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Uniquely durable and sterile identification options for medical equipment and applications.

Proven Durable & Sterile Identification Solutions for Medical Applications

Anodized aluminum has long been a standard material for medical devices because its non-porous surface does not harbor bacteria, fungus or mold.

Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum improves that standard by producing an inorganic, sub-surface image that will not fade or corrode after thousands of sterilization cycles.

Metalphoto complies with several medical labeling requirements including AAMI/CDV-1 ST79:2010/A2.06, a comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance, as well as the FDA Amendments Act of 2007 for the establishment of a Unique Device Identification (UDI) System.

Metalphoto is used for medical device identification applications such as UDI labels, sterilization tray and container labels, operating room equipment faceplates and many others.



Create Your Own Nameplate, Data Plate, Label, or Front Panel Design Online

The MPC Nameplate Designer is an online tool that you can use to easily create a design for any piece of identification, including nameplates, data plates, warning labels, asset tracking labels, control panel faceplates, overlays and signs.  Load a starting template and edit the elements to your specifications, or start from scratch and build your design.  Using this designer, you can set the dimensions, material, and add adhesive backing to your identification piece, and then add holes, cutouts, text, serial numbers, bar codes or QR codes, shapes, and even images and photos to your design.  Once the design is complete, you can save a PDF print of the design to download and share.

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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 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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Sterile Medical Device Identification

See how Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum is proven to withstand multiple sterilization cycles and not fade or harbor bacteria as per ANSI/AAMI ST79 steam sterilization and sterility assurance.

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Outstanding Quality and Customer Service

MPC was the only company to provide a quote for our aluminum labels in the time frame we needed – and with outstanding quality and customer service.

Amanda Maul
Sierra Detention Systems

Great First Experience for A New Product Part

This was my first experience with Metalphoto of Cincinnati, MPC. End to end, a great experience. I had a custom stainless-steel plate made for a new product offering. Great communication, fast correction of design on first draft and met their delivery commitment. I will definitely be doing future business with MPC.

Steve Wildon

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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