I just got two of these. one for my daughter and one for me. no word yet on durability - neither of us have drop tested them yet, but i'm sure my daughter will soon. i know now that they can print at least 10 characters. they look great and the textured sides make gripping feel solid. the hole around the lightning connector is big enough to accommodate after market chargers with oversized shielding. so far, so good. i bought both white framed and black framed versions. the white framed one may look slightly more like a real plate. be sure to read the instructions on including your special text. if you follow them, shipping is impressively quick.