Our in-house engineers carefully craft each of our 4D number plates to ensure impeccable quality, unrivalled hardiness, and a beautiful gloss finish.
Completely road legal in the UK
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Professionally laser cut and etched using our in-house LaserForge 2.0® technology
3mm depth to level up your car’s aesthetics
Pressure wash resistance
Industrial strength bonding
High gloss finish
Highest quality acrylics or ABS used
4D number plates — everything you need to know
Here’s the low-down on everything you ought to know about our 4 D plates.
What’s the difference between a 4D and 3D number plate?
You may be wondering, what differentiates a 4D number plate from a 3D one? Both options certainly offer depth and sophistication to a car’s appearance, but there are subtle differences. Our 3D number plates are made with gel resin applied to an acrylic backing, forming the numbers and letters in a rounded shape. This gives them a three-dimensional effect, hence the term ‘3D.’
In contrast, 4D number plates feature a physical construction where the numbers and letters are laser-cut acrylic pieces and then physically attached to the number plate in an elevated position. This creates a sharp, more defined and outstanding ‘4D’ effect.
The choice between 4D and 3D is one of personal preference. Some people like the straight edges of a 4D plate, whilst others prefer rounded ones that 3D offer.
Why Replace Your Old Number Plate with a 4D Plate?
Wondering why you should swap your old number plate for a 4D one? It’s simple. Firstly, 4D number plates are a cutting-edge aesthetic upgrade for your vehicle, adding an impressive visual touch that delineates your car from the crowd. This contemporary style of number plate is crafted from high quality acrylic material which is laser-cut to perfection, resulting in a unique 3D effect that’s further emphasised by a clear acrylic border – that’s where the term ‘4D’ comes from.
Secondly, 4D number plates don’t just look good, but they also add an extra level of security to your vehicle. Due to their reflective quality and the elevated characters, these number plates are easier to read from afar by ANPR cameras, helping to accurately and promptly identify your vehicle in all types of lighting and weather conditions.
Finally, the durable design and quality materials of 4D plates ensure a longer-lasting lifecycle compared to traditional plates, meaning you save money on replacements in the long run. Moreover, 4D plates are thoroughly resistant to harsh weather conditions, maintaining their look and functionality no matter the road or climate circumstances. In essence, replacing your old number plate with a 4D plate is a smart and stylish upgrade you simply cannot afford to miss out on.
Are your 4D number plates road-legal?
Indeed, all the 4D number plates we produce at Show Plates World are entirely road-legal. They comply meticulously with British Standard BS AU 145e, the compliance law for number plates in the UK. This specific law governs key aspects such as character sizes, display formats, and reflective properties.
We additionally ensure the plates are fully resistant to impact and other damage, as mandated by these regulations, guaranteeing legality, longevity, and durability. Therefore, when you purchase a 4D number plate from us, you can drive with the confidence that your car’s number plate is in line with all the legal requirements.
What Are 4D Number Plates?
4D number plates are a novel feature gaining immense popularity among car enthusiasts within the UK. Carrying a distinct aesthetic appeal due to their four dimensions, these number plates are crafted using advanced laser-cutting technology. Each numeral and letter is built from raised premium acrylic, giving a mesmerising illusion of depth – hence the term ‘4D’.
If you want to add that extra dash of finesse to your car, 4D number plates might be your ideal pick.