Tennants UK Ltd.

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

Premier Number Plate Systems

for Paired, High Speed Number Plate Production

Our Premier Number Plate Systems harness the power of thermal technology to deliver high speed, paired number plate production. Their simple, lean operation allows each machine to precisely print an oblong number plate every couple of seconds.

This high speed solution offers paired oblong number plate production using software to automatically ensure layout compliance. A pair of modern thermal printers modified for accuracy and reliability, print number plates directly onto reflective sheets. Professional production output is boosted by using 250 panel rolls and 300 metre black ribbons.

Our Premier Number Plate Systems

Making finished number plates means combining the printed reflective with rigid acrylic faces. Using this matched media pairing ensures British Standard regulations are met. Make a complete number plates in just minutes by following a simple 3 step process of design, print and assemble. Production can be set to paired or single plates through bespoke software options to control the twin printers.

Looking for high speed, user-friendly number plate production? The Premier Series delivers that and much, much more.

Interested in our Premier Number Plate Systems

Premier number plate systems come with a support package which includes 12 months phone and remote technical support for the software. And a 2 year parts warranty for the Citizen thermal printer. System installation and operator training is free of charge and carried out on-site. The number plate software comes with a full 1 year licence and a media sample pack provides enough components to make 20 complete number plates. An online account enables ordering replacement blank media and printer ribbons 24/7, it also gives access to our online support center which has self help articles. Any gaps in system capability can be covered by our made-up plate services, which offers full colour number plates of any size.

Note: Internet connectivity required for online support and active anti-virus software must be in use. Remote and telephone support proceeds on-site visits in all cases. Use of non-authorised parts and media will invalidate service agreements and warranties. We target same day response to all issues with on-site depending on current service agreement.

If you're interested in these systems you can Request a Demo and see them in operation first. Call 0115 9738084 or Email our number plates division with your request, alternately just use the form at the bottom of this page.

Find out more on the components and features that make up our Premier Number Plate System

Number Plate Design & Production Software

LG Plates software helps with layout compliance for the Budget Number Plate Systems

The Premier systems come with LG Plates our legal number plate software suite, with features that simplify and streamline plate design while remaining compliant with BSAU145d.

Using it to design a UK road legal number plate is straight forward. Built in plate templates automatically fulfill the requirements for text placement, font type, size and spacing.

LG Plates comes with an integrated number plate builder

The plates builder holds all the number plate design options in one accessible location. A text field takes the registration number and check boxes are used for optional elements, with only legally compliant design options available to choose from.

Dual printer systems come with a modified version of our plates software, which is set up for paired plate production. Batch runs of plates can now be entered into the RNPS log for each new plate being created.

LG Plates also comes with an integrated RNPS logging facility

LG Plates also comes with an integrated RNPS Log facility to help suppliers keep accurate records of all the plates they’ve made. Cycling through the content tabs allows users to input their sales information along with the customer proofs and the number plates details. This extra feature can be deactivated and turned-off for organisations that have their own recording systems.

Modern Thermal Printers

A Citizen CL-S700 modified for high speed number plate printing

This systems use a pair of modified thermal printers configured for our reflective media. Their alterations mean they print the entire length of a number plate and put down sufficient ink to ensure compliance. These are roll-fed machines that can accept 250 panel rolls internally.

Using our recommended ribbons means each printer produces the same quality each time. These quick machines output reasonable volume and print a standard number plate every couple of seconds.

Using a thermal printer and reflective printing should be reassuringly familiar to old school number plate suppliers. This technology used to be quite 'Hit & Miss' and it was common to have to touch up plate with permanent marker. Large steps have been taken to improve the dependability of this technology, with our thermal number plate printers providing coverage along the entire length of a plate with far less errors.

Restricted by its printer capability, this series makes oblong number plates only and prints using just black. Despite this limitation, owners will find that they can still service 95% of vehicles on the road.

Reflective Media System

Budget Number Plate Systems use our reflective media system to make number plates

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 of components 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 assembly.


Our Premier Number Plate Systems

Each premier system includes our software suite which has a plate builder and a document recording system for entitlement information All power, network or USB printer cables needed are provided. Also included are the modified Citizen printers which come with internal slots for blank number plate rolls, helping to keep printed designs dirt free. Each printer will have been specifically configured to print onto reflective plate media.

A Citizen CL-S700 Thermal Printer
LG Plates software disc and licence
Printers blank media feed tray
Printer USB Cable
Welcome pack and user guides

Operating Conditions

These are robust machines that require some basic environmental conditions are met for the best production results. Both printers and blank media will need placing in a location free from excessive dust or grease and kept away from condensation. Ensuring adequate clearance around the printer so it can be fully opened should also provide enough space for ventilation. Operating in conditions out side these ranges can effect print quality and finish.

These systems feature printers with settings designed for a specific number plate media and particular brand of ribbon. The settings require this predictability to function correctly, using other brands introduces elements into the mix that we can't control. This can reduce the colour or opacity of the registration and affecting that can reduce the legality of a finished plate.

Premier System Printers require approved ribbons are used to make BSAU145d compliant plates.

Request A Demo

Interested in seeing the Premier Number Plate Systems in action. Fill in the form and request a demonstration of our number plate solutions, just use the button below.

Also Available

Budget Series

The Budget series makes quick and simple oblong number plates with durable thermal printers


Trade Series

Our Trade series uses LED printers to produce number plates of any size with color branding


Pro Series

The Pro series produces number plates and signs of any size and using any colour including white


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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