A totally new type of anodizing: Gruntgraphics


#1

Still in development, this is NOT hydrodip, it is 100% anodizing.


(InvaderDust) #2

whoa dude!!! That is really really sweet.


#3

How much is it to have a yoyo stripped of its ano then add this?

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#4

That looks really cool!


#5

That is amazing.


#6

Like, whoa.


#7

:heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:


#8

Retail pricing hasn’t been established yet but it will probably be around $75.


(rizkiyoist) #9

A new era has begun.

If this can be done cheap enough, laser engraving might even become useless.

edit: wait a minute, I just remember Magicyoyo did something similar few years ago with their Chinese painting line. No one bats an eye unfortunately.


#10

Those look pretty neat, I wonder what technology they used to coat them?


#11

The coating itself is just regular anodizing. Since you can paint whatever you want onto an anodized base given a compatible type of ink/dye, what you need here is to find an appropriate printing/transfer mechanism to go with one of those ink types.


#12

If you put paint on the anodizing it is not regular anodizing anymore. In regular anodizing the color is inside of the coating, as opposed to on top of it.


(yoyobro!) #13

Wow this is amazing!


#14

i think you are supposed to paint it first then passivize the whole layer instead of somehow injecting dyes through it


#15

Ok, I must have missed something.


#16

This opens up so much… Is this hand done or by a machine/program? Would love to have my yoyo get Calvin and Hobbes or something with great art like that.


#17

Its done by machine, and that would be doable.


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(Amplified) #19

Rec Rev used to do this a lot. Glad to see it come back.


#20

I believe that was hydro dip.