Hydro Dipping - Hydro Graphics - Water Transfer Printing
Also Known As Water Transfer Printing & Hydro Graphics
It Takes Years Of Experience In Hydro Dipping (Hydro Graphics) To Reach The Level Of Quality And Realism That We Achieve With Our Carbon Fiber Hydro Dips & Custom Designer Dips. Not Only Does Experience Play A Huge Roll In The Difference Between A Part That Looks Hydro Dipped & A Part That mimics True Carbon Fiber. Our 3 Top Of The Line Paint Booths Ensure The Highest Quality Finish Every Time. With The Biggest Dip Tank In Florida Of 10 Feet Long We Have Dipped Everything From Spoilers For Porsche Race Teams To Huge Hood Scoops For Dragsters. With That Said, Majority Of The Parts We Dip Are Either Exterior Accents On Cars & Bikes To Full Customized Carbon Fiber & Wood grain Interiors For Cars. With Hydro Dipping Being Such A New Process To The Consumer Market Most People Do Not Know What Is Possible To Customize. The Answer Is Any Hard Surface That Paint Can Bond To Such As Plastic, Metal, Wood, Fiber Glass, Glass…The List Goes On & On.
- Dip Any Hard Surface
- Carbon Fiber, Camo & More
- Automotive Grade Finishes
- Custom Interiors, Wheels, Spoilers
- 10ft Tanks (If It Fits We Dip It)
- Color Match & Custom Kandy’s
The Hydro graphics or hydro dipping process is used worldwide to decorate a variety of items, from car interiors, wheels, spoilers & more. Films can be applied to all kind of materials including plastic, wood, fiberglass, metal, and ceramics. For the most part, if the item can be dipped in water, the water transfer printing process can be applied.
This process utilizes a water-soluble film that contains the printed designs. Once an activator has been applied, the film dissolves and leaves the ink on the surface of the water. Now, the item can be immersed into the water and the ink wraps around it. It is then washed and protected with a clear topcoat.
1. What does it cost?
Water Transfer Printing is the most advanced cost-effective process, which overcomes problems faced by traditional printing methods, such as conversion coating, screen printing, transfer printing, and hot printing.
2. Is Water Transfer Printing / Hydro-graphics durable?
Some of our biggest customers are automotive racers who demand the highest standards of quality and durability on their products. The ink from the hydro-graphic film is very durable itself. However, a protective clear coat needs to be applied to protect decorated items to ensure that they last for years.
3. Can items that are not correctly printed be reprinted?
Yes, items that are not decorated to customer satisfaction can be reprinted. The decorated piece needs to be sanded and painted again. After that, the piece will be ready again for the printing process.
4. How is the hydro-graphic film supplied?
Hydro-graphic film comes in rolls of 100 cm wide
5. What types of items can be printed?
A wide variety of flat or 3-D items and materials can be decorated with this process. (plastics, metal, wood etc.)
6. How scratch-resistant is the final product?
The clear coat recommended is the same as is used on automotive exteriors. Resistant to UV, scratches, etc.