Hydrographics

CEDAR CREEK HYDROGRAPHIC


WHAT IS HYDROGRAPHICS / WATER TRANSFER PRINTING?


HYDROGRAPHICS HAS SEVERAL GENERIC NAMES. SOME OF THE NAMES ARE WATER TRANSFER PRINTING, IMMERSION PRINTING, CAMO DIPPING, AND MANY MORE. YOU MIGHT ASK WHAT CAN HYDROGRAPHICS BE APPLIED TOO? THE ANSWER IS NEARLY ANY 3-D OBJECT THAT IS MADE FROM PLASTIC, WOOD, GLASS, METAL & RUBBER. A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB IS IF IT CAN BE PAINTED, IT CAN BE DIPPED. SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR ITEMS TO DIP ARE GUNS, BOWS, AUTOMOTIVE TRIM & BEZELS, WHEELS, COMPUTER CASES, ATV’S, GOLF CARTS, AND MANY MORE. WE HAVE OVER 3000 DIFFERENT CUSTOM PAINT COLORS & 2000 DIFFERENT HYDROGRAPHIC PATTERNS TO CHOOSE FROM. THERE ARE A FULL LINE OF CUSTOM PEARLS, METALLIC’S AND CANDY PAINTS. THE POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS ARE ENDLESS!


PROCESS


THE PROCESS TO APPLY HYDROGRAPHICS IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. IT STARTS OUT WITH PREPPING THE ITEM, AND THEN APPLYING PRIMER/BASECOAT. THE CUSTOMERS CHOICE OF FILM IS THEN CUT TO SIZE AND LAID ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER IN OUR WATER TRANSFER PRINTING TANK AND AN ACTIVATOR IS APPLIED TO THE FILM. AFTER A FEW SECONDS THE FILM TURNS TO LIQUID INK AND FLOATS ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER AND ALLOWS US TO DIP THE ITEM SLOWLY INTO THE INK WHICH WRAPS 360 DEGREES AROUND THE OBJECT. THEN THE ITEM IS DRIED, AND AN AUTOMOTIVE GRADE CLEAR COAT WILL GO OVER THE NEW FINISH TO PROTECT IT. A DIPPED ITEM IS JUST AS DURABLE AS PAINT. CLEAR COATS AVAILABLE ARE MATTE, SATIN, AND GLOSSY.


DURABILITY


ALL ITEMS ARE COATED WITH AN AUTOMOTIVE GRADE URETHANE CLEAR COAT TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PROTECTION. THIS CLEAR COAT WILL PROTECT THE FINISH FROM UV RAYS, SCRATCHES, AND MOST CHEMICALS. ONCE THE CLEAR COAT IS DRIED THE ITEM IS JUST AS DURABLE AS AN AUTOMOTIVE PAINT FINISH. WE ALSO OFFER FLAT, SATIN OR GLOSSY FINISHES ON ALL DIPPED PARTS.


CAMOUFLAGE


THIS TECHNOLOGY GIVES HUNTERS AND CAMOUFLAGE FANS UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES. IT IS NEARLY A PROVEN FACT THAT YOU CAN CAMO ALMOST ANYTHING! A HUNTER CAN HAVE NEARLY EVERY TOOL IN HIS/HER POSSESSION CAMO DIPPED! KNIVES, ATV FENDERS, CAMERAS, GUNS, BOWS, STANDS, CALLS, DEER / ELK MOUNTS, ANTLERS, DASH TRIM, BUMPERS, AND THE LIST KEEPS GOING ON.



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