Figure 2-11. Multi-cell VGT using flips
Visual aids are a major part of the tactical documentation used in the Army today. As your unit's
graphic specialist, only your imagination limits your creativeness and effectiveness in the graphics you
prepare. Using the criteria of the requester, you plan your transparencies to provide the informative
impact he desires to clearly and concisely make his point. Your text and caption lettering must be large
enough to see clearly from the most distant vantage point anticipated.
You may make VGTs by hand or by machine. The diazo process is the most common machine
method. It uses chemicals to provide professional-appearing foils for projection. You may include
colors using the color separation process. Adding overlays, or flips, allows you to add amplifying
information to the basic VGT.