4D Number Plates & Laser Cut Reg Plate Builder

4D Number Plates & Reg Plates Builder

4D number plates are the latest addition to number plate designs. They are made from 3mm black acrylic characters, stuck to our premium acrylic plates using high strength 3M adhesive. As a 4D number plate maker we know the DVLA state that ‘number plates can be 3D’, therefore 4D plates are fully road legal and made to British Standards (BS AU 145d). We’re here for all your 4d licence plate needs.

Are 4D Number Plates Legal?

We often get asked various questions about the legality of 4D plates, such as “are 4d plates legal” and “are 4d reg plates legal”, and the simple answer is absolutely yes! The DVLA states that characters must be solid black, which makes 4D number plates legal!  The jet black acrylic characters have been designed and laser cut to match standard Charles Wright Font text with exacting standards. The number plate material that you add this text style to is made to the same British Standards (BS AU 145e) that all legal number plates must adhere to. Get in touch with Number1Plates today if you want further information on how our 4D license plates are legal.

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What are 4D Number Plates?

If you’re sat there thinking “what is a 4d number plate?”, then the answer is simple! “4D plates” are the latest addition to number plate text styles. 4D laser cut plates use acrylic that is configurable to any of your number plate designs. The new raised 4D plate style adds an even more personal and premium feel to your bespoke number plate design.

What makes a number plate 4D?

As explained above, the term ‘4D’ is just what the industry refers to them as, in order to distinguish between them and 3D Gel plates. Unfortunately, our 4D car plates don’t travel through time just yet…

Do you offer 4D 5mm number plates?

Yes, as part of our wide selection of 4D acrylic number plates, we also offer 5mm 4D plates, as well as 4mm Gel 4D plates too!

Can I buy 4D matte number plates from you?

Yes, absolutely! In September 2021, we launched our range of 4D matte black plates, which are available in both the standard 3mm and 5mm 4D matte options too! These, combined with our other options such as short 4d number plates and gel 4d number plates, means that for the best 4d number plates around, you’re absolutely in the right place!

What are 4D Neon Plates?

In the past, you have been able to add  a different colour to fit underneath the black acrylic, which we call 4D Neon number plates, which are referred to in other places as 4D Crystal plates.

These coloured number plates were incredibly popular for a time, particularly for shows and events. Our range of neon number plates included a range of colours, including red, blue, orange, green, purple and white, which meant that when it came to 4D plates and 4D show plates, we really were top of the class.

Are 4D neon plates legal?

We’re often asked the question “are 4d coloured number plates legal?”, and the simple answer is no, 4D Neon plates are no longer legal, hence we stopped selling them in September 2021. So if you’ve seen some at a show or on another site and wondering “are 4D neon red number plates legal?”, then no, unfortunately not!

If you’re looking for 4D legal number plates, you can buy 4D number plates and select a number of other options, including borders, slogans and badges, by using our 4D plate maker!

In a hurry? Then you can order 4d number plates with next day delivery with us here at Number1Plates!

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How much are 4D number plates?

As this is a text style, the final cost of your order can differ. The cost for a standard ABS number plate with the 4D text style would come to £24.99. When you add different plate materials, borders and badges this will increase and decrease accordingly. If you’re looking for cheap 4D number plates, then we always aim to be competitively priced!

Can I buy 4D show plates online?

Yes. You can use our number plate designer to create your own 4D show plates and display them in the garages, on your bedroom wall or on your vehicle at shows or trade stands. Remember though, you will still have to provide documentation for your 4D show plates if they display a road legal registration.

Why buy your 4d plates from us?

  • Professional laser cutting equipment.
  • Ultra-strength 3M adhesive backing.
  • Premium standard materials and service.
  • Customer Service team a phone call away.
  • Next day delivery available if you order before 1pm.

Though the process of making these products is more meticulous than our other options, we have worked hard in our preparation to ensure your order of 4D car number plates will have no delays and like our other products will be with you within 2 working days of placing your order.

If you like what we have been working on here, then you will love our latest laser cut shaped plates. Including short plates and shaped motorbike plates.

We also now offer a selection of over 50,000,000 registrations for you to browse and buy. For more informations check out our suffix and prefix number plates, or our dateless number plates pages. Our 4D neon plates and 4D Gel Plates would look amazing on one of these private registration marks.

If you would like to get in touch with Number1Plates about our collection of 4D reg plates and 4D Laser Number Plates – then drop us a message and we’ll be happy to help you.


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  • Flexible Customisation Options
  • Amazing Customer Support Team
  • Super-Fast dispatch
  • Next Day Delivery Available
  • 100% UK Road Legal Plates

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