Printable Temporary License Plates

With AAMVA’s new standards for durable temporary license plates, dealers and DMVs are searching for a new plate material. They have found it with REVLAR!

Temporary License Plate

Temporary license plates are used to identify a vehicle until a permanent license plate is issued and can be mounted on a vehicle. Due to all the crime with temporary license plates, they need to be printed with information that clearly identifies the vehicle, which is not known until the time a vehicle is sold or leased at a dealer.

RELYCO's Temporary License Plate

Why durable material for plates?

Although temporary plates are intended for short-term use, temporary plates often end up getting used for months and need to be long-lasting. Today’s standards now call for use of durable, printable material.

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is the source of authority for standards used for plates. AAMVA updated their License Plate Standard, Edition 2 in October 2020 (download here), where they recommend the use of durable material. AAMVA standards also state temporary plates should be mounted on the outside of a vehicle in the same position as permanent plates. 

Many states have already updated their temporary requirements to durable material. For example, California passed legislation (AB516) requiring durable temporary license plate material. They also require that plates are printed when a car is purchased or leased from a dealer. These requirements have sent dealers on the search for plates that will work in their laser and inkjet printers.

RELYCO is the company dealers can go to. We provide durable material designed for laser or inkjet printing. Our REVLAR material is used for temporary plates and designed to last for years.

Laser & Inkjet compatible

REVLAR is the printable temporary plate choice

REVLAR works well in most desktop and large laser and inkjet printers. We work with most major printer companies to ensure our durable materials are certified and work well in printers. Auto dealers and motor vehicle agencies can rest assured that REVLAR material used for temporary license plates will work well in your laser and inkjet printers and meet state durability requirements.

Why RELYCO for printable temporary plates?

With plates made from our REVLAR synthetic paper, you have more options:

  • Laser printable or inkjet versions
  • Different choices for material thicknesses
  • Bright white background that is good for toll road and plate readers
  • Variety of stock temporary plate templates available
    • Options for cars, motorcycles, trailers, watercraft & recreational vehicles
    • Plates with perforated tear off registration card
  • Options to incorporate security features, such as:
    • Watermarks or seals
    • Holograms or tamper evident security films
    • Control numbers
    • Barcodes or QR codes
    • Special die-cuts or bolt hole patterns

RELYCO is experienced with plates

Our printable temporary license plates are used in 12 states. Our customers issue over 3 million temporary plates a year. Below are just a few examples of temporary plates.

REVLAR Temporary Plate Templates

Support for different types of programs

  • Dealer programs
  • State programs
  • Third party printing
  • Security partner programs

In most states, dealers issue the majority of the temporary plates when selling automobiles. We worked directly with the Nevada DMV to set up a special purchasing program for their dealers. Read our Nevada customer success story to learn about how we helped set up a dealer program.

If you’re a dealer or state agency and are interested in checking out our temporary license plates, click here or call 800.777.7359 to discuss options on plate designs, security and program options.

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* This blog post was originally published in March 2019, it was updated and republished on November 5, 2021.