EAA284 Chapter meeting: Vinyl Graphics

Posted By on March 13, 2006

New Airport PoochThe EAA284 chapter meeting was at Red Stewart Airfield yesterday, March 12th, after a drenching evening of rain, which continues today. The grass strip was absolutely soaked yet a T-craft and Cub successfully ‘rutted’ down the runway and sprayed their way into the air. (from the care of the runway perspective, I didn’t think it was such a good idea) Our time was well spent and the comradery enjoyable. Before the meeting, everyone had a chance to socialize a few minutes outside and meet the new airport guard dog. Perhaps she has some growing up to do?

EAA Meeting - March 2006 Our March meeting brought out a couple new faces, and although I didn’t get a chance to talk much to them, I’d like to welcome them to our chapter just the same. Ralph Wirth from Wirth Advertising and Marketing was our speaker and he gave an excellent presentation on vinyl graphics. Most of us doing any airplane building or restoration could see application (pun intended) for this kind of full color computer aided graphics on vinyl. As the assembly comes to completion one could really finish a project well using some of Ralph’s talents.
Ralph Wirth - Quad City Graphics
I enjoyed listening to Ralph Wirth openly discuss the changes in technology that enable such high quality imaging on vinyl; something that wasn’t even possible at any dollar amount a few years ago. His knowledge of the industry and investment in equipment is a good resource for our chapter and its members. Ralph can be reached at Wirth Advertising and Marketing, 1237 Cincinnati Ave., Xenia, Ohio 45385. (for an example of his work, see previous post for a photo of his VW Golf TDI)


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