Tennants UK Ltd.

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

Budget Number Plate Systems

for Mono, Oblong Plate Production

Our Budget Number Plate Systems have been designed to offer a simplified solution to on-demand road legal oblong number plate production. Able to operate in challenging environments like garages, they deliver fast printing and low costs per plate. Each system uses a thermal printer, modified to print onto reflective media. The printer limits they size they can make to just standard oblong plates, it also means they print using black only.

New budget systems are covered by our remote technical support in the unlikely event of any issues being experienced and replacement printer ribbons can be sourced directly from us.

One of Our Budget Number Plate Systems

Using a thermal printer these systems print directly onto single reflectives, which should be reassuringly familiar to old school suppliers. This printing 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 to improve the dependability of this technology, our thermal printers now provide coverage along the entire length of a plate with far less errors.

Interested in our Budget Number Plate Systems

These systems are available to Buy Online or you can Request a Demo and see them in operation first. Just call number plates on 0115 9738080 or Email with a request for more information, alternately use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Below you will find more information on the components and features that make this system what it is.

Quick Features

Our budget systems have a low initial purchase cost and are simple to operate, making them perfect for occasional suppliers. Their printers have just one consumable to replace, a black ribbon, 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 sheets, which are then combined with a clear acrylic face. Using just two pieces of blank media per plate, they produce quick and cheap number plates. A wide range of supported media is available, even pre-badged reflective, for suppliers that want to offer the service to customers.

Our Budget Number Plate Systems

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

These Citizen thermal printers are single sheet fed machines but we can add a 50 sheet roll facility, they offer mono printing and produce oblong number plates only. We recommend the use of an approved 300 meter wax ribbon, whose 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 are used to make BSAU145d compliant plates.

Number Plate Software

All budget number plate systems come with a fully licenced copy of LG Plates, our design and production software. It uses templates based on number plate size that have settings covering compliancy requirements.

An integrated RNPS Log facility also helps suppliers keep accurate records of all the number plates they make. The information for each plate printed is stored along with the proofs for identity and entitlement.

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Reflective Media System

These systems use our reflective media system, this is one of our matched media pairings that ensure compliancy. It makes number plates by printing directly onto reflective sheets, which are then combined with an acrylic face.

This combination gives its number plates the rigidity and durability required by the regulations. For a professional finish we recommend an alignment jig and roller are used for the assembly.


Our Budget Number Plate Systems

Budget Series

powered by LG Plates

The Budget Series use a Citizen CL-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-5.00pm

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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