What is hydro dipping / hydrographics?
Hydrographics has several different names. Some of the names include Hydro dipping, Water Transfer Printing, Immersion Printing, and Camo Dipping. Hydrographics can be applied to any multi-dimensional object that is made from plastic, wood, glass, and metal. Some of the most popular items to dip are interior auto parts, wheels, computer cases, ATV’s, golf carts to name just a few.
How are the graphics applied to projects?
It starts out with prepping the item by removing any contaminants on its surfaces, and then applying liquid primer and paint or powder coat. The customer’s choice of film is then cut to size and laid on the surface of the water in our water transfer printing tank and an activator is applied to the film. The film turns to liquid ink and floats on the surface of the water and allows us to dip the item slowly into the ink which wraps 360 degrees around the object. Once the item is dried, a clear-coat will go over the new finish to maximize durability.
Hydrographic finishes are very creative and will last for many years under normal use. However, similar to any coating, if the item is abused, the paint can scratch off or chip. At The Sandblasting Shop, we have many patterns and colors to choose from.
Call us on 972-357-7337 or stop by today and let us help you start your next project.