Print Guidelines

Our products are usually used as a marketing tool in a campaign, we understand that getting your logo and branding correct is extremely important. Printing onto icing is not an exact science and as a result, we cannot guarantee to exactly match your image colour. In order to ensure that you receive the best quality image as closely matched to your branding as possible, we recommend you follow our print guidelines:

IMPORTANT – Colour matching

We always do our best to match our print to the image you send us, however, we cannot select pantones or specific CMYK colour codes. Please consider that an image viewed on a computer screen is in an RGB format and as computer screens differ, it is not an accurate representation of your colour scheme. We do print a copy of your image onto paper using a traditional inkjet printer (Canon Maxify IB4050 CMYK) before we reproduce the image on our CMYK food printers.  This helps us to colour match and is our main guide, however, we are dependent on how that machine interprets the image you have sent us.  If you are very concerned about colour matching you can post us a physical print of the image which will help us adjust the printers in order to get the best match possible.

Image format

Please send us your images as high resolution in either JPEG or PNG format. The higher the resolution the better.  Logos taken from email footers or websites are often really low resolution and are not always ideal for printing.  If you are having large cakes it is especially important to provide us with a high resolution image as the printed image on the cake can be up to 30cm wide.

Print Type

Our edible ink food printers are photo quality inkjet machines using CMYK colours to reproduce your images. Ideally, we need images that have been saved as CMYK format to ensure the print software reads the colours correctly. If the image has been created using RGB or other colour coding formats this may affect how our printer interprets the colours in the image.

Image clarity

Whilst printing with edible ink onto icing is a similar process to traditional CMYK paper printing, edible ink and icing are a different consistency to paper and traditional ink. This means we cannot 100% guarantee to reproduce your image with 100% clarity.

Fine print

Images with very fine or really small writing can often be a challenge to recreate with 100% clarity, especially if the writing is within a large block of colour. Where possible, please send images with larger, bold text or alternatively remove any unnecessary text to simplify the print.

Re-designs

We may occasionally request or suggest an image is re-designed to ensure it can be printed within the parameters of our equipment. Should the re-design request or our ideas not be accepted we will not provide any financial redress should there be any image quality issues.

Very detailed images and designs

Really detailed images and designs can also be a challenge, especially if they are in a large block of colour. We recommend, where possible, that you use a simple image or logo where fine detail is not detrimental to the look of the print.

Hard copy logos or images

Please post to Eat My Logo Ltd, 7 Edward Street, Chorley, PR6 0RE.