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What's the Difference Between 3D Gel Resin and 4D Gel Resin Number Plates?

Are you a UK car enthusiast looking to give your car a stylish edge? Then you've probably considered sprucing it up with a unique number plate. At Private Plate King, we offer a wide variety of number plates, including the increasingly popular 3D gel resin and 4D gel resin options. But what's the difference between these two? Let's delve into the details.

What are Resin Number Plates?

Before we compare 3D and 4D, let's start with the basics. Resin number plates are a type of number plate that uses raised characters filled with a gel-like resin. This gives the plates a glossy, premium look that's both stylish and road-legal. Plus, they're durable, weather-resistant, and keep their shine for a long time.

3D Gel Resin Number Plates

3D gel resin number plates are a popular choice among car enthusiasts. Why? They're aesthetically pleasing, durable, and give your number plate a three-dimensional look.

These plates use a raised gel resin for the characters, giving them a 3D effect. The characters are typically black. This style of number plate is road legal in the UK and adds a unique touch to any vehicle.

4D Gel Resin Number Plates

Stepping up the dimension game, 4D gel resin number plates take things a notch higher. These plates have raised characters like 3D plates, but the characters are thicker and more pronounced, creating a 4D effect.

4D plates are also road-legal in the UK and offer a more premium and modern look. Plus, you can opt for different styles and colours, including  neon, to make your number plate stand out even more.

The Key Differences

Now that we've described 3D and 4D gel resin plates let's highlight the differences.

  1. Depth: The most noticeable difference is the depth of the characters. 3D plates have less depth compared to 4D plates, which have thicker and more pronounced characters.
  2. Appearance: While both plate types give your number plate a stylish look, 4D plates appear more premium and modern due to the extra dimension.
  3. Price: Due to the additional depth and premium look, 4D plates tend to be more expensive than 3D plates. However, at Private Plate King, we offer both at competitive prices, so you can choose the one that suits your budget.

Making Your Choice

Choosing between 3D and 4D gel resin number plates ultimately comes down to personal preference. If you prefer a subtle, stylish look, 3D plates might be the best choice. On the other hand, if you want to go all out with a premium, modern look, 4D plates are the way to go.

Remember, no matter which type you choose, all our plates are made from high-quality materials and are fully road-legal in the UK.

Collections to Choose From

At Private Plate King, we offer a range of collections to cater to your specific style and preferences. Here are some collections you might want to explore:

  1. Shop 3D Gel Resin Acrylic Number Plates 3mm
  2. Shop 4D Acrylic Number Plates
  3. Shop 4D Acrylic Number Plates 5mm
  4. Shop 4D Krystal Acrylic Number Plates Show Plates
  5. Shop 4D Carbon Fibre Acrylic Number Plates 3mm


To wrap up, let's quickly answer some frequently asked questions about 3D and 4D gel resin number plates.

Are 3D and 4D gel resin number plates legal in the UK?

Yes, both 3D and 4D gel resin number plates are road legal in the UK, as long as they adhere to the correct font and size regulations.

Can I get a 3D or 4D number plate in a different colour?

While black characters are the most common, you can also get number plates in different colours. However, remember that the colour won't comply with the legal requirements to be road-legal.

How long does it take to get a 3D or 4D gel resin number plate?

The production time varies depending on the order. However, at Private Plate King, we strive to process and ship your order as quickly as possible.

Can I design my own 3D or 4D gel resin number plate?

Yes, you can design your own 3D or 4D gel resin number plate at Private Plate King. We offer a range of customisation options to ensure you get a number plate that perfectly matches your style and preferences.

In conclusion, whether you choose a 3D or 4D gel resin number plate, you're sure to give your vehicle a unique touch. At Private Plate King, we're committed to providing high-quality, competitively priced number plates that cater to all tastes and budgets. Take a look at our collections and start designing your new number plate today!