A welded mat containing two or three non mixing coloured liquids, creating an everlasting, stress-relieving display.
Aqua mats are stringly welded along the edges enclosing sunflower oil and a glycerine gel in a uniquely manufactured bag. Baby oil is sometimes used for clear filled mats. The liquids are coloured using food or shampoo dyes. Glitter can be added to the liquids for a sparkling effect. Custom printed floating inserts can be added to move around in the mat. There is always a small air bubble, which behaves a bit like a third liquid.
Liquid colours can only be match approximately and vary from batch to batch. The strength of the colour at any point depends on the thickness of the liquid. One colour can be affected by the colour of the other liquid, for example a yellow liquid above a blue shows up as green. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may affect liquid colours. A settling of liquid dyes may result in a slight colour change over time. Life expectancy 9-12 months.
Special shapes can be made without difficulty, though sharp bends and points should be avoided. Welding tools are more expensive than cutting formes used for other specially shaped mats.
Prices for rectangular mats with two liquid colours only and a 1 colour print.
100... £3.60 each
250... £2.15 each
500... £1.65 each
1000... £1.41 each
2500... £1.26 each
Carriage charged extra
Or call for prices for the AntiBug™ coating
Other products in the aqua range include keyrings, CD Wallets, Bookmarks, Invites and Business Cards.