Pricing: 12x6” Screen-Printed Spot-Color Stamped/ Embossed Aluminum License Plates
Note: “Spot-color” is
the least expensive printing method, using separate individual colors
rather than the full color spectrum.
For deluxe high-gloss
gold or silver stamped aluminum license plates, see item #40033.
For oval and capsule-shaped embossed aluminum tags, see items #40035/#40037.
at no additional charge
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White ink on Painted Gold tag
Black ink on Natural Aluminum tag
Natural Aluminum tag plus Diamond Tread
Navy Blue ink on Caution Yellow tag
White ink on John Deere Green tag
- All artwork and lettering embossed. Stamped auto
plates with raised letters and artwork enhance the appearance of your
tags with a vintage souvenir appeal. For better plate rigidity, outer
border of license plate is embossed regardless of whether or not
there is a printed border, which improves dimensional stability/
stiffness.(Note: entire plate can be flat if you prefer.)
- No setup fees, and designed free by our experienced
designers in 3 business days, except when art is complex.
- Long-lasting, high-gloss, rustproof aluminum plates, .024-gauge.
- Screen-printed with 5 to 7-year non-fade inks. Even
against newer ink technologies coming on the market, screen-printing
continues to hold its own as the high-durability ink standard by which
others are judged, and at lower cost. Make sure you get either
screen-printed or industrial-resin plates
if you want them to last.
- Choice of 8 full-bleed, no-cost tag-bl
including painted/ textured gold or silver,
and natural aluminum (tag-bl
chart). As a special bonus, these prefabricated background colors
count as an ink color for pricing purposes, saving you money. Note: Other
background colors can be printed with ink on white plates, with a
white margin/ border required.
- Select from 50 standard ink colors (ink
- Custom/PMS ink color match at no extra charge.
Match may not be exact since screen-printing inks are manufactured
for greatest outdoor durability, and use different pigments
than standard commercial Pantone inks.
- Standard production time is 4–6 weeks once
you’ve reviewed and approved your embossed auto plate artwork.
Contact us for current turnaround time. Shipping
time is extra, via UPS Ground.
More details about
our screen-printed auto tags.
- Thicker .032-gauge aluminum (white bla nks only). For extra
amount, see note at bottom of price chart at right.
- Individual shrinkwrapping for small additional cost, noted at bottom of price chart.
- Rush turnaround available if room in our production
schedule: 20% extra cost on quantities from 125 to 499 embossed
tags, and 15% extra for 500 plates and up. Rush orders must be paid
by credit or debit card.
How to count the number
of ink colors
Does white or black count toward
the number of ink colors? Black counts as an ink color on
white plates but not on black plates, since on black plates, the color
of the plate surface itself is used for black areas instead of ink.
With white as a color, the situation is just the reverse: White counts
as an ink color on black plates but not on white plates.
Background colors other than white or black: If listed
in the background color swatch chart, the background color doesn’t
count as an ink color since it comes as a pre-fabricated baked enamel
coating on the plate bla
Other background colors are achieved by printing a flood of colored
ink on white tag stock, with a 1/4” outer
white border (required for tag gripper edge). In these cases, the background
color counts as an ink color, but do not count lettering
or artwork that’s “reversed out” of the background
color. (“Reversed out” means areas where the plate surface
is unprinted so the plate substrate color forms the letter shapes or
Questions about our
embossed car tags?
Feel free to call us toll-free with
your questions about our custom stamped license plates: 1-800-330-8247, Mon.–Fri.,
9:00–5:00 Central Standard Time. Or email us at
. (Note our 125-tag minimum
order for these plates.)
$50 order discount
for print-ready art supplied in Adobe Illustrator (.ai or
.eps) format using our template, and
that follows our artwork requirements.
per 12x6” embossed plate
OF INK COLORS ON TAG
Approx. Zone 5 (3 days) cost shown. Actual cost calculated at
|Add $0.35 extra each
for .032-gauge aluminum, available with white plate bla nks only.
Individual shrink-wrapping $0.08 each. Inquire for pricing beyond
4 ink colors. Colored
backgrounds beyond those listed at left are
printed with ink on white plates, with a 1/4” outer white
border, required for tag gripper edge (example).