METAL GOBOS

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DEFINITION

A metal Gobo is a stainless steel stencil with patterned holes through which light (usually from a projector) passes to allow only the desired "image" through, while blocking the rest of the light, casting a specific shadow/light into the space.

QUICK OVERVIEW

TYPE UNIT PRICE DETAILS LEAD TIME
Stock Gobos $7.95 Get a special discount when you purchase multiple gobos. 24 Hours Orders received by noon (PST) will ship the next business day
Custom Gobos $45.95 Get a special discount when you purchase multiple gobos. 48 Hours / RUSH ORDER 24 Hours + $20 Orders received by noon (PST) will ship the next business day

HOW TO ORDER

You will need the following information before you place your online order.

order step 1
1. Quantity

Select the number of gobos you want to produce.

order step 2
2. Gobo Size

Select the correct gobo size according to your projector and/or gobo holder.

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3. Artwork

Upload the design file using the proper file specifications (format, size, resolution).

order step 4
4. Delivery Date

Provide your address. Stock Gobos ship within 24 hours and custom gobos in 48 hours.

- ARTWORK -

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

  • Custom Metal Patterns
  • Art Specifications (Requirements)
  • Adobe® Illustrator® (vectored or line art) files.
  • Clean Fax
  • Ready Slick
  • Files with the following extensions: .gif, .tif, .bmp, .jpg, and PhotoShop® eps.
  • CorelDRAW® files not accepted.
  • Mac files should not be compressed.
  • Recommend all fonts changed to outlines.
  • PNG files are not accepted.

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE ART

Our metal Gobos are manufactured with state of the art stencil lasers to produce perfect images.

The LPKF G 6080 out-performes every commercially available laser system used in stencil production. The combination of heightened performance and cutting quality with increased system uptime adds greater flexibility, higher throughput and faster delivery.

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TECHNICAL DATA: STENCIL LASER G 6080
Speed Please refer to Fast fact reference layouts Axial precision + 2 um
Sutting range (X/Y) Please refer to Fast fact reference layouts Right-angle precision 4 angular seconds
Maximun frame size (X/Y) 740 mm x 950 mm x 40 mm (29.1” x 37.4” x 1.6”) Repeatability + 2 um
Maximun loose sheet size (X/Y) 650 mm x 850 mm (25.6” x 33.5”) Power consumption Max. 2,800 VA over all
Material thickness Up to 1 mm (0.04”) Dimension System (WxHxD) 1,575 mm z 1,920 mm x 1,820 mm (62”x75”x72”)
Laser repetition rate Max. 45 kHz Weight Less than 2,000 g (4,400 lbs)
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USE

Custom gobos are used in many lighting projects such as weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, store lighting, theatre, film, and television. The beauty of gobos is that you can not only project simple messages or names but can also create environments and scenery for an incredibly low amount of money.

Company logos, the couple's names, or just about any artwork can be turned into a projected image. Common locations that custom gobos are projected in corporate/wedding situations are: the wall behind the head table, the center of the dance floor, on the floor in front of the main entrance, and the most dominant wall. "Stock" gobo patterns are also widely used for these events, often stars are water projected onto the ceiling to set a mood in the whole room.

COMMON GOBO SIZES

The fixture you use will determine the size of the gobo you need. Machine Artist can manufacture metal gobos to fit virtually any automated or stationary light. To be sure you get a gobo that fits your fixture, it's best to let us know when you place your order, the manufacturer and model number of the lighting instrument in which the gobo(s) will be used.

LETTER SIZE O.D. (mm) I.A. (mm) NOTES
C size 150 120
A size 100 75 (ADB Europe 1000 / 1200 W)
B size 86 64.5 Standard Size for Ellipsoidal lights (Sourde 4, Siurce 4 Zoom)
BG size 79 64.5
M size 66 48 (Source 4 Jr.)
G size 65.5 48 For Clay Pky Goldenscans
D size 53.3 38 (Martin PR-1, EcoSpot 40)
E size 37.5 28 (EcoSpot 25, EcoSpot 30)
O.D.= Outside Diameter; LA = Image Area