Camo pattern on White Fabric

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Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by Fatmo » March 28th, 2017, 12:42 am

Back in the day camo was printed on colored fabric, not white. I did notice that there is a lot more white in the newer patterns of camo which helps out by not having to print the white, or is it just to cheapen that crap up???? I hate having to inspect myself for white showing everytime I setup on a bird.. Yes, some of the nicer camo is printed on colored fabric but they don't come in size "DAMN-SHORT" Ducker
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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by Jamey » March 28th, 2017, 4:02 am

I always get a kick out of seeing hunters camo'd from head to toe but still showing a bright white triangle of tee shirt at the neck. :dontknow:
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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by HunterGKS » March 28th, 2017, 5:17 pm

Jamey wrote:I always get a kick out of seeing hunters camo'd from head to toe but still showing a bright white triangle of tee shirt at the neck. :dontknow:
Which is exactly why I have about a dozen camo Ts both short & long sleeve.
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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by Grumpy » March 28th, 2017, 6:59 pm

I wonder if Camocop knows the pink camo is a non natural :LMAO:
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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by howl » March 28th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Old army BDUs in woodland camo still work. They come in a variety of sizes. It is safer to avoid having red, white and blue on or about you while in the turkey woods.

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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by HartClemson99 » June 1st, 2017, 4:11 pm

Fatmo wrote:Back in the day camo was printed on colored fabric, not white. I did notice that there is a lot more white in the newer patterns of camo which helps out by not having to print the white, or is it just to cheapen that crap up???? I hate having to inspect myself for white showing everytime I setup on a bird.. Yes, some of the nicer camo is printed on colored fabric but they don't come in size "DAMN-SHORT" Ducker
I'm not going on a diet either, nice try...
This is a great question. Cost has nothing to do with it. 30 years ago camo was printed on mostly cotton products and most camo was wet printed. In wet printing, it adds a few colors on top of an existing color. For example, Trebark would be printed on gray fabric and the black and brown colors would be printed on top of that. Mossy Oak Bottomland would be dark brown and black printed on a lighter brown.

In the last 15 years, lighter, performance based fabrics consisting mainly of polyester have become more popular for their moisture wicking and breathability characteristics. Most polyesters are printed using a technology using a heat transfer paper method which allowed the camo companies such as Mossy Oak and Realtree to put more definition in their newer patterns. Using heat transfer paper, a white background is needed to print the colors in the pattern correctly. Still today, cottons are wet printed and the quality of camo between a cotton garment and a polyester garment is quite different. This is the same reason the colors/look of a camo brand looks different on different fabrics and/or different brands.


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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by Grumpy » June 1st, 2017, 4:49 pm

Fatmo wrote:Back in the day camo was printed on colored fabric, not white. I did notice that there is a lot more white in the newer patterns of camo which helps out by not having to print the white, or is it just to cheapen that crap up???? I hate having to inspect myself for white showing everytime I setup on a bird.. Yes, some of the nicer camo is printed on colored fabric but they don't come in size "DAMN-SHORT" Ducker
I'm not going on a diet either, nice try...



I see a lot of dudes wearing camo cutoffs or are those your pants ?
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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by Jamey » June 1st, 2017, 5:04 pm

HartClemson99 wrote:
Fatmo wrote:Back in the day camo was printed on colored fabric, not white. I did notice that there is a lot more white in the newer patterns of camo which helps out by not having to print the white, or is it just to cheapen that crap up???? I hate having to inspect myself for white showing everytime I setup on a bird.. Yes, some of the nicer camo is printed on colored fabric but they don't come in size "DAMN-SHORT" Ducker
I'm not going on a diet either, nice try...
This is a great question. Cost has nothing to do with it. 30 years ago camo was printed on mostly cotton products and most camo was wet printed. In wet printing, it adds a few colors on top of an existing color. For example, Trebark would be printed on gray fabric and the black and brown colors would be printed on top of that. Mossy Oak Bottomland would be dark brown and black printed on a lighter brown.

In the last 15 years, lighter, performance based fabrics consisting mainly of polyester have become more popular for their moisture wicking and breathability characteristics. Most polyesters are printed using a technology using a heat transfer paper method which allowed the camo companies such as Mossy Oak and Realtree to put more definition in their newer patterns. Using heat transfer paper, a white background is needed to print the colors in the pattern correctly. Still today, cottons are wet printed and the quality of camo between a cotton garment and a polyester garment is quite different. This is the same reason the colors/look of a camo brand looks different on different fabrics and/or different brands.


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Good explanation. I had the choice of having my Mossy Oak Shadowgrass Blades fabric wet printed or transfer paper printed and I chose wet due to the fact that some of the ink absorbs into (and through) the fabric causing the pattern to be visible on both sides, although it is much better/brighter on the front side. My fabric goes on my duck blinds and I would have a bunch of unhappy customers if the inside of their blinds were bright white. :o
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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by 2Shooter » June 1st, 2017, 5:51 pm

Grumpy wrote:
Fatmo wrote:Back in the day camo was printed on colored fabric, not white. I did notice that there is a lot more white in the newer patterns of camo which helps out by not having to print the white, or is it just to cheapen that crap up???? I hate having to inspect myself for white showing everytime I setup on a bird.. Yes, some of the nicer camo is printed on colored fabric but they don't come in size "DAMN-SHORT" Ducker
I'm not going on a diet either, nice try...



I see a lot of dudes wearing camo cutoffs or are those your pants ?
:LMAO: :LMAO: :LMAO:

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Re: Camo pattern on White Fabric

Post by Fatmo » June 3rd, 2017, 8:28 am

Grumpy, Those were my favorite pants my wife gave to Goodwill and when I went there to buy them back they were gone. They did have a pair of azzless chaps if your still into that, I'd pick them up for you and mail them out. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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