1. WHAT ARE PIDPLATES?
PIDPLATES (Personal Identification Plates) are a unique, cost-efficient and stylish way to advertise, and they appeal to everyone. They are a new way to draw people’s attention to your homepage, company, products and Services.
2. HOW MUCH WILL MY PIDPLATES COST?
PIDPLATES cost USD 69.00 / € 59.00 / CHF 65.00 per item plus shipping costs. You will need to contact us if you would like to order more than 5 PIDPLATES.
3. WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Advance payment transfer, paypal or credit card: € 4.50
Advance payment transfer, paypal or credit Card: € 5.50
Benelux countries / Italy / Poland / Czech Republic / Slovakia
Advance payment transfer, paypal or credit card: € 8.50
France / UK / Spain / Scandinavian countries
Advance payment transfer, paypal or credit card: € 11.50
Rest of Europe / Outside Europe
Please contact us regarding the shipping costs
4. HOW ARE PIDPLATES MADE?
PIDPLATES are manufactured using an injection molding procedure. They are made from the same high-quality material as the brand and type designation signs used by most car manufacturers. All characters are chrome-plated and galvanized, and will not be damaged by rain, snow or sun. Our concept for the design is that PIDPLATES must look as if they belong on the vehicle or equipment. Most of our customers think that their vehicle even looks better with PIDPLATES. All characters have been tested and are likely to survive your car’s life span.
5. HOW MANY CHARACTERS CAN I HAVE ON MY PIDPLATE?
The maximum number of characters you can order online is 22. If your PIDPLATE has more than 22 characters, please email us for a quote. We can make PIDPLATES with up to 30 characters.
6. WHICH CHARACTERS CAN I PUT ON MY PIDPLATES?
The following characters are permitted: A-Z a-z 0-9 www @ & / ( ) ? ! , . ' " _ - € $ ß ä ö ü Ä Ö Ü ë Ë ï î Î Ï ç Ç œ Œ æ Æ á, à â Á À Â è é ê È É Ê ù û Ù Û Ÿ ÿ » « › ‹ ą ę ł ₣ ♥ *
7. HOW DO I ATTACH MY PIDPLATES?
PIDPLATES are attached by removing the special protection foil from the self-adhesive back and then pressing on it. The surface must be clean, dry and smooth before attachment (use a cleaning cloth, for instance). If car polish or a similar product has been used beforehand, you should clean the surface intensely with cleaning alcohol or silicon remover; otherwise the PIDPLATES won’t stick properly. The surrounding temperature during attachment shouldn’t be below 59°F. In lower temperatures, carefully use a hair dryer to warm up the surface as well as the back of the PIDPLATE before attachment. This will strengthen the self-adhesive process. Then remove the protection foil, place the PIDPLATE on the desired location and press on it with both hands. For optimal adhesive strength, please do not touch, clean or wash the surface for at least 48 hrs. Please note that PIDPLATES should not be stuck to “swinging” items.
9. WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF A PIDPLATE?
A PIDPLATES with 20 symbols has a length of approx. 40cm. Of course, if you require fewer symbols, your PIDPLATES will be smaller. Small letters like a, c, e, n have a height of 2.2 cm. Letters like b, d, f, t are 3,2 cm high. Letters like A, B, C, D are likewise 3.2 cm high. The symbols' width varies.
10. ARE THERE DIFFERENT FONT TYPES?
No, there is only the font shown in the illustration (Myriad font).
11. WHAT TEXT CAN I MAKE WITH PIDPLATES?
Anything you want! You get to be creative and decide. There are PIDPLATES with domain names (URLs), as well as email addresses, names of companies, products or services, slogans and messages, phone numbers, nicknames, club names, etc.
12. WHO BUYS PIDPLATES? MAKE YOUR CAR A BUSINESS CARD!
Companies, small businesses, auto clubs, trading companies, schools, universities, politicians, taxi drivers, car dealers, service providers, sole traders, young entrepreneurs, political organizations and individuals all buy PIDPLATES.
13. WHO USES PIDPLATES?
Just about anybody who would like to draw attention to his/her message in an effective, noble and unusual way.
14. WHAT DO PEOPLE DO WITH THEIR PIDPLATES?
PIDPLATES are usually bought for advertising and promotional purposes. They can be used as an incentive, a reward or a present for customers and workers. They can also be used as a message bearer or to win public interest through eye-catching slogans that everyone on the streets can see.
15. WHERE CAN PIDPLATES BE ATTACHED?
PIDPLATES are usually attached to vehicles (cars, taxis, buses, trucks, boats). They can also be used in offices, on computers, laptops, shop windows, walls, file cabinets, wardrobes, mailboxes, suitcases and refrigerators. PIDPLATES offer unlimited application possibilities!
16. HOW CAN PIDPLATES BE REMOVED?
PIDPLATES can be easily removed at any time with a plastic spatula and by very carefully using a blow dryer. If any glue remains, you can rub it off by hand. You can also have your PIDPLATES removed by your garage mechanic. PIDPLATES can be removed without leaving any residue. The surface finish will not be affected.
17. DOES THE PIDPLATES COME WITH A GUARANTEE?
if a symbol becomes faulty as a result of normal use, it is replaced free of charge.
PIDPLATES are a trusted brand of promotional tools. Try our stylish, unique and cost-effective 3D marketing, advertising, sales and promotional emblems, logos, decals, lettering and badges.
In order to offer a quote, we need the following:
- Emblem size
- Emblem quantity
- Emblem form/style: Freestanding or badge
- Emblem color(s): Chrome (brushed or shiny), Pantone, HKS or RAL
- High-resolution artwork file (AI, EPS or PDF is preferred), otherwise a JPG
We will process your request and have our specialists look it over to make sure everything is to your requirements. After confirmation you will receive a custom-made 3D artwork impression file of your emblem in addition to your quote. You must approve of our artwork file before production begins.
Logistics / Order
Please place your order according to our quote. Payment for all orders takes place in advance. Within 5 days of payment receipt, we will email you our artwork file of your emblem, logo or badge for your approval. Once you approve the artwork, we will release the emblem for production. Then, once we receive the release confirmation, we will schedule production. Delivery time is approx. 4 to 5 weeks from the artwork approval date. Shorter delivery times depend on our current production volumes.
A custom mold is required to make a 2D logo into a 3D logo. To make any samples, all components are needed, including the mold. See your quote. Therefore, we are forced to charge you for your own samples. Most customers do not receive samples first. In most cases, sample production is only requested by large corporations with orders of 5,000 or more emblems.