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Standard, 18-Inch, 16-Inch, 14-Inch


520mm x 111mm (20.5″ x 4.37″)

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We offer various sized front plates.

Front plates (white):

Standard Oblong: 520mm x 111mm (20.5″ x 4.37″)
18-Inch: 462mm x 111mm (18″ x 4.37″) – 7 Digits Maximum
16-Inch: 405mm x 111mm (16″ x 4.37″) – 6 Digits Maximum
14-Inch: 355mm x 111mm (14″ x 4.37″) – 5 Digits Maximum

We offer various sized rear plates.

Rear plates (yellow):

Standard Oblong: 520mm x 111mm (20.5″ x 4.37″)
18-Inch: 462mm x 111mm (18″ x 4.37″) – 7 Digits Maximum
16-Inch: 405mm x 111mm (16″ x 4.37″) – 6 Digits Maximum
14-Inch: 355mm x 111mm (14″ x 4.37″) – 5 Digits Maximum
4×4 Square: 279mm x 203mm (11″ x 8″)
Range Rover: 533mm x 152mm (21″ x 6″)
Motorcycle: 229mm x 178mm (9″ x 7″)

Yes, Short plates are 100% UK road legal and MOT compliant, as they adhere to the current British Standard (BS AU 145e).

What makes number plates road legal?

All number plates are governed by the regulations set out in the British Standard 145e.

Number plates must have the following features:
  • They must be the correct size as specified in the rules.
  • The background of front plates must be the prescribed reflective white colour and rear plates must be the prescribed reflective yellow colour.
  • They must have reflective properties complying with British Standard BS AU 145e.
  • They must have physical resilience properties complying with British Standard BS AU 145e.
  • They must display solid black characters in the prescribed Charles Wright typeface that comply with the rules governing size, spacing, grouping and positioning.
  • They must bear the supplier’s name and postcode and the manufacturer’s mark.
  • They must bear the current British Standard number, BS AU 145e.

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Yes, you can add borders to plates of any size.

We offer the following border styles:

  • 4D (3mm/5mm)
  • Printed (Black, Red, Green, Blue)
  • 4D Krystal (Red, Green, Orange, Blue, Clear)

No, you cannot. The only plate sizes which permit badges are Standard Oblong (front & rear) and Range Rover rear plates.

We offer the following badge styles:

  • Electric Vehicle (4D Printed & UK – 4D Printed, Gel & UK – Gel, Printed & UK – Printed)
  • 4D Printed (UK, England, Scotland, Wales)
  • 4D (UK, England, Scotland, Wales)
  • Gel (UK, England, Scotland, Wales)
  • Printed (UK, England, Scotland, Wales)

As a DVLA registered number plate suppler, it is our responsibility to check your legal entitlement to the registration you are asking us to manufacture. You will need to provide 2 document reference numbers that prove your name & address, and entitlement to the registration. These reference numbers must be traceable to you (the consumer) and can be obtained from us by the police, the DVLA or the DVSA without notice at any time for any reason. We are required by law to collect this information from you.

You can use the following to confirm your name and address:

  1. driving licence, with or without a photo (doesn’t have to be issued in the UK)
  2. utility bill, Council Tax or rates bill in Northern Ireland (from the last 6 months)
  3. bank or building society statement (from the last 6 months)
  4. national identity card (issued by the government of a state or territory other than the United Kingdom)

You can use the following to confirm your entitlement to the registration:vehicle registration certificate (V5C)

  1. new keeper slip (green slip)
  2. a certificate of entitlement (V750) to the number
  3. a retention document (V778)
  4. a renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11)
  5. a temporary registration certificate (V379)
  6. a number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  7. an electronic number plate authorisation certificate (eV948) or an electronic trailer number plate authorisation certificate (eV948/2)
  8. UK trailer registration certificate (VTRC)

Yes, all number plate orders come with a free 3-year warranty.

Please see our ‘Warranty Policy’ page for more information.

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As a DVLA-registered manufacturer and supplier of number plates, Aplates must ensure all of our road legal plates comply with the British Standard. Thus, please note that by law we must include our company name, postcode and the current BSAU number on our road legal plates.
The font style we use for all our number plates is Charles Wright, which is the standardised legal font in the UK.
The Government/DVLA have confirmed that three-dimensional characters are legal and compliant with motoring laws. This includes ‘4D’ number plates; 4D is just an industry standard name – these plates are still 3D/three-dimensional.

Why Choose Aplates?
We have invested heavily in the equipment required to produce premium, high-quality products. This is exemplified in each and every plate we make, as we ensure the utmost care throughout the production process.
Professionalism is paramount to everything we do here at Aplates. Therefore, we endeavour to provide customers with the very best experience available on the market.

About Us
Founded in 2019, Aplates has undergone intense growth over the past few years.
Consequently, our operation has expanded significantly, and we now boast two premises: a manufacturing workshop and an assembly unit; both of which are located in Westbury, Wiltshire.
With over 50,000 happy customers, we are the UK’s number 1 supplier of 3D and 4D number plates!

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