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Product Materials Overview

For identification that will last the life of your asset.

Specialized Material Options for Your Application

Selecting the correct material for your nameplates, panels, overlays, tags and signs is critical. After 50 years in the product identification business, we know our materials and can help you choose which method is the most appropriate for your application. In addition to many standard materials, MPC also offers a proprietary substrate, Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum. Trusted for over 50 years by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA and Boeing, Metalphoto features unique durability that can hold the line in demanding industries and environments. Metalphoto features a sub-surface silver and black photographic image that has the fine image resolution to support barcodes and QR codes of any symbology, and offers unparalleled durability. 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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Stainless Steel Nameplates

Find the Right Material

After 50 years of identification, we know what works. Check out the recommended uses for our most popular materials. Don’t see the right material below? Our engineering team is ready to develop an identification for whatever challenges you’re facing. Let us help you build the perfect solution for your application.


When Durability, Cost and Lead Time Are Crucial, Etched & Filled Stainless Steel Does Not Perform

See why Seatrax, a leading offshore crane manufacturer, chose Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum for extreme durability and fast turnaround on permanent labels and markings

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No Minimum Quantity, Get A Quote for Any Size Job

We have no minimum piece requirement. Our minimum production run is $400 per part number, excluding set-up fees/tooling. Contact us regarding your project.

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Create The Ideal Solution For Your Product Identification Needs

If you’re having trouble finding the ideal identification solution for your project or application, build it with Metalphoto of Cincinnati. Talk with our experienced sales engineers today.

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