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    So i need a replacement marquee for my mame cab. Im going to do the artwork but i need to find a place that will print it onto perspex as that is what the old one was.

  • #2
    Why not just back it behind clear perspex..?

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    • #3
      cheaper and easier to put it in between sheets of perspex

      makes alot less fuss for the printer operator
      you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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      • #4
        im not sure how i would be able to mod it do that, but as im writing i thought i could just use some offcut mdf screwed to the roof and bottom to hold it. Ill do that. thx

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        • #5
          The way I did mine was to get the print shop to print onto adhesive clear sticker material, reverse printed (they did the flip). They can't print white obvioulsy, not many places can, so because its on clear, you attach the adhesive side to the underside of a clear perspex, then spray paint the back with white paint. Gives it diffuser layer for the light, protects the sticker from marks/scratches and gives you a bright solid white too.. worked perfectly

          you can see a pic of it here:
          http://picasaweb.google.com/vidguide...35680070931762
          Fry: "Wait a second. I know that monkey! His name is 'Donkey'."
          Professor: "Monkeys aren't donkeys. Quit messing with my head!"

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          • #6
            looks good, might go with that option instead. I still need to knock up the design so ill do that first and then decide

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            • #7
              Originally posted by opm881 View Post
              So i need a replacement marquee for my mame cab. Im going to do the artwork but i need to find a place that will print it onto perspex as that is what the old one was.
              Hey, I'm a bit late on this thread but I'll chuck it out there anyway. I recently got a few MAME marquees printed by a guy at Burleigh. Ended up costing under $20 per and they look great. It is printed onto a flexible yet thick and strong material that is see through for the back light. I just sandwich it between a clear perspex at the front and either a clear one or white one at the back. Looks great. Let me know if you want more details.
              Cheers,
              Ian
              Last edited by horseyboy69; 10th August 2008, 06:54 PM.
              I have no garage!

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              • #8
                Matey,does this guy in Burleigh have a website or contact number, your marquee looks good to me and need one myself, cheers

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                • #9
                  yea, some info would be good please

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                  • #10
                    I reckon this guy at Burleigh might end up having a bit of business swinging his way! What ever info you have would be fantastic.
                    Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by VIDGuide View Post
                      Hey vidguide, excellent restoration there.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sdferris View Post
                        I reckon this guy at Burleigh might end up having a bit of business swinging his way! What ever info you have would be fantastic.
                        I went to see him on Friday but wasn't in. I will see if he wants some work and then pass on the details. Cheers, Ian
                        I have no garage!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mr_Staypuft View Post
                          Hey vidguide, excellent restoration there.
                          Thanks
                          Fry: "Wait a second. I know that monkey! His name is 'Donkey'."
                          Professor: "Monkeys aren't donkeys. Quit messing with my head!"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PARRA View Post
                            Matey,does this guy in Burleigh have a website or contact number, your marquee looks good to me and need one myself, cheers
                            Gordon works part time at Grafitti stickers at 8/82 Hutchinson, Burleigh, but he does the marquees as a private job. He can also do Sideart for Cabinets in sticker or pvc etc. His mobile is 0407588718.

                            Marquees will be about $20 depending on size and how much he has to muck around with the file. Can be a vector graphic (illustrator) or PSD in photoshop or talk to him about what you have and he will recommend the best way given your situation. He can post them to you if you are not near the coast.

                            Cost for marquees works on about $120 per sq metre depending on the material you want it on.

                            Hope this helps - Tell him Ian sent you!
                            I have no garage!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by opm881 View Post
                              I'm not sure how i would be able to mod it do that, but as I'm writing i thought i could just use some off cut mdf screwed to the roof and bottom to hold it. Ill do that. thx
                              If your current perspex is 6mm (normal) then get 2 pieces of 3mm to sandwich the artwork between

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