How to Create Your Own Custom License Plate from Scratch
Use the following YouTube video as a way to learn more about how our Design Tool works. This short video will show you some quick tips on how to make your own custom license plates and ultimately create a high quality design that you'll be proud of. You will learn a variety of things including: adding text, photos, clip art, changing colors, selecting fonts, and much more. You will also learn how to save your work for later, in case you don't want to purchase your license plate now.
For best results view the video full screen and full resolution (720p).
For more design tips feel free to check out our other "how to videos" on YouTube.
When selecting your colors choose them carefully. Some colors look great together while others don't. Generally speaking choosing two high contrasting colors like black and white usually provides a highly legible outcome. Using colors that are close in value will make it hard to see. The value of a color refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. An example of two similar hues or two colors that have a similar value would be our intense blue and black or burgundy and black. See the following images for a bad and good example.
It is important to select the right colors for the best results. A good rule of thumb is to create your custom license plate and then step back from your computer screen (about 7-10 feet) and see if you can still read it. Please keep in mind that our design tips are merely suggestions and we would be glad to produce your vanity license plate however you want.
Using an image is a great way to add personal style to your custom license plate, but doing it right may take a while to figure out. When uploading images to our Design Tool make sure to use high resolution images in full focus and sharp details. Our website will then take your image and re-size it for optimal web use. Once you place your order we will have access to the original image.
We suggest using the image types .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif we can also use your pdf. You cannot upload vector files to our design tool and would suggest creating a transparent .png of your artwork before uploading it. Larger images may take a little longer to upload. We suggest keeping the image below 3mb in size or 2,000px in either direction. Our Design Tool can handle larger images than that but may take longer to upload. Patience may be needed for extra large images.
Images that look best are in full detail and the subject matter is in full view. We suggest using graphic programs like Adobe Photoshop to clean up and crop your photo down for subject focus. See the following examples:
Keep it Simple
Every license plate design that you create will always have a general theme. That theme or message can be communicated in a variety of ways. It can get out of control well before you even know it. For best results keep your design simple by not adding a lot of elements. If the primary focus is your name then make that the most obvious thing. You can add clip art images, additional text, and upload photos to help support your name and your interests but the more you include the more busy it becomes. Busy license plate designs will often look unprofessional and cheap. To keep it simple develop a plan for your design. First determine a hierarchy flow. A hierarchy flow is nothing more than a list of most important elements to the least important elements. Make sure your most important elements are obvious and work down from there.
If you're having a difficult time coming up with your own creative license plate design - you might find our license plate design templates helpful. These designs are fully customizable and use the same design tool.
Aluminum based license plate with a permanently bonded vinyl decal
Price based on your individual design. The more colors you use the more expensive it will be.
No Minimum Quantity Limits
Vanity plates contains no protective cover to protect from damage
Contains UV protections for years of exterior use
StickyLife.com label on the back.
Has a ⅛" border that cannot be printed
Materials and Construction
All license plates are made in the USA and created with strong attention to detail. We pride ourselves in top quality American Made products and our vanity license plates are no exception. Our aluminum license plates are made through a process called sublimation. We don't stamp or press our vehicle plates so you should not expect a license plate with embossed or raised letters.
Each metal license plate is approximately 0.025" thick and made from a high quality aluminum material. Create your own by adding your logo, photo, or use our clip art images and text to stylize your plate to your liking.
Screw holes are spaced to fit a wide variety of cars, trucks and SUVs. Our safari license plates will fit most domestic and foreign automobiles. Note Screws are not included with your automobile license plate.
Our custom zebra front license plates are a great medium for self-expression and personal style. They also make great self promotional items and can help bring attention to your small business.
If you're looking to create your own front license plate as a gifts for friends, family, or practical jokes on unsuspecting co-workers then you've came to the right place.
Many customers use our novelty license plates as toy to hang on their wall or as a decorative item for their street rod or classic sports car. If you have a new driver in your household then you may want to get them their own name plate for their car, truck or SUV so that everyone knows who to look out for. These plates also make great sports themed gifts. Create your own custom house divided auto plate.
We offer quantity discounts for all of our zebra license plates. The more you order the cheaper they become. When ordering 3 or more your per plate cost is reduced by 15%. See below for a full breakdown.
Our prices are really good but we recognize that everyone appreciates a good deal from time to time. If the quantity discounts isn't enough for you we always provide specials discounts, freebies and more to our facebook fans. You can always find specials by befriending us on facebook.
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