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The most durable CO2 laser markable aluminum substrate on the market.

DuraBlack laser-markable aluminum comes ready to mark already laminated with industrial strength adhesive. DuraBlack was designed for CO₂ lasers and outdoor performance. That combination of features has never been available in a laser-markable aluminum product before. DuraBlack even has superior durability in blowing sand and chemical environments. Protect your investment in Unique Identification or asset marking with a label that will last. Use DuraBlack for consistent results and lifetime performance. Select pre-printed DuraBlack labels or make DuraBlack labels when and where you want them.

  • Easy to mark with any CO2 laser
  • Very high contrast mark on black background
  • Fade resistant black colorant
  • Abrasion resistant top coat
  • Chemical resistant

Material Characteristics

.005" or .020" anodized aluminum face stock.
Matte (non-reflective with flat finish).
Permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive and/or holes for mechanical attachment.
Silver graphics on black background.
Standard Sizes:
Standard and custom sizes up to 20" x 24" available.
15 working days from receipt of order and approval of artwork. Expedited shipment is available for an additional charge. Foil thickness requires 15-20 working days.

Why Choose DuraBlack?

Multi-level black coating provides resistance to abrasion, extreme temperatures and UV.
Marks silver to provide high-contrast visibility.
DuraBlack is available in .005” foil or .020” rigid thicknesses.
Expected exterior life is up to 10 years.

DuraBlack Label and Tag Blanks

MPC’s DuraBlack Blank Labels and Tags are the most durable material available for use with CO2 lasers. In side-by-side tests, DuraBlack labels outperform black anodized aluminum and laser-markable acrylic tape in select applications while maintaining its original black background even in the harshest conditions. DuraBlack is designed especially for use with any CO2 laser to create labels and tags easily on demand, and is capable of producing “A” verification grade labels. DuraBlack blank labels and tags are available in foil and rigid thicknesses:

  • Foil Anodized Aluminum blank labels are available in .003″, .005″ and .008″ thicknesses.
  • Rigid Anodized Aluminum blank labels are available in .012″ to .125″ thicknesses.
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Specialized Material Options for Your Application

Metalphoto of Cincinnati offers nameplates in a variety of standard material options, including our proprietary Metalphoto®  substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum, which features a silver and black photographic image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This combination gives a Metalphoto part an outdoor life of over 20 years, and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure. The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA, and Boeing for over 50 years.  Metalphoto offers many unique features including:

  • Lasts over 20 years outdoors without fading or degradation.
  • Uniquely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure.
  • Exceptional image resolution that allows for photo image, security and microprint options.
  • Ability to support unique information, including a unique barcode or QR code and letter/number combination on every piece.
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Request a free Metalphoto evaluation kit today and we will send you a sample kit to test our durable identification products in your own operating environment.


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Find The Ideal Identification Products For Your Application

Explore our wide range of durable identification products, custom designed for your project, application or organization. Our product development team is on standby to design and build your perfect identification solution.

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Our uniquely durable identification products can help solve industry specific challenges.  Discover more identification and interface solutions designed for assets in your industry. 

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Your very professional and knowledgeable staff are always a pleasure to work with. The products have never once failed to meet or exceed my expectations, and the prices reflect the quality I’ve come to expect from MP. There are lots of other graphic and printing places that promise everything. You guys deliver!

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