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How to Choose the Base Colour For Your Hydrographics Pattern

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Choosing The Base Colour For Your Hydrographics Pattern Hydrographics has unlimited design potential. Part of this versatility comes from the choice of base coat colour, which greatly contributes to the overall outlook of the finished product. Graphic patterns on the product will appear radically different for different colours of base coat applied because hydrographic films, which have graphic patterns imprinted on them are somewhat transparent. So how do you choose the base colour that is right for you? Here are some suggestions: Use Similar Colours It is common practice to use a base coat colour that has the same shade as the colour of the graphic pattern. For instance, wood grain patterns are often used with a brown base coat and metallic prints are often...

Hydrographics Durability : An Overview

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Is hydrographics durable? Will the graphic pattern on the product withstand high temperature applications? Will the design image turn yellow after prolonged exposure to sunlight? These are just some of the questions by our happy customers when they first started to consider doing hydrographics to customise their items. Graphic patterns that have been imprinted onto the surface of products by the hydrographics process are highly durable. In fact, when it is done right, the pattern could last for decades. But how durable is it? And what is its resistance threshold when exposed to extreme temperatures, corrosion, mechanical abrasion and prolonged ultraviolet ray exposure? Temperature Resistance The imprinted graphic pattern can withstand high temperatures of up to +300°C. This is why hydrographics has been extensively used...

5 Reasons Why You Should Customise Your Items

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Customisation has gained its reputation as being expensive with slower deliverables. This is true up to a certain extent, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here at Dipgraphics, we promote exclusivity for your items at competitive prices with fast turnaround times by using water transfer printing technology. So why is there a need to customise your items when you can get them immediately at brick and mortar stores at the fraction of the cost? Here are 5 good reasons: 1. Opportunity for Self Expression You may have gone through times when you urgently need a product, but due to time constraints, you have to settle for products with colours or designs that do not bring out the best of your personality. Or you...

PLASTI DIP VS WATER TRANSFER PRINTING

Plasti Dip Vs Water Transfer Printing
Before we started Water Transfer Printing with DipGraphics, we experimented with Plasti Dip on a number of projects. Our very first was a DJI Phantom Drone. The drone was beautiful in its original state but we made it even more amazing by Plasti Dipping it a blazing pink colour. This sparked an interest in our local drone community which now boasts a series of techni-coloured drones. Plasti Dip has a flexible and rubbery finish to it and is commonly packaged in aerosol cans. Its applications are wide-ranging and products which can be Plasti Dipped range from household items to automotive parts. Basically, if you can paint it, you can Plasti Dip it. The Process The process of Plasti Dipping and Water Transfer Printing is somewhat...

AIRBRUSHING VS WATER TRANSFER PRINTING

Airbrushing Vs Hydrodipping
We have had numerous enquiries with regards to the differences between Airbrushing and Water Transfer Printing, and which is better in terms of design, its various applications, cost effectiveness and time needed for job completion. We have thus decided to publish this article in hopes of allowing future customers to make an informed decision. Let’s start with the similarities. For both techniques, the item has to undergo surface preparation to remove all existing coatings and designs. This includes removing oil and debris from the surface of the item so that the airbrush paint or hydrographics pattern can adhere to it. It also includes applying a base coat to the item. After the design has been imprinted onto the surface, the design has to be protected...

The Hydrographics Process In A Nutshell

Hydrographics Process in a nutshell
Is hydrographics easy? Well, it is certainly not difficult but at the same time, not as easy as it may seem. You may have seen YouTube videos of people hydro-dipping a vast array of items and you may have been amazed at how easy and magical the entire hydrographics process was. That was how we felt when we first started out but then, as we delved deeper, we realised that there was more to the hydrographics process than meets the eye. Among other factors, it is crucial to consider the type of material that is to be hydro-dipped. Different materials require different approaches to surface preparation. The type of material also affects the choice of chemical that will be used in the process. Are you...

What is Water Transfer Printing?

What is Water Transfer Printing?
Water Transfer Printing, also known as Hydrographics, Hydro-Dipping or Cubic Printing, is the process of transferring graphic designs onto the surface of objects. With this technique, one can transform a standard, off the shelf, factory-made item into something unique and beautiful just by dipping the item into water. Design options are limited only by one’s imagination. Water Transfer Printing has been around for quite some time and has a wide variety of applications across multiple industries. It is used worldwide from jazzing up the interiors of commercial aircrafts to enhancing car interiors, rims, bicycle bodies, helmets, game controllers, and even household items. There are many reasons why companies and individuals choose Water Transfer Printing over any other method of printing. A few of these reasons...