How can I prolong the service life of my glass gobos?
- "B" sized glass should only be used in ETC Source 4, Strand SL, Altman Shakespeare, or other ellipsoidal lighting instruments. These fixtures have an internal dichroic coated reflector, which protects the gobo from extreme heat.
- Handle the gobo by the edges, like a CD. Do not touch the surface of the pattern because the oils from your hands can degrade the pattern. After loading the gobo in the "channel" or in a "sandwich" holder, clean and dry it thoroughly before using.
- Adjust the light to limit the heat on the gobo.
How do I clean my glass gobo?
Dampen a soft cloth with isopropyl alcohol. Gently wipe the surface of the glass. Be careful not to get any liquid along the edges of a multi-colored gobo as it may leak between the glass layers.
What is ColourScenic(R) and SuperResolution(R)?
ColourScenic® and SuperResolution® are award-winning patterns by Apollo Design that feature a resolution of up to 20,000 dpi (dots per inch). SuperResolution® is the term we use for black and white patterns that use this process. Photos or images with gray scales look best using the SuperResolution® process. ColourScenic® is the process used for color patterns. Company logos, actual photographs, or images with gradients of color look their very best using the ColourScenic® process. Our catalog has a wide selection of SuperResolution® and ColourScenic® standard patterns available. We can also manufacture custom patterns. Talk to our sales department, they will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
How do I know which side of my glass gobo is coated?
When object is held up to the coated side of the glass gobo, there is no space between the object and its reflection. When an object is held up to the uncoated side of the glass gobo, there is a space between the object and its reflection.
Can I email art for gobos?
Yes. You can send art files attached to an email. Please follow the instructions listed below. Email in a PC format (Mac users can use the "export" feature in their paint program). We prefer Adobe® Illustrator® files. We can open with the following extensions: .tiff; .pcx; .eps; .pdf; .jpeg; .psd; .bmp. Do not use any compression software. Send artwork to email@example.com. Please include sizes needed and your contact information.