Tennants UK Ltd.

General Enquiries: 0115 9738080
Number Plates: 0115 9738084
Highway Equipment & Signs: 0115 9738088
Reflective Solutions: 0115 9738087

Media Components

our Number Plate Media

Here you can find information on the media components used in Tennants number plate printing systems. The information provided covers include our coated film, reflective sheets, reflective plates and clear acrylic covers. Our entire number plate range including the software, printers and systems have been designed from the ground to use these media components.


Clear Film

Media Components - Clear Film

Our clear film is durable and flexible enough to be used in our printers without them melting or losing any print quality. They are coated with a substrate that bonds to the surface allowing prints to stick, either side can be used for printing onto. They are dead sized and are accurate to just a half a millimeter. Shaped plates can be produced with film printing by using over-sized film which is trimmed after printing.

These clear film sheets accept colour and mono printing so they can be used with any of our specialist LED printers. They are available pre-cut in singles for special plate sizes, in multi packs or rolls for trade customers. Combine printed film with our plates to ensure number plates made comply with the British Standards.


Media Components - Reflective Sheets

Our reflective sheets come in a range of sizes so users can make number plates to match any sized plate on the road. These media components have a reflective face with printable versions flexible and durable enough to go through our modified printers. Available in both dry or wet faced, meaning either with or without adhesive. They are available in singles and packs of any size, with perforated rolls of standard oblong also offered.

Pre-badged variants are also available in most core plate sizes. Producing shaped number plates with reflective printing requires an over sized sheet being trimmed down after printing. We set up and test our number plate systems to use Oralite reflective media from Orafol. These reflective sheets should be combined with our acrylic face to ensure number plate made with them meet legal requirements.


Media Components - Plates

Our plates come in a range of sizes to match most car and bike models on the road. These are rigid plastic (ABS) or acrylic plates with a reflective coating or finish on one side. They are non-printable, due in part to their rigidity and because they usually come coated with adhesive.

Badged variants of most plate sizes are available, and all our plates pre-cut and dead sized. Available in singles, especially for shaped variants, or in multi packs for any core plate size. Most commonly these plates are used when printing onto film sheets for regulation compliance.

Clear Acrylic Faces

Media Components - Clear Acrylic Faces

These clear faces are rigid acrylic panels that come dead sized, including any shaped variants. Generally they are wet faced, meaning they come already pre-coated with an adhesive on one side. Dry faced versions are offered for our clients who still mount letters individually. They are available to purchase individually or in multi-packs of various sizes. When making number plates they should be combined with our reflective sheets to provide a protective face and meet regulations.

Also Available

Blank Plate Media

If you have a shop account you can order our core number plate blank media online for self assembly.


Part Systems

A guide to the differences between our media part systems and how they combine to make number plates.

Our media PART SYSTEMS »

Buy Online

If you have a shop account you can order our core number plate blank media or self assembly components online.

Contact Number Plates

Areas of Interest

Tennants UK Ltd Duke Street, New Basford, Nottingham. NG77JN Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5.00pm

General Enquires  0115 9738080  sales@tennantsuk.com

Number Plates  0115 9738084  sales@tennantsuk.com

Highway Equipment & Signs 0115 9738088  tmsales@tennantsuk.com

Reflective Solutions 0115 9738087  reflective@tennantsuk.com

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