Sunday, May 25, 2008

Chocolography - Chocolate Printing Company

In the digital age people have been looking for different methods of getting detailed images on chocolate and candy products. There are various ways to accomplish this, but it is difficult to actually print directly on chocolate. Historically this has been done by applying some type of sugar base to the chocolate and printing on that. Now the Chocolate Printing Company of New York has invented a food imaging system that can print high resolution, color images directly on the surface of chocolate and other food products.

The Chocolography food imaging system consists of hardware, software, and pre-molded food products that are ready for you to customize with text, graphics, logos, and pictures in full color. The system does not only work on chocolate, but can also be used on marshmallows, sugar, fondant, marizipans, fudge, and gum pastes. The products availiable for printing on are chocolate coins, chocolate bars, lollipops, greeting cards, portraits, cookies, hard candies, truffles, bakery decorations, and much more. According to their website, the system is capable of producing up to 620 pieces per hour. It fits on a 6' table and is easily portable enabling live printing on chocolate at any event.

Those who buy into the system receive more than just the machinery and software. As part of the licensing, you also receive marketing materials, a lifetime website, and training. Currently the complete package costs approximately $49,000 and includes a special bonus of 5 years free ink.

To learn more, go to the Chocolography website.

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