Metalphoto: Super Durable Labels

Virtually every product, assembly or component has a requirement to  carry identification or tracking information of some type.  This requirement is usually fulfilled by attaching a nameplate, identification plate or label. 


Depending on circumstances, however, these nameplates carrying important and even critical information can degrade over time, having to be replaced, or worse yet, leaving important information forever unknown.

But wait… don’t stay up at night worrying about whether your information is safe... We have the answer! Metalphoto® is photosensitive anodized aluminum, and has been the "go-to" option for durable labels, nameplates, equipment panels and more for more than fifty years. The durability for which Metalphoto is known is the result of a unique manufacturing process in which a silver halide image is embedded within the sapphire-hard, anodic layer of the aluminum.


Metalphoto Applications and Uses:


Applications include nameplates, data plates, barcode labels, architectural signage, safety/warning signage, control panels, service diagrams/ schematics & wherever else permanent product identification is critical. Identification plates made of Metalphoto are clearly differentiated from those produced on other substrates in two important ways - first, Metalphoto ID plates are defined as the most durable of aluminum identification plates by GPI, the National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers, Inc. Second, they offer the highest graphic resolution capability of any metallic substrate.


Metalphoto Specs and Data Sheet:

Metalphoto is extensively specified for demanding applications that require resistance to the effects of weather, abrasion, heat (as in excess of 700*!!), salt spray, extreme UV exposure, gasoline, jet fuels, hydraulic fluids, chemicals, solvents and abrasion. Did we mention this stuff holds up to torture?!? And they have the data to back it up. The following performance requirements are taken from reference documents in which Metalphoto is used, to demonstrate the unique durability of this product:



Notable certifications include: MIL-STD-130N, STANAG 2290, GGP-455B, MIL-DTL-15024F, MIL-P-19834B and A-A-50271, (more available upon request).

Are you in love yet? Lots of others are… like NASA, and our own US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Department of Defense. Along with a few other little guys like Boeing, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, National Oilwell Varco, and Caterpillar, just to name a few... Check out our Blog on the Top 10 Reasons you will love MetalPhoto

I think we have made our case… Metalphoto identification plates are among the most durable in the world. (And I think I see love in your eyes!) Just remember…  If your equipment, label or nameplate operates in a harsh or challenging environment, or if you just want the assurance of durability in all applications, no need to stress! Just rely on Metalphoto