Number Plates Maker

Design your very own plate right now with the intuitive number plate maker below. You can be sure your number plates will be built to an exacting high standard and our friendly customer service is there to hold your hand should you need it. Fill in the form below and your premium quality plates will with you in no time.

Your Price: £19.98

Select your vehicle and the relevant options will appear in the for such as vehicle specific sizes and fonts.

Show Plates are intended for off road use such as car shows, bike shows, show rooms, weddings, race days and more. You have more styling choices with a show plate such as your own slogan and more font choices. Legal Style plates meet all the requirements for road use including BS number and state Show Plates Direct + post code as required by law.

You can choose a pair of front and rear plates, or just a front or just a rear plate

Choose the plate size relevant for your car. The majority of cars use 'STANDARD CAR' size which are 520 mm × 111 mm, the majority of bikes use Standard Bike size which are 9" x 7", but some vehicles do have specific plate sizes. If your plate sizes look non standard, and your unsure, a quick check with a tape measure will tell you all you need to know.

Choose the plate size relevant for your car. The majority of cars use 'STANDARD CAR' size which are 520 mm × 111 mm, the majority of bikes use Standard Bike size which are 9" x 7", but some vehicles do have specific plate sizes. If your plate sizes look non standard, and your unsure, a quick check with a tape measure will tell you all you need to know.

Choose the font you'd like for your Reg. Legal font options include Standard, 3d, Carbon and Hi Line. If you have selected Show Plates in 'Plate Type' you will also have many Show Plate font options to choose from. Experiment and see which like best.

You have the option to select a border on your plate. You can choose the colour, and thickness of the border.

Choose from many badge options. They are grouped by flag type. Select the specific flag you'd like and then the badge colour.

Choose from many badge options. They are grouped by flag type. Select the specific flag you'd like and then the badge colour.

If you choose the plate type 'Show Plate' you have the option to write own slogan, just write anything you like here! Legal Style plates state UK Show Plates + post code as the slogan as required by law. If this is what you prefer, select 'Legal Style' and legal slogan and BS number will be selected by default.

Choose the slogan font.

Choose the slogan colour. If you choose the plate type 'Show Plate' you have the option to write own slogan, just write anything you like here! Legal Style plates state Show Plates Direct + post code as the slogan as required by law. If this is what you prefer, select 'Legal Style' and legal slogan and BS number will be selected by default.

Choose the slogan size. If you choose the plate type 'Show Plate' you have the option to write own slogan. Legal Style plates state Show Plates Direct + post code as the slogan as required by law. If this is what you prefer, select 'Legal Style' and legal slogan and BS number will be selected by default.


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BRITISH NUMBER PLATES – EXPLAINED

Number plate regulations have altered a number of times since they were first introduced way back at the start of the twentieth century. The most significant recent change to UK number plates was in 2001 when the layout of numbers and fonts was altered.

Yellow and White plates were first introduced in 1973 when they replaced the old black and silver plates which many of us will recognise on a classic or vintage car. The yellow and white plates remained unchanged but what altered in 2001 was the font, the only regulated font recognised by the DVLA became the Charles Wright 2001….. This meant no other style of letters would be permitted on UK license plates.

The size of the Charles Wright font was set at 79mm high and 50mm wide. The width of the digit is regulated as is the width between all letters and numbers.

There exists a list of side badges and National Emblems that are allowed by the DVLA and nothing more. Accepted badges revolve around the flags of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom, England, Scotland and Wales. Until Brexit the EU flag is also allowed. Interestingly considering the 2016 vote to leave the EU it is presently the most common badge on United Kingdom license plates.

UK number plates are either yellow or white and are manufactured to British standard regulations. This BS number is written in very small fine text on the very bottom right of the plate. The plates must also have the identity of the number plate maker and their production location postcode at the bottom centre of the plate. 

It is a offence to interfere with the look of a number plate and can result in your car failing to pass its MOT or a possible pulling over by the police. Show Plates are designed for show and non road use and some people like to personalise plates, common alterations include using a non standard font, changing the spacing of the letters so they ‘spell’ a name or word. Other changes are achieved by the careful use of a screw into the plate to ‘change’ the letter. These are the kind of alterations people make to their replacement plates.

A number plate may be illegal if it is cracked or broken. In fact it can even be illegal due to being illegible, being covered in dirt or Winter road salt. With these things in mind its always good discipline to check the condition of ones number plates before venturing onto the roads.

Any vehicle older than 40 years is allowed to display the old fashioned black and silver plates. The 40 years designation is on a rolling year basis so any car from 1970s and older is eligible to be fitted with black and silver license plates for that authentic classic car look. Any car of this age and older can also be registered with the DVLA as a historical vehicle and therefore it becomes exempt from the usual requirement for an MOT. It also means there is no road tax to pay.

Over the last couple of decades there has been a boom in personalised registrations. It is often not realised that these interesting licence numbers and spellings also have to comply with DVLA number plate regulations of font, layout, size etc. So always make sure you follow the above guidance for any plates that you plan to put on a car and take onto public roads.