First let me say if your still looking to host your file, let me know I have 500g of space on my site and will host it for you. PM me if your interested.
Second I wanted to say after reviewing this post yesterday I was very impressed with Volley's project and the pictures of the finished marquee sign.
Using Volley's instructions I went right home and built one of my own last night. The soffit I have above my theater door is only about 12" in height so I had to make a sign that was a bit narrower then I would have liked but worked out pretty well since I wasnt forced in to using my over sized printer (which is pretty old at this point) in order to make the print.
About the project itselfMaterials:
1 - 9" x 20" shadow box from Michaels $20 ( not on sale )
1 cheap glue gun and glue sticks from Michaels $4
1 12' rope light from Lowes $12
1 small piece of plexiglass from Lowes $4.50
1 pack of 13" x 19" Glossy Photo Paper $15Total : $55.50
I didnt do it like Volley's where it has a placeholder to keep putting up current movie names which made it even easier for my project.
The picture I used for the project, I ripped from one of the Marquee places and just cut out the name and replaced it with my own. I sort of rushed through this just because I wanted to get it done last night but will spend some more time now and make and enhance some different prints for it.
Since I did use a narrow shadow box I was able to use a regular size printer. I took the 13"x19" sheets of glossy paper and cut it so the width was 8.5" which then fit into the printer nicely. Resized and edited the photo in Photoshop. In the printer properties I adjusted the selection to print for my re-designed sheet size.
Putting it together was fairly easy and fast. I cut the hole for the cord and lined the back board with foil and then glued the cord to the backing. Not sure if the glue is the best way to go, the lights when heated may soften the glue, I may have to add a couple of fasteners in the future to it but the finally assembly seemed pretty snug.
I couldnt find the acrylic in Lowes that Volley used so I picked up some thin scrap peices of plexiglass but I winded up not even using that, just taped the picture right in place on the glass of the shadow box.
The picture was slightly smaller on the sides then the dimensions of the shadow box glass but that winded up looking intentional. It left a nice small border of light all around the picture that looks great.
So cheap, easy and fast I would definetly recommend for others to give it a try before spending $200 to purchase one.
The final results does not look like a cheap DIY project it looks very professional, my wife actual thought I purchased it when she saw it and was surprised when I told her I built it. I think that in itself adds to the sign, knowing I built it rather then just purchasing one online.
Thanks to Volley for the idea and instructions