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  • That is an absolutely beautiful functional little shop! I remember it was early 2017 that you first joined the forum. It only seems like it was just a few months ago.... You've come a long way in a short amount of time. Congratulations! And most o…
  • Yeah, that is a common problem... The more you know about a process the more you realize how much you don't know. Speaking from experience, just putting a desiccant bag in the package isn't enough. An open plastic bag on a hot dashboard is the fa…
  • Works for anything with a deep draw. Try it on a yeti type cup without rolling. Just push it into the pattern  Or even a submersible pump cover....
  • In an effort to find that "Production" customer that @WileECoyote is advocating, here's an example of one of my customers in South Florida. He went to the local new car dealer and conned talked them into adding custom carbon fiber trim interior pie…
  • @Shannon I remember seeing a thread where someone was having similar problems and it was suggested to dust or mist a light coat of activator over the film prior to placing it on the water. Would that work in this case? @studebaker Great minds thi…
  • I sincerely admire your persistence. On the positive side, you are getting a lot of learning. :-) One thing I noticed is that you raised the temperature. The reason the water temp is set to 90 degrees is to accelerate the hydration of the PVA film…
  • My apologies @Jenx I am such a terrible explainer. Let me elaborate a little. It's not necessarily the expansion wrinkling that is causing this, the reason I mentioned that stage of the process is for the timing of events. You can't activate durin…
  • But if you really need it....
  • You could always build a Tsunami Constrictor!
  • Sure send the rifle to Utah Hydrographics.... They have rights to it. https://staging.utahhydrographics.com/under-armour-dipping/
  • This is caused by the too rapid expansion of the PVA Film. It is essentially "pre-hydrated" mainly because it has too much humidity in it. (Yes I know that the humidity in your shop is only 60% now, but that doesn't mean it always was...) The PVA …
  • Nobody wanted these free domain names... They are now in the public domain if somebody hasn't already bought them.
  • It wouldn't hurt to keep a couple of dip kits in stock to sell to those folks that "watched it on Youtube". Letting money walk out the door is not a good business practice. (Although I do it myself all the time...)
  • ↑↑↑ Amen ↑↑↑
  • So, if I have blank film in my shop, it becomes any pattern I want as I need it, on demand. No more buying extra that I won't use because it's so ugly that nobody in their right mind would want their widget decorated in it. How many meters of unus…
  • The blank film is $2.80 per M². It the pre-printed film that cheap?
  • So let me get the economics of this right... If you were buying just 20 Meters a week of $24 per Meter film, that would translate to $24,000 per year for hydrographic film alone. But if you bought a Hydrographic printer for $10,000 and bought 100…
  • Doesn't an accessory pack consist of 3 meters of film? So it cost $24.50 per meter for TWN film? Gak.... The $30 per meter custom film is looking better every day!
  • I've put together a list of printers for you that will work for printing hydrographic film here at this link. HYDROGRAPHIC FILM PRINTERS
  • Yes @MCdyna that film is toast. If the film has so much "humidity" in it so that you'll describe it as soggy, it will NEVER be able to be dried out enough to use.
  • @Beary_Potter Thank you for asking! But I've sold my printing firm because it was getting WAY too busy for this old man to keep u with. Keeping all those employees and everything that goes along with a bustling business was more than I could hand…
  • Just download them and save them for the day that you finally get your own film printer...
  • You know, it would sure be nice if there was a custom film printer in the EU... All you need is one of these printers, and he would have the market tied up for a long while. Hint....
  • I know I'm gonna get some kickback, but that REALLY and TRULY looks like the film was laid on the water upside down....
  • Yeah, 20 cm if it from a child's toy car... But if it's only trim around a dash part, then maybe it's 20 cm. If the parts are really that small, then maybe 6,500 rubles is worth the job.
    in Customers Comment by studebaker March 16
  • I sincerely hope the "100$" was a typo.... That you really meant $1000.00
    in Customers Comment by studebaker March 15
  • The photography is as good as the hydrographics!
  • Thank you for a complete question with all the pertinent information posted. Normally folks with questions will make us drag the relevant information out of them one tiny clue at a time! Kudo on the elegance of your query! There are several thing…
  • I agree. The ink is too dry and not stretching with the film... Underactivated.
  • @luzcosprayers Here are a couple of discussion about drying out film... http://k2forums.com/discussion/comment/127613#Comment_127613 http://k2forums.com/discussion/comment/127664#Comment_127664 It's been raining forever in South Carolina where D…