No matter how much you spend on a car, there tends to be a very limited choice when it comes to number plates. Not only are they generic and bland, but they also tend to clash with the design of the car itself. Fourdot is an interesting company which focuses on giving drivers model specific number plate designs that fit their vehicle’s plate recess and style. They don’t make registration numbers, but instead tailor plates with gorgeous aesthetics to suit your car.
The Fourdot website allows you to create plates for both cars and motorbikes, but for this review we’ll be focusing on cars. There are two choices for car plates, the ‘signature range’ (£145 per pair) and the ‘classic range’ (£75 per pair). The signature range are shaped to fit specific cars, complimenting the curves and design of your car; these are great if your car is on the list, but as it stands there are still some that are missing.
The classic range are universally shaped to fit any car, and offer some great design benefits over your default plates. The website is simple enough, offering a range of different personalisation options to suit your needs. You start by picking between signature or classic plates, and then whether you want to create your own plate or choose from ready-made designs. Currently the ready-made designs include the ‘Fiat 500 Collection’ and the ‘Black Collection’, which deliver either cute and colourful, or sleek and formal plates.
We decided to design our own plate, and were asked to pick an example car and enter our registration number. The website is generous with its choices, allowing you to change everything from the background design to the affinity icon. If you really want to get technical then you can activate the advanced editing tools, giving you even more freedom over the look. There are plenty of background graphic designs to choose from and you should be able to easily find one which matches your personality and car.
With endless extravagant and colourful designs to choose from it’s easy to make yourself stand out on the road, but you could also choose from a range of subtle black and carbon fibre designs. If you really want to make your car look sleek and smart, you could even try the ‘zero plate’, which is the smallest road-legal plate available. It shaves off all of the edges around your plate, squeezing everything in around the numbers. This would look great on plenty of cars, but it leaves no room for interesting wallpapers, trims or affinity icons; it also won’t look good if you have a plinth.
For our review plate we decided to go with a combination of subtly and style, opting for a classic plate with a black hexagonal background pattern. Upon receiving the items, the first thing you’ll notice is how nicely they’re packaged. The second thing you’ll notice is how high quality the plates themselves are. They’re printed using laser technology onto high quality acrylic, giving them a crystal clear finish. Not only that, but the level of detail is on the printing is quite remarkable – it’s almost impossible to see any distortion in the design.
Fitting the plates is straightforward, and there are even two handy videos on the Fourdot website to help you along. It’s attached using strong adhesive strips, meaning that there is no screwing involved. To align the plate correctly there are also cardboard guides for both the front and rear plates, which help you centre it perfectly. I love that the plates bend and curve to your cars contours, creating a very flush look.
Overall the Fourdot number plates are the perfect gift for anybody who loves their car, as it allows them to introduce a whole new level of personalisation and style onto their automobile. Rather than accepting the default manufacture number plate designs, why not break the mould and try something different? Head on over to the Fourdot website where you can pick up a set of signature plates for £145 or classic plates for just £75.
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