Number Plates in Stirling

Number Plates in Stirling

AL Security in Stirling is proud to offer fully road-legal 4D registration plates (number plates). 4D plates are a premium version of 3D gel plates, typically made using professionally laser-cut acrylic letters instead of the raised gel letters found on 3D plates. We design and create our raised plate characters from high-quality, gloss-finished 3mm acrylic to make your number plate really stand out. The material of the plate to which the 4D characters are attached also meets the high standards of British Standard (BS AU 145d) to ensure legality.

At AL Security in Stirling, we use the latest high-tech equipment to design, build, and manufacture your number plate or show plates. All our ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) substrate plates are manufactured to BSAU 145d standards. This makes them stronger, more impact-resistant, and longer-lasting than the old-style plates made in Stirling.

As long as they conform to the rules regulating UK number plates, 4D plates are entirely legal to use on your car. For the best in number plates, trust AL Security in Stirling.

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To ensure road legality, AL Security in Stirling guarantees that every 4D number plate issued meets the necessary criteria.


On September 1st, 2001, the DVLA introduced a new compulsory font for all UK number plates called ‘Charles Wright’. This font is mandatory for all standard UK number plates because it has specific characteristics that make it easy to read. Any other font displayed on UK number plates is deemed illegal.


Characters on legal UK number plates must be 50mm wide and 79mm tall, with each stroke of the characters being 14mm thick.


UK number plate fonts are monospaced, meaning each letter and character occupies the same amount of horizontal space. There must be an exact gap of 11mm between each character and an 11mm margin around the outside of the number plate. The space in the middle of a registration number must be 33mm.


As mentioned previously, the material of the plate to which the 4D characters are attached also meets the high standards of British Standard (BS AU 145d) to ensure legality.

Prohibited Features

It is illegal to have any of the following on your number plate:

  • Screws placed in the middle of characters to disfigure letters or numbers
  • Symbols and images
  • Three lines of letters and numbers on larger vehicles
  • Incorrect spacing between letters and numbers

At AL Security, we take the time and care needed to ensure both our standard plates and unique 4D number plates meet all road legal standards. Starting from £14.99, visit AL Security at 20 Munro Road in Stirling, FK7 7UU, to have your number plates printed today. For top-quality number plates in Stirling, trust AL Security.


Vehicle registration numbers are a way of identifying vehicles and are owned by the Secretary of State. They are allocated to vehicles as part of the process of registering and taxing vehicles. The registration number is given to the vehicle, not the registered keeper.

Vehicle registration numbers must be correctly displayed on number plates as set out in the Road Vehicles Regulations . These regulations govern how vehicle registration number plates are designed, manufactured and displayed. You can’t rearrange or misrepresent the numbers and letters on a number plate to form names or words, so that they are hard to read. For example, fixing bolts to change any of the letters or numbers. You could be fined up to £1,000 and your car will fail its MOT test if you drive with incorrectly displayed number plates. In some cases, the registration number may be permanently withdrawn. If you misrepresent a vehicle registration number you will not get back any money that you have paid for the registration number, or any other costs you have to pay. You cannot use a registration number to make your vehicle appear younger than it actually is.

The current vehicle registration number format was introduced on 1 September 2001. It consists of two letters two numbers a space and three letters chosen at random.

All vehicles manufactured after 1st January 1978 must display number plates of retro-reflective material. Retro-reflective materials must reach the criteria laid out in the BSAU 145d standard. A superior grade of acrylic material is also supplied capable of withstanding weathering, impact and bend test as stipulated in BSAU 145d.

UK specs require white number plates displayed on the front of the vehicle and yellow on the rear. All main digits must be displayed in black.

By law, each number plate must display a permanent mark with the following information:

● Postcode and name of supplier
● The British Standard (currently BSAU 145d)
● The manufacturer's name or trademark must also be displayed

You are able to customise with the Euro symbol, Saltire or GB national identifier on your number plate. Any regional flag can also be displayed on the left-hand side of the number plate, with its identifying name or letters.

● Scotland (Scottish Saltire)

● England (Cross of St George)

● Wales/Cymru (Welsh Dragon)

● GB Euro Stars

● Great Britain (Union Flag)

If traveling within Europe this will be required and no need for a bumper sticker.

Vehicles constructed before 1st January 1978 (‘S’ registrations and before) can display classic black and silver number plates. We don't produce these on site but are happy to order from our supplier with a small lead time to give your classic that new shine again.

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