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Tejada 1 Kerynne Tejada GrC 101 17 November 2010 Research Paper Water Transfer Printing Traditionally, printing is done with ink pans, cylinders, and other rollers that place ink onto the substrate through impressions. Now, there is a new emerging graphic communications development called water transfer printing. Water transfer printing is the process of applying printed designs from water onto various metal or plastic substrates. This process is also known as camo dipping, hydrographics, aqua graphics, hydro imaging, or hydro printing. At first, water transfer printing was only available to the military to camouflage or camo dip guns, which made hydrographic printing both expensive and exclusive. Now that it has become cheaper, small businesses have been able to provide customers with this type of custom printing, thus resulting in a growing industry. The process of hydrographic printing is short and simple. First, the substrate is pre-treated and has a base coat film put onto it. Using a gravure printing procedure, a
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