LG Plates software, from Tennants UK offers suppliers a user friendly and an automatically compliant solution to number plate design and production. Restricting its features to road legal options only, its designed to integrate perfectly with our specialised printers and media. We’ve developed this software over many years aiming to make it the most versatile in the industry.
Features simplify and streamline plate design while remaining compliant with BSAU145d . Complex designs are turned into simple one click options, helping users to design and print a legal number plate in moments.
Its powerful capability surpasses the competition easily, coming with templates for a hundred plate sizes including shaped and lipped versions.
Using LG Plates to design a number plate is straight forward, with a text field for the registration and check boxes for options. Only legally compliant design options are available to choose from in the plates builder. Built in plate templates, fulfill the legal requirements for text placement, font type, size, colour and spacing. Altering the selected plate size automatically adjusts the text size and spacing so it continues to be compliant. The latest version makes lipped number plates for standard sizes by allowing an image to be used for the lip, compatible printer required.
The image below shows some of LG Plates automatic compliance at work.
Insert supplier identifiers, borders, badges and lips using a full colour palette
LG Plates creates number plate designs that are accurate to just half a millimeter
Comma separate registration numbers to allow batch runs for faster production
Other in built features include pre-defined badge and the coach line positioning, with automatic gaps for the British Standard number and identifier. The coach line can be styled via a full colour palette and its gap spacing can also be adjusted. Only road legal fonts and side badges are included with the software to help ensure compliancy.
The plates builder holds all the design options in one accessible location. A text field is used to enter the registration number with check boxes largely used for optional choices, with only legally compliant options available. Operators can choose between a text or image supplier identifier and include a coach line. Supported templates enable the use of lip images and allow changing the lip background in the preview window. Comma separating registration numbers allows batch’s to be processed for faster production runs.
The image below shows the Plates Builder with the main design options highlighted.
This box contains the selector for plate size, the width and height controls become active when a custom plate size is selected.
Enter the registration mark here, comma seperate multiple registrations to create a batch run of plates using the same design.
The required supplier name and postcode can be entered and styled here, a logo can be used if desired (option 6).
Choose whether to include a coach line, select its colour using the palette and tweak its gap using these options.
Cycle through the included legal font types here, select whether to print in reverse and print a pair of plate designs.
Select a supplier logo to be used with these controls and size to fit, alternately simple text can be used (option 3).
Want to use a side badge, simply tick the box and choose from an array of included compliant designs.
Images and text locations can all be fine tuned, just place your cursor in the target element and use the pad to tweak positioning.
Compatible templates allow the selection and insertion of a Lip image into the number plate design.
As well as helping suppliers adhere to the British Standards for layout, LG Plates comes with an integrated RNPS Log feature to help them keep accurate records of all the number plates they make. The information for each plate is stored along with the proof taken for identity and entitlement. Multi-branch organisations can sync local information with an instance of our LG-RNPS database for centralised back-up and monitoring. This feature can be deactivated and turned-off for organisations with their own recording systems.
The image below shows the RNPS Log panel with the plate tab selected.
This tab contains details of the number plate supplied, the sales person who issued the plate or served the customer.
Supplier's can select from the different types of accepted entitlement documents and enter its serial number.
Supplier's can select from the different types of accepted identity documents and enter its serial number.
Enter customer details here, fields include name, address and contact information.
No copy of LG Plates currently supports installation or functions on any version of Mac OS, iOS, Linux, Unix or any JS based operating systems. .NET 4.6 is required by the software and is installed prior to the plates software itself. A functioning Web browser with Internet connectivity may be required for installation, support or training purposes.
* Required disc space includes 4.5 Gb for .NET4.6 & 1.5Gb for LG Plates.
LG Plates is supposed to be used with our complete number plate systems, we can’t guarantee it will function perfectly with other printer models or media. If you have questions regarding our software’s features or need help using it, just get in touch and we will do our best to assist. There’s a category in our support centre dedicated to our number plate software LG Plates, with guides and answers to common questions.
You can call our number plates division on 0115 9738080 or Email support with a request for assistance. If you have arranged a remote support session you can use the software to start the session, just select Help, then Remote Support from the menu and then enter the code provided by tech support. Depending on what system or support package clients have, there may be a charge for remote or on-site assistance.
When the software starts up a splash screen now shows the expiration date of the current licence. Latest software version 2.4 is compatible with number plate templates made in version 1.5 and above. During installation system administrators can configure the software, setting permissions, logging and formats to suit their business needs.
LG Plates is perfectly configured to print its designs using the specialist printers in our systems. There are a range of systems that include a specialist printer and they already include a fully licenced copy of LG Plates.
LG Plates is designed to print onto our plate media range. Our matched media systems give suppliers confidence that finished number plates made using them are British Standard compliant.
Our PLATE MEDIA »
LG Signs enhances on the base features of our plates software, allowing designs that aren’t just road legal. Insert, combine and manipulate multiple elements to create show-room and classic number plates.
More on LG SIGNS »