Water transfer printing, also called hydrographics or camo dipping, is the process that transfers an image or pattern to a 3D surface. Traditional printing methods cannot fully print on 3D objects, especially if there is hard to reach areas, or if the object is odd shaped. The water transfer printing process eliminates these issues by submerging the item into water, covering the whole surface.
With more than 200 designs available, we are sure we can cover almost everything in almost anything....
Our finished ST500 - Full interior trim, engine bay, exterior trim and wheels based in Rubinrot and dipped in clear snake skin
The hydrographics process can be done on any material that can hold the base coat and that can be submerged into water safely. Some materials that the process works on include metals, wood, plastic, stone, Bakelite, ceramic, etc.
Hydrographics can be applied to anything that can be painted and submersed in water. What we offer at Dipit is a full respray procedure. We apply the hydrographic print after the base coat and before the clear coat. In most cases the clear coat we use is a high grade automotive lacquer so you know your parts will be extremely scratch and UV resistant.
Items being based up, masked out, dipped, dried and finally lacquered.