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Number Plates - Show Plates - Craigsplates
Well done, you've found Craigsplates, one of the top manufacturers of acrylic and metal number plates - show plates .
The Quality & Range of our Number Plates
At Craigsplates we use the latest high tech equipment to design, build and manufacture your number plate or show plates. All our ABS Substrate plates are manufactured to BSAU145d; this makes them stronger, more impact resistant, and therefore last a lot longer than the old style plates. Before you ask, ABS stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, so now you know why we just refer to them as acrylic!! You must display a white reflective plate on the front and a yellow reflective plate on the rear (unless your vehicle is pre-1973, in which case you have the choice of modern coloured plates or black background), according to UK legislation.
We also hold in stock one of the largest selection of plates in Europe, with different sized plates; show plates, Import Plates and American Number Plates. In addition we have a vast array of motorbike plates and bike signs for ´off road´ use (show plates), Specialist sizes for Jaguars, TVRs, Rover 75, and Aston Martin. Plus over sized rear oblongs and self adhesive plates. We can also make genuine embossed German Number Plates and French Plates.
Signs and Show Plates
If you require a differently spaced or designed acrylic or metal plate then we have to sell this as a ´sign´, for ´off road´ use. We place a disclaimer on the back advising you that it is sold as a sign, and it is not to be fitted to any vehicle using the UK roads. Please note: Due to British number Plate Law changing on the 1st Novemeber 2008, all our show plates are now shipped from the Republic of Ireland (Co.Wexford).
Road Legal Number Plates
There are only two fonts permitted on road legal number plates - standard (plain legal) and 3D font. Personalisation, non-standard images, or honeycomb backing are no longer legal. The spacing of the numbers and letters in your registration must match that printed in your V5C logbook (registration document). If you are unsure of the current legal requirements for road legal plates then visit the DVLA website. If you are looking to place your order through our plate-maker, it will only show legal options. If you want something smarter than standard acrylic plates, why not consider die pressed aluminium?
The Warm and Glowing Bit!
We do not sell cheap car or bike plates as cheap often means poor quality. Our plates are made of the highest quality materials sourced from suppliers around Europe, thus resulting in the best quality plates at a price that won´t leave you feeling out of pocket. All our plates come with a 12 month guarantee. We recommend that you use our stick-on pads or frames for fixing.