DIXIE F.A.Q.s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT NOVELTY NUMBER PLATES, NOVELTY SIGNS AND FLAGS – Just click on the cross and the answer opens up

Sorry but that’s a big NO, NO and if you do it’s likely to be a problem for you as the authorities say “Attachment of a novelty number plate to a vehicle could attract the interest of law enforcement officers should it affect the visibility of, or distract from, or imply it is, the actual registration plate of the vehicle.”
Aussie and American plates are made from Aluminium – the same as real plates. Flat non-embossed plates use a slightly thinner material. Some American signs are aluminium and others are tin
Aussie plates come in 2 sizes with most popular being standard size
Standard 37.2 x 13.4cm (14.6 x 5.3ins)
Slimline 37.2 x 10cm (14.6 x 3.9ins)
From mid 2016 we also stock some Euro Size plates 52 x 11cm (20.5 x 4.4ins)
American plates come in 2 sizes with 99% that we sell being Vehicle size.
Vehicle Size License Plate 30.5 x 15cm (6 x 12ins).
Motorbike Size Plate 18 x 10cm (4 x 7ins)
American signs come in 7 sizes
Small Parking Sign 23 x 30.5cm (9 x 12ins) or 20 x 30cm (8 x 12ins)
Large Parking Sign 30.5 x 46cm (12 x 18ins)
Large Tin Sign 30 x 38cm (12 x 15ins)
Slimline Sign 38 x 7.5cm (15 x 3ins)
Crossing Sign 30 x 30cm (12 x 12ins)
Circle Sign 30cm diameter (12ins)
Street Sign 13 x 61 cm (5 x 24ins)
Arrow Sign 15 x 30cm (6 x 12ins)
Aussie plates are available with raised embossed characters and border exactly like real licence plates, or in a flat non-embossed style. American plates are a mix of lightly embossed and flat styles
For stock items, we prepare your order same day as its received and despatch as soon as payment is made. For custom made items our turnaround time is around 10 days
We will deliver worldwide. In Australia we use a freight broker named ‘Temando’ providing very competitive rates with major courier companies such as Fastway, Couriers Please or TNT. When we book your order to be freighted you will receive a Temando email with tracking details
A Non Graphic is a two colour plate, with the embossed characters and plate border in one colour and the background in another colour
A Graphic has embossed characters and plate border in differing colours and the background may be a picture or a variety of other slogans, logos and colours
Yes you may. We can do customised Aussie made Non-Graphics or as ‘one-offs’. In the flat non-embossed Aussie size we have a minimum run of 12 plates
The base plate colour range is in a choice of colours – Black, Navy Blue, Light Blue, Green, Maroon, Pink, Purple, Orange, Yellow, White, Red, Gold and Silver.
Letters are embossed onto the base plate in a choice of three different heights with Large (L) =80mm; Medium (M) =60mm and Small (S) =50mm. If ‘L’ is chosen then the line can contain no more than 6 letters; if ‘M’ chosen no more than 7 letters and for ‘S’ no more than 10 letters. If spaces are required between characters these count as a letter. Punctuation marks such as apostrophes are also available. So for the word MELANIE we have 7 letters and could use the Medium letter height. The letters are then coloured to highlight them, and the chosen letter colour also becomes the plate’s border colour. The letter colour range is in a choice of 9 colours – Black, Blue, Green, Maroon, Silver, Red, Gold, White, Yellow.
To assist you we have produced a downloadable pdf guide to colour combinations and letter sizes
The manufacture of Aussie Non Graphics is on a weekly cycle – submit the order by close of business Tuesday and they will be ready for despatch 7-10 days later, so if you add the freight time it can take up to 12 days.
Since April 2016 we no longer produce fully pressed Aussie Graphics, but instead we offer Aussie sized graphics as a flat non-embossed plate with an option on having a pressed border – first we create the artwork, then you sign off on it; then we go into full production. The whole process can be done in about 2-3 weeks
The manufacture of American signs is quicker than Aussie, and a similar process except that we do not send a sample. Freight time can stretch it out, so we recommend allowing 6 weeks
All of our signs and plates are pre-drilled ready for mounting. Aussie plates have a display card with hanging holes for in-store display; and all large US tin signs have a clear plastic display bag that work well to show off the signs as well as protect them. These have a peel & seal flap at bottom and a tough hanging hole for easy display.
Provided you supply us with a high quality jpg or the PMS reference, we can match colours.
Any slogan can be placed on a license plate provided the number of characters will fit, and that it is not considered obscene, offensive or illegal by the factory
There are two options in these circumstances (a) is to use a mix of embossed characters and high quality vinyl stickers and (b) is to choose Euro Size plates 52 x 11cms which allow upto 16 characters
Our Flags come as lapel pins, sew-on patches as well as 4 sizes and are commonly referred to in feet rather than metres, with most popular being 5’x3′
Desk Flags are 4″x6″ (11x16cm) on 11″ (28cm) stick
Half Size Flags are 3’x2′ (.9m x .6m)
Full Size are 5’x3′ (1.5m x 0.9m)
Outdoor Flags we supply are 6’x3′ (1.8m x 0.9m)
Indoor: Made of polyester which has limited outdoor use as sun and wind would affect the material quickly. These flags are lightweight flags and have a variety of uses such as sports team support; decoration; marches; occasional flying on a flagpole but we emphasise these flags are not designed for prolonged flying on flagpoles. The hoist edge is finished with 2 eyelets.
Outdoor: Made of heavier hardier synthetic trilobal fabric. This helps withstand the weather elements much better and extend life tremendously. All the edges double stitched and the hoist edge is finished with a white tape with 2 eyelets.
Taiwanese suppliers consistently provide us with extremely good quality flags at a reasonable price. Sadly Aussie made flags are more expensive – the irony being that the material is printed and assembled in Aussie but is often imported from Taiwan
No we don’t have a shop, but wholesale customers are always welcome to visit our storeroom by appointment.
Let’s talk – we’re always happy to discuss a tiered pricing for bulk orders
If a customer creates a proven track record of steady sales of plates and signs over 3 months as set out below then all subsequent orders will be discounted at the following levels. Flag sales excluded
Exceed $2,000/quarter (average about $150/week) and receive a 2.5% discount.
Exceed $4,000/quarter (average about $300/week) and receive a 5% discount.
Exceed $6,000/quarter (average about $450/week) and receive a 10% discount.

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