Pre-Applied Tag-Bla nk Background Colors for Embossed Aluminum Rectangular or Capsule-Shaped License Plates, and Bicycle Tags

For items #40031, #40037, #40831

Use a pre-fabricated plate bla nk color and save money. When your embossed tags for items #40031 (rectangular auto), #40037 (capsule-shaped auto), or #40831 (bicycle plates) use one of the pre-manufactured plate bla nks with a pre-applied background color shown below, the color does not count toward the number of colors on the plate for pricing purposes.

Remember: Any background color besides those below can be used for your plates. However, the background colors shown here are full-bleed, extending plate edge to plate edge, since the plate bla nks are prefabricated that way as part of the manufacturing process. Other background colors are achieved by printing the color on white bla nks with a 1/4” outer margin required, which appears as a white border around the outer tag edge.

Color accuracy. Keep in mind that display of these or any other colors on computer screens is approximate only. Computer monitors can and do vary significantly in how color is displayed from one to the next, unless professionally calibrated (most are not, and do not come that way from the factory). For color-matching, printers use the Pantone Matching System (PMS). This system utilizes physically printed color swatch books produced under highly controlled conditions and distributed/ sold to the printing industry centrally by the Pantone corporation to ensure absolute color consistency. PMS colors as viewed in physically printed Pantone swatch books, referred to by their PMS number, ensure everyone looking at a Pantone swatch book is seeing the exact same colors when making color selections.

Color names/numbers. The color swatches below are labeled with both the common color name (above the swatch) we’ve assigned, as well as the equivalent Pantone/ PMS swatch name or number (below the swatch). Also note that the Pantone names/ numbers here correspond to the “coated”/ glossy-finish version of the Pantone swatches, as opposed to the “uncoated”/ matte-finish version.

Color swatches shown are approximate only, due to differences between computer monitors, which can and do vary significantly.

See our color accuracy page for further information about color-matching limitations.



Dark Blue

Dark Red


Light Cream Yellow

White color swatch Black color swatch PMS 294 Dark Blue color swatch PMS 364 John Deere Greene color swatch PMS 194 Dark Red color swatch PMS 200 Red color swatch



PMS 294

PMS 194

PMS 123

PMS 7499







PMS 123 Caution Yellow color swatch PMS 7499 Light Cream Yellow color swatch Natural Aluminum color swatch

PMS 871

PMS 877

Lightly brushed chrome appearance