Can I Use a Plastic Gobo or Transparency Gobo?

metal, glass, plastic gobos and types of gobos

Types of gobos used for events.

Can I Use a Plastic Gobo or Transparency Gobo?

Plastic or transparency gobos can be a cost effective way to display a gobo at your event. They have the quality of glass at a price lower than steel. Whether or not you can use them depends on the light fixture being used.

Plastic gobos or transparency gobos can be used in lights that are designed to handle this media type. If you aren’t sure the exact light fixture or if it , generally:

  • LED based gobo projectors can use plastic or transparency gobos
  • Gobo sizes of E, D or smaller might indicate they can be used

If you are working with any of these sized gobos or styles of lights, you most likely can’t use plastic or transparency gobos:

  • A-size gobos
  • B-size gobos
  • M-size gobos
  • Source 4, Source 4 Jr., Altman Style Lights
  • Leko lights
  • Moving head (intelligent lights) that aren’t LED based

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The best way to determine if you can or can’t use plastic or transparency gobos is to know the light fixture and model that will be used to display the gobo. Indicated what fixture will be used when you contact us and we can set you up with the right type.

All light fixtures can display steel or glass. Not all light fixtures can display plastic or transparency.

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