As mentioned in a prior post we discussed the use of several methods of decorating the surface of rotationally molded plastic parts. Just to mention a few of them again, we discussed color, logo, metallized surface, mirrored surface, textured surface, in molded graphics, on molded graphics and polyolefin paints. The most commonly used decorative effect is color. When applying color there are a two options, the most comprehensive and widely used method is the use of pigmented or compounded resin; the other being painting.
Roto Dynamics has the ability to match a majority of colors requested; this can range from a pantone color code to a custom color reflecting a pearlescence. Color matching is a process which is conducted in a lab to determine the closest possible match to a sample or color code provided by the customer. Within a relatively short time frame we are able to match the color requested and provide a sample part.
There are a few methods which are feasible for applying paint to rotomolded parts. These include silk screening, pad printing and traditional spraying methods using polyolefin paints. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages however we will discuss these in more detail in a later.
If you have a company logo or brand that is required on a product, Roto Dynamics can use a computer rendered image and acquire the graphics required to mold in or on to the rotomolded part.