Our Obligations as Your Supplier

This knowledge base article provides easy to follow details of Our Obligations as Your Supplier, covering printing equipment, software and plate components.

Tennants Number Plates

Generally speaking, as your supplier we will always strive to deliver a prompt service. And only provide you with goods that are fit for purpose. But as a manufacturer and supplier, we are also subject to many legal obligations. Which includes keeping details of our supply, ensuring our software is compliant and ensuring our customers number plates are legal. Thus, we will check you buy matched components and insist you stick to one supplier.

With decades of manufacturing and technical experience, we are well placed to help you make number plates simply & compliantly. Starting with our Printing Solutions or Systems, which not only offer you choice and affordability. But can be tailored to meet your business size or requirements. Next up is our Software Suite, which ranges from standalone plate builders to multiple locations with managerial oversight. Finally there’s our plate components, that are easily assembled and produce compliant number plates.

Printing Solutions

When developing our number plate printing equipment, we focus on providing options for all sectors of the industry. From specialist retailers and motor-factors, al the way up to large franchises. Including balancing the needs of our customers with the purchasing and running costs of equipment. While offering more advanced features like true colour printing and dual roll fed systems.
Our Obligations include our number plate printing equipment

Compliant Prints

This means we have ensured each system prints as required by the British Standards & our Certification. Because each character and element on your number plates has to be opaque enough to contrast with the reflective background. Whilst being readable by humans and cameras, for both the visible and infrared spectrum. And the only way we can guarantee that, is by producing our own equipment. And insisting you comply with our specification, which means only using genuine components or approved ribbons.

Number Plates Software

Equally important as the printers is our number plate software, which combine a plate builder and record keeping. It’s streamlined to aid quick production, yet enforces compliance by default. Built in rules based on the current regulations, control both the number plate layout and perform registration validation for you.

Keeping our software up-to-date and making sure it performs correctly, is just another part of our obligations as your supplier.
Our number plate software LG Plates running on a laptop

Legal Format & Layout

Our in-house software developers and standards experts ensure our software is fully compliant. As a result your number plate designs will only use a font which has the correct size, stroke and spacing. And all other plate elements will be placed automatically into their correct positions. In addition, built in facilities make record keeping easy. And when set-up, permit online syncing for secure back-up or managerial oversight.

Built in validation checks the registration number meets a legally recognised format. Incorrect digits are identified, an alert message pops-up and printing stopped. In addition, it covers all the other elements covered by the rules, from badges, the supplier identifier and BS Number. So you are assured your number plate format or layout is correct.

Plate Components

At the heart of our number plate solutions, are our Plate Components. This is specific media that make standards compliant number plates when combined. As a component manufacturer we can provide this media in any size.
A Tennants Number Plate Rendering

Matched Components

We offer a choice of number plates you can make with our media. To ensure compliance, we present these as matched components with strict specifications. Only by sticking to our specifications will your number plates be legal and covered by our certification. But don’t worry, as part of our obligation we’ll check you order the right types of component.

Tested & Certified

Our obligation to you includes making sure our matched components make British Standard 145e number plates when assembled together. So we test them intensively in-house and obtain Certification from an approved laboratory. So you can rest assured, your number plates will withstand the weather and our roads. Not to mention passing any Police and MOT tests too.

A Combined Solution

In conclusion, our obligations as your supplier require that you use each part of our combined solution. Otherwise your number plates won’t be legal and our certification won’t apply. We will always do our best to keep you running, supplied and productive.

As it is essential we abide by all the rules and regulations, we work closely with the DVLA and the BNMA. And we keep detailed records of our supply, recording who bought what and when. So when approached by the authorities, we can demonstrate our due diligence.


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