How to Make a Vintage Arcade Marquee

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Introduction: How to Make a Vintage Arcade Marquee

to go along with my other tutorials I posted this so others could build my other idea!
things needed are:
a computer with Microsoft publisher
regular sized paper
a printer
x-acto knife
tape (has to be scotch!!)
and a sheet of plexy glass

Step 1: Game

1st pick your marquee, either you can google it or you can go to:
http://www.arcadecollecting.com/caga/marquees/
this where I got mine.
now copy it, open publisher, and paste. my marquee is 7" in width and the height will be what ever. when satisfied print it out.

Step 2: Construction

gather your other materials. and cut of the white border or the newly printed out pictures. now lay one piece over the other align the one where the other ends. now so theres no overlap, cut the excess paper of (as shown). now place the paper on top of the plexy glass and mark where to cut it so its the same size as the paper. then cut the plexy to size.

Step 3: End

now take the paper pieces and place them over top of the plexy an tape the corners down. then tape the two piece down where one ends and the other begins. and bam your done now you can go on and read / build my other tutorials.

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    31 Discussions

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    rap-sheet
    rap-sheet

    4 years ago

    Errr...why not get a printable sheet that is the length you need instead of joining individual pieces? Kind of a crude way to do it.

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    Symphony1125
    Symphony1125

    9 years ago on Step 3

    What did you use to cut the plexi glass with?

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    red-king
    red-king

    10 years ago on Introduction

    If I just so happened to want to make a gauntlet marquee, how would I go about cutting out/whatever it is that i actually have to do the place where the speakers go?

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    red-king
    red-king

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    http://www.ionpool.net/arcade/gauntlet/images/gauntlettop.jpg

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    xbox72012345
    xbox72012345

    10 years ago on Step 1

    Use scribus, its a free substitue for publisher

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    Instructi-Guy
    Instructi-Guy

    12 years ago on Introduction

    <<<<<<<<<<<< Yeah Galaga Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (notice galaga starship) GALAGA FTW!!!!!!!

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    tudgeanator
    tudgeanator

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    <<<<<<<<<<space invaders is better! (actually, im not sure both are good)

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    scott!
    scott!

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I wanna make this, but I don't have Publisher (I have Windows XP), and I've tried word, but it won't have it split into 2 pages! what can I do?

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    slimguy379
    slimguy379

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    idk there might be some freeware programs. ik GIMP might work for your needs

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    scott!
    scott!

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I have GIMP, but I barely use it, can u please exlplain? sorry for my ignorance!

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    slimguy379
    slimguy379

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    im useless to explainhow to use GIMP fore i never use it myslef. sooo sorry

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    scott!
    scott!

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ohh, ok, thanks anyway, Ill try to figure it out

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    R4Man18
    R4Man18

    12 years ago on Introduction

    they make large sheets of paper that any printer can print on so you wont have to make this with 2 or 3 sheets.

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    slimguy379
    slimguy379

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    but again... this is supposed to be an easy non major "out of the ordinary" project. so YES you can do the above but for some who doesn't want to buy a WHOLE package for 1 lowsey piece of paper.. be my guest.

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    R4Man18
    R4Man18

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    you can get a sheet at kinkos for free so HAH I win.

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    emopants92
    emopants92

    12 years ago on Step 1

    What if you dont have publisher? how do you print it the way you did. I have photoshop cs3 but cant figure out how to print it on 2 sheets

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    slimguy379
    slimguy379

    Reply 12 years ago on Step 1

    use word unless you're running linux...

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    emopants92
    emopants92

    Reply 12 years ago on Step 1

    yes I have windows but dont have word and tried it in word perfect and office org and it didnt work in either