Blank Hydrographic Film

Looking for a way to create your own hydro dipping patterns and apply them to your own items?

Look no further than TSAUTOP blank hydrographic film! This blank Hydrographic Film is different from normal printed hydro dipping film.

This printable film is designed for water-based pigment ink, latex ink, and eco-solvent inkjet printers, so you can create whatever designs you dream up!

Plus, our blank hydrographic films come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for A4 or A3 size prints, or want to dip objects up to 1 meter in length, we’ve got you covered.

And if you need a little more flexibility when it comes to length, our films also come in rolls with lengths from 10-250m.

With our printable blank hydrographic film you can start dipping right away! You’ll save time and money by avoiding weeks of classes and buying expensive equipment

What is the printable Blank hydrographic film?

The printable Blank hydrographic film is a special PVA film with a special printing coat for different types of printers, In order that it can be printed easily, this PVA film must be laminated with a clear PET or Pearl backing paper. The blank printable hydrographic film is not easy to find in the market.

You can use the blank printable hydrographic film to create your own hydro dipping patterns and make them into beautiful masterpieces.

How many kinds of blank hydrographic film are for inkjet printers?

TSAUTOP provides three kinds of blank hydrographic film: 1, for water-based pigment ink inkjet printer;2, for latex ink inkjet printer; 3 for an eco-solvent inkjet printer.

The size of blank printable hydrographic film for water-based pigment ink and latex ink printer: A4, A3, 0.32m,0.42m, 0.63m, 1m, 1.27m, the length from 10-250m,the thickness is 40μm

The size of  blank printable hydrographic film for Eco-solvent ink printer size:0.3m,0.5m,1m, thickness is 35μm

What is the difference between these three kinds of blank hydrographic films?

1,The blank hydrographic film for the ECO solvent ink printer has the most stable and best stretch for its special ECO ink coat,and it can be printed into large-format graphics continuously.

This film is easy to store and you don’t dip it immediately. When you use it, you don’t need to tape all edges of the film, it won’t roll up. The key point is it can be used for hydro dipping without activator A.

There are many types of ECO printers on the market. So you can get it easily.

Certainly, TSAUTOP TSLX1624 ECO printer is the best for ECO blank hydrographic film.

2.The film for Water-based ink printer (pigment or latex),

 This blank film needs to be stored in a dark and cool room for its strong Water absorption and Dehydration, so must avoid sunlight and excessive wet situations. If you don’t protect the white blank hydro dip film well, then this white blank film can’t work well.So after printing a pattern on it, you have to spray Acitator A for fixing the graphic.

But the water-based pigment ink printer is easy to get and the price is cheaper.

3.If using latex ink, printed film is immediately ready for dipping. But don’t need activator A. And the latex printer is expensive. 

TSAUTOP ECO BLANK HYDROGRAPHIC FILM FEATURES

1. TSAUTOP BLANK HYDROGRAPHIC FILM is made from the 30-40μm thick transparent blank printable hydrographic film with high-quality 150gsm primer paper or PET, ensure to be enough thick and hard to be printed. 

2. TSAUTOP BLANK HYDROGRAPHIC FILM has a Specialized coating layer for good ink acceptance ensuring instant drying. 

3.  ECO solvent blank film can be used to hydro dip without activator A, You don’t need to tape the edges before dipping.

4. TSAUTOP BLANK HYDROGRAPHIC FILM prints any images without developing a printing plate, and can transfer that image onto nearly any substrate. So Blank Hydrographic Film is very suitable for customizing hydro dipping and making printing sample. 

5. TSAUTOP blank Hydrographic Film covers1*50/100/250m , 0.5*50m ,  0.3*10/20m .

6. TSAUTOP BLANK HYDROGRAPHIC FILM can be printed by the standard inkjet printer with ECO solvent ink, such as EPSON, CANON, Roland, Mimaki. You can print your any designs on Blank Hydrographic Film and do water transfer printing that you like.

7.The main component of the blank hydrographic film is PVA film ( Polyvinyl Alcohol ) , so it has strong dehydration and water absorption. It is not suitable for exposure to excessive moisture or excessive drying, and it has strict requirements for packaging, transportation, and storage. Don’t open until ready to use to prevent contact with the air.

  • Film Storage: 18-25°C – 64.4-77.0°F   
  •  Humidity: 50-70%

How to use TSAUTOP ECO Blank hydrographic film

print your own hydrographic film

1. Design the patterns in your computer, all image format is acceptable, but ensure all image are clear and high-quality.

2. Print your pattern onto the blank hydrographics film . Make sure the shiny side is up ! You must print the pattern at Mirror output model, or your pattern will be an inverse image on the substrate .

The pattern must be printed on using an ECO inkjet printer loaded with ECO-solvent ink. When you print the pattern on the film, please set the low pass(such as 12/16 pass) to print, and set the print platform temperature at 45-60℃. You must ensure the printed pattern dry immedietly. So the ink will not expend.3. After your printed pattern comes out of the printer, don’t need to spray Activator A and you don’t worry about the film curling for it has an eco coating. You can pack it in a sealed bag for a week before you dip it.

4. Clean and Degrease your item. Before proceeding, make sure the part is dry and free of dust.

5. Prime the part you plan on dipping.

6. You’ll need a base coat of paint on the item.

7. Use TSAUTOP DIY hydro dipping tank with dividers or a container about the same size in length and width as the blank hydrographics film you’re using ( example: if your film is 8.5 x 11 inches; the ideal size container would be 9 x 11.5 ) . Most importantly – make sure your container is deep enough to fully submerge the entire part and be careful not to bang your object onto the bottom or side of the tank when dipping.

If you are using a hydro dipping tank that is larger than your blank hydrographics film, you’ll need to use dividers around the blank hydrographics film to control the expansion. We do not cut the corners for relief expansion, but that is up to you… There are tons of videos on YouTube showing this procedure.

8. Fill DIY hydro dipping tank with normal water.  The water temperature must be between 77-95 °F or 25-35 °C.  Use a thermometer or some tank that has a digital thermostat! If the water is too cold, the film will dissolve too slowly. Too warm too quickly.

 Keep in mind that water temperatures & thermometer readings may vary due to different elevations. You’ll need to play around a bit for the best temperature for your area.

9. Carefully remove the paper backing from the blank hydrographics film .

10. Gently place the blank hydrographics film onto the vat of water ( INK SIDE UP )– do it slowly and at the angle to keep from trapping air bubbles under the film. The blank hydrographics film will immediately ruck – but will slowly disperse. If air bubbles are noticed, try to gently blow them out.  Do not touch the floating blank hydrographics film.

10. Once the film is on the water – wait 60 to 80 seconds until the blank hydrographics film is completely tiled on the surface of the water. You can see that the film is fully soluble in the water.

11. Then spray the floating film with activator B ( weaker or cool activator). Spray an even amount of this activator B onto the floating film and allow the activator to work for 5-15 seconds. 

special activator for blank hydrographic film

Note: When you spray activator, your spray gun is 30-35cm from the surface of the water, make sure the pressure and the liquid atomization are the best. You can test the gun beside the tank. Usually, 1liter activator B can spray 35-45sqm hydrographics film.

12. After spraying the activator B  – slowly and steadily dip the item through the film.  Do this by holding the item in an area that will not be covered.

Enter the water at an approximate 35 to a 45-degree angle (depending on the shape of items) . Ensure that the contact surface of the object with water is minimal, in order to avoid bubble generation.

Once through the film – gently shake the item below the water level to separate the remaining film on top – so you won’t get it on the item when you come back up. Continue slowly and gently shaking the item while submerged in the water for about 30 seconds more.

13. Then rinse it off under moving water or high-pressure water gun or rinse station for 3-5 minutes until all shiny residue on the part is gone and the item is dull without shine.

If you touch the surface without sticking it, it means it has been rinsed out. Do not rub the item. Allow slow-moving water to do it for you.

14. After all shiny residue has been removed by the rinsing process. Set item aside and allow to completely air dry, or use a hairdryer to dry in 3-5minutes.

15. When fully dried – you must clear coat the item to protect the dip. Depending on the item you are working on -you may want to consider your options about flat, semi-gloss, or gloss finishes for the final clear coat.

Hydro dipped hard hat

If used in a place that may be exposed to high temperatures 60-70℃ 45minutes for plastic, 100-120℃ 45minutes for metal. 

Why Tusatop

we have 14 years of Carbon Fiber Hydro Dip Film manufacturing experience

High quality PVA film imported from Japan, the thickness 35-40μ,high quality durable and consistent ink with UV resistance.

Printed by 8 colors  gravure printing machinery, High definition pattern.

We will ship the order after payment in 2-3 days

20,000+ hydro dipping patterns,30 new hydro dip designs per month. The most popular patterns are all in stock.

We can also print your own hydrographic film in 7-10working days,please send us design

We provide you Water Transfer  Printing skill training, Helpful advises.

blank hydro dipping film
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