This knowledge base article shows you how to Make a Reflective Number Plate when using a roller jig.
You produce a Reflective Number Plate by laminating a printed reflective sheet under a clear acrylic face. Our British Standard certification includes number plates made with this specific plate media combination. So we can guarantee number plates made from them will be road legal, subject to correct use.
Video Guide – Make a Reflective Number Plate
Assembling a Reflective Number plate
We recommend you use a jig and roller to combine our plate components for a professional finish. Then you can use the pins to line up your media accurately. And the rollers will apply equal pressure across the entire width of the media, all at once. Which will help the pieces to bond together.
Place your Reflective on the Jig
To start, place your jig in a well lit, clean and warm work area. Use the pins and place your printed reflective face up on the jig. Ensure it’s positioned flat and square.
Prepare the Acrylic Face
Next, you’ll stick a clear acrylic face to the printed reflective. So, first fold back a few centimetres of the adhesive cover on an acrylic. Ensure you choose the side with the adhesive coating on it.
Join the Acrylic Face and Reflective
Now line up the Acrylic face with the adhesive side facing down, towards the reflective. Carefully join the two components together at the exposed adhesive. Use the pins to help ensure the sides all match up.
Roll and Bond them Together
Slide both parts towards the rollers, with the joined edge nearest. Take and keep hold of the folded adhesive cover on the acrylic. Next, slowly wind the roller arm, so the components are fed through.
By keeping hold of the adhesive cover, it should be removed while the roller bonds 2 parts together.
Remove Protective Cover
Finally, remove the other protective cover from the acrylic. Remember to wait a few minutes after assembly, for the glue to cure before handling or fitting to a vehicle.