What is a GOBO?

What’s a GOBO? GOBO comes from “Goes Before Optics” a metal, plastic or glass template that is placed in front of a lighting source, here at NOVA 535 a Source 4 LEKO light which uses Size “M” GOBO, used to control the shape of emitted light. In other words it’s a disc that projects words or pictures on the wall or floor from one of our ceiling hung lights.

Here at NOVA 535, St. Pete’s best reviewed wedding and event venue, we offer custom GOBOS for $149 + tax. Bride’s and planners love showing off their initials, a special date, corporate logo, or any other memento they want captured in light. It’s a fabulously inexpensive way to create a unique and memorable photo backdrop for you and your guests! Just add it to your invoice and email us your digital file as a PDF or JPEG and we’ll do the rest. If you don’t have a designer to create your digital file, or you have no idea what I’m talking about, no worries, just draw a circle on a piece of paper, then draw your words / image inside of the circle, and email a high quality photo of that to us.

NOTE: the text of your GOBO cannot cross over each other so be careful of any cursive fonts, example at bottom of page.

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2013 10-20 GOBO

KaM Initials Gobo Logo

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B & M Gobo Logo

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A gobo (or GOBO) derived from “Go Between” or “Goes Before Optics” is a physical template slotted inside, or placed in front of, a lighting source, used to control the shape of emitted light.

NOTE: the text of your GOBO cannot cross over each other so be careful of any cursive fonts, see an example of what NOT to do here below:

bad gobo design

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