Tennants UK Ltd.

General Enquiries: 0115 9738080
Highway Equipment & Signs: 0115 9738088
Reflective Solutions: 0115 9738087

Budget Number Plate Systems

for Mono, Oblong Plates

Our Budget Number Plate Systems are designed as a simplified solution to on-demand number plate production. Able to operate in challenging environments like garages, they deliver fast printing and a low cost per plate. Each system utilises a specialist thermal printer which has been modified to print onto reflective. This printer limits they size of plates they can make to just oblong and means they print using only black.

New systems are covered by remote technical support in the unlikely event of any issues being experienced and approved consumables can be sourced directly from us.

A Budget Number Plate System

Using a thermal printer they print directly onto single reflectives, which should be reassuringly familiar to old school suppliers. This technology used to be quite ” Hit & Miss ” and it was common to have to touch up a plate with permanent marker. Large steps have been taken in improving the dependability of this technology, with our thermal printers now providing coverage along the entire length of a plate with far less errors.

Available to Buy Online or you can Request a Demo and see them in operation first. Call or email us a request for more information or just use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Quick Features

Our budget systems have a low initial purchase cost and are simple to operate. Their printers have just one consumable to replace which makes buying replacement consumables cheap and simple.


The Budget series make number plates that are compliant for BSAU145d regulations


Utilises software that streamlines production, using positioning based on plate size


Using just two media pieces per plate helps the Budget series make low cost number plates

The budget series makes number plates by printing directly onto reflective which is then combined with a clear acrylic. This uses just two pieces of blank media, meaning they produce quick and cheap number plates. A wide range of media is available with badges for suppliers that want to offer the service to customers.

Our Budget Number Plate Systems

Each budget system includes our software suite which includes LG Plates, our number plate software and a document recording system for number plate entitlement information. Any power, network or USB printer cables are also provided. Also included is he modified printer which comes with an extended feed tray for number plate media. Each one will have been specifically configured to print onto reflective plate media.

The Citizen thermal printers are single sheet fed machines, that offer mono printing and produce oblong number plates. We recommend the use of an approved 300 meter wax ribbon, whose set length means they provide approximately 575 plates.

The Budget Number Plate System Printer a Citizen CL-S621
LG Plates Software
Number Plate Media Tray

Printer USB Cable

Installation Guide

The budget series feature printers with settings designed for specific number plate media. For these settings to work they require a ribbon and media that are resistant to the temperatures required for bonding. Using a non-approved media and ribbon introduces elements out of our control, meaning our printer modifications won’t work reliably. Print quality may be reduced and they may not even print the full length of a plate.

Budget Series Printers require approved ribbons, so only use an Approved Ribbon

Number Plate Software

LG Plates Running On A Laptop

The budget number plate systems come with a fully licenced copy of LG Plates our number plate design and production software. LG Plates features pre-set templates with settings to cover number plate compliancy requirements for the UK. Also included is an entitlement recording option, which uses a local database to store plate and customer details.

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Designed for Our Media

Orafol Number Plate Media

The Budget series uses the reflective media system. Our matched media systems gives suppliers the confidence that number plates made using our systems and our media are British Standard compliant.


Self Assembly Number Plates

Alignment jig and rollers are used for the assembly of our number plate media. A plate is assembled by placing the printed reflective media on top of its counterpart and removing the contact paper from the adhesive.


Our Budget Number Plate Systems

Budget Series number plate printer

Budget Series

powered by LG Plates

The Budget Series use a Citizen CLK-S621 thermal label printer. These simple to operate machines, utilise a single 300 meter black ribbon and are single sheet fed. We modify the printers to print oblong number plates designs without any fading along the media’s length while keeping print quality.

Also Available

Trade Series

Our trade series LED printers use all our plate sizes to make number plates with colour elements


Pro Series

Our flagship Pro series prints number plates and signs of any size and in any colour including white


Buy Online

Choose between our different number plate printing models and systems. We have a range of solutions to fit the occasional or high volume producer.

Book A Demo

Interested in seeing our systems in action. Book a demonstration of our number plate solutions by email or just use the contact form below.

Contact Us

Areas of Interest

Tennants UK Ltd Duke Street, New Basford, Nottingham. NG77JN Mon-Fri: 8.30am-530pm

General Enquires & Number Plates  0115 9738080  sales@tennantsuk.com

Highway Equipment & Signs 0115 9738088  tmsales@tennantsuk.com

Reflective Solutions 0115 9738087  reflective@tennantsuk.com

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