Powder-coated parts take a dip to make a design splash
A contract decorator applies ink to powder-coated parts using water-soluble film, producing designs that are nearly photographic in quality.
At ColorWorks, a North Carolina contract decorator with plants in Greensboro and Rutherfordton, powder coating is often just the first step in the finishing process. That's because the company, in addition to its powder coating and wet paint capabilities, offers hydrographics, a Japanese process for depositing inks on coated parts. Printed on a water-soluble film, the inks impart a camouflage, an Italian marble, and other designs to bow handles, light fixtures, fireplace surrounds, and other products.