4D Number Plates | Next Gen Number Plates – The Hype!
So, 4D Number Plates. You may have heard about 4D Number Plates, or ‘Next Gen Number Plates’ in recent times and thought, ‘What on earth are 4D Number Plates?!’ You have may have questioned what the 4D means and what all the hype is even about! Unfortunately, 4D Number Plates do not allow you to travel through time and space!
Well, as a matter of fact, 4D Number Plates, A.K.A Next Gen Number Plates have been around for a fair amount of time now. They are essentially 3D Number Plates as they have a laser cut black perspex letter applied to the front of the number plate; this gives it the 3D, or is it 4D, effect!
Pressed number plates and 3D number plates have been around for years. 3D gel number plates comprise of a gel letter which is adhered to the surface of the number plate clear perspex; 4D number plates are essentially the same. The only difference is that the characters are black perspex and not gel!
Generally, pressed plates are made for vintage, classic cars – these are generally black plates with silver lettering; this colour scheme is not legal for modern vehicles. To comply with the DVLA and BSI standards, number plates for modern vehicles must be made of BSI compliant materials and have a background colour of white for the front or yellow for the rear…
4D Number Plates are essentially the modern day pressed number plate to give that more vivid 3D effect!