Show Plates Maker
GB Show Plates manufacture show plates, simply select the plate type in our online reg plate maker and fill in the form to customise your plate anyway you want.
Choose from a wide range of national identifier badges and borders. Our road Show plates are manufactured to the highest standards using premium grade acrylic.
Next day delivery is also available.
GB Showplates manufacture and ship your reg plates to your exact requirements. Customise your showplates with a range of badges, borders, fonts, and even add your own slogan!
Unlike some manufacturers, we don't use sub standard materials, our showplates are manufactured using the same British Standard compliant acrylic that we use for our road legal plates.
We offer two types of plates here at GB Show Plates, Show Plates and Legal number plates, below is a quick guide which explains the differences and will help you select the correct type for your needs.
Number Plates Made
GB Showplates manufacture premium quality licence plates made at great prices. Our plates fully conform to British Standard BS AU 145d.
To order plates simply select the plate type you would like in our online license plate maker. You have several options to choose from including border, badge, and font options.
Next day delivery is available for a small surcharge.
Designing your showplates is easy, our online plate builder updates the preview of your plates each time you select a new option allowing you to see how your plates will look at each stage of the design process.
What are Show Plates?
Show Plates are used for a variety of things. There great when you really want to make your car or bike look really slick. Some examples include using them at show rooms, second hand car lots, racing events, car and bike show events, for decorative reasons (hang on your wall?), fun gifts, off road events, car competitions.
UK Number Plates and the Legal Requirements
Regulations set out in 2001 outline the current requirments of how licence plates must be displayed. If you'd like a legal number plate, simply select 'Legal Plate' using our number plate maker form and all Non-Legal plate options will be removed and all the required legal markings will be present. Below is a run down of the legal requirements.
Front plates are white and rear plates are yellow. Any vehichle built after 1973 must display the reg plates on retro reflective material. The physical materials must comply with british standards (BS AU 14d) regarding the strength, visibility and reflectivity. GB Show Plates use premium retro-reflective materials and are fully compliant with British standards.
UK Number Plates must bear the BS mark and also the suppliers name and post code. GB Show Plates legal style number plates has the BS mark and also state our name and post code as the slogan. For our show plates style plates the slogan is entirely up to you and do not have a BS mark.
There is no legal stipulation for dimentions a UK number plate must comply with. The standard car size plate is 520 mm × 111 mm for front plates, the rear can be the same size or standard 4x4 is 285 mm × 203 mm (11"x8") or 533 mm × 152 mm (21"x6"). For motorbike number plates the standard size is 9"x7" and only a rear plate is required. However many sizes are on offer here at GB Show Plates, select the size plate that suits your vehicle using our number plate maker by first selecting the vichle type, then the front or rear size.
Fonts, Badges & Borders
The standard font for UK number plates is Charles Wright. You can select this font or variations of this font including Hi-Line and 3D using our number plate maker. Please note that 3D does not mean phyically embossed lettering. There are other font styles offered by GB Showplates which are only for show plates and not intended for the road.
Legally allowed badges are Union Jack, St George, Welsh Dragon, Saltire. The text below the badge can be ENG, GB, UK, SCO, WALES, CYM.
Borders are allowed on legal plates, GB Showplates offers several colour options for borders.