Is flatter better? Apparently in New Jersey it is.

The state of New Jersey is doing away with raised numbers and letters on license plates, and going with a flat version.

You will not have to replace your existing plates.

According to a release from Raymond Martinez, the  Chairman of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, flat plate technology is taking over from the embossed plate technology:

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will continue to issue embossed plates only until our current inventory is exhausted. At that time, only new, digital flat plates will be issued for both the front and rear plate.