What kind of printer do I need for hydrographics?
TSAUTOP BLANK HYDROGRAPHIC FILM can be printed by standard inkjet printer with pigment-based ink, such as EPSON, CANON, HP.
Can any printer print hydrographic film?
In addition, any of the latex printers from HP will work very well for hydrographics. The Deskjet, Envy, and most DesignJet printers from HP all use dye-based inks and should not be used for printing hydrographics with the exception to DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ .
Who invented hydrographic printing?
The exact origin of the water transfer printing process is unclear. However, the first hydrographic apparatus registered for a US patent was by Motoyasu Nakanishi of Cubic Engineering KK on July 26, 1982.
What are the process steps in hydrographic printing?
Here’s how the Hydrographic Process works:
- 1 Film Selection. Choose an image or pattern from our library of hundreds of water printing films.
- 2 Base Coat. A base color coat is applied to the objects which are being processed.
- 3 Film Transfer Prep.
- 4 Activation.
- 5 Transfer.
- 6 Washing & Drying.
- 7 Clear Coating.
What kind of printer do I need for hydro dipping?
What kind of printer do I need for Hydrographics? A standard inkjet printer is capable of printing hydrographic films. Any inkjet printer from Epson, Canon, or HP will perfectly get your job done.
How does a hydrographic print work in water?
Hydrographic film is carefully placed on the water’s surface in the dipping tank. The film is water soluble, and dissolves, leaving only the pattern floating on the water. Surface tension will allow the pattern to curve around any surface.
How does a hydro dipping printer print patterns?
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.
Which is the first fully digital hydrographic film printer?
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.
How does a hydrographic film transfer take place?
3 Film Transfer Prep Hydrographic film is carefully placed on the water’s surface in the dipping tank. The film is water soluble, and dissolves, leaving only the pattern floating on the water. Surface tension will allow the pattern to curve around any surface.