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​Water Transfer Printing Film – How PVA Immerse the Creativity?


One of the most attractive things about any product or item is its color and beautiful pattern. Most of the things around you from utensils, crafts, interior design, ceramics, and hardwood, to fiberglass, all have a unique pattern of colors. 

Have you ever wondered how these beautiful designs are crafted? And how these are made so attractive to the human eye? So this is the masterpiece of water transfer printing film. This technique is also known as hydrographic printing in which different types of patterns are designed on different shapes.

The beauty of the printing is highly dependent on the type of film used. The PVA water soluble plays an important role in this regard. It is a unique polymer that makes the water transfer printing process more unique.

Are you curious about the working strategy of water transfer printing film? Stay tuned till the bottom line of this read.

How Water Transfer Printing Film Is Applied? Step By Step Guide:

If you want to use this technique to make your designs more attractive in the market. So let's explore the steps of this printing process.

  1. Select Your Favorite Film:

The first step in the water-soluble printing process is the selection of the film. There are a lot of designs available like camouflage, marble, royalty design, animal prints, etc. 

  1. Base Coat On The Object:

The next step is the coloration of the objects on which have to transfer the film. Different objects are colored according to their requirement. The wood is colored brown, and the metallic print is mostly colored gray or silver coat. 

  1. Print The Design On PVA Film:

The third step is printing the design on the PVA film. The selected design is printed on PVA film by using special ink that can be easily dissolved in water. This step is very easy.

  1. Transfer the Film to Water:

After the film is prepared it is then placed on the surface of water. The PVA film being soluble in water gets dissolved in water leaving behind the printed film. After the dissolution of the film, the surface tension in the water allows the design to stay in the water in a curved state.

  1. Apply The Activator:

After the film is placed in water, spray the activator on the surface of the film which will help in the dissolution of the colors without affecting the structure.

  1. Transfer The Pattern On The Object:

Now at this stage put your object to be printed in the water where the lidid film is present. The water pressure will help the film to be transferred on the object evenly in all places. And also the pattern gets adhered to it.

  1. Rinse The Object And Let It Dry:

After the transfer of the design, wash the object to remove the excessive PVA film from the object. And then let the object be dried.

  1. Clear Coating Of The Object:

At the last step, you need to apply the clear coat to the object to give it a shiny appearance and to give it unique and beautiful appearance.

Why PVA Water Soluble Film Is Used In Water Transfer Printing?

PVA films are widely used in water transfer printing because of the following reasons:

  1. Water Solubility:

Being water-soluble PVA is easily dissolved in water and can help the pattern of the print to adhere to the surface of the object.

  1. Easily Stretchable:

PVA film can be easily stretchable that's why it can help the pattern to be applied on any type and shape of the object. This quality of PVA makes it unique among different films.

  1. PVA Is Transparent:

Being transparent in nature, PVA helps the design to be placed on the object in a precise manner. In this way, it prevents the design from being distorted. And hence help in the concreteness of the design.

  1. High Resolution Of The Ink:

Another unique property of the PVA film is the ink placement. The ink can be well-placed on the design and the design looks unique. PVA helps in the adhesion of the ink on the object.

  1. PVA Is Durable:

PVA water soluble printing films are very durable and during all the steps of the design transfer, it remained on the surface without being cracked or distorted.

Where The Water Transfer Printing of Water Solubel PVA Film Is Used?

There are a lot of applications of water transfer printing techniques. Here are the most popular fields of use:

  • In vehicles, this technique is most widely used for the transfer of beautiful printed patterns on the anterior and exterior designs.

  • In the manufacture and designing of the designs of firearms PVA water-soluble films are used and make the objects to be looked stunning.

  • Another important application of the water transfer printing technique is home decoration. You can see that most of the objects in your that are for decoration are printed in some patterns, so those patterns are the application of this printing technique.

  • Do you like the accessories and the amazing crafts? You most probably like them because of their color and pattern. So this is the masterpiece of water transfer printing of water-soluble PVA film.

The Bottom Line:

During the selection of any object, the first thing that can help you to decide is its color and pattern. That color or pattern is transferred on the object with the water transfer printing of water-soluble PVA film.

POLYVA has amazing water-soluble films that can be easily dissolved in the water and it can be adhered to the object in a much intricate pattern. The amazing thing about these films is that they left no residue behind and added to the beauty of all the objects.

So don’t hesitate to choose our PVA films for the printing of your films. I hope all the above details will help you to use this amazing technique of printing.

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