We were expecting a commercial release of the ADS Inc. US4CES patterns sooner or later and now they have a surprising development with the release of 45 new commercial patterns from the US4CES Bravo and Charlie Series that have never been seen before. You can see their complete release below. The photos shown give you a quick comparison with the Bravo-1 Pattern compared to the U.S. Army Camouflage Improvement Effort finalist from the Alpha Series, as well as a comparison to their Delta Pattern, which was also submitted for the effort on its own merits. The most interesting development is the immediate availability to order the US4CES Bravo and Charlie Patterns on 70/30 Poly/Cotton Fabric.
(December 16, 2013) ADS Inc. and US4CES designer Guy Cramer, have decided to use Hyperstealth's print on demand process developed by Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth to bring 45 new US4CES patterns in two new series: 15 US4CES Bravo Series patterns and 30 US4CES Charlie Series patterns to the commercial market and for printed camouflage trial material to foreign countries outside of the U.S. looking for a new advanced camouflage uniform.
The US4CES Alpha family of camouflage, a finalist in the U.S. Army Phase IV Camouflage Improvement Effort, are still not available commercially, awaiting an official decision by the U.S. Military on Phase IV and on the the new U.S. military rule imposed by congress to reduce their current 10 camouflage patterns to a common family of 2 or 3 colorations of the same pattern for all branches for potential implementation by 2018.
What's the difference between Alpha and Bravo? The first difference is in the color layering, reversing the order of lightest to darkest colors (the patterns are identical other than the color order).
The second difference is that we did not just reproduce the four colorations in the Alpha Series which can be found in the first four Bravo patterns but we added 11 more color schemes to provide a wider selection to provide greater focus on specific environments around the world.
The Third difference is that we do not print with NIR (Near Infrared) inks for the commercial market, we can print with NIR inks for approved Law Enforcement agencies and approved Military customers. US4CES Delta series is currently in final trials with a very important country and is not available commercially.
The second difference is that we did not limit the color palette to only four colors for the US4CES Charlie Series as we needed to for US4CES Delta. While rotary or screen printing is often limited to 8 or fewer colors, with textile inkjet printing we can use the whole color palette of 16.3 million colors at no difference in cost. For large orders, (factory runs) the Charlie patterns can be reduced to 8 colors or less with little change in overall look.
The third difference is that we did not just reproduce something close to the four colorations in the US4CES Delta Series which can be found in the first four Charlie patterns but we added 26 more color schemes to provide a wider selection to provide greater focus on specific environments around the world.
The fourth difference is the same as US4CES Bravo; we do not print with NIR (Near Infrared) inks for the commercial market. Large factory runs of US4CES Bravo and US4CES Charlie patterns with or without NIR (Near Infrared) inks are available on large orders to approved customers.
US4CES Bravo and Charlie Series Fabric (5 yard minimums) available to order now - Note commercial printing for these orders will be delayed until the end of January due all available material being used for two recent orders for 1,750 yards of Printed Deceptex Fabric.
View complete details, imagery, and ordering for the new US4CES Bravo and Charlie Patterns at HyperStealth.com