Louisiana-based LogoJET is bringing its food safe printers to a new partner. Baton Rouge’s Louisiana Culinary Institute (LCI) will use the FSR90 printers, with the ability to produce photo-quality full-color images on a single bite of food, in its state-of-the-art cooking and teaching facilities for client demonstrations and within the LCI teaching curriculum.
The new LogoJET FSR90 printer offers full-color personalization with food-grade inks on edible items — with a 24” x 36” printable area, and 6” product height clearance. This model is designed for continuous production for medium to large shops that produce higher volume customized edible products.
“Everyone is surprised at the quality of printing,” says Charlie Ruffolo, public affairs at LCI. “Frankly, the sky's the limit.”
Currently, LCI primarily uses the FSR90 to print on cookies, hamburger buns, desserts and cakes.
“The good news is that the printing tastes as good as it looks,” Ruffolo says. “And the turnaround time is faster than anticipated. If you want something customized and memorable, why not? Let’s have fun with it. It’s a business waiting to happen. We are looking forward to developing it further — the possibilities are wide open.”
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.
“These printers are built on the same industrial platform as our UV printer but formulated with a specific type of edible ink,” says Susan Cox, chief executive officer of LogoJET. “The inks are all made in the USA. The printers use full CMYK printing, creating nice vibrant images with a broad range of colors 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 printers can print directly to cakes, cookies, candies, bread, tortillas — even small marshmallows,” says Lon Riley, chief operating officer of LogoJET. “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.”