Where to customise number plates

Are you looking for the finishing touch to your customised car? Or maybe you’re just looking to add a subtle yet stylish touch of character to your vehicle.

Whatever the aim is, Bespoke Plates is here to help you stand out with hexagonal registration plates: breaking the mold of traditional vehicle identification.

As an established number plate maker, we at Bespoke Plates know how to add a unique and distinctive finish to your vehicle registration plate, further stating a level of individuality that can be the finishing touch to a vehicle you have already customised.

Bespoke Plates is a renowned and legally certified number plate maker and installer, with options of 3D Plates, 4D plates, Show plates, and regular / electric vehicle plates and more. We are the one-stop shop for all things number plates!

Whether it’s a private plate, gel plate, standard number plate or plating accessories, we have you covered.

As a certified and experienced team of plate fitters and makers, our plates are installed to the specification of UK law, provided alongside the appropriate paperwork you need. (The only exception to this is show plates.)

What is a Hex plate?

Where to customise number plates

A hexagonal plate, also known as a hex plate, or Lambo plate, is a registration plate that ditches the typical rectangular style of a registration plate and is replaced with a six-sided plate. The result is an eye-catching design that adds a dash of character to your vehicle.

Is a Hex plate better than a regular number plate?

For those who want a fresh, eye-catching yet subtle customisation for their vehicle, hexagonal plates are definitely better than a regular number plate. The only difference between the two is aesthetic. Their durability is the same, although you can increase the durability of each style of plate by getting a 3D or 4D gel plate.

Are Hex plates illegal?

To clear up any confusion, plate modification, whether that be hex plates, or gel plates (3D & 4D) are 100% LEGAL if you stick to the outlined rules from the DVLA.*

*Please do your due diligence and research, some unverified licence plate providers may not be making their plates to the legal specification, which could become a massive inconvenience for you. using the government gateway to find licenced and approved plate makers is the best option for peace of mind and finding a plate maker close to you. Enter your postcode on the government gateway website.

The legal terms that a number plate must adhere to are:

  • be made from a reflective material – for road safety
  • black display characters on a white background (front plate)
  • black display characters on a yellow background (rear plate)
  • not have a background pattern – so as not to distort the readability of your plate
  • be marked to show who supplied the number plate – to assist with thefts and sourcing queries
  • be marked with a British Standard number – this is ‘BS AU 145e’ for plates fitted after 1 September 2021
  • The characters must not be removable or reflective. If your number plates were fitted after 1 September 2021, they must also be a single shade of black.

You can find the full list of legal requirements here.

Aside from show plates, as a certified plate vendor, we at Bespoke Plates pride ourselves in being able to produce road-legal, top-quality plate customisations. Rest assured that if your plating choices pass the legal threshold, we will inform you.

Do hex plates affect your insurance?

There is a possibility a hexagonal plate may affect your insurance but it is unlikely. Each provider has their own stipulations so it is best to double-check with them before buying and installing hexagonal plates.

Can I get hex plates with a leased car?

It is highly unlikely you can make any permanent customisations to a vehicle you are leasing. You must speak to the lease provider directly if you have any customisation questions. Failure to do so may result in you paying a fine for undisclosed customisations.

Leased cars may be used by somebody else after you, so having the vehicle the same way you got it is paramount.

Hex Registration Plates: Breaking the Mold of Traditional Vehicle Identification

What are HEX plates?

With all the information we’ve provided so far, you may be wondering how you can get a hex number plate. Luckily for you, you can put your order in from the comfort of your own home.

It’s as simple as following the steps below. By following these steps you also have the option to see the plate before making a decision.

Visualising how your plate can look in real-time, with the characters from your actual registration plate, saves time and makes it easy for you to know what you want before you get it. Let us walk you through the process of choosing your plate through us.

  1. Head to the Bespoke Plates website
  2. Choose your plate style (3D, 4D, Standard)
  3. Choose your style (legal or show plate)
  4. Select where this plate will go (front, back or both)
  5. Select plate size, scroll down & select the Hex/Lambo plate option
  6. Select optional accessories.
  7. Enter your registration plate in our visualiser & press ‘preview’
  8. Choose if you are collecting with installation, or if you want it to be delivered.

Can you get different-shaped registration plates?

Yes, aside from the traditional rectangular shape, there are also hex plates. (that we supply) alternatively, you have options such as rounded edges and more, though these options are through other plate makers, so please research before committing to an option.

Hex 3D and 4D gel plates

A ‘gel plate’ refers to a licence plate with slightly exaggerated characters that differ from a standard licence plate. Gel plates can come in the form of 3D or 4D plates.

You are able to choose a 3D or 4D option in conjunction with the hex plate. Below, we will share an explanation of our gel plate options.

3D plates

3D plates are made from acrylic with individual raised letters. The raised letters are manufactured from polyurethane and get ‘stuck’ to the acrylic plate by hand. An aligner bar is used to guarantee perfect spacing.

The rounded and shiny gel-like appearance of 3D plates makes them a great choice if you want to add understated personalisation to your vehicle.

4D plates

4D plates are also made from acrylic, but instead of polyurethane characters, they use professionally laser-cut characters made from acrylic sheets. This allows the characters to be thicker and more rectangular for a more eye-catching look.

The 3D and 4D plates we offer are available in several styles. With these different styles, the only change is the texture and appearance of the characters.

Head to our website so you can view an example of your ideal gel plate. You can choose a gel plate in conjunction with the hex design. If you like what you see, we offer same-day collections and fittings!

Need to know more about Hex number plates?

In this blog, we have highlighted our hex plates, and all the information you need in order to add this stylish customisation to your plate. Alongside providing all the right answers and options for all of your plate modification needs.

So what are you waiting for? Hexagonal registration plates are breaking the mold of traditional vehicle identification, get yours today!

Bespoke Plates have all the options you can ask for, as an approved licence vendor we can guarantee your modification abides by the DVLA rules whilst offering same-day collections and full fitting service.

To get in touch and discuss the full fitting service we offer with our plates you can talk to one of the members of our team by:

Email info@bespoke-plates.co.uk

Phone 0333 006 7878

Visit in-store

36A Broughton Street,

Manchester,

England,

M8 8NN

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