Over the years enthusiasm for private number plates has grown, and car owners are not shying away from displaying personalised number plates on their vehicles. In order to show off their private plate, owners are opting for 3D and 4D letter styling. DVLA understands that the craze for private registration number will drop if they are legal only on printed plates. Very obvious who would spend a fortune on private registration numbers if they cannot show them off? So DVLA has legalised both 3D and 4D number plates, provided they fall within legalised standards.
3D number plates had their craze in the market for a long time. The entry of 4D number plates overtook these using 3mm acrylic letters with the Charles Wright fonts and firmly stuck to plates using powerful adhesive.
What is 4D Number Plates?
4D number plates are of the same family of 3D gel plates. Using laser cut acrylic letters gives a precession look as opposed to 3D gel plates, which has a rounded effect. They often consider 4D plates as mixed plates where 3D gel letter sits on top of 4D letters or uses double 4D CNC cut letters on top of each other.
The raised effect of 4D number plates is more prominent as compared to 3D number plates, making it perfect to show off your new private registration and grab the attention of other motorists. Colourful base letters on which the top 4D or 3D letters sit on such as ruby, orange, clear crystal, neon and many more make for a stunning display of light reflection.
Are They Legal or not?
3D number plates are deemed road legal by the DVLA provided they follow the set rules of designing such as font style, spacing and so on. These set rules ensure all number plates are easy to read by other motorist and authorities during both day and night. As 4D number plates are just an expansion of 3D number plates, the same rules apply when making them and if followed they are absolutely road legal.