Front Panels for Professional Audio Equipment

A Complete Solution for Superior Equipment Faceplates

Tired of having to deal with multiple companies to meet your audio equipment faceplate printing and fabrication needs?  Metalphoto of Cincinnati is a one-stop supplier long trusted by leaders in the audio equipment and modular synthesizer community. With over 60 years of experience supplying control panels to industries including aerospace, medical, defense, construction equipment, and oil & gas exploration, we have the expertise and fabrication capabilities to identify the best solution for your application and work closely with you from start to finish.

Unmatched Durability and Graphic Capability

Beyond our fabrication capabilities, MPC offers panel materials that feature exceptional durability and unmatched graphic capabilities. Along with a wide variety of standard panel materials, we also provide two exclusive aluminum options: Metalphoto and UltraColor.

Exceptional Durability

Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum that produces a high definition silver halide image sealed beneath a clear, sapphire-hard surface layer. Metalphoto parts remain legible for 20+ years even in an outdoor environment.

Metalphoto Resists Damage From

Weather / UV
Extreme Temperatures

The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by defense, military, and government organizations for over 60 years.

Unmatched Graphic Capabilities

In addition to its unmatched industrial durability, Metalphoto’s 3556 dpi photographic resolution image can support graphic elements that other materials and printing methods simply can’t achieve. Metalphoto can produce gradients, watermarks, halftones, and a more highly detailed images than virtually any other imaging method.

Subsurface screen-printed spot colors can also be added to the black and silver Metalphoto image.

Durable Full Color Printing

UltraColor is our proprietary digital imaging process which produces a full-color 1440 dpi anodized aluminum sealed beneath a clear, sapphire-hard surface layer which is impenetrable to abrasion, chemicals, moisture, humidity, corrosion, and cleaning products.

In addition to Metalphoto and UltraColor, Metalphoto of Cincinnati manufactures panel overlays in polyester (PET), polycarbonate (Lexan), and vinyl. Also, two-piece panels with a polymer overlay laminated to a metal structural panel are available. 

Total Fabrication Capabilities

Metalphoto of Cincinnati is a leading full-service manufacturer of custom industrial nameplates, panels, overlays, labels, and signs, supplying some of the toughest industries in the world. We can deliver the correct solution for your application utilizing our full suite of fabrication capabilities, machines and processes, including:

  • CNC milling
  • Turret punching
  • Laser cutting
  • Power shearing
  • Metal bending & forming
  • PEM hardware insertion

Trusted By Audio Equipment Leaders

Metalphoto of Cincinnati has provided customized interface solutions to. With a proven track record across the industry, our sales engineers will work with you to optimize your design and ensure that your faceplate and graphics last as long as your equipment.

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