Hydrographics, sometimes known as water transfer printing or hydro dipping, is the process that allows for high definition patterns to be printed on a 3-dimensional surface. Traditional printing methods cannot fully print on 3D objects, especially if there are hard to reach areas, or if the object is oddly shaped. The water transfer printing process eliminates these issues by submerging the item into water, covering the whole surface.
The hydrographics process can be done on any material that can hold a base coat and that can be safely submerged into water. Materials such as metals, wood, plastic, stone, Bakelite, and ceramic, are ideal for dipping.