InLight Gobos Opens for Business


Emmy Award-winning developer Rick Hutton has assembled an experienced team and created InLight Gobos, based in Dallas, TX. InLight aims to produce high-quality glass gobos, both catalog and custom artwork, in black-and-white/grayscale or full color. The technology to produce the gobos is licensed from the Swedish company Beacon AB, using a photolithographic process on ultra-thin zero-expansion glass.

President Rick Hutton has more than 20 years in the entertainment lighting and laser industries. He has written several US and international patents for revenue-producing products including patents in gobo, optical, and projection gate technologies. In 1994 he won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development. Prior to this, he toured as a lighting designer with a variety of bands.

Sales manager Scott Green also has a substantial background in professional entertainment lighting, starting with an eight-year run at Six Flags over Texas. He joined Vari-Lite in 1991, working in the manufacturing department. During his 10 years at Vari-Lite's Dallas office, he acted as local operations/shop manager and, later, customer production manager for North America. In 1994, Rick perfected the Vari*Image process for Vari-Lite and Green assumed responsibility for processing every gobo order handled by the division. He was instrumental in establishing quality control processes and promotional programs for the product line. In 1999, he took over all gobo operations, a position he held until 2001.

Completing the team is art director Guy Gustafson, a specialist in graphics design and marketing. With over 14 years of design experience, Gustafson started his career as a designer in the sign industry. He embarked on website development and design, eventually creating his own web design and marketing firm. Simultaneously, he honed his skills producing artwork for gobo production.

Hutton, Green, and Gustafson can be reached toll-free in North America at 877-589-GOBO or via e-mail at [email protected].