The marquee that I used is based on a design available at Massive MAME. I cleaned up the graphics a bit, and put my own text in. I replaced the background nebula with a slightly more colorful one. I also changed the aspect ratio for my machine.
I used a marquee light that I purchased from Happ, but I found the exact same light in my local Home Depot.
To print the marquee, I converted my photoshop file to a CMYK .TIFF file, and took it down to my local Kinkos and had them print it up on Mylar (a transparent plastic used for backlit signs). It cost around $35. The mylar was then sandwiched between two thin sheets of plexiglass. The marquee is held in place by marquee retainers from Happ Controls. The nice thing about the retainers is that they can be used to mount the marquee at any angle.
The marquee looks a little washed out in the photograph. In real life the colors are very bright and vibrant.
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