HYDROGRAPHIC FILM PRINTER
Are you looking for a new way to customize hydro dipping your products?
TSAUTOP® is the world’s leading hydrographic film printer and blank hydrographic film manufacturer. We offer an extensive line of high-quality, custom-printed films that can be applied to almost any surface.
TSAUTOP hydrographic film printer is a fantastic tool for any designer looking to create their own custom designs. We have 3 types of inkjet printer for printing blank hydrographic film: 1.6m and A3 size water-based pigment ink printer, 1.6m Latex ink printer, ECO-solvent ink printer. Each inkjet printer has been specially modified and debugged for different printable hydrographic films.
You can print out designs from any computer with the desired image and then hydro dip it directly onto metal panels, plastic surfaces, or other materials that are used in making any products!
What is Hydrographics Film Printer?
Hydrographics film printer is a new type of hydro dipping printer, it is a specific inkjet printer for the blank hydrographic film. So it has to be changed for printing blank hydrographic film. It can dry quickly and ensure enough ink on the film. So its print platform can be heated up to 60℃. and it can not print patterns too quickly. There are 2types of Hydrographics film printers, one is a water-based pigment ink printer, another is an ECO solvent ink printer.
What kind of printer for hydrographic film
ECO-solvent ink printer, Water-based pigment ink printer, latex printer.
TSAUTOP ECO Hydrographic film printer TS1624E 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 TS1624E changes everything. The first fully digital Hydrographic film printer on the market, TS1624E prints film on-site and on-demand.
The technological advancements of tTS1624E Digital Hydrographic film printer 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.
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.
What does the hydrographic film printer do?
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 ECO-solvent ink to the film.
Your market expansion options are almost endless. Let’s cover bottles, tumblers, hard hats, flask, 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, the interior, and other hard-to-reach areas.
Our All-In Program includes the TSAUTOP 1.6m/64″ Digital Hydrographic film printer TS1624E, software, CMYK ink cartridges, a computer, 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 TS1624E can work for you!
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 cord is in good condition before switching on the mains power supply.
What materials can be used with 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 hydrographic film 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 1.6M.
While TSLX1624E 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 eco-solvent ink printer and A3 sizes water-based pigment ink printer, 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 printers 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 a 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 the 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 printout 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(matte 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 ECO-solvent ink.
Often, the cartridge comes with ink for different colors: black, red, cyan, yellow.
For safety considerations, keep the ink in a cool place away from direct sunlight and keep it out of reach of children who may contact it with skin, eyes.
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.