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Step 1 - Plate Style

Standard Number Plates - £23 (pair)

Box standard plates printed in black only. For legal/show side badges choose different Plate Style

Colour Badged Plates - £25 (pair)

Full colour side badges, 5 legal badges and 100’s of show badges. Coloured borders and several printed legal and show font options. 

3D Gel Number Plates - £40 (pair)

100% legal font - modern and subtle change to standard number plates, all characters raised with legal black gel resin. 

4D 3mm Number Plates - £45 (pair)

100% legal font - Professionally laser cut using ultimate precision, our 4D number plates are finished with a 3mm raised GLOSS acrylic profile.

4D 5mm Number Plates - £55 (pair)

100% legal font - Professionally laser cut using ultimate precision, our 4D number plates are finished with a 5mm raised GLOSS acrylic profile.

4D Gel Number Plates - £60 (pair)

100% legal font - these are the best legal plates on the market. 3mm 4D profile, topped with a black gel resin; giving a Supreme Finish!

Front 520mm x 111mm
Rear 520mm x 111mm
Step 2 - Customisations
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Replacement Number Plates

Replacement Number Plates


Create your very own personalised number plates using our user-friendly replacement number plate maker.

If you’re reading this, then you’ve most likely arrived on our site because of a desire to purchase some great-looking replacement number plates, customised to your precise requirements. Far from being a luxury that’s only accessible to the rich and famous, these tailored options are affordable to even modest car enhancement budgets and have become increasingly popular with motorists across Britain as a result.


You may think that given the strict rules governing number plates in the UK, you’ve no kind of wiggle room when it comes to customised plate use on the road, but the good news is that you’d be wrong. While it might be true that certain types of custom plates can only be used at off-road car shows and rallies, there are various different options available when it comes to road legal customisations.


Our number plate maker offers a quick and easy way to design replacement number plates, as it features an intuitive and user-friendly drop down menu system that allows you to create plates that look great and enhance the look and value of your car. So, why not keep reading on to find out more about the legal customisations that can be made for UK motorists and the benefits they deliver.


A Range of Ways to Enhance Your Car’s Look

We’re delighted to be able to say that we offer something of an evolution when it comes to road-legal replacement number plates and many of our past clients have expressed how surprised they were about just how much could be customised. Here we look at a few of the ways that it can be done.


Eye-catching 4D/3D Gel Plate Lettering

You might think that replacement number plates with raised or 3D lettering would be pushing things too far in regards to legality, but the truth is that according to the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), both 3D gel and 4D letters are completely fine.

When this option is chosen using our easy-to-use number plate maker, you either get three-dimensional polyurethane gel resin or 4D black acrylic with a high gloss finish - both of which offer an eye-catching and sophisticated look to any vehicle they’re fitted to.


Carbon Font Lettering

Another popular option is carbon font, which as the name suggests is manufactured with carbon-fibre style. This is a particularly suitable choice for anyone driving classic or prestige sports cars legally on the road, as it offers a modern aesthetic that also complements their authentic look.


HiLine Font Lettering


While the standard fonts we offer on our replacement number plates are suitable for most, if you’re looking for an extra element of sophistication, why not try our HiLine Font that features a distinctive central line on each character, making them stand out even more!


These three great customisation choices allow you to create fantastic plates that give your car a look like no other. That’s what it’s all about, right? Making your car look like one of a kind in a way that reflects your own style and personality.


The Elements Required For Plates to Be Considered Legal


The guidelines set down by the DVLA on what replacement number plates need to feature to be legal on Britain’s roads are quite clear. Sure, when using custom plates at a car show, you get total freedom to express your creativity, but to be driven legally, the following elements are required.


Characters Need to Be Black

Firstly, the characters on your plates have to be black. There’s no room for ambiguity here, as it’s black and nothing else, with one exception. Two-tone black lettering is permitted, which is the reason why our HiLine options are legal under UK law. 79mm x 500mm Charles Wright 2001 Typeface. The rules regarding the size and font of the characters allowed on road plates are set in stone, as they need to have 79mm x 500mm dimensions and use a Charles Wright 2001 typeface. The only time when this doesn’t always apply is with the number 1 and the letter I.


Spacing Also Needs to Be Exact


There are also requirements when it comes to the spacing of your replacement number plates, as there needs to be an exact 11 millimetre gap in between each character (of the same group). Also the two groups of letters usually found on plates need to be 33 millimetres apart.


Effective Reflection Is a Must


Moving on now to the reflective material requirements set down by the DVLA, which are part of law due to the fact that they need to be easily-read in all light and weather conditions. The BSAU145D standard governs this aspect, which also makes them able to be picked up by speed cameras.


Yellow Or White Background Required


 When it comes to the background of your replacement number plates, the rules are very clear indeed. Rear plates must have a yellow background, with front plates needing to have a white background - this is to make it easier for drivers to tell which end of a car they’re looking at.


The Benefits of Customised Replacement Number Plates


There are many reasons why you should consider getting custom plates for your vehicle. What needs to be focussed on right away is the improved, unique aesthetic quality they offer to your car - the kind that makes people turn their heads to get a second look! Being raised, unlike standard 2D varieties, they really pop out and grab the attention!


A Cost-Effective Car Enhancement Option


If you’ve ever looked into the available car mods that you can use to enhance the look and value of your ride, what runs through most of them is that they’re expensive. Whether talking about new rims, shocks, a new sound system or even tinted glass, they all cost a pretty penny. Customised replacement number plates, however, are available from as little as £23!


A Unique & Cost-Effective Way to Add Style


Also, when the legal part of the equation is removed and you want to give your car a look that will draw in the crowds at an off-road show, you’ve got pretty much all the scope you could ever need for a memorable look. Customised logos, badges, styles and colours are all possible options.


Built to Last & Safe For Jetwashing!


As with any kind of product, aftercare and maintenance is something that can keep your replacement number plates looking as awesome as the day they were installed. We can guarantee that they’re designed to last and able to resist the bombardment of dirt, rain and bugs that cars have to withstand during everyday driving. But what about jet washing? Is it safe?


The plates we supply are resilient and more than able to stand up to even the most powerful jet washers at home or the local garage forecourt. So, if you’re someone who loves giving their car a clean on the driveway, you’ve got total freedom to use your jet washer to get into all the nooks and crannies without fear of causing any kind of damage.


High Grade Materials Used Every Time


Irrespective of whether you opt for our carbon font replacement number plates or the 3D gel variety, you get the peace of mind of knowing that every one of our products is manufactured from high-quality materials. Acrylic is pretty tough anyway, meaning that they’re hard to scratch or damage with a regular clean, all that’s required for a stunning look every day.


We think that durability is the very least you should expect from services like these, but suffice to say that when enjoying our products, it’s not an issue. We stand by what we offer and know for certain that if you look after your replacement plates, they’ll look after you for many years to come.


Come & See The Customisation Possibilities For Yourself!


Essentially, the replacement number plates we offer represent fantastic value for money and a choice that can significantly improve your car’s look for what is a nominal investment. The great news is that our number plate maker is simple to use and once your order is placed, you’ll have them securely delivered for free to your address within a couple of days.


So, if you’re interested in what we’ve been talking about here today, why not have a play with our number plate maker and see if you can come up with a combination that whets your appetite? The uplift that our products offer to your vehicle belie the fact that they cost so little, so we’re certain that once you see what’s possible, you’ll understand why they represent such a wise purchase.


We’ve already supplied our high-quality replacement number plates to thousands of customers across the UK and you could be the next to enjoy what they provide. If you have any questions you’d like answering before ordering yours, we’re here and more than happy to give you the information you need. Simply call 07747 744407 or email us at info@legalshowplates.com and we’ll get back to you asap.