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Improve your Company Branding with Hydro-Dipped Custom Hard Hats

Aug 6th 2018

Hydro-dipping has been around for a while. It is not known exactly when the process was first introduced but there is a patent on file in 1982 that includes this process filed by a Motoyasu Nakanishi who was with Kabushiki Kaisha Cubic Engineering. The idea behind Hydro-dipping is to print designs on a three-dimensional surface. Most of the time these surfaces are metal, plastic, glass, or hardwoods. Thanks to this process, you can also get many different designs printed on your hard hat such as wood grain, carbon fiber, camouflage, geometric shapes and so much more.

The idea of using hydro-dipping on hard hats is novel because it allows you, as an employer, to customize the hard hats your employees wear and improve your company branding at the same time. At T.A.S.C.O., we offer you many options to customize your hard hats, from ERB hard hat printing and Pyramex hard hat printing to custom hard hat imprinting or even just the tried-and-tested hard hat sticker.

Hydro-Dipped Hard Hats FAQ

Hydro-Dipped Hard Hats One of the questions people ask us is whether there are allowed to be different paints or stickers on their hard hats at a construction site. Your company will just have to keep in mind the requirements to keep in line with the requirements of the manufacturer’s instructions. OSHA allows alterations to hard hats as long as it does not change the effectiveness of the hat. At T.A.S.C.O., we have your hard hat covered – literally.

How long will the film last on the hat? This is another popular question about the technique. We believe the technique we use should last up to five years on a hat. As with any safety gear, there will be normal wear and tear if you are using it correctly and you should always check your hat for any defects regardless of design.

Another common question is whether having a hard hat with a hydro-dipped design is safe. There is nothing to say that having this type of hat interferes with OSHA standards but if you are buying the hard hat yourself, you will also want to check with your employer to ensure everything complies with company policy.

What is the process involved in hydro-dipping? Generally, we will take a brand-new hat and sand it. We prime the hat and add a base color of your choice to it. When this process is finished, they will then dip it in the film of your choice and will finish the process with a layer of clear coat on the hat.

How to Improve Your Branding with Hydro-Dipping

Keep in mind that you will want to have your logo on everything in order for people to see your brand and remember it. You can use hydro-dipping on so many things that there is really no reason for your brand to not be on everything associated with your business. Having your brand on the hard hats that are used at your sites is a genius way to get your name out there.

There are five ways that hydro-dipping printing film is a superior way to go when compared to other options out there.

  • The UV stability of the printing is amazing and can hold up to years of sun exposure so that your print stays the way it is and doesn’t fade.
  • The print quality of hydro-dipping is far above the rest of the options out there. It makes the print on your hard hat really sharp with precise application and stands out with colors that are consistent across the entire hat.
  • Consistency is another part of hydro-dipping that allows it to be transferred over many different items without having to worry about it not looking the same from item to item or hat to hat.
  • The color is consistent throughout the entire process and ensures that whatever pattern you choose it will look the same throughout all the hard hats on your site.
  • Lastly, the PVA that is used in the process is of a superior grade so that it wraps around oddly shaped objects with ease making it perfect for hard hats.

If you are looking to improve your company and the impact it has then you should keep hydro-dipping in mind. It is an amazing way to improve your branding and reach many different customers. If you have all your employees wearing hard hats that have your specific brand on them then no matter where they go or the site they are working on many different people will see it.

Imagine all the different people commuting each day that walk past your site or simply look out of their building and see your site being worked on. Each of your employees that are wearing a hard hat with your hydrographic on it is essentially wearing a mini billboard for your company. You must choose a reputable company like T.A.S.C.O. to perform the Hydro-dipping for your hats. This will help to ensure that the logo lasts longer on your hats and it will ensure that your hats are in line with all of OSHA's standards. You do not want to put any of your employees at risk simply to get more business.

Hydro-dipping is one of the newer ways to advertise and it is becoming more and more popular with many different companies trying to perfect the business. Make sure you are looking into all your options for hydro-dipping on your hard hats and go with a company that knows what they are doing and both companies can help each other in growing their businesses. Hydro-dipping is the way to go to increase awareness of the business you run and want others to see, not to mention it gives your employees a small way to customize the PPE equipment they have to wear anyway and this is a good way to boost employee morale.