Was hard to find a custom frame online that fit the NC requirements of making sure the state name wasn't covered up, but these were perfect in that they had the option to have the wider part of the frame on top and the narrow part at the bottom. And they shipped really fast, got here earlier this week, my new plate just got here yesterday. Don't know how long the frame will last out in the wild, but it looks GREAT now, right down to the violet lettering to match the U2/UV Ultraviolet theme at the Sphere. Really pleased with it! Thank you!
The frame arrived far earlier than expected. The text on it looks perfect. I'm not thrilled with how reflective the metal frame is, making it difficult to even read if not looking from very specific angles (that's why my photo is angled), but that's really my own fault for not realizing it ahead of time - in the past I've only used plastic ones. The metal frame is also a bit large for the plate, so if I kept it on I was going to put some tape on the back to keep it from potentially scratching the car. But I plan to order another one in white plastic so that it's easier to read, so that shouldn't be a problem. Overall, very impressed with the quality and speed of service!