Custom Hydro Dipping Solution

With the continuous development of hydro dipping technology, people are not satisfied with the existing public design patterns. Personalized customization has become an urgent demand for hydrographics lovers.

Because of this, after years of exploration and research, TSAUTOP team has greatly improved the original printable hydro dipping technology. According to the needs of different customers, TSAUTOP team has launched water-based pigment ink printing solution, latex ink printing solution, and eco-solvent ink printing solution, which can cover most printers on the market.


The blank water transfer printing film of the white pearlescent backing paper is suitable for printers with water-based pigment ink and latex ink. The blank hydrographics film has strong ink absorption, no cracking while the pattern is printed, and high color reduction. It is especially suitable for the design, development and proofing of electronic products, mobile phone cases and shoe materials.

The blank PVA film printed with water-based pigment ink needs activator A during hydro printing so that the film will not spread quickly on the water surface and the pattern integrity is high.

The patterns printed with latex ink can be transferred without spraying activator A. Please contact us for relevant transfer methods.

The eco blank hydrographic film with transparent PET backing paper is simple to be printed and convenient for storage. It is suitable for Eco-solvent ink printers. It has high pattern color reduction and good transfer force.

It is especially suitable for toys, automobile interior and exterior decoration and accessories, motorcycle accessories, sports equipment, building materials, cups, electronic products, and other items with strong vertical sense, sample development, which greatly saves the print plate opening time and cost, It can be dipped after printing on the same day without using activator A.

We also developed a special activator for Eco printing transfer film, so that the transfer film does not burn, the film does not flow, and the pattern does not stretch. Please contact us for transfer methods.

In order to meet the needs of various customers, we have also launched thousands of international popular hydro dipping designs for customers to choose.  No MOQ, any quantity is acceptable.

We can help customers print and give guidance on hydro dipping to ensure the success of customer water transfer printing.


20,000+ Patterns

30+ New Patterns / Month

Fast Sample

Development Offer 7-10 Days

10+ Years

Manufacturing Experience

Large Stock

Fast Delivery

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What is Hydrographics Film Printer

TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Hydrographic film printer with Epson print head expand your printing capabilities until now, creating custom hydrographic patterns has been expensive and time-consuming.

TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Hydrographic film printer TSHP1600 changes everything. The first fully digital Hydrographic film printer on the market, the TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Digital Hydrographic film printer TSHP1600 prints film on-site and on-demand.

With 98% less degassing and the ability to print and process custom art, pictures, photos and more, jobs can be completed in as little as 15 minutes.

The technological advancements of the TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Digital Hydrographic film printer TSHP1600 set a new standard for the hydrographic industry’s customizations and turnaround times.

Using a state-of-the-art print head that is able to print to blank hydrographics film and vehicle wrap material. hydrographic companies are able to not only break into new markets but also offer more to their existing customers. NEW MARKETS.

This print technology offers long-run production, research, development and prototyping opportunities, as well as generating samples for your customers before the costly investment of a gravure run.

Your market expansion options are almost endless. Let’s cover bottles, motorcycle parts, ATV parts, helmets, snowmobile parts, lids, skateboards, gun stocks, antlers for mounts, tablet & phone cases, vases, home decor and more!

Hydrographics can cover rims, interior and other hard to reach areas. ALL-IN PROGRAM FOR PROCESSORS Creates vehicle wraps, indoor and outdoor signage, banners, decals and stickers, trade show graphics and much more, efficiently and quickly.

Our All-In Program includes the TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Digital Hydrographic film printer TSHP1600, software, CMYK ink cartridges, and blank hydrographics film. Printer training and process training are available.

Contact us today to find out how the TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Digital Hydrographic film printer TSHP1600 can work for you!

Dimensions: 106″ x 35″ x 50″ • Weight: 440 lbs. •

DPI: 1440 x 1440 to 360 x 360 •

Printable Width: 4″ to 64″ •

Take-Up System with 2″ or 3″ core •

Power Requirements: single phase 110v/220v 20A•

Operating Temperature: 65-90 •

Operating Humidity Range: 40-60% •

Print Speed: 4pass 16 m2/H, 6pass 12 m2/H,8pass 9 m2/H,

CMYK Ink Configuration Available in 440ml Cartridges •

Proprietary Ink Set •

HDI Hydrographic Film: 47.5″ wide •

RIP (Raster Image Processor) Software Included •

Print Process Training Available •

Hydrographic Dipping Process Training Available

How to use TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Hydrographic film printer TSHP1600

Digital Hydrographic Film Printer

1.1 The power supply security

A 、 power :Single Phase 50Hz 220V or 110V AC(±10%) 。Maximum power machine :2200W ,print power 100W 。

B、 Only can use the printer in the label logotype of the power supply. according to different countries and regions, may choose 110 v or 110v ac power

C、 Will all of the devices connected to a properly grounded outlet, avoid the use of sockets and frequent switching between the on and off the equipment (e.g., duplicator, air conditioning system) in the same loop

D、 Avoid the use of controlled by the switch on the wall or automatic timer socket.

E、Make your computer system away from potential interference sources ,for example: the speaker or wireless phone stand.

F、 Do not use damaged or broken power cord

G、 If you use the additional power cord, bear in mind that the insertion of the additional power equipment total amperes do not exceed the rated amperage of the power supply, In addition, remember that the insertion of the all equipment on the wall to the total number of ampere don’t exceed the amperage rating of the wall outlet.

H、 Don’t try to repair his pictorial machine, encounter problems please timely for

pictorial machine maintenance and technical personnel

I、 For man and machine safety, please do good earthed, specific requirements have

installed staff informed

J.Can’tcharged printing line plug and pull the power cord, otherwise will cause the

damage of the main board.

1.2 Operation cautions

A、 Always turn off the power switch to using the pictorial machine (pictorial machine on

the right side of the rear power switch). In front of the machine power supply has

not been cut off, please don’t take photoelectrical source plug or unplug other

related cable

B、 Please do not put the machine tools or other items with the print platform or on flat,

so as not to slow to clean up before the machine’s operation cause unnecessary losses.

C、 Before handling the pictorial machine, please make sure you print the car has been

fixed in initial position。

D、When printing the picture, the paper machine(prevent become warped piece) must be used,in case of paper by the partial and blowing nozzle.

E、 Someone must watch when the machine work. (the machine must be operated by professional operators).

F、 Encoder a trip should be regularly checked to see if clean and damaged,if dirty should use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to clean.

G、 guide should be regularly checked to see if clean; It is recommended to use 1 to 2 months to be above the guideway butter (or parts of lubricating oil, etc.), decrease the slider friction.

H、Regularly check the maintenance station cleaning job.

I、 Don’t let the nozzle left under the maintenance station exposed to the air for a long time. J、 Abnormal shutdown condition; Do not manually pull the car quickly, should let its boot

automatically back to the warehouse.

K、Regular maintenance of the machine, reducing dust, the ink on the influence of the machine

L、 Note: the machine must be connected to ground; When the dry air, static problem that not allow to ignore, when using some lamination and light medium, take electrostatic charge (especially when into the paperwork soon).

Electrostatic charge can lead to the machine and the card security is damaged, will take the ground wire is the only way to electrostatic discharge.

Because the static power itself is huge, so when charged the ink head operation, ensure that the hands have discharge (contact grounding metal body or wear in addition to electrostatic bracelet), otherwise easy to cause damage of the board and the nozzle.

1.3Location of the installation and use of environmental considerations

A、please make the pictorial machine in level, stability, and greater than the pictorial machine in the plane. If pictorial machine tilt or have a certain Angle, the normal work of the machine could not be performed

B、 to set aside enough space around the pictorial machine to ensure the normal ventilation of the pictorial machine.

C、 make the printing machine be placed in close to the wall outlet in order to easy to plug.

D、 avoid in the place of the drastic change of temperature and humidity, easy to use the pictorial machine. Avoid printer by direct sunlight, strong light or heat source.

E、 pictorial machine using temperature: 18 to 26 degrees Celsius; Humidity: 38% to 38%.To make the machine can run in the groove, please configure air conditioning and indoor temperature and humidity meter.

F、 the machine must be far away from the noise source.

1.4 The ink is put and precautions for use

A, Please put the ink bottle at the children can’t reach, don’t let the kids drink ink cartridges or contact.

B, if the ink sticks to the skin, please wash with soap and water. If the ink splashes the eyes, immediately rinse off with clear water.

C, don’t shake the ink bottle, so as not to cause the ink leaks.

D, ink bottle after using for a period of time (usually for two months), immediately take a thorough cleaning, and dry. Replace the ink bottle should pay attention to clean, to ensure the quality of printing. E, the ink should be placed cool storage, avoid direct sunlight.

Hydrographic Film Printer

A hydrographic film printer is useful when applying complex three-dimensional designs to your object through immersion.

The process involves dipping your object in a film floating on a water surface – and that has your desired patterns printed on it.

During immersion printing, you can decide to either use the hydrographic film or the blank hydrographic film.

Our designer creates colorful patterns on the hydrographic film while the blank hydrographic film has no prints.

One benefit of the blank hydrographic film is that you can customize the patterns on it. Once you purchase it, you can print your desired patterns on it using the hydrographic film printer.

The print transfer process happens in a tank full of water where you place the printed hydrographic film.

What is the use of the hydrographic film printer?

The hydrographic film printing process starts with selecting your desired pattern then feeding the blank film to the hydrographic film printer.

Once you select the image from the computer and transfer it to the printer, the hydrographic film printer uses a rotary system that bonds the pigment-based ink to the film.

One benefit of the ink is that it is designed to adhere to the film as well as a wide range of objects such as:

  • Bottles
  • Motorcycle parts
  • Skateboards
  • Lids
  • Armory
  • Tech equipment
  • Laptop cases
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Dashboards
  • Bike helmets and
  • Fiberglass

Essentially, the list of items you can engrave using the printed design in your film is endless.

What preparation do I make before printing by a hydrographic film printer?

Before using the printer, the preparations you should make are typically meant to enhance the printer’s durability and maintain printout quality.

In other words, failing to set up the hydrographic film printer appropriately will lead to damage to the components or a low-quality printout.

It starts by setting up the hydrographic film printer in a stable, horizontal position to prevent the printer from toppling and mechanical damage.

Environmental conditions like indoor temperature and humidity are crucial for its operation. If you’re running the machine in a groove, adjust the indoor temperature to 18-26 degrees Celsius and ensure the humidity is 38%.

If the air is incredibly dry, the blank film cannot stay for a more extended period, hence it is imperative to adjust the humidity to enhance its longevity.

The hydrographic film printer operates on a Single Phase 50 Hertz, 220 Volts or 110 Volts Alternating current. At the same time, you should ensure that the power chord is in good condition before switching on the mains power supply.

What materials can be used for printed blank film?

There are a thousand and more different patterns that you can use to color your three-dimensional object.

One major perk of the blank hydrographic film is that it is customizable. With multiple designs available in the market, you can select several designs and create a final design based on your preferences.

The items you can engrave with the printed blank film are many – from metallic objects to plastic, glass, hardwoods, helmets, and gaming equipment.

Multiple dipping designs, coupled with numerous objects, means the list is virtually endless. If you have a rifle that needs some engraved patterns, you can transfer your desired pattern from the printed blank film to the firearm.

What are the advantages of the printer?

The hydrographic film printer’s basic setup remains unchanged as it comes with functionalities that have several advantages.

One of the most notable perks is that the entire setup is customizable – you can print your hydrographic designs. Unlike the past, when you could only choose the available patterns, this hydrographic film printer has defied those odds and made it possible to fully customize the printouts.

Setting up the printer is straightforward. If you have no expertise in handling technical items, you shouldn’t worry since the control panel shows the entire printing process in real-time.

At the same time, this hydrographic film printer has no lag-time: the time taken to print depends on the size of the printing film.

Besides, the print head produces different high-quality colors based on your design, and the machine comes with a heating system that instantly dries out the wet film.

The end product printed by the hydrographic film printer is a high-quality film with an incredible visual appeal.

How do you choose a hydrographic film printer?

The preliminary step is evaluating whether the acquisition and maintenance costs match your budget. In other words, you shouldn’t buy a hydrographic film printer whose maintenance cost surpasses your budget.

Check whether the available functions suit your preferences. For instance, if you have many things to do, choosing a hydrographic film printer with auto rolling and auto drying functionalities would be wise.

Without a doubt, different models come in different sizes. This makes it essential to choose a printer with the physical size that you’ve planned for. 

At the same time, the quality of the print head is a crucial factor to consider when choosing the hydrographic film printer. TSAUTOP hydrographic film printer comes in two sizes – 1.6M and A3 SIZES.

While the DX-1600 1.6M printer prints a clearer blank hydrographic film due to its improved print head, it’s more expensive than the XP-1600 printer.

You can also select a printer that directly prints the blank film as a hydrographic film, but it comes at a higher price.

Overall, the bottom line is that you should consider a whole range of items before purchasing a hydrographic film printer.

Does TSAUTOP supply hydrographic film printers?

With over ten years’ manufacturing experience, our team of engineers at TSAUTOP manufacture hydrographic film printers using state-of-the-art technology.

This design technology has been proved and tested to be efficient in various industries across the globe.

At a glance, our printers are of two sizes – 1.6M and A3 sizes, and there is a large stock that guarantees fast delivery.

If you want to make an order, don’t hesitate to contact us via email, phone or by visiting the physical store.

What films can be used for hydrographic printing?

When it comes to immersion printing, you can either use a hydrographic film or a blank hydrographic film.

Our production line produces the hydrographic film then we print patterns on it based on the designs created by our designer.

For the blank hydrographic film, we sell the film without any patterns on it. Once you have the film, select an image from your library, then use the hydrographic film printer to transfer the image to the blank film.

One significant benefit of the blank hydrographic film is that you can customize the pattern. All you need to do is design the pattern, print the pattern, then transfer it through immersion printing.

How durable is the finish after printing?

The printout from the hydrographic film printer has an incredible difference in quality compared to other methods like “wrap filming.”

The finish is long-lasting, and it can resist extreme weather conditions like extreme temperature and sunlight.

At the same time, once you finish dipping, the finish will protect your hydro dipped material from debris, scratches and cutting edges.

The durability of the hydrographic film printer

With over a decade of manufacturing experience, we supply hydrographic film printer to clients who demand the highest quality standards in durability.

At the same time, the hydrographic film printer can withstand prolonged exposure to the sun and other extreme environmental conditions.

Besides, the water pigment-based ink used to develop the patterns is widely-tested to ensure it produces state-of-the-art printout.

Overall, the printer’s internal components, like the print head and the external parts are engineered to last incredibly long.


What environmental conditions should I make?

The printer operates on specific environmental conditions for the best results.

Ensure you have normal ventilation and avoid drastic changes in temperature, fluctuating humidity and exposure to direct sunlight and intense heat.

The operating humidity range is 38% and the temperature should range between 18-26 degrees Celsius for best results.

Besides using an air conditioning system and humidity meter, ensure that the machine is far from a noise source.

Safety warnings before operation

Set up the printer in a stable, horizontal position for guaranteed stability.

Before powering on the machine, ensure the outlet produces single-phase 50 Hz 220 Volts or 110 Volts Alternating current with a 10% margin range.

Avoid using an outlet that already has a heavily-loaded circuit as this will switch the equipment on and off. Besides, ensure the power chord is in good condition before powering on the machine to offset the possibility of electrocution.

Once you power it on, ensure you provide sufficient vigilance since leaving the machine unattended could wreak havoc.

How do you use the hydrographic film printer?

At a glance, the entire immersion printing process starts with design, printing then dipping.

The hydrographic film printer does the printing stage, and the process starts by preparing your customized artwork using computer software.

Once you have the artwork, take the print out using the hydrographic film printer, then prepare the printed film by taping the borders to avoid shrinkage.

Peel off the film from the backing paper, then place the film gently on the surface of the water. Ensure the print side is up then proceed to the immersion process.

What kind of ink do I use for the hydrographic film printer?

While there are different types of inks in the market, the recommended one is water pigment-based ink.

Often, the cartridge comes with ink of six different colors: black, red, cyan, yellow, light cyan and pinkish-red.

For safety considerations, keep the ink in a cool place away from direct sunlight and keep out of reach of children who may contact it with skin, eyes.

Common problems when using the printer and how to solve

 It’s not uncommon to experience challenges when using the printer. From failure to power on to abnormal shutdown, such problems often occur owing to incorrect setting up.

·         Failure to power on

Check the power cable if it is well-connected and in good condition.

·         Abnormal shutdown of the printer

This is rare, but it sometimes happens due to damaged power chords, extreme temperature and poor ventilation. Besides, improper grounding of the printer with other equipment in the same loop will cause an abnormal shutdown.

·         Pattern with wrinkles or blurry patterns

A cartridge with insufficient ink will produce an ink stream that “breaks.” Check whether the ink is sufficient and add more if you find it lacking.

·         Incomplete printing of the pattern

This often happens due to extreme environmental conditions. If the temperature is too high, and there is poor ventilation, the patterns won’t be complete.

·         Poor adhesion of the pattern

Ensure the film has no oil on it to ensure the pattern adheres firmly

How do I maintain the hydrographic film printer?

Maintaining the hydrographic film printer enhances the longevity of its internal and external components.

Ensure you have the right power supply security to avoid overloading the printer with high voltage. This is the most crucial maintenance element, which means that supplying the wrong power specifications will damage your printer.

At the same time, keep the printer in suitable environmental conditions. Check the temperature, humidity, sunlight and ventilation, and adjust accordingly using a humidifier or an air conditioner.

Regular maintenance also involves reducing dust and electrostatic charges to prevent the machine from discharging electrostatic charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

·         How do I repair the hydrographic film printer?

In case of a malfunction, do not repair the hydrographic film printer on your own – contact a professional technician to fix it.

·         How do I package and dispose of the printer?

The fastest and environment-friendly way to dispose of the printer is recycling in a designated bin.

·         How do I prevent and fix overheating?

Overheating often emanates from poor ventilation. Ensure you have good air circulation or an air conditioner to prevent excess heat dissipation.

·         How long do water transfer prints last?

A new look at this technology reveals that the water-transfer prints are resistant to chipping and fading and will last for years. Depending on how you immersed the object, the prints will last for variable lengths of years. 

·         How difficult is it to learn the hydro dipping process?

Learning how to hydro dip is an incredibly straightforward process. Once you have the right tools and equipment, doing the immersion on your own using our hydro dipping guide is incredibly easy.

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