Frequently Asked Questions
What printers/inks will work with Hydrokon film?
Both printers with pigment and latex-based inks will work for hydrographic applications.
How long should film dwell in water in coordination with water temperature for hydrodipping?
• It is recommended that film soak for 60 seconds at 90° F to achieve optimal results.
• Lower water temperatures can be used, but soak times should be increased.
What activators should be used with Hydrokon film?
Do we need to use Activator A with Hydrokon film?
• If using latex-based inks Activator A is not necessary.
• If using pigment-based inks Activator A is necessary, otherwise the inks will fall apart on the water and will not adhere to object.
For small-scale projects, you can use Rust-Oleum Clear Lacquer Spray as the Activator A.
Another alternative is using a clear basecoat/intercoat as the Activator A, commonly found from hydrographic paint companies.
How should Hydrokon film be stored?
Film should be stored at 68°-75° F and 45-60% RH.
Where can I find artwork for printing hydrographics?
• Anyone can create their own art using graphic design software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.
• If custom designs are not required, PatternCrew and other sites alike have thousands of designs to choose from.
Do you offer discounts for bulk orders?
Absolutely! Please call 1-800-328-4261 to discuss large volume order discounts with a representative.
Is Hydrokon Water-transfer Film available in Europe?
For sales in Europe, you can contact our distributor, HARKE Imaging: +49 (0) 208-3069-1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get sheets to lay flat before printing?
If your sheets are showing curling, you can either use a steamer to add moisture so they lay flat or you can place them in a room with high humidity, like a bathroom with a hot shower running.