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Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:00 pm

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iamjacobm wrote:Looks like Ernie got Mountain Lion plates in production.

Finally got mine today:

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby Garrett » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:28 pm

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EricHaley wrote:The new Husker plates clearly didn’t go through any sort of real-world testing before going to production. The plates are nearly impossible to read from 20 feet out. Makes me wonder if they’ll end up eventually recalling the plates or updating the design…

They look like some kind of real world Captcha!

Anyone have a picture of one?
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:30 pm

Garrett wrote:
zippy wrote:
EricHaley wrote:The new Husker plates clearly didn’t go through any sort of real-world testing before going to production. The plates are nearly impossible to read from 20 feet out. Makes me wonder if they’ll end up eventually recalling the plates or updating the design…

They look like some kind of real world Captcha!

Anyone have a picture of one?

Here's one from the DMV's website:
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I couldn't seem to find a pic of one IRL.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

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HR Paperstacks wrote:
Garrett wrote:
zippy wrote:
EricHaley wrote:The new Husker plates clearly didn’t go through any sort of real-world testing before going to production. The plates are nearly impossible to read from 20 feet out. Makes me wonder if they’ll end up eventually recalling the plates or updating the design…

They look like some kind of real world Captcha!

Anyone have a picture of one?

Here's one from the DMV's website:
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I couldn't seem to find a pic of one IRL.

Even just the mockup is pretty bad. I'm interested to see what the real one is.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby Brad » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:17 pm

I was surprised when I renewed my UP plates this week and when the mail showed up, I got new UP plates. Same number, but the green is now black and some of the other colors are a bit different. The overall design is the same. They look good.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby EricHaley » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:26 am

Here are a few:

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Here is another one I saw this afternoon:

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby Uffda » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:04 am

Coyote wrote:Here is another one I saw this afternoon:

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I agree that does make it a little harder to read if someone is trying to get the license plate number.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby nebugeater » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:57 am

I know it is not Nebraska but Oh Well


Iowa's announced their new plate selection that will roll out in 2018


The "City and County Reboot" won the vote with 113,299 of the poll’s 291,095 total votes. The Iowa DOT says that the "Flying Our Colors" design had a late surge yesterday, bringing it up to a close second with 110,352 votes. The "Great Wide Open" finished in third with 67,444 votes.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

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nebugeater wrote:I know it is not Nebraska but Oh Well

Iowa's announced their new plate selection that will roll out in 2018

The "City and County Reboot" won the vote with 113,299 of the poll’s 291,095 total votes. The Iowa DOT says that the "Flying Our Colors" design had a late surge yesterday, bringing it up to a close second with 110,352 votes. The "Great Wide Open" finished in third with 67,444 votes.


With the vote that close I wonder if they will have to check IP Addresses. I voted for Iowa for the worst design like Collegehumor did when Nebraska had an online vote.

On a side note I did not realize how bad Nebraska's DMV license plate department is.

1. Since I did not want the "Michigan" design I paid the extra $5 for Mountain Lion plates. I got the old design in the mail with a letter to go pick of the mountain lion at the DMV the next week. Why couldn't they have just mailed me the mountain lion plates?

2. Ordering online I had to make two purchases with two transaction fee's to get the Mountain Lion.

3. You can't get a message on the organizational plates.

4. The available messages on their website are not updated. A friend had moved away for three years and came back and the website said both his very unique messages were not available. He called them up and they said they were available.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby jessep28 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:34 am

Iowa's chosen plate design is fairly nice. My only criticism is that the opposing rural and city skyline idea isn't terribly original.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:28 am

Sarpy County DMV finds new home in ex-Lockheed Martin building

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, an unwelcome tenant at the Sarpy County Courthouse, is moving east to 45th Street on the south side of Highway 370.

It will occupy part of the former Lockheed Martin building at 4502 Maass Road that closed in 2014.

The DMV will be joined there by Nebraska Families Collaborative, a private social services network that provides families with access to a range of services.

The new Sarpy DMV office should be open for business in late spring or early summer 2018, according to Lahm.


Glad to hear this. Hopefully this will alleviate the wait times experienced there. Also great to see the Lockheed building finally put back to use.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby mrsticka » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:34 am

You know what I've noticed about the new plates? The county coded ones have the state's shape in place of the hyphen.

You know how after the county number there's a hyphen followed by a letter or 2? Well, instead of putting in a hyphen, the shape of Nebraska is put in its place.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby nebugeater » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:17 am

mrsticka wrote:You know what I've noticed about the new plates? The county coded ones have the state's shape in place of the hyphen.

You know how after the county number there's a hyphen followed by a letter or 2? Well, instead of putting in a hyphen, the shape of Nebraska is put in its place.


Yep seen that. I think it was even mentioned way back in the press release when this design was announced. I know it was mentioned somewhere at that time.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby mrsticka » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:48 am

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mrsticka wrote:You know what I've noticed about the new plates? The county coded ones have the state's shape in place of the hyphen.

You know how after the county number there's a hyphen followed by a letter or 2? Well, instead of putting in a hyphen, the shape of Nebraska is put in its place.


Yep seen that. I think it was even mentioned way back in the press release when this design was announced. I know it was mentioned somewhere at that time.

Was there a reason given for that? If so, what was it?

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

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mrsticka wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
mrsticka wrote:You know what I've noticed about the new plates? The county coded ones have the state's shape in place of the hyphen.

You know how after the county number there's a hyphen followed by a letter or 2? Well, instead of putting in a hyphen, the shape of Nebraska is put in its place.


Yep seen that. I think it was even mentioned way back in the press release when this design was announced. I know it was mentioned somewhere at that time.

Was there a reason given for that? If so, what was it?



Don't recall ever hearing a reason. If I were to guess it was some designer getting cute.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby Coyote » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:48 pm

Minnesota's plate has the state pic between the sets of alpha numbers. I wonder how many other states do this?
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Postby mrsticka » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:11 am

I just created a custom version of how the stacked 59 code might look on the new plates. If residents of Sarpy County were given the choice between having the stacked format of the 59 code or the standard one, which do you think they'd choose?

You won't see this out on the road for real, so here you go.

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Postby nebugeater » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:05 am

mrsticka wrote:I just created a custom version of how the stacked 59 code might look on the new plates. If residents of Sarpy County were given the choice between having the stacked format of the 59 code or the standard one, which do you think they'd choose?

You won't see this out on the road for real, so here you go.

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There are a few.. and I mean very few, like your center one that I see around Gretna once in a while. They done as personal message plates with the old number from when you kept the same number of a vehicle when you got new plates.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby mrsticka » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:12 am

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mrsticka wrote:I just created a custom version of how the stacked 59 code might look on the new plates. If residents of Sarpy County were given the choice between having the stacked format of the 59 code or the standard one, which do you think they'd choose?

You won't see this out on the road for real, so here you go.

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There are a few.. and I mean very few, like your center one that I see around Gretna once in a while. They done as personal message plates with the old number from when you kept the same number of a vehicle when you got new plates.

Yes, that is true. As difficult as it may be for you to believe, before the change, there were some Sarpy plates with less than 5 digits of serial that used the stacked 59 even though they didn't need to.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby nebugeater » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:29 am

I will never understand why Nebraska can't make it work where the county name is printed or labeled on the bottom the the plate. They tried this with an utter disaster when they went to the three letter / number but the office supply store label tape they used came off in a short time. All you have to do is look across the river and ask how they can make it work in Iowa.
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Postby mrsticka » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:04 am

I guess people at the time felt it was adding insult to injury.

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Postby jessep28 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:06 pm

If I recall correctly, when Nebraska went to a common alphanumeric plate pool for Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster, it was to cut down on waste from excess production. Printing the county name would not be any different than using numbers.

Iowa doesn't resdesign their plates every six years, so production overruns probably aren't big deal. The counties will issue them eventually.
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Postby mrsticka » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:55 am

If they wanted to cut down on excess production waste, they should've stopped changing the plates every 3 years. Would've been a lot better than taking away part of the state's identity.
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Postby nebugeater » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:58 pm

jessep28 wrote:If I recall correctly, when Nebraska went to a common alphanumeric plate pool for Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster, it was to cut down on waste from excess production. Printing the county name would not be any different than using numbers.

Iowa doesn't resdesign their plates every six years, so production overruns probably aren't big deal. The counties will issue them eventually.



It is three freeing counties. If you can't get it close enough in count to not have a lot of waste it is a lost cause before you ever started.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby nebugeater » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:17 am

I was traveling I80 yesterday and going a bit slower than a car from Oklahoma. Noticed that they plate they had used the state of Ok image and their "dash" between the plate numbers / letters like the Nebraska. This was a special interest plate I believe. Found a sample on the net.

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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:15 pm

Nah, that's their new standard plate now.
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Postby nebugeater » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:07 pm

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Nah, that's their new standard plate now.


OK

Hadn't seen it much and that wasn't clear on the web site I looked at.
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Postby schumatt » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:22 pm

jessep28 wrote:If I recall correctly, when Nebraska went to a common alphanumeric plate pool for Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster, it was to cut down on waste from excess production.


Another easy way to cut down on production waste would be to NOT pre-print all the message plates that exist when the design changes. I wanted to switch from the Husker message plate to a standard message plate, and found out that’s quite a process. Apparently the state prints all the message plates due to be renewed over the course of the year on the same plate style they previously had. For me to switch, I had to temporarily get standard alphanumeric ones and order new message plates by mailing in an order form and paper check to the state DMV. I’ve since gotten a letter saying my plates are in production, and I’ll get another letter from the county when they’ve delivered to the Treasurer’s office, at which point I have to call the Treasurer and arrange a pickup location. :thumb:

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby nebugeater » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:51 am

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jessep28 wrote:If I recall correctly, when Nebraska went to a common alphanumeric plate pool for Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster, it was to cut down on waste from excess production.


Another easy way to cut down on production waste would be to NOT pre-print all the message plates that exist when the design changes. I wanted to switch from the Husker message plate to a standard message plate, and found out that’s quite a process. Apparently the state prints all the message plates due to be renewed over the course of the year on the same plate style they previously had. For me to switch, I had to temporarily get standard alphanumeric ones and order new message plates by mailing in an order form and paper check to the state DMV. I’ve since gotten a letter saying my plates are in production, and I’ll get another letter from the county when they’ve delivered to the Treasurer’s office, at which point I have to call the Treasurer and arrange a pickup location. :thumb:



TO know if that is a viable options $$ wise we would need to know how many change plate style or how many do not renew the message plates. There would be a pretty good economy of scale to overcome IMO to not print what they think the known ones are at one time.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby mrsticka » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:22 am

Maybe if they changed the plates every 10 years instead of every 3, that would've saved on excess production waste. Use a set of plates starting on New Year's Day on a year ending with 0 and use that series to a year on December 31 on a year ending with a 9.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby guy4omaha » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:01 am

Coyote wrote:Minnesota's plate has the state pic between the sets of alpha numbers. I wonder how many other states do this?


Texas also puts the state emblem in the middle like Oklahoma and Minnesota mentioned above. At least on what I assume is their standard issue plate.
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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby GrandpaaSmucker » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:39 pm

It said in the paper today that a set of mountain lion plates cost only 10 bucks more then regular ones. We would all get the Mt Lion plates if we knew it was only 10 bucks more. Of course I think Mountain Lion conservation is stupid. There is that. I thank the people that preceded us in days of old for killing off all the dangerous animals. Only a fool would think its a good idea to have wild animals running around that are capable of killing us if they choose. Just the same those plates are cool for sure and ten bucks aint nothing. What to do? Stick with common sense values or have a cool mt lion plate? :what:

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby bigredmed1 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:36 pm

Keeping my amateur radio plate. $7 a year.

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Re: Nebraska License Plates

Postby Trips » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:53 pm

The Mountain Lion plates technically are $5 extra but I think I ended up paying around $20. I ordered online so I had a processing fee and since I already was renewing my old plates I had a plate change fee.

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