|We offer custom-made gobos in all sizes for the type of searchlights that are designed for gobos. The pattern it etched from a 0.2-mm tempered steel plate or glass. The pattern is transferred photographically, offering a high resolution. We recommend the use of glass for detailed patterns. Please tell us what size you want when you place your order or state which searchlight it will be used for. White represents steel / the glass coating and black represents the opening for the light. If the original is reverse (negative), please state so clearly. The pattern will then be reversed in the process. |
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- remember to state what size you want and the quantity. If you do not have access to e-mail, you can also send the files on diskette. We accept most common Mac and PC file formats. We don't accept Quark Express files. The computer graphics must be vector graphics, because they are scaleable and can therefore de adapted to the different gobo pattern sizes without loss of any detail. Bitmap graphics can also be sent, but they must have a high resolution and the pattern must not be too small.
The original should be black/white line art. In order to avoid extra clean art expenses, the original must be clean and clear. The dimension of the original art must be within A4. The pattern can be delivered independently on the sheet (positive or negative) in the right proportions, but not in any specific scale. The pattern will be adapted to the gobo size indicated when the order was placed. We recommend that the original be created in a larger size than the final gobo size in order to ensure that the details are reproduced accurately.
The following applies to both electronic and paper originals: Remember that the line thickness will be reduced proportionally with the reduction. An example of usable bitmap graphics is a black/white (linear) pattern that covers approx. ¾ of an A4 sheet, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The following applies to steel gobos: Individual lines that help keep the gobo together must not be thinner than 0.5 mm (1:1). Nonbearing projection and details that are not too long can be reduced to 0. Thin lines will reduce the life of the gobo, especially when used in hot searchlights. All of the elements of the image must be linked in the metal or they will literally fall out during the etching process. This is why the necessary tagging (splicing of the elements) will be performed before the gobos are produced.