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Mar03

Stake Your Claim on the Dance Floor! Lighted Monograms for Every Budget!

Looking for a little extra sparkle to add that personal touch to your venue?  Maybe you’re working with a monogram theme, or maybe you just want to make sure your guests remember whose wedding reception they’re at!  Good news!  Beginning this season, Something New Entertainment Bridal DJ Service will be offering a new and romantic way to make your mark.

The Lightscape!  Blue Uplighting Design and Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Jerry Clay Photography.

The Lightscape! Blue Uplighting Design and Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Jerry Clay Photography.

In addition to providing highly-personalized custom disc jockey entertainment, master of ceremonies services, dance and party lighting, ceremony music, and multimedia memory slide show presentations for weddings, parties, and corporate events around Northeast Ohio, we are now able to add a more affordable option for custom projection to display your monogram (or other moniker, logo, etc.) on your dance floor in lights as an optional addition to our existing lighting package!  It’s a breathtaking and memorable addition to your first dance and a great way to create brand recognition at your corporate event!

We have always offered this service (and will continue to do so) in its most traditional form — a custom steel gobo for black-and-white or a custom glass gobo for color paired with a high-intensity theatrical stage light.  A gobo is a small, steel or glass disk that focuses and/or colors the projection of light into your intended shape.  Though “stock” or pre-made standard gobos are available commercially for basic patterns as might be used in a theatrical setting to simulate light coming through a window or the shadow of a tree, personalized gobos are individually crafted to suit your style including your names or initials, preferred fonts and embellishments, and, in the case of glass gobos, colors.

Steel gobos are designed in a “tabbed” format and can also be projected through a gel to produce a one-color projection.

Tabbed design format. Source: Stage Spot

Source: Stage Spot

Gels come in nearly every color you can imagine!

These options will still be available for those wanting a higher-powered, crisper projection.  However, because of the cost involved in production of the gobos themselves, these options are inherently more expensive, and many brides and grooms have requested a lower-cost alternative.  For that reason, lighted monograms will now also be available via digital projection using a powerful, high-lumen multimedia projector.

Blue Uplighting and Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Visions by Swain Photography.

Blue Uplighting and Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Visions by Swain Photography.

While not as bright as a the pricier method, digital projection offers a wider variety of design choices and will not require the costly production of custom gobo or an additional charge for color.  For smaller, more intimate settings, the lower lumen output provides a better option than traditional stage lighting, since the intense beam of light can travel less distance to project a smaller brand.

Sarah and Brian's Plum Purple Lighted Monogram with Key Motif Designed by Something New Entertainment to Match Their Wedding Stationery.

Sarah and Brian’s Plum Purple Lighted Monogram with Key Motif Designed by Something New Entertainment to Match Their Wedding Stationery.

No matter which projection method you choose, design services are always complimentary.  We will work carefully with you to make sure you get the shape you want and consider the colors you choose for your monogram, since the color of your projection canvas and the amount of ambient light in your venue affects the delicate balance of light and color.

For more information or if you are interested in adding projection services to your existing engagement, please contact DJ AJ9 via email or phone at 330-253-2900!  If lighting is something that catches your eye, stay tuned!  We will soon be offering extended lighting options in easier-to-understand packages including our architectural lighting and uplighting services!

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