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TruDip HydroGraphics, Water Transfer Printing
TruDip's attention to service and quality has made us an industry leader. At TruDip the customer always comes first, and we constantly strive to exceed your expectations!With our wide range of products and services, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for. If you require assistance, our qualified staff is ready to provide you with expert guidance.
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What Is HydroGraphics?
HydroGraphics, also known as immersion printing, water transfer printing, water transfer imaging, cubic printing, or hydro dipping, is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional objects.
The hydrographic process can be used on metal, plastic, glass, hard woods, and various other materials. In the process, the substrate piece to be printed is pre-treated and a base coat material is applied. A polyvinyl alcohol film is gravure-printed with the graphic image to be transferred, and is then floated on the surface of a vat of water.
An activator chemical is sprayed on the film to dissolve it into a liquid and activate a bonding agent. The piece is then lowered into the vat, through the floating ink layer, which wraps around and adheres to it.
After removing the piece from the water, a top coat is applied to protect the design. With multiple dippings, hydrographics printing can achieve full 360° coverage of the part surface, including small crevices.
TruDip HydroGraphics can cover almost anything from Automobile/motorcycle parts to crutches to sporting goods with your choice of pattern and colors.
*Below is a list of some of the items we can Dip for you!