METALPHOTO1For over 50 years, industrial and military engineers have specified Metalphoto™ photosensitive anodized aluminum in applications where permanent product identification is critical. Metalphoto™’s proprietary technology permanently seals a UV-stable image inside of anodized aluminum, offering the confidence of unparalleled durability, image resolution and readability. Metalphoto™ is used for component labels, machine nameplates, barcode labels, operator control panels, maintenance schematics, architectural signage and many more applications where permanent identification is critical.

Industry Specifications Metalphoto™ Meets:

  • MIL-STD-130N
  • MIL-DTL-15024F
  • MIL-P-19834B
  • A-A-50271 Class-2 Composition C
  • Federal Specification GGP-455B(3)

Why Use Metalphoto™?


Durable Construction Means…

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The Confidence of Legibility.

Durable Construction Metalphoto™’s archival, silver-halide based image is sealed inside of anodized aluminum, making it readable after prolonged exposure to a variety of harsh operating conditions including weather/sunlight, heat, abrasion, chemicals and salt-spray.

The benefit is fewer label, nameplate, sign or control panel replacements due to illegibility – that means guaranteed regulatory compliance, asset identification and brand representation.[/ezcol_2third_end] [ezcol_1third]

Variable Information Capability Means…

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Automated asset tracking, guaranteed traceability, fewer data entry errors and faster processing.

Variable Information Capability Metalphoto™’s ability to create hundreds, thousands, even millions of unique labels or nameplates is a function of its unique imaging process.

The benefit of this process is that Metalphoto™ labels and nameplates can contain “item-unique” serialized data, one of a kind instructions and/or barcodes of any symbology.

Durable barcodes connect assets to cloud-based computer systems, reduce date entry errors and speed the process of identifying assets properly.[/ezcol_2third_end] [ezcol_1third]

Photographic Resolution Image Means…

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High-resolution graphic capability and optional security printing features.

Photographic Resolution Image The benefits of photographic resolution are three-fold:

Your label, nameplate or panel will always look crisp and clear – conveying a sense of quality and reliability that will distinguish your brand.
High-resolution images make it possible to mark small items or surfaces such as firearms or others where a large label is not feasible.
Optional security printing features such as micro-text and watermarks that verify the authenticity of your product and protect it against fraud and counterfeiting.[/ezcol_2third_end] [ezcol_1third]

Proven Performance Means…

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Guaranteed Compliance.

Proven Performance Since its introduction in 1958, Metalphoto™ has proven itself again and again to major OEMs and government organizations. As a result, Metalphoto™ is specified by most major government, industrial and military organizations including Boeing, Airbus, Caterpillar, Great Dane, Honeywell, BF Goodrich, NASA, and the United States Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. Click here to view a complete list of the specifications Metalphoto™ meets.[/ezcol_2third_end]


When To Use Metalphoto™

When your application calls for a material that will remain legible through the harshest of environments, Metalphoto™ is your go-to material.