Water Transfer Printing
The Water Transfer Process Uses Water Tension to Apply Designs
Water transfer printing, also known as hydrographic printing, immersion printing or dipping, is a technique that uses water tension to apply designs to three-dimensional objects. The technique involves carefully floating an ink pattern print in a dipping tank. Once an activator is sprayed, the ink print liquefies. The part to be customized with the print pattern is then slowly dipped into the inky residue until it is completely immersed in water. Water tension seamlessly contours the ink pattern to the part’s shape. The water transfer printing technique works on most surfaces and is used on everything from camouflaging hunting gear to adding carbon fiber patterns to motorcycle tanks.