Hydrographics as a process has been around since 1970 so it's not a new technique. However the OEM manufacturers that patented the technology and it's process for use on their products were very protective of their magic process for printing onto 3d objects and would fiercely protect their research and development investment, often in court.
Not everyone knows that patents only last for 25 years and once the patent has expired, unless the process has been altered it cannot be re-patented. So in 1995 this opened up this magical new process for customizing cars and motorbikes in ways that were previously only in the realm of air brush artists with decades of experience (and owners with really deep pockets). The industry in America is HUGE and worth many hundreds of millions (if not billions) of dollars every year and is now becoming even more industrialised than when it was first invented.
This opens up a whole new marketplace in the UK and in Europe for people with an interest (who previously couldn't afford it) to venture into the realms of custom finishing.
This is where we here at Ensign come in. We will be able to customise almost anything, you name it! We will transform your possessions in both a professional and affordable manner.