height for any size or shape cookie is .08" (Just a bit larger than 1/16")  Most cardboard coasters are too short to print by themselves.

Note 2: Why are the max print size and max cookie size different?  Max Print size is 4.72” x 4.72”.  4.5” x 4.5" is the maximum cookie size in manual mode with centering scan enabled. There is only enough space to retract a 4.5” width cookie into the printer but the printer driver will allow you to print 4.72” wide so you can overprint/overbleed the edges.   With centering scan disabled you could fit a 4.5" wide x 8” long cookie.  You could print a 4.72" x 4.72 image size to this cookie.  It would overprint width on either side and print a 4.72” length on the front half of that 8” cookie.

4. Using the Platform Kit for up to 2” (50.8mm) tall cookies/items.

The Eddie Platform Kit SKU 053255 contains a platform tray for items 1” (25.4mm) - 2” (50.8mm) high and includes two risers for items under 1” (25.4mm) high. Print on donuts, bagels, bars, or other larger treats! Maximum item size is 4.5” (114.3mm)  wide x 8” long x  2” (50.8mm) tall.

Note: The Platform kit with a single riser installed can be used for printing using custom trays, the carousel, or in manual mode.  With the riser in place the same specs from 1 and 2 would apply.

The following print object size specifications apply to the Platform kit in No Riser Mode. 

Cookie Size = 1" (25.4mm) - 2" (50.8mm) high x 4.5" (114.3mm) wide x 8” (203mm) Long

Printable Area = 4.72” x 4.72”.

5. Print Surface Specifications for Best Print Quality

  1.  The surface of each cookie should be frosted with the Primera recommended icing or similar, or use the recipe printed in this manual.
  2. The surface should be as smooth as possible
  3. The surface should be hard to the touch and completely dry. To dry the surface, use cornstarch, a dehydrator, a heat gun or wait 24 hours before printing.
  4. The color of the icing should be bright white for best quality and accurate colors. The white surface makes the Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow colors match as close as possible to the image on your computer screen. It also creates a vibrant bright image.
  5. Other surfaces can be printed, but colors may not match. For these, it is best to print dark monotone colors that will stand out on darker surfaces. The following surfaces can be printed as long as they conform with the size specifications stated earlier.

6. Examples of cookies printed on Eddie. (Video showing examples)

  1. Sugar cookies
  2. Macarons
  3. Graham crackers (dark images/text work best for non-white print surfaces)
  4. Marshmallows
  5. Cake Pops
  6. Gold Powder Cookies
  7. Royal Transfers Toppers added to Cookies
    1. Example 1 (Custom Cookies by Karen)
    2. Example 2 (Custom Cookies by Karen)
    3. Fancy Yancy
  8. Royal Transfers added to Cupcakes
  9. Any shape frosted cookies
  10. White chocolate covered cookies/Oreos (wipe oil from the surface before printing)
  11. Molded white chocolate toppers (wipe oil from the surface before printing)
  12. White chocolate buttons (DTM Adapter)
  13. Candy such as M&Ms and Mentos (DTM/Milton/Sassy adapter)
  14. Fondant (wipe oil from the surface before printing)
  15. Whipped Cream - Firm whipped cream that does not dissolve, such as Cool Whip works best.  (Not Reddi Whip)
  16. Soap Bars.  We have tried different soaps, and they have all worked but ingredients can vary greatly.  In general, it should be as dry as possible when printed. 
Many of these items work best in manual printing mode using a custom Tray such as DTM Tray, Milton Tray or Sassy Tray.

Article ID: 082021