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Durability, Beauty & Versatility

Metalphoto® is photosensitive, anodized aluminum used to make durable, high-resolution nameplates, labels, and control panels.  Metalphoto’s durability comes from its image – which is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing high degrees of resistance to corrosion, sunlight, abrasion, temperature and chemicals.  Its unique, photographic imaging process creates ultra-high resolution graphics which can also include variable information – including machine-readable barcodes, anti-counterfeit security features and serialized data. Since its development in 1950, Metalphoto® has been trusted by leading OEMs, military and government organizations for nameplate, label and control panel applications where permanence, resolution, variable data or a combination of those characteristics is required.

Our MetalPhoto® products are an incredible combination of durability, versatility, and beauty.  We are proud to be one of the largest certified MetalPhoto® converters in the country. We explain much on our MetalPhoto® webpage below but if you would like more information, feel free to check out MetalPhoto’s own website.

Anodic Layer

The glass-clear, sapphire-hard anodized layer resists chemicals, paint, abrasion, and dirt.

Sealed Image

Black graphics are metallic silver particles that hold up to extreme heat and sunlight exposure

Aluminum Layer

The rigid aluminum base will not peel, crack, or delaminate.

Metalphoto® is Simply Amazing

High Contrast

High Contrast



High Resolution

High Resolution

Metalphoto® is an archival, silver-halide based image sealed inside of a photo-anodized aluminum sheet.  Once the sheet is exposed to UV light, developed, and sealed, the result is a product with a crisp black image on natural aluminum that can withstand 20 years of outdoor exposure.  The ultra-high resolution can create details including machine-readable barcodes, anti-counterfeit security features and serialized data.

The images are imbedded in a sapphire-hard photosensitive anodized layer of aluminum.  Metalphoto® control panels and name plates function perfectly for years and retain their original appearance regardless of a broad variety of challenging environments.  They will not fade.  They resist extreme temperatures, long-term outdoor exposure, abrasion, salt spray and harsh chemicals.  Because of this exceptional durability, Metalphoto® panels and nameplates meet stringent mil-spec standards such as GGP-455b(3), Mil-P-15024F Type H, Mil-P-514D, Mil-P-19834B types I and II, and Mil-A-8625E. Metalphoto® is also recognized under UL file MH17767.

Metalphoto® has minimal set-up which makes it perfect for short runs, prototypes, and unique applications.  When durability is the primary requirement, Metalphoto® is an excellent solution for longer runs as well.

Metalphoto® is available in nine gauges from .003” to .125”.  Other gauges up to .375” thick can be achieved by laminate construction with standard aluminum gauges.  All our Metalphoto® features in-house machining capabilities.  Additional colors may be screen printed and sealed into the panel affording the same resistance as the standard colors; black and aluminum.

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