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Sign Shop Supplies & Equipment

Oralite compatible sign shop supplies and equipment for a printed workflow.

Switch to Oralite for a Cost-Effective & Standards Compliant Sign Production

We can source the Sign Shop Supplies & Equipment you need to print and manufacture Oralite Traffic Signs. Including Traffic Printers that are optimised for reflective films and sign substrates. As well as cost-effective equipment like UKCA Label machines. And workflow compatible plotters & flatbed laminators. Simply take a look at the sections and quick-specs below.

To ensure you meet standards, Orafol has a fully accredited & compatible Traffic-Sign Ecosystem. Where each grade of reflectivity features films with matching overlays, lettering and application tapes. And as its Master Distributor, we ensure a reliable supply with trade prices across the range. For details or trade pricing get in touch with your enquiry details.

Oralite Reflective Films
Roll-to-Roll Oralite Reflective Printing
Flatbed Laminators
The ECO Printer in Operation

Oralite Reflective

We recommend Oralite Reflective because we believe it offers you the ideal balance of performance and price across its entire range.

Traffic Films & Overlay

We distribute Oralite’s complete range of Permanent & Temporary Traffic Sign materials. This provides a certified solution for each grade, from RA1 up to R3C. And includes fully compatible films, laminates & overlays. For specifications and compatibility details, see our Oralite Catalogue.

  • Total Ecosystem for RA1, RA2, RA3B & R3C grades.
  • UKCA Certified range for Permanent Traffic Signs.
  • Approved Digital Ink for each compatible film.
  • Specially developed films for Lettering Applications.
  • Fully compatible range of Transparent Overlays.
  • Anti-Graffiti or Anti-Dew overlay for each Film.
  • Solutions for Print or Cut-Graphic Workflows.

Sign Substrates

Whether you need a hard wearing permanent substrate or a low cost plastic panel, we can supply you. In fact we carry all the common sign substrates, from fluted Corex up to aluminium composite. And don’t forget our ENVIROPLATE, it’s more durable then GRP or PVC & 100% recyclable.

  • ACM Composite – aluminium panels sandwiching a PE core.
  • Enviroplate – 4/5mm thick copolymer sheet.
  • GRP Poly – glass reinforced plastic panels.
  • Black Plastic – rigid PVC plastic boards.
  • Zintec – electro-zinc coated steel sheet.
  • Foamex – paper lined foam boarding.
  • Corex – fluted or corrugated plastic sheet.

Traffic Printers

Our printers are designed for traffic sign production, which means Oralite print profiles, highways colours and common substrate support.

Oralite UV Traffic Printer

The UV Traffic Printer is an advanced digital printing system from AGFA, that’s optimised for Oralite Reflective. Not only does it handle board & roll-to-roll jobs. But its air-cooled UV LED Lamps, film profiles, traffic-colours and UV-Inks offer you huge energy & production savings.

  • Traffic Sign Print Speeds: 14.5-23 m2 per hour
  • 6 Colours (30pl): CMYK+W/CMYK+Lc & Lm
  • UV LED Curable Inkjet Print System
  • 1650mm Media & Print Width
  • High-Quality Output: 1440dpi
  • Direct to Substrate & Roll Printing
  • Profiles for All Oralite Traffic Films

Oralite Eco Traffic Printer

You’ll find the Eco Traffic Printer offers a balance of compliance & print performance for an entry-level outlay. To manage this, it combines an Roland TrueVIS V3-540 with profiles for Oralite Reflective. This makes it affordable for sign-makers working within budgetary restraints.

  • Digital Traffic Sign Printing: 7.5m2 per hour
  • 5 Eco Solvent Inks: CCMMYYKR
  • 1346mm Max Print Width
  • Maximum Resolution: 900dpi Traffic / 1200dpi Graphic
  • Heater/Dryers – DG DU-3 Heaters / 30 to 55°C
  • Full Colour Roll to Roll Printing
  • Specialist Profiles for Oralite Films

Easy Print Traffic

Our Easy Print Traffic system helps you to make bespoke road signs. Thus saving you from the expense and waste of having courtesy signs made up. Now you can simply print your own sign text for each project. Which makes it ideal for local street-works with a set duration.

  • Self Contained Solution for Bespoke Road Signs.
  • OKI LED Printer – Modified for Clear Film.
  • Laptop with Signs Software & Windows OS.
  • Includes Transport Heavy Font & Symbols.
  • Prints onto Weather Proof Self-Adhesive Clear Film.
  • Sticks to most Sign Faces – Compatible Blanks Available.
  • Installation and Training Provided.

UKCA Label Printer

Print your own compliant UKCA Labels for marking your permanent traffic signs. This compact solution includes a 4 inch thermal printer, complete with 650 label roll feed. Alongside an editable template for your own RA1, RA2 and RA3 compliant labels.

  • 4 inch Thermal Printer with Cutter.
  • Uses 300m Black Resin Ribbon.
  • External Roll Feed & Dust Cover.
  • Editable Template for RA1, RA2 & RA3 Labels.
  • 50m Roll of Orajet 3951G for Printing Labels.
  • Labels have 10 year Durability (with Oralite 5061 Overlay).
  • Produces 650 Labels per roll at 100 x 75mm each.


Of course you may want to complete your sign shop’s setup with a high quality flatbed laminator sourced from Tennants.

ModulMounter Laminator

The Modul Mounter flatbed laminator is just so easy to use. Being pneumatic, you can raise and lower its roller with minimal effort. Plus it laminates the full length of its table bed, in one go. And being electric no compressor is needed, so you can place it anywhere.

  • Table bed area between 3 to 6 metres.
  • Extensions available in 1 metre sections.
  • Electrical powered roller – no compressor needed.
  • Bars at either end for mounting print & overlay rolls.
  • Deploys equal pressure from edge to edge.
  • Optional light draws for in-process inspection.
  • Height adjustable base with locking wheels.

LeFu Laminator

For an efficient and cost-effective alternative, try the LF1732-B4 Laminator from LeFu. Not only does it offer precise rolling of your printed sign faces. But its media handling capability covers your commercial work too. All thanks to its quality table bed and heavy-duty roller.

  • Maximum lamination size of approx. 3.2m long x 1.7m wide.
  • Handles substrate heights of up to 20mm.
  • Features a 130mm diameter roller with anti-glue finish.
  • Safety glass table includes LED lighting & cutting mat.
  • Supports single person operation via media support rollers.
  • Foot controls leaves hands free to conduct media.
  • Bed tilts up to save space when not in use.

Sign Shop Supplies for Digitally Printed Traffic Signs from Tennants UK

We can help provide your Sign Shop Supplies, whether you’re after materials or machinery. Switch to Oralite for your signs and save on reflective that doesn’t cost the earth. And benefit from fully compatible film, inks, tapes & laminates all designed to meet standards.




For pricing or information on our services, just drop us a line. Either call us on 0115 9738087 or email Otherwise fill in the quick contact form above with your enquiry details.