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Let's Talk Short plates...

Yes! Short number plates are 100% legal in the UK, providing that they follow BS AU 145d manufacturing standards. BS AU 145d specifies the font, font size and spacing of characters to create a standard number plate design.   The size of the number plate does not matter, so long as the correct font, font size and character spacing is used. This means you can drive on public roads with shortened number plates providing they meet BS AU 145d. More about BS AU 145d Something to keep in mind is that even if shortened number plates meet the design specifications set out in BS AU 145d, the number plates will be illegal if the plates do not show the correct...

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3D VS 4D PLATES

3D VS 4D PLATES – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? 3D and 4D number plates are both evolutions of the standard number plate which was introduced in 2001. Standard number plates are made from acrylic using flat letters that are printed onto the plate by a machine. You will find standard number plates on all new cars sold in the UK. They are cheap and quick to manufacture, allowing dealerships and suppliers to roll out massive batches in one go with very little new investment. However, while the standardised nature of these number plates is good from a manufacturing sense for suppliers, it does make the design boring. Flat letters don’t stand out and the plates can’t be ‘different’. 3D and 4D...

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