Hydrographics tanks for quick and easy printing
Print highly intricate designs on any items with a hydrographics tank. This handy piece of industrial printing and graphics art equipment can be used to apply stylish designs to wheels, helmets, car panels and more.
From smaller 100x50cm models to larger 250x100cm tanks, there's something for all uses on eBay.
The hydrographic process
Using a water-based process to apply film to a range of materials, like metal, wood, ceramic and plastic, hydrographics tanks are used to apply intricate designs. The item to be printed on needs to be painted and primed to ensure that the film properly attaches. You'll find film and priming tools in hydrodipping kits, the perfect way to start dipping.
A special hydrographic film with a design is laid out on on the surface of the water, with the clear film dissolving on the top of the water. The item is then placed into the water so the design fully wraps around it, creating a flawless print.
Typical features of hyrdrographics tanks
Hydrographics tanks come in a range of sizes, from 100x50cm to 250x100cm and everything in between. This means that you'll find something perfectly suited to your available space, or to accommodate the size of items you're looking to print onto.
Keep an eye out for helpful features to make printing easier. Most tanks come with a heater that's controlled electronically via an automatic thermostat for the perfect temperature.
A console control panel typically offers full control over all systems for efficient printing, whilst digital thermometers constantly show precise temperature readings.
Tanks with wheels are easy to move around, ideal for smaller spaces with less room, whilst those with adjustable compartments let you create bigger or smaller printing areas. Or find a tank with levelling feet, perfect for adjusting the height.
Replaceable filters keep water pumps clean and stop contamination, with some tanks coming with spares included.