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Price: Metal: $55, B/W glass $79 for all sizes (in USD) – details here. Duplicate price is discounted.
Turnaround time: we typically ship out in three or five business days after order confirmation.
Shipping Time: UPS Standard typically takes around 4-5 business days. 3-Day Select takes 2-3 business days, and UPS express/saver typically delivers overnight. Please take into consideration that UPS may delay the delivery due to the COVID and they do not guarantee delivery time. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU LEAVE SOME ROOM FOR POSSIBLE DELIVERY DELAY.
I Need it Tomorrow: Same day production and overnight express shipping available. Order must be confirmed before 12 noon for delivery next day.
Call us if you need more information: 1-800-905-7080
How to Order your Custom Gobo from thegobo.com
Step 1: Please gather following information prior to proceed your order:
Do-It-Yourself – you can use our free online DIY tool to create designs.
Date you wish to receive your custom gobo (event date) - Note we will review the order details to determine if delivery can be made on this date.
Gobo size and/or gobo projector model (for weddings, your DJ or venue may have this info). If you are not sure, give us a call or send us the maker/model of the projector so we can help you locate the gobo size.
Gobo type: Metal or glass (colored gobo has to be in glass)
Step 2: Cretae an account or login with your existing account information to place the order online
Step 3: We will process your order and ship the custom gobo to you (local pickup is available at no extra cost).
The main difference between glass and metal gobos comes down to how the artwork is transferred onto the plate.
For glass gobos, the design is etched with a laser onto thin glass plates. This allows for highly detailed, photo-realistic artwork in black & white, grayscale, or color.
Metal gobos are cut into a thin metal plate. Just like a stencil, metal requires tabbing or bridging. This means you will see a thin line of metal break up certain letters and designs in order for the design to hold together.
We recommend all gobos with image size smaller than 21mm to be created in Glass as "bridging" will be quite visible in projections.
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How do you determine the number of colors for glass gobos? (More information about colored glass gobos please see below)
B/W Glass: Black + White
B/W Glass with Grayscale: Black + White + Halftone
One Color: Any standard color (see color chart at bottom) + White OR Black
Two Colors: - Color + Color + Black
- Color + Black AND White
Three Colors: - Color + Color + Color + Black
- Color + Color + Black AND White
Full Colors: - Four Colors or more
- Any Color gradient (except B/W color)
What kind of artwork format do you accept?
The best file format for gobo production is vector format (such as EPS, AI). High resolution images will just do fine. Please view more artwork format requirements here: Artwork Formats
Can I email artwork for gobos?
Yes. You can either upload your artwork on our website or 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.
My Artwork file is over 10MB in size, how can I send it to you?
You can upload to a cloud storage service and email us a retrieval link.
How many proofs can I receive from your wdding gobo templates?
We offer two free gobo design proofs and charge may apply if additional proofs are required. We charge minimal $20 for additional proofs depending on complexity of project.
What is your turnaround time?
We understand that it is critical for you to have the gobo in time for the event. Our regular turnaround time varies with gobo types as detailed below:
Grayscale glass, and colored glass gobos have different turnaround time. Please refer to their product page for more information. If you need to rush order, please contact us for a quick confirmation
Thegobo.com only use courier services (such as FedEx, UPS) to ship to Continental USA and Canada. Our prices do not include shipping. We ship to Canada and U.S.A. addresses. Our preferred carrier is UPS. If you have special request for shipping, please email us.
We are located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
UPS offers different level of services. In general, the following rules apply, In order to get a more accurate transit time estimate please visit http://www.ups.com
UPS Standard (Ground): 4 - 7 Business days
UPS Expedited / UPS Express: Overnight or 2 business days
UPS 3-Day Select: 3 business days
Local Pickup is available at no extra charge.
Before signing for any trucking delivery, examine all items for signs of damage. If any damage is found, make certain the delivering agent notes the damage on the release form. Please Email Us of the damage immediately, so a claim can be made.
Sales Tax and/or import duties.
Customers will be charged with respective sales taxes based on shipping address (No tax is collected from USA shipping addresses).
- Customers are responsible for all shipping charges, duties, customs charges or any other fees that may not be know at the time of shipment.
Forms of Payment
Please be advised customers outside of Canada will be charged in US Dollars.
Thegobo.com accepts the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express (American Express Credit Card from USA payment may subject to extra currency adjustment fee imposed by banks). There is no surcharge for using your credit card to make purchases. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number (this is the address and phone number your credit card bank has on file for you). Incorrect information may cause a delay in processing your order. Your credit card will be billed upon confirmation of your order.
Thegobo.com also accepts money orders, cashier's checks, Paypal, and bank wire / email money transfer. Orders are processed upon receipt and verification of payment. We do not accept personal checks of any kind.
Colored Glass gobo
We usually match the colors of your artwork with the colors of our Standard Color Palette. Shown here are the colors as Pantone print equivalents so they can be compared in color books. Gobos are manufactured in an entirely different process from print but we believe this is the easiest way to make color references.
We are able to make virtually any color, but we cannot guarantee the exact match of your colors in the resulting projection due to variations in the fixtures and projection surface. The color of a projected image will always vary from the print color as there is only limited control over the projection environment. The resulting projection color is influenced by factors such as ambient light situation, projection surface color and materials, and color temperature of the light bulb.
Please let us know if you need us to match a special color. This may require to change to a more expensive gobo color type, for example, a Two Color Gobo can become a Full Color type.