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Plate designs by Leeward Productions

Lincolnton Salem Baptist Church plate layout example

2 ink colors:
Kelly Green and Black on white plate

Valdosta High School Wildcats plate design sample

2 ink colors:
Yellow-Gold and Black on white plate

Hillside Motors (Marlow, OK) tag design example

2 ink colors:
Red and Reflex Blue on white plate

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge tag layout sample

3 ink colors:
Yellow-Orange, Yellow, and Black on white plate

Brunswick County Reading Council plate design sample

2 ink colors:
Columbia Blue and Black on white plate

Historic Weymouth, Massachusetts, for Weymouth League of Women Voters plate layout sample

2 ink colors:
Scarlet and Black on white plate

Elizabeth City First Baptist Church tag design sample

2 ink colors:
Metallic Gold and Black on white plate

Southeastern Auto Sales plate layout sample

1 ink color:
Royal Blue on white plate

Carolina Concert Choir plate design example

1 ink color:
Black on white plate

High-Gloss Polyethylene: First-Class Appearance

Plastic License Plates, Custom-Designed Free, Tough High-Gloss Polyethylene

Item #40255: 12x6”, .055-Gauge Medium-Duty, Spot-Color

Item #40257: 12x6”, .055-Gauge Medium-Duty, Full-Color

Item #40275: 12x6”, .075-Gauge Heavy-Duty, Spot-Color

Item #40277: 12x6”, .075-Gauge Heavy-Duty, Full-Color

Note: “Spot-color” is the least expensive volume-printing method, using separate individual colors rather than the full color spectrum.

For even less-expensive plastic plates — targeted at light-duty or shorter-term use, such as for auto dealerships — see item #40235 made with thinner .035-gauge polyethylene. Or see our full line of plastic and other plates.

Standard features

  • Designed free by our experienced designers in 3 business days, except when art is complex. In other words...
  • No canned designs or crude online layout interface, as you might find elsewhere. No need to shoehorn your name or motto into a predefined space it doesn’t fit, or to design your own plate using primitive online tools. Instead, tell us what you want, or email your logo or idea. Our designers can start from anything, or from any design on the site you like, and go from there, subject to your review. Get the pro­fes­sional design you want — and the long-term pro­mo­tional benefit that goes with it.
  • Unusual high-gloss plastic finish that doesn’t look cheap. With a finish as glossy as aluminum tags, these plates project an appearance that’s a cut above common matte (non-gloss) plastic tags. Combined with a professional custom tag design provided free like those here, your plastic license plates can do their job without making you look cheap... whether used as a church or school fundraiser, as auto dealer tags, or as a promotional giveaway. Another LeewardPro bonus you won’t find just anywhere. Ask for your no-obligation sample.
  • Made of polyethylene — 2 to 3 times the life of polystyrene plates. Polyethylene holds up in better condition over its life than cheaply made polystyrene as well. Won’t yellow from cumulative time in the sun or grow brittle and potentially crack in cold weather with age like the latter. Look your best by avoiding this common issue with plastic license plates.
  • Screen-printed with 3 to 5-year non-fade inks. The traditional “gold standard” for outdoor durability, screen-printing also is least expensive when it comes to volume quantities.
  • Full-color printing available using industrial inkjet.
  • Full-bleed printing available at no extra charge.
  • Select from 16 standard ink colors (ink color chart). Custom/ PMS ink color match available for additional charge (see further below).
  • No setup fees.

More about screen-printed plates and their durability.

Why we carry only polyethylene plastic instead of cheaper polystyrene, as discussed in our “Aluminum vs. Plastic” article. (Short answer: polystyrene deteriorates quickly.)

Turnaround/shipping

  • Standard production time is 2–3 weeks once you’ve reviewed and approved your plate artwork.
  • Shipping time and cost are extra. See footer area of price chart for shipping weight, shipping point zip code, and carrier used when estimating shipping cost. Or we can figure the cost if you need an exact quote.

Extra-cost options

  • Custom/ PMS color match available for $25 extra each. More details including color chart.
  • Rush turnaround available if room in our production schedule, for extra cost. (Contact us for additional amount — depends on circumstances.) 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 a color since on white bla nks — which are used for these plates — black is printed with ink. White doesn’t count as an ink color, since the color of the white plate surface itself is left unprinted for areas that need to be white.

Background colors other than white are achieved by printing a flood of colored ink on the white tag bla nk. In these cases, the background color counts as an ink color, but again, do not count white 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 artwork.)

Questions about our
plastic car tags?

Feel free to call us with your questions about our custom license plates at 8 00-33 0-82 47, Mon.–Fri., 8:30–5:30 Central Standard Time. Or email us at . (Note our 125-tag minimum order for these plates.)

 

Comparing pricing of polyethylene vs. polystyrene: Prices significantly lower than what you see here are typically an indicator of polystyrene (a.k.a. “styrene,” for short), which can yellow, crack, and curl after just a few months of outdoor exposure. We sell only polyethylene. More info.

$50 order discount for print-ready art supplied in Adobe Illustrator (.ai or .eps) format using our tag template, and that follows our artwork requirements.

Same discount for reorders that reuse identical plate artwork. No time limit, art kept permanently.

Spot-color vs. full-color pricing: Pricing is shown for up to 3 spot colors, beyond which full-color printing is often required — see far-right chart column. We can print additional spot colors, however, as needed. To save you money, we can convert full-color artwork to spot-color if the style of art would lend itself to that.

#40255 PRICING
per .055-ga. 12x6” polyethylene plate


For Item #40275 — See 2nd chart below
Minimum Order Qty: 125
TAG
QTY


# OF SPOT INK COLORS

OR USING
FULL COLOR

Item #40257

1 2 3
125 $2.99 $3.68 $4.38 $4.47
250 $2.03 $2.40 $2.78 $3.69
500 $1.43 $1.68 $1.92 $2.92
750 $1.28 $1.50 $1.73 $2.73
1,000 $1.07 $1.26 $1.44 $2.31
1,500 $1.01 $1.18 $1.36 $2.24
2,000 $0.95 $1.09 $1.24 $1.93
2,500 $0.93 $1.07 $1.21 $1.89
5,000 $0.85 $0.97 $1.08 $1.80
10,000 $0.80 $0.91 $1.03 $1.76
  • Above pricing is for white plates. Colored backgrounds including black are printed with ink on white plates, and can bleed to plate edge (example).
  • Inquire for spot-color pricing beyond 3 ink colors. Or, extrapolating from the chart should get you within a penny or two per plate.
  • Shipping cost is extra. Shipping weight is 15.9 lbs. per 100 plates. Ships from zip code 33713 via FedEx Ground.

#40275 PRICING
per .075-ga. 12x6” polyethylene plate

Minimum Order Qty: 125
TAG
QTY


# OF SPOT INK COLORS

OR USING
FULL COLOR

Item #40277

1 2 3
125 $3.25 $3.93 $4.62 $4.69
250 $2.29 $2.66 $3.04 $3.92
500 $1.63 $1.88 $2.12 $3.13
750 $1.47 $1.68 $1.90 $2.94
1,000 $1.27 $1.46 $1.64 $2.51
1,500 $1.20 $1.36 $1.53 $2.43
2,000 $1.14 $1.28 $1.43 $2.11
2,500 $1.11 $1.25 $1.39 $2.06
5,000 $1.02 $1.14 $1.25 $1.96
10,000 $0.97 $1.07 $1.18 $1.91
  • Above pricing is for white plates. Colored backgrounds including black are printed with ink on white plates, and can bleed to plate edge (example).
  • Inquire for spot-color pricing beyond 3 ink colors. Or, extrapolating from the chart should get you within a penny or two per plate.
  • Shipping cost is extra. Shipping weight is 21.7 lbs. per 100 plates. Ships from zip code 33713 via FedEx Ground.

Sales tax: Not charged for states outside Kansas and Florida. KS and FL residents other than nonprofits add the state sales tax, plus your applicable local (city and/or county) rate. For nonprofits, an exemption form is required for us to waive tax, which we’ll ask you to furnish.

We can expedite shipping using faster delivery methods at FedEx’s usual rates for those services. However, even plastic license plates are weighty in the quantities sold here, and non-Ground shipping costs considerably more, so we recommend planning ahead.

We do not profit on shipping, and pass through only FedEx’s rates as charged to us, plus our packing materials cost. Included in the shipping rates above is a small but mandatory FedEx insurance fee to cover reprinting your order in the event of a lost or damaged shipment.

Prices subject to change without notice. If there has been any change, we will notify you when you first contact us about an order.