Hydrograhic Wheels in Sheffield | Hydrographics in Sheffield
Hydrographic Dipping also known as water transfer printing, hydro dipping or hydro imaging is the process of applying decorative finish to 3D products. Any non-porous surface that can be submersed in water can be decorated.
If you can get paint to adhere to the part most likely you can decorate it with this process. Examples of such materials are alloys, plastics, glass, hardwoods, fiberglass, ceramics, and metals. Products are decorated using a high quality pre-printed image, which resides on a thin base of water-soluble film.
This printed film is then placed on the surface of the water causing the base to dissolve. The film is activated causing the ink to remain floating on top of the water. Next the prepared part is immersed into the water, and the upward pressure of the water causes the ink to wrap around and adhere to the item. After the item has been immersed, it is removed from the water, cleaned and then coated with a high quality powder coat or automotive wet spray clear coat.
We can use this system to:
- Apply Hydrographics to Wheels, our wheels are finished in a touch, UV resistant clear powder coat, we are the only company that we know of that uses this system in the UK.
- Apply Hydrographics to Motorcycle Parts, Frames etc. and apply Hydrographics to BMX, Mountain Bike and Race Bikes for the ultimate custom finish