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Custom B&W Glass Gobos
Substrate: Borofloat Glass
Gobo Thickness: 1.1mm
Size range: 8mm - 110mm (additional charges may apply for extra-large sizes)
Image Screen: Multiple screening processes, fixture & artwork specific
Coating Information: Ultra Matte & Black AL. Some fixtures require specialized coatings which Rosco can produce for additional costs, examples include some Clay Paky units, Robe, and other fixtures with use of certain lamps and optical pathways.
Gobo-carrier charges may apply for fixtures that require specialized carriers.
How many gobos do you need? Remember that the original gobo has a higher price to cover the design and tooling of your custom pattern, while copies of the same artwork and gobo size will cost significantly less. Do you want an extra copy to have on-hand as a backup? When do you need the gobos? What is the Ship-To address and what shipping method should we use to get your gobo to you on-time? Remember that Rosco Custom Steel Gobos ship the next day after we receive the order.
Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
For almost any style design except for photographic images, the preferred, ideal file format is a native Adobe Illustrator file. This kind of vector-based artwork creates the best gobo toolings.
EPS Files (.eps)
A close second to Illustrator files are files saved in eps format. This format can be created from many of the popular graphics programs available. EPS files maintain excellent image qualities and allow for moderate resizing without degrading the image quality.
PDF Documents (.pdf)
PDF files are usually created from good art files such as above but have been converted from the original file to pdf so that a dealer or customer can open it. If you have an art file you can't open due to format, always send us this file first. We are happy to then convert it for you to an easier format for you to see the art as well. This helps us to get the best art possible and to keep it from being down graded to lesser art quality.
Word Documents (.doc)
Word Documents generally are not great art files but can be used for text-only art. We ask that you please include the font name & or the actual fonts when sending over this type of file. A faxed copy of the actual artwork is also requested for Word Document text art.
Adobe Photoshop (.psd, .eps)
Native Photoshop files provide tremendous versatility by allowing all the elements of a design to be edited by Rosco's graphic designers. This file format maintains text editing (v.5 and higher) and preserves layers. In addition, Photoshop is the ideal format for photographic designs or Hi-Definition Photogobos.
TIFF Files (.tif)
Digital cameras and many graphics programs provide means for saving images in TIFF format. These files are uncompressed and maintain a very high image quality. However, they are often extremely large, so much so that electronic transfers are difficult. Despite that, this file format produces excellent gobos. TIFF files work wonderfully if they are a Photoshop created, layered file and are unlocked. This is especially so for full photographic quality gobos.
JPG (.jpg), GIF (.gif)
These file types are commonly found in use on the World Wide Web. In general, they are less well suited as artwork for custom gobos. GIF files are 72dpi, and contain a limited color table. This means that altering the file in any way - resizing, adjusting contrast, color correcting - is virtually impossible to accomplish without significantly degrading the image. So unless the file provided needs no alteration at all (very uncommon), it is a poor format choice. JPG files are a compressed file type that helps to keep even very complex images relatively small. But this compression makes it difficult to alter the image without introducing artifacts which degrade the image quality. If you will be submitting jpg files, make sure to submit a file that is 2x the size of the finished gobo.
CAD Files (.dxf, .dwg)
CAD files should not be submitted at all. Despite claims by the software companies to the contrary, these file types almost never successfully convert into a usable file format.