We need to know the gobo type you are interested in, such as metal, black/white, grayscale or color. It also helps to know the projector type that you will be using. See our Custom Gobo Page for an overview and pricing. If you are not sure just go here for a quote and we will give you a recommendation and pricing. At this point, providing a .jpg or .gif file is just fine, also a link to a web page where we can see your artwork (for example a company logo) will do. For producing the gobo, we usually need better artwork as described in our Artwork Guidelines.
We can rush your gobos usually the same day if the order is placed before noon. Full Color or complicated color gobos may have to ship next business day. For important Same Day orders, place the order online and call us to go over the details. Please go here for details.
Rush cost widely change with the gobo type and production time. The easiest way to find out is selecting the gobo type from this page Custom Gobo Page and select the appropriate "Ready to Ship" option. Keep in mind that shipping cost are added during order check out. For example, if you need a gobo tomorrow, select the "Ready to Ship" option "Same Day" plus "Overnight Shipping" during check out.
Yes, even though we recommend using glass gobos, metal gobos are a good alternative for lights that get too hot for glass gobos. Go to our Metal Gobo Page for product details.
Handle a gobo carefully, its glass after all. Don't touch the gobo surface because the oil from your skin may 'bake in' when exposed to the high temperature of the light source. Remove fingerprints with a soft cloth. If necessary dampen the cloth with some alcohol. When not in use, store the gobo at a dry place.
Every gobo/fixture combination is unique and it is not possible to specify exact numbers. Our borosilicate glass combined with highly reflective coating makes our gobos extremely heat resistant. We pride ourselves on making the most heat resistant gobos in the industry. For maximum heat resistance, always mount the gobo with the reflecting (coated) side facing the light source. Adjust the lamp of theatrical fixtures for hot spots, especially after a bulb change, this is especially important for fixtures that use light bulbs with more than 575W.
Follow the directions for your fixture. For maximum heat resistance, the reflective side shall face the light source.
Gobos are usually placed in a gobo holder or gobo wheel and the most commonly used gobos are simple metal gobos. Glass gobos are thicker than metal gobos (our gobos are usually between 1.1mm to 2.7mm thick). Most fixtures take glass gobos but you may want to double check. We can mount larger gobos (like B, and M-Size) in a metal bezel so you can use your metal gobo holder.
We rarely need all the information requested in the forms. Fill in what you know an we'll fill in the blanks or call you to follow up if needed.
If you use our standard online order system, you can upload files of up to 100MB size. If for some reason you will have to send us another file you can email it to us by referring to the order number or login to yor account at gobosource.com and upload it from the order history page.
Almost every light fixture type has it's own distinctive characteristics and uses special gobo dimensions. We can do the best job if we know the exact make and type of your light fixture. If you don't know the fixture type, we need to have the required Outer Diameter and Image Diameter of the gobo.
Some fixtures use standardized gobo sizes such as A, B, D, E, M.. These define the Outer Diameter AND the Image Diameter of your gobo. For example, per definition, a 'B-Size' gobo has an Outer Diameter (OD) of 86mm and and Image Diameter (ID) of 64mm but these dimensions can vary. If you know that you need a standard gobo size, you can state this instead of the Outside- and Image diameter.
Is the outer diameter of the gobo disc, usually measured in (mm). If you don't know the light fixture type, we need to know at least the Outer Diameter and Image Diameter of the gobo. Even if you tell us the fixture type, it is always a good idea to state the gobo dimensions as well so we can double check.
Is the maximum diameter of an image on the gobo, usually measured in (mm). The Image Diameter has to be smaller than the Outer Diameter. If a gobo is manufactured with an Image Diameter that is too large, some outer areas of the image may be cut off from the projection. If you don't know the light fixture type, we need to know at least the Outer Diameter and Image Diameter of the gobo. Even if you tell us the fixture type, it is always a good idea to state the gobo dimensions as well so we can double check.
Yes, these have an outer diameter of 100mm (4") and an image diameter of either 48mm or 60mm. Please see Which B-size glass gobo type to choose? for the difference between the two image sizes. For custom glass gobos we recommend using the B-size types instead since A-size gobos may have to be trimmed down in certain fixtures while B-size gobos fit usually fit such fixtures.
We usually center an artwork on a gobo. Sometimes, when for example a company slogan is rotated, it looks better to center the base line of the text instead of centering the physical middle of the logo. Let us know if you want to rotate the gobo.
For rear projection (projecting against the back side of a screen) and in scanners, the gobo artwork needs to be mirrored. This is especially important for text projection. For symmetrical graphics, it is not necessary to mirror a gobo because it looks the same in both ways.
Gobos are usually processed in "Dark Field", which meansthat the artwork is reversed so that black artwork projects as light and the rest of the gobo is blackened out. In this case, please select the "standard" option. If you wish to project black artwork as dark, then pls. select the "reversed" option. Colors usually remain unchanged.
Enter the filename of the artwork design file that you will email to us. Add additional comments if applicable.
We try to match the colors of your artwork with the colors of our Standard Color Palette as closely as possible. Please notify us If you need us to exactly match your color. This may incur additional costs. We are able to make virtually any color, but we cannot guarantee the exact match of your colors in the resulting projection due to variations in the fixtures and projection surface. Please let us know if you have special requirements.
Enter the date by when you need the gobos delivered. Please see our shipping options and terms.
Enter the number of additional duplicates to the original gobo. Duplicates cost less expensive than the first gobo and the total cost is calculated automatically if you order online.
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