Wha – who – HEY! Â Is that InLight Gobos? Â HAPPY BIRTHDAY, InLight Gobos!
Today is the 9th birthday of InLight Gobos, the brainchild of Rick Hutton. Â You know Rick, right? Â If you’ve ever used a VL5, you know Rick. Â He’s one of the brains that made Vari*Lite what it is, and he developed the VL5. Â He is, in all aspects of the word, a true geek – and an awesome dude.
Rick and his lovely wife Adriana (and avid Words with Friends player who is constantly whipping me at that game) run InLight Gobos – their shop is in Dallas, and they make the best freaking glass gobos in the business. Â That’s a fact. Â Their gobos are the thinnest glass gobos in the business – 1.7mm thick – and the process they use puts the image all into one plane so there is no fuzzy crappy focus when you throw it into a fixture.
InLight Gobos’ services, from the website:
- Custom and Catalog Glass Gobos – Full Color, Greyscale andÂ Black and White
- Custom Metal Gobos – Custom metal in any size
- Wedding Gobos – Design you own special gobo for yourÂ special day
- DiGiGOBOSÂ® – Royalty free digital content in SD and HDÂ formats
- GAM on GLASSâ„¢ – Any GAM pattern can be produced inÂ glass for extended use
- Rent-A-Goboâ„¢ – Short term glass gobo rental program
- Laser Marking – Laser engraving service for gobo ringÂ identification
- Artwork Service – Artwork creation or help service
InLight Gobos is doing some pretty cool stuff. Â You know this gobo, yeah? Â It’s stock on PRG’s Bad Boy:
Yeah. Â That’s all Rick and InLight. Â I love that freaking gobo! Â I just want to cover a room in those! Â InLight Gobos are finding their way all over the place, and have been for a while – they were at E3 recently in the Nintendo booth, people are spec’ing them all over the place for projects, and recently Rick and Adriana started doing custom wedding gobos!
InLight Gobos is also on Twitter – make sure you’re followingÂ @InLightGobos!
From the InLight Gobos website:
Their catalogue is pretty great – I highly recommend checking it out. Â They do full color gobos, greyscale, and pure black and white – custom or stock. Â Check out the InLight Gobos catalogue here, and prepare to be impressed. Â Rick also had a cool idea that he’s implemented into a service – gobo rental! Â InLight Gobos has a Rent-A-Gobo program with a select group of their stock patterns, all glass. Â Definitely check it out.
I have to show you some of my favorites from the InLight Gobos collection – these are some official JimOnLight.com favorites:
On the history of the company:
InLight Gobos opened its doors on August 1st, 2002 with a simpleÂ mission to bring the best quality glass gobos at a competitiveÂ price to the lighting and entertainment industries. This missionÂ still stands today. Over the years we have continued to bringÂ new programs and innovations to the industry. Our partnershipÂ with Beacon SSR Stage Light AB in Sweden allows us to produceÂ the thinnest full color gobos in the market. We continue to workÂ closely with Beacon to improve our processes and the qualityÂ of our products. Our customers and employees are the mostÂ important assets we have, therefor we strive to continuallyÂ improve all aspects of our business. We are always open toÂ suggestions to Â improve our operation and fulfill your needs.
InLight Gobos, JimOnLight.com thinks you are outstanding.