WHAT IS HYDROGRAPHICS?
HYDROGRAPHICS, also known as water transfer printing or hydrodipping, is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional surfaces. The designs we can apply are virtually endless: camos, skulls, carbon fibers, paisleys, flames, clowns, you name it. Each piece is hand painted and hand dipped. We put a clear coat on all our projects. We can apply hydrographics to plastic, fabric, metal, glass or hard woods.
Our process is unlike most conventional painting processes. With each project we begin by prepping it for paint to ensure that the paint adheres properly and that there are no contaminants. This usually involves sandblasting and stripping previous coatings. We paint and dip each piece, usually with a pattern-specific base coat or to the customer’s specifications.
Our process involves using a design printed on PVA (polyvinyl alcohol), which is water-soluble film. We lay the PVA on the water, activate it, submerge each piece through the PVA, and rinse the residual PVA off the piece.
Finally, we clear coat each piece with one of our three clear coat options to seal in the design to ensure that the design won't fade or chip easily over time.
We very carefully plan how we approach each project so that you receive the most vibrant, clear and consisent finished product possible.
Cerakote is a durable, thin film finish that can be applied to a variety of surfaces. Not only is Cerakote a strong and durable coating, but it also provides excellent chemical and heat resistance. Mostly known as a high-end gun finish, Cerakote is also great on car parts and other plastic and metal items. The options with this amazing coating are virtually endless.
The Cerakote color options are as vast as the products we can coat and we carry a wide variety of colors in stock. For coating options, we are not limited to single colors or a simple battlewear. We can make some of your wildest ideas come to life through a combination of colors and laser engraving that will blow your mind. Contact us for a free consultation.