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How to Set Up a Gobo Projector

(sample procedure for a Eco-Spot)

Click this LINK to see the setup VIDEO
This is the procedure for preparing your Eco-Spot Projector for gobo projection, it is a similar procedure to other brands of gobo projectors, however, every brand of gobo projector is different, please refer to your brands user manual and specifications if using a gobo projector other than an Eco-Spot Projector.

What’s Needed:
  • Eco-Spot LED Gobo Projector
  • Correct Size Gobo, please see gobo sizes on projector listings (E, D, M)
  • Retaining Clip
  • E-Sized gobo Adapter if using E-Sized gobo in a larger E-Sized projector
  • D-Sized Gobo Adapter if using a D-Sized gobo in a larger M-Sized projector
  • Interchangeable Eco-Spot Lens
  • Adjustable Mount/Stand

To put projector on a stand or tripod you will need:
  • A tripod stand
  • A tripod adapter that goes between the stand and yoke
    (please see our projector stands and mounts category for GoboSource options)

Projector Set Up
Always prepare the projector and follow all safety warning by following the user manual and spec sheet that comes with the projector.

Basic Preparation Steps:
  1. Insert the gobo with the mirrored side facing the LED lamp by reversing the image when placing the gobo in the gobo holder. If the gobo is metal, insert the gobo reversed to project with the correct orientation, please follow the user manual.
  2. Make sure your projector is as perpendicular to the projection surface as possible to prevent keystone distortion of your projection.
  3. Use your lens to focus your projection by loosening or tightening the lens until the projection is in focus, your focal point will depend on your gobo, your projector, your distance to your projection surface, and your lens choice.
  4. Once you have the gobo focused you may use the rotator to rotate your projection to the desired orientation or leave it on for a clockwise rotation of your projection.
  5. Your gobo projector and gobo are ready for use.