Budget Windshields - fits dynamic
hand-held type Mics with a 35 to 50mm dia. diaphragm*
- HiKoy® Budget
order just 5 pieces.
Specifications and prices below
Windshields should be
considered a disposable
item and replaced regularly
to prevent the spread of
bacterial infection (build
up of spittle spray lodging
in the open cell foam)
over 1200 different
Microphones on the market
make sure the standard
35 to 50mm internal core
size is suitable for your Mics
Windshields, provide the truest, purist, cleanest
sound - thanks to 'micro-pore' high density acoustic foam
technology - with smaller and more uniform holes than
Micro-Pore Acoustic Foam
(Magnified x 5,000)
(Magnified x 5,000)
Budget Windshields. Printed
both sides. Price guide each.
in Black., White., Red, Purple, Reflex Blue, Mid
Blue, Green, Orange or Yellow
both sides - Prices from:
order 5 pieces, printed both sides with same design.,
subject to sight and approval artwork. Prices
exclude shipping and VAT
Please ensure size is compatible with your Microphones
before ordering. If in doubt, order plain un-printed
first one for size testing.
Standard delivery approx 15-20 working days or
express service sometimes available.
HiKOY® Professional Windshield range. Ultimate
Professional Windshield range. Ultimate broadcast quality
Especially made in any colour, shape or size to suit over
1200 different Microphone makes and models.
GUIDE: Studio Mic models - Minimum
order 10 pieces from around £20.00 each.
Dynamic/Reporters Mic's. (Based on Shure
SM58's, Sennheiser E835 or similar etc)
Minimum order 10 - Price guide from around £25.
Send Artwork together with Make and Model of Microphone
for firm quotation.
Subject to microphone make, model, size, specification and
sight of artwork.
Important Notes + Acoustic Foam Sponge Characteristics
1. Essential for suppressing plosives
given off naturally
protecting the internal electronics from formites
- thus extending the clarity and prolonging
the life of the internal cardioid receptor
from moisture ingress.
Also recommended for outside broadcast use
to reduce ‘wind-rush’ and buffer
excessive background noises.
Sound degradation is approximately -20 dB
noise attenuation at 20°C - whilst keeping
high frequency loss around 3~5dB reduction.
* Depending on size of logo - which should
not be so large to impede sound input.
Microphone Windshields should be considered
a disposable item and replaced regularly in
the interests of Health & Hygiene to
prevent the spread of bacterial infection.
If they are not replaced regularly, deposits
of moisture from spittle spray will coagulate
open cells and can lead to the growth of bacterial
fungal spores within the foam.
(If you require a longer lasting Mic advertising
product - look instead at LogoMike® Microphone
Flags that will last significantly longer.)
Acoustic Foam Sponge is not UV stable and
will fade gradually over time, Lighter shades
more effected than darker or black ones.
White and light coloured acoustic foam picks
up dirt more quickly during normal use, accelerated
through the electromagnetic
properties of the microphones cardioid receptor
- so please order adequate quantities accordingly.
Rain/wetness will impede sound input during
outside broadcast. Adjust audio input levels
as necessary and replace Windshield to
protect Microphone cardioid from moisture
Damp Windshields should be dried naturally
at room temperature. Do not wash or
dry clean the Windshield. Please handle printed
Windshields with care when putting on and
taking off Microphones. Try not to hold
the printed part when handling, which will
prolong product life. We reiterate that Microphone
Windshields are a disposable item.
Note - SIZES
5. HiKoy® BUDGET Windshields
fit all handheld dynamic Microphones with
a 35 to 50mm dia. diaphragm ball type capsule.
Made in bulk quantities and used by amateur
podcasters the world over, they represent
exceptional value for money.
in doubt about size, measure your Mics diaphragm
capsule first - consult with your Sound Engineer
- or read the RoHS Data
Sheet that would
have been supplied with your mic.
HiKoy® Professional Mic Windshield.
With over 1200 Microphone models on the market
and new ones coming out all the time
also with some sound engineers putting different
recording heads on to different shafts to
suit particular recording situations - it
customers responsibility to make sure the
size of our windshield (shown on the Proof
Visual) will fit your microphone.
Print limitations on Acoustic Foam Sponge
7. Acoustic Foam Sponge is not a solid or
stable material but full of small
holes and pliable (see magnified
Printing on to such a surface is specialised
and a certain amount of compromise is sometimes
necessary to make designs 'work'.
use our skill and expertise to advise you
correctly but this may sometimes mean compromises
in a design to achieve acceptable
We suggest you look at the logo's on our website
to get an idea of what is possible to print
on the material.
8) Because the surface of
open cell acoustic foam sponge is full of
small holes (see
magnified sketch below)
Lettering should be a
minimum 20 point type
Small letters, fine lines, thin elements,
marks, JPG’s, PNG’s, graduated
tints, tones, and pixels, etc that are not
wide enough to bridge over the holes will
not adhere to the surface of the open cell
Sometimes we may need to print a supporting
under-panel over the surface first and then
overprint with the design.
Artwork supplied should be Vector Artwork,
such as Adobe Illustrator up to version
Print colours should be 'spot colours' and
named with their respective PMS (Pantone Matching
System) numbers. We shall match
as close as commercially possible but it must
be emphasised that designs applied to acoustic
foam sponge is not like conventional
printing with ink onto paper and a colour
variation -10/+10% tollerences will apply.
JPG type Artwork and low resolution
PNG Web Graphics made up from pixels
(small dots) are
not suitable to apply on
to foam sponge unless we to introduce
an solid area panel print to go under
the design to support the pixelated
artwork, as long as the area is not
so large as to impede sound
input. Additional charges may apply
for adapting the such artwork.
If you do supply JPG / PNG or four
colour process artwork, it should
be 'high resolution' 300 dots dpi
to achieve optimum print quality and
not low resolution 72 RGB web graphics.
Magnified surface of open cell acoustic
foam sponge - an unstable, pliable
surface, full of
tiny holes that cannot accept small
/ fine element artwork or pixelated
art without creating
an solid area under layer.
If you are unsure about any of these standard
graphical terms, please ask your Graphic Designer
to visit our website and / or download the
Artwork Template from the 'Artwork' section
- (see top level menu heading).
All references to the word 'Microphone' throughout
our website refer to traditional types of
Microphones such as the Shure SM58 (pictured
above) etc - and not dictaphones,
voice / sound recorders, iphone
/ android phone recording app devices, etc