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Borderline, no not a homage to the 1983 hit by Madonna but an update about the changes to coach lines on BSAU145e number plates. Check out our simple guide below to see what options you have to display compliant borders on your plates.

Borderline (feels like I’m going to lose my mind)

We don’t blame you if you’re confused about what options are available for printing borders to comply with BSAU145e. Especially with all the updates that have been made over the last 12 months.

Unfortunately, the new regulations have undoubtedly limited your capacity for printing borders. But as usual, Tennants have you covered with our quick and easy guide. Which shows what you can do with whatever system you have installed.

Click the button below for our handy flyer. Or check out the summary below.

Borders Flyer - PDF

Quick Guide to Number Plates, BSAU 145e and Borders

The updates in BSAU 145e affected many number plate elements, including your borders or coach-lines. Notably the exclusion zone around the registration means your borders have to be 10mm away from it. As a result, not all number plate sizes have room to fit borders on and be compliant.

In addition, some plate printing systems have a limited print area such as our small thermals. Which means they are simply unable to print compliant borders on every plate size. For most customers we can supply components with pre-printed borders instead. Or if you have a LED printer you can switch to Large Plates, which we created for 145e compliant borders.

If you have any further questions please contact our customer services team.