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Gobos

Gobos enhance design by creating great visuals on walls, floors, backdrops and other scenic elements. They can even be used in place of scenery. The appearance of the image can be affected and/or enhanced through the use of color filters and the angle and focus of the light being used, allowing for additional design flexibility.

Custom Gobos

Custom gobos are the foundation of Apollo Design and the passion we have for producing custom gobos is ongoing. Whether requested in stainless steel, black & white glass, or color glass, each custom gobo is unique and requires excellent communication, knowledge, experience, and coordination to produce. Click here to find an Apollo authorized retailer near you.

Wedding Gobos Applications for a custom gobo are many and their impact is apparent. From theater to television to corporate events, the stakes are high. Everyone's reputation is on the line to get accurate detail, resolution, and color. Timetables can be thin.

The nature of custom work keeps everyone at Apollo sharp and focused. Our ability to sustain the award winning support custom gobos require, brings us great pride and reveals our dedication to being your gobo producer of choice.

Standard Gobos vs. Custom Gobos

Providing useable standard pattern designs is an enjoyable process and Apollo offers hundreds of standard patterns, from clouds to hearts, to cover many needs. Yet, there are many occasions when personalization is also needed. A corporation needs to project their logo, or a wedding may want to be personalized with the bride and groom's names, or a photograph would best set the scene on stage. These occasions and many more are when a custom gobo is necessary.

Glass Gobos vs. Steel Gobos

Glass gobos project clear, crisp detailed photos, images, or logos that require specific color matches or gray scale without "bridging". Metal gobos require "bridging" which connect the lines necessary to maintain the overall appearance and integrity of the image.

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Glass Gobos

Apollo glass gobos are made from high quality 1.1mm thick borosilicate glass. Our in-house art and manufacturing capabilities allow for high quality and quick turnaround. We produce glass gobos for any light in the industry.

Note: Glass gobos are not recommended for use in these fixtures: Altman 360Q, Altman 3.5, and Colortran 5-50.

Steel Gobos

Apollo steel gobos are made from an 8 mil stainless steel with a high quantity of nickel and chromium that provide longer life and image quality. The result is durable patterns able to withstand high heat generated from both ellipsoidal and intelligent lights. The majority of alternative products on the market are made from a 5 mil stainless steel comprised of a large amount of carbon steel that begins to oxidize (rust) and breakdown in a shorter period of time. If a magnet sticks to the pattern, it is mainly carbon steel - which means it is not an Apollo steel gobo.

SuperResolution® Gobos

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Black & white glass gobos project detailed photos, images, or logos with or without gray scale. They are designed for maximum temperature tolerance and longer life than metal gobos in higher wattage ellipsoidal and intelligent lights. Black & white patterns feature our SuperResolution® 20,000 dpi process. Donuts are recommended for use with B&W glass patterns.

One Color Gobos

One Color gobos have one dichroic plate. On some original artwork one color gobos must be put on a black plate to avoid a surrounding circle of light. The image below shows a one color gobo on the left. Notice the white circle surrounding it. The image on the right is a two color glass gobo and has no circle surrounding it. To achieve this look you must add the black plate. Therefore, we must charge for a two-color pattern, even though you don't "see" the black. Contact an Apollo representative for more details. One color standard and custom gobos are designed to work best in metal pattern holders.

One Color One Color vs. Two color
White/Clear Background
One Color Gobo
May appear blurry.
Two Color
Black Background
Two Color Gobo
Preferred for best projection.

Two Color Gobos

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Two color gobos have two dichroic plates. A black plate is considered a color. Example A uses a black and cyan plate to create the desired gobo. In Example B the gobo is made from a cyan and magenta plate to create the dark blue areas.

ColourScenic® Gobos

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Colored glass gobos project clear, crisp detailed photos, images or logos that require specific color matches or any images with gradients of color. They are designed for maximum temperature tolerance and longer life in higher wattage ellipsoidal and intelligent lights. Color gobos feature up to 20,000 dpi.

ColourScenic patterns are ideal for images requiring specific color matches or any images with gradients of color. Multi-color glass gobos provide a clear crisp image. ColourScenic® gobos feature up to 20,000 dpi.

Custom Gobo Turnaround Times

Custom Steel Original Gobo: Dealer orders placed before 4 p.m. Eastern Time will ship in 2 business days.

Custom B&W/ SuperResolution®/ One Color Glass Original Gobo: Dealer orders placed before 4 p.m. Eastern Time will ship in 2 business days.

Custom Two Color/ Multi Color Original Gobo: Dealer orders placed before 4 p.m. Eastern Time will ship in 3 business days.

Artwork Specifications and Definitions

Wedding Gobos

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