WHAT IS HYDRO GRAPHICS?
Hydro graphics is known by many names, water transfer printing, camo dipping, liquid imaging, water transfer printing, hydro dipping, hydrographics, hydro-dip, hydro imaging, hydrographic dipping, hydro printing and more. The process simply put is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional objects. You have seen this process on all types of products you already use everyday. Camouflage gunstocks, ATVs, and sports equipment are just a few of the more common items you may already have in your home that have been imaged using hydro graphics.
What types of materials can be imaged?
The hydrographic process can be used on metal, plastic, hard woods, glass, and various other materials.
How is it Done?
A film printed with the graphic image is placed on the surface of the water using a large tank. An activator is then sprayed on the film to dissolve it into a liquid. Then the item is then lowered into the tank, through the floating ink layer that wraps around and adheres to it. After it is rinsed and dried, then a top of automotive clear coat is placed on the item.