Hydrochromic inks change colour (become transparent) when wet or if moisture is present. Apply these inks over the surface or material you want to hide- so when wet, all will be revealed! Most often used to bring out the colours of text or an image- if for example, the original was black and white. Our Hydrochromic inks are reversible. They are white yet opaque when dry so several coats are usually required to achieve optimal coverage. Make sure you use an appropriate background (nothing too dark) so the effect of this ink can really be seen. Do keep in mind these inks will dry fast, so remember to work quickly with this product.
You can use our water-based screen printing inks if you are working on a flat surface. Anything else can be covered with our sprayable hydrochromic ink. This product can be used for wood, metal and glass surfaces to name a few.
SFXC sells hydrochromic film, which is a simpler way to achieve this unique effect, if you so desire!
We provide inks that are suitable to be applied to paper and board, plastic, textiles. Our inks are water based and are a very effective product for screen printing. Applications for hydrochromic inks have a lot of scope.
Whether in advertising or promotional endeavours these products have plenty opportunity. Hydrochromic coated labels are great to remind people to drink water. Why not try the perfect hydrochromic match: water + umbrellas! Another way to step your creativity up a notch is by putting together a smart bathroom. Do just that by having hydrochromic-coated shower walls. This product is perfect too, for designing innovative, eye-catching fashion: swimwear…raincoats…take your pick!
If you need irreversible inks or inks used for flexographic or offset printing, please contact us so our lab can make a custom order for you.