Tennants UK Ltd.

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

Trade Number Plate Systems

make Number Plates For Any Vehicle

Our Trade Number Plate Systems elevate every aspect of plate production, this modern solution provides a low cost way of making number plates for any vehicle. It’s this fully featured capability which makes them suitable for any dealer, motor factor and number plate manufacturer.

Trade systems make a hundred different number plate sizes and support a wide range of shapes and even lipped plates. Their design software automates layout compliance along with providing a means to record entitlement details. Modern LED printers offer increases in output volumes and the choice of film printing, which allows suppliers to use colour branding.

A shop or trade account is required to buy this system online.

Picture of a Trade Number Plate Systems

Operators will make finished number plates in just minutes by using a simple 3 step process of design, print and assemble. Completed plates are made by combining clear film with a reflective plate, this matched media pairing ensures they meet British Standards. System capability can be increased via a software upgrade which allows the production of non-legal vehicle, classic and custom number plates.

Looking for a fully featured number plate printing solution? Let the Trade Number Plate Systems drive your production forward.

Interested in our Trade Number Plate Systems

Trade number plate systems come with a support package which includes 12 months phone and remote technical support for the software. And a 1 or 3 year, if registered, on-site and parts OKI warranty for the LED 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 with enough components to make 20 complete number plates of various sizes. An online account enables ordering replacement plate media and printer toners 24/7, it also gives access to our online support center which has guides and self help articles. Larger organisations are provided with an account representative to help with any corporate requirements. Extra support packages are available and provide periodic on-site visits with preferential support.

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. Just call our number plates division on 0115 9738084 or Email us with your request, alternately just use the form at the bottom of this page.

Below you can find more information on the components and features that make up our Trade Number Plate Systems

Number Plate Design & Production Software

LG Plates software helps with oblong number plate layout compliance in Trade Number Plate Systems

Each Trade system comes with our legal software suite, its features simplify and streamline number plate design while still remaining compliant with BSAU145d.

Using LG Plates to design a road legal number plate is straight forward. Built in templates automatically fulfill requirements for registration placement, font type, size and spacing.

Changing number plate size means the software automatically adjusts the registration’s layout so it remains compliant.

Optional design choices allow the selection of side badges, coach lines and supplier logos, all of which can be in colour to match branding.

Trade Number Plate System have LG Plates for motorbike layout compliance
LG Plates comes with an integrated number plate builder

LG Plates has a plates builder to hold all 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 plate templates enable the use of lip images and allow changing with the lip background in the preview panel. Comma separating registration numbers allows batch runs to be processed for faster production.

LG Plates now comes with a working RNPS recording 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.

LG Signs Software

Trade systems using film printing are also compatible with our LG Signs software. LG Signs enhances on the base features of our plates software and allows users to create designs that aren’t just road legal number plates. Upgrade and use it to make custom vehicle signs, classic plates and an array of shaped plates for models which have a unique size. It also gives operators the freedom to produce promotional and demonstration signs for vehicles or forecourts and a full range of health & safety, office and way-finding signs.

Modern Printers

A OKI C532 Printers used within the Trade Number Plate Systems

These systems use a modified OKI printer specifically configured to produce all number plate sizes. We believe these modern LED machines offer operators the largest range of capability, especially when printing onto clear film.

These printers provide suppliers with colour branding options and produces plate volumes suitable for most retailers operating in the automotive aftermarket.

Matched Media

A Jig and Roller with film number plate media being assembled

Trade systems are designed for our film media system. The film system makes number plates by combining a printed clear film sheet with a rigid reflective plate when assembling.

An alternate media choice is available, the reflective system where printed reflective sheets are paired with acrylic faces. Using reflective with the Trade systems offers a higher quality finish than thermal systems but it's still limited to printing black.

Both media systems use matched media, this is where pairs of components are combined together to make a number plate that meets the British Standard.

Our Trade Number Plate Systems

Each Trade System comes with our legal software suite which bundles a plate builder with a document recording facility. Any power, network or USB printer cables needed are provided. The modified LED printer from OKI comes with an extended feed tray for number plate media and has settings configured for blank number plate media.

Trade Number Plate System with Film Printing

LG Software

Number Plate Media Feed Tray

USB Printer Cable

Install and User Guides

Operating Conditions

These are precision machines that require certain 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. Place the printer on a flat static free surface in a room with a temperature between 10 – 32 °C and a maximum relative humidity of 60%. Ensuring adequate clearance around the device for its trays to be fully opened should provide enough space for ventilation. Conditions out side these ranges will effect the print quality and finish.

Our printers have modifications designed for specific number plate media and original manufacturer toners. Their settings require this predictability to function correctly, using other brands introduces elements we can't predict or control. Using non-approved media and consumables can result in registrations not being the correct opacity or prints not bonding with the media surface. Both these issues can affect the legality of a finished number plate.

Trade Series Printers require genuine consumables be used to produce BSAU145d compliant plates.

Book A Demo

Interested in seeing the Trade 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


Premier Series

The Premier series harnesses thermal technology to deliver high speed oblong number plates


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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