Frequently Asked Questions
Hydroprinting can seem like a very complicated process and people can be unsure of whether certain items or surfaces are suitable for the process. Read below to learn a little more and see the answers to some of the questions we often get in the workshop.
Are there any items that cannot be hydroprinted on?
YES. It is very important before deciding on getting something hydroprinted that you assess whether it is suitable for the process by checking out our hydroprinting suitability page. This will give you an idea of which items can and cannot be printed. In general electrical items that cannot have the covers removed for printing are a big no. This is of course due to the fact that the inner electronics can become permanently damaged by water. A good rule of thumb is that if you can immerse it in water without risking damage then it can be hydroprinted on. If you are unsure of whether your item is suitable after reading our suitability page then please get in touch using our contact page and we will advise you personally.
My item is corroded. Can it still be hydroprinted on?
YES. Your item will however need much more preperation work than an item that is in good condition. This would of course add to the cost but would leave you with item that looks as good as new.
I am not sure which colour and finish would suit my hydroprinted item best. Do you offer a guidance service?
YES. We offer all customers the chance to chat to one of our friendly hydroprinting team to discuss the best colour, pattern and finish for your item. There are many ways to contact us on our contact page.
My item is likely to need to be hard wearing. Is something like this available?
YES. We are able to offer a variety of finishes and will always discuss the best option with our customers. For example increased layers of lacquer gives better protection for parts or items that may be rubbed or bumped.
I have seen a pattern I like elsewhere but they quote a much higher price. Are you able to get patterns not listed on your patterns page?
YES. We go to great lengths to make sure that we can get any hydrographics pattern required by our customers. Not all available hydrographics patterns may be on our website, particularly if they are new, so it is worth giving us a call to have a chat with us and see if we have what you are looking for.
I have a large project which would require a lot of items to be hydroprinted. Do you offer bulk discount?
YES. We are able to offer great discounts on hydroprinting for large projects. We would usually discuss this with you prior to booking your items in and agree on a price before work is undertaken to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Do you price match?
We do our best to offer the best price around and will always try to match or beat prices offered to you elsewhere. We may not always be able to match a price but the age old mantra of ‘you get what you pay for’ often applies in this trade so if someone else offers you a very low price be prepared to ask how they can offer it given the amount of work that goes in to hydroprinting. We go to great lengths to make sure our customer service and quality of work far surpasses our competitors and we pride ourselves on this so rest assured that you will always get your money’s worth and then some with Hydro Style UK. To discuss pricing please use our contact page to get in touch.