We open a new factory division for Water Transfer Printing at Tunas Bitung Industry – Tangerang Indonesia
Our machines use latest technology full automatic European Standard with capacity 635 m2 film / 23 hours working time and able to mass production for clients need
Automatic Film Dip – Automatic Wash – Automatic Drying Tunnel – Manual top coat for complex shape
for automotive parts ,we are able to produce 2.000 pcs / 8 hours
for smartphone/computer accessory – 10.000 pcs / 8 hours
for small size accessory – 90.000 pcs / 8 hours
What is Water Transfer Printing?
Water Transfer Printing or Hydrographics (also known as hydro dipping, hydro imaging, fluid imaging, hydrograghic printing) is a 3D decorating process. Graphics such as carbon fibre, woodgrain, camouflage, geometrical patterns are applied to decorate the items.
The Hydrographics process is used worldwide to decorate a variety of items, from aeroplane interiors to very small items like cell phone cases. Films can be applied to all kind of materials including plastic, wood, fibreglass, metal, and ceramics. For the most part, if the item can be dipped in water, the water transfer printing process can be applied.
This process utilises a water-soluble film that contains the printed designs. Once an activator has been applied, the film dissolves and leaves the ink on the surface of the water. Now, the item can be immersed into the water and the ink wraps around it. It is then washed and protected with a clear topcoat.
1. What does it cost?
Water Transfer Printing is the most advanced cost-effective process, which overcomes problems faced by traditional printing methods, such as conversion coating, screen printing, transfer printing, and hot printing.
2. Is Water Transfer Printing / Hydrographics durable?
Some of our biggest customers are automotive manufacturers who demand the highest standards of quality and durability on their products. The ink from the hydrographic film is very durable itself. However, a protective clear coat needs to be applied to protect decorated items to ensure that they last for years.
Here are some common example of WTP process : carbon fibre & wood grain film