Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know my plate will look good?

All our components are produced in house using cutting edge computer controlled design, printing and routing technology.

Machine – is the Gerber Edge 2 with Renown colour printing foil.

Materials – 5200 Series Oralite Yellow & White Reflective

Our Showplates are all hand made using 3mm Acrylic (flexy plates are 1.5mm)

Plates are assembled in the traditional way with the Gerber Edge printing onto reflective then rolled and sealed between the clear acrylic.

All materials are sourced in Britain

How long will my plate take to arrive?

Generally next day delivery. We always despatch within 3 working days of receipt of order and payment.

Will it fit through my letterbox?

No problem at all.

Can I have any other size?

We can make plates to any size, shape, colour and with any content. If you cannot find the right design using our free ‘Plate Builder’, please contact the Impact Showplate team direct.

Is it legal to use on the road?

No, all our plates are showplates to be used off road only. For full details on Legal Number plates please review www.dvla.gov.uk.

My new number plate looks scratched!

All plates are despatched with a clear protective cover which usually has some marks on it, making the plate look scratched.

Please remove the film after drilling for maximum protection.

Design your own Plate

We have made it as easy as possible for you to design your own showplate. Simply select your choice of plate between car or bike, then customise using the many options available to you at the side of the preview panel.

The designed plate with your customised cost will then preview in real time and once you are satisfied, add it to the cart where you can review your order in full and also add another showplate to your order.



Leave the protective cover on the Perspex number plate until the drilling is complete.


Mark drilling holes onto the back of the plate with a soft pencil or felt tip.


Place plate face down on a smooth piece of wood.


Drill straight through the marking holes with a 6mm high-speed drill bit, applying high pressure.


Do not drill a pilot hole as this may cause cracking and install plate onto vehicle.


Please Note:

These instructions are for guidance only and Impact Showplates cannot be hed responsible for plates damaged whilst drilling.

For further advice regarding the assembley of your Showplate, please do not hesitate to contact the team directly.

LAW - You can only get a number plate made up from a registered number plate supplier.


The supplier will need to see original documents that:

  • prove your name and address
  • show you’re allowed to use the registration number

Impact Showplates provide non-road legal showplates for decorative purposes.