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Has anyone thought about hydro graphics dipping there computer cases?

I am about to go talk with a guy who just opened his shop and just wondering if anyone has tried this?
hydro graphic is when they print out a drawing or picture on the water and then dip your product in it. they can dip anything from metal to plastic.
Edited by downlinx - 8/1/11 at 5:29pm
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so i take it no one has done hydro graphics?
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i remember that there was a thread talking about this because of something on tv. Someone went to a shop and they gave a huge quote (i think it was a few hundred or something like that, about a $1-2 a square inch). But overall i would think its a cool idea with a clean finish... just a bit expensive imo
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what does it do, lay onto the product when you dip it in the water?
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what does it do, lay onto the product when you dip it in the water?
if i remember correctly its basically you print out the design you want float it in a liquid, spray a chemical on it (which will turn the print into a liquid) and when you dip the product into/onto the "liquid" print, it bonds to the product.
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if i remember correctly its basically you print out the design you want float it in a liquid, spray a chemical on it (which will turn the print into a liquid) and when you dip the product into/onto the "liquid" print, it bonds to the product.
thats exactly right and i have a guy i that will do a full case (2 side, top,front) for $75, which is alot better than custom paint and powder coating.
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if i remember correctly its basically you print out the design you want float it in a liquid, spray a chemical on it (which will turn the print into a liquid) and when you dip the product into/onto the "liquid" print, it bonds to the product.
so just like a very high tech, and quick vinyl decal.
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like that but its actual paint with hardened qualities.
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thats exactly right and i have a guy i that will do a full case (2 side, top,front) for $75, which is alot better than custom paint and powder coating.
thats a pretty good price especially for a hydro graphics i would think... hmm prob just go for it, not loosing that much and you would get a pretty nice graphics

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so just like a very high tech, and quick vinyl decal.
pretty similar but much thinner and smoother
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thats a pretty good price especially for a hydro graphics i would think... hmm prob just go for it, not loosing that much and you would get a pretty nice graphics

pretty similar but much thinner and smoother
thats what i was thinking, now to find the right lian li case, hehe
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