TSAUTOP can manufacture all kinds of hydrographic film. There are some types of public patterns and royalty patterns. The film width is 0.5m,1m,1.3m, the thickness is 30μm and 40μm.

TSAUTOP hydrographic film designs are very popular, such as Skull Hydrographic Film, flame Hydrographic Film, carbon fiber Hydro Dip Film, Antler Camo Hydro Dip Film, Hunting Camo Hydro Dip Film, Military Camo Hydro Dip Film, Cartoon and Designer Hydrographics Film, Burlwood grain Hydro Dip Film, Straight wood grain Hydro Dip Film, stone and Marble Hydrographic Film, Metal Hydro dipping pattern, Illusion Hydrographic Film, Flower Hydrographic Film, Flag Hydrographic Film, Custom Hydrographic Film.

The total hydrographic designs are more than 20000 patterns and develop more and more every month. If you are a retailer, you can contact us for the dropbox catalog. If you are a hydro dipper, you can download the latest catalog. All patterns are in stock, we can deliver them in 48hours. And if you want to know the new pattern release, you can focus on the latest hydro dipping pattern release.

As for how to print your own hydrographics film, you only need to send your designs at ai. file to us. My designer can make the patterns as your request in 24hours and make print plate in  7 days, you will get the hydrographics film sample in 2 weeks after your decision.


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TSAUTOP Hydrographic Film

Chapter 1:What is hydrographics?

Hydrographics , also known as hydro dipping, water transfer printing, water transfer, hydrographic printing, immersion printing, hydro printing, aqua print, hydrographic dipping, water dipping or cubic printing, is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional surfaces with liquid and some chemicals.

The hydrographic process can be used on metal, plastic (PVC, PP, PE, PET, ABS, ACRYLIC and so on), ceramics, fiberglass, glass, rubber, hardwoods.

Chapter 2:What is dipping process?

The Hydrographics dipping process is extensively used to decorate items that range from entire all-terrain vehicles and car dashboards to small items like bike helmets or other automotive trim. The Hydrographic film can be applied to all types of substrates including plastic, fiberglass, wood, ceramics, and metal.

For the most part, if the item can be dipped in water and can be painted using traditional techniques then the hydro dipping process can be used.

In the process, the substrate piece to be printed first goes through the entire painting process: surface preparation, primer coating, First Drying, Hydro Dipping, Washing(Rinsing), second drying, and top coating(clear or matte), last drying.

After painting but before top coating, the part is ready to be processed. A (polyvinyl alcohol) PVA hydrographic film, which has been gravure-printed with the graphics image to be transferred, is carefully placed on the water’s surface in the hydro dipping tank.

The clear film is water-soluble and dissolves after spraying hydro dip activator. Once hydro dipping is begun, the surface tension of the water will allow the pattern to curve around any shape.

Any remaining residue is then rinsed off thoroughly by rinsing station or hydrographic rinse tank. The ink has already adhered and will not wash off. It is then allowed to dry.

Hydro Dipping Process

Chapter 3: What is the application of hydro dipping?

Decorate items that range from entire all-terrain vehicles and car dashboards to small items,

like bike helmets or other automotive trim, Car and airline Interiors, X-box, Guns, Cups, Car Parts,

Mouse, Motorcycle, Shoes, Cosmetic packaging, outdoor items, crafts, building materials.

Films can be applied to all types of substrates including plastic, fiberglass, hardwood, ceramics, and metal, rubber.

For most parts, if the item can be dipped in water, the hydro dipping process can be used.

Hydrographic Film Application

Chapter 4: How does TSAUTOP Hydrographic Film produce?

The quality of hydrographics dipping depends on many factors, such as high-quality clear PVA film, ink, the printing plate, base coating, top coating, clean surface, hydro dipping skills and method, hydrographic activator, and good quality hydrographics tank with heater and water recycling.

TSAUTOP Hydrographics film is made by the 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.

Hydrographics film printer
Hydrographics film Printing Plate

Chapter 5: How many types of hydro dipping patters does TSAUTOP has?

TSAUTOP  has more than 20,000 hydro dipping patterns. TSAUTOP develops 30 new hydro dip designs per month and can customize your hydro dipping patterns in 7-10 days. The hydrographics film you are looking for can be found in TSAUTOP.

TSAUTOP have the most popular hydro dipping patterns in stock, such as the skull, flame, carbon fiber, camouflage, cartoon, wood grain, stone, metal, abstract, flower.

In these patterns, carbon fiber hydro dip, camo dipping, hydro dipping skull patterns, flame dip film, wood grain hydro dip are welcomed by hydro dipping man.

Camo Hydro Dip Filmflame Hydro Dip FilmWood Grain Hydro Dip Film

Besides TSAUTOP can supply blank hydrographic film for the inkjet printer, you can use this printable hydrographic film for printing your hydrographic designs.

Blank Hydrographic FilmBlank Hydrographic Film

Chapter 6: What size is TSAUTOP Hydrographic Film?

Width A-100CM; B-50CM; The length 1-250m all ok; thickness:30-40μm, The widest film is 1.3m.

Chapter 7: What is the Advantage of TSAUTOP Hydrographic Film?

1.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

2. Best Price: the Competitive price at the small order, Big discount for large order

3. Timely Delivery: We will ship the order after payment in 2-3 days

4.Best After-sales service: we provide you with Water Transfer  Printing skill training,  Helpful advises.

5. 20,000+ hydro dipping patterns,30 new hydro dip designs per month. The most popular patterns are all in stock.

6. Royalty Popular Water Transfer Printing Film: We developed our own patterns, some patterns only available

7. Customization: We can also print your own hydrographic film in 7-10working days, please send us pictures in all format, this will be your own royalty pattern, we will never sell your pattern to any third parties.

Chapter 8: How to choose Hydrographic Film?

All types of water transfer printing film have more than 20,000 patterns include all China hydro dipping patterns. We also are authorized from Liquid image, so you can get all Liquid image hydro dipping patterns from TSAUTOP.

If you need some authorized patterns of American brands, such as kryptek, muddy girl, real tree, true timber camo, you can contact TWN industries and dippros.com. If so, you can do hydro dipping without copyright risk.

In these patterns, carbon fiber hydro dipcamo dippinghydro dipping skull patternsflame dip filmwood grain hydro dipHunting Camo Hydro Dip FilmAnimal Print Hydrographic Film are welcomed by hydro dipping man.

Furthermore, TSAUTOP develops 30 new hydro dip designs per month and can customize your hydro dipping patterns in 7-10days.

Besides TSAUTOP can supply various sizes (A3, A4,0.4,0.64M,1M,1.27M) blank hydrographic film for the inkjet printer, you can use this printable hydrographic film for printing your hydrographic designs.

Chapter 9: How to get the hydro dip activator?

As we know, the hydrographics film has many types, so the activator is not changeless.

TSAUTOP can supply hydrographic activator sample for DIY hydro dipping and water transfer printing activator formula for starting hydro dipping.

We can guide all customers to compound hydrographic activator. The adhesion is a result of the chemical components of the activator softening the base coat layer and allowing the ink to form a bond with it.

One of the most common causes of a failure to achieve adhesion between the two layers is a poorly applied activator. This can be either too much activator being applied or too little.

Quality activator is one of the most important elements in producing high quality, professional hydrographic printing.

Chapter 10: How about the business of hydro dipping?

So hydrographics is a magic printing technology that is applied for customized design, personalized products, car tuning and styling, furniture decal, cosmetic packing, building material, shoes, fashion articles, and so on.

Hydrographics has more and more reference fields, so it has broad market prospects. TSAUTOP hydrographics will support you to make more money from hydro dipping business.

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