Metalphoto® Labels and Tags

Proclaimed the Most Durable Foil and Rigid Labels Available

MPC’s Metalphoto Labels and Tags are our most durable and popular solution for labels and tags, with graphics sealed beneath a sapphire-hard anodic layer, creating an impenetrable surface. Our Metalphoto labels and tags sustain an expected exterior life of 20+ years even under extreme conditions including heat, humidity, long-term exposure to weather, UV and other outdoor conditions, salt spray, abrasion, industrial solvents, chemicals and more.

Metalphoto’s exceptional durability makes it a preferred material for many military standards and aerospace applications. Additionally, 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, citing its applicability for extreme environmental conditions and outdoor exposure.



Why Choose MPC’s Metalphoto Labels & Tags?

  • Crisp, high-resolution graphics on black or silver backgrounds.
  • Delivers exceptional durability and resistance to chemicals, abrasion, solvents, extreme temperatures and UV.
  • Mechanical attachment with high-performance adhesives and/or holes.
  • Ideal for variable information.
  • Expected exterior life of 20+ years. Color options possess limited UV resistance.
  • Imaged on a photosensitive anodized aluminum face stock. After fabrication, edges and holes of the finished parts are not anodized; a secondary process may be elected for thicknesses of .063” or greater to anodize, alodine or paint these edges for increased durability and protection.

Product Specifications


Photosensitive anodized aluminum face stock (optional thicknesses .003”, .005”, .008”, .012”, .020”, .032”, .063”, .090”, .125”).


Matte (non-reflective w/flat finish), Satin (lustrous semi-reflective material), #4 (brushed to resemble a stainless steel finish), Gloss (highly reflective, mirror-like). Note: #4 starts at .032" thickness; Gloss is available in .020" only. See Metalphoto finishes


Permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive and/or holes for mechanical attachment.


Many fonts and design elements are available, as well as your company logo.


Black graphics on silver background or silver graphics on black background; color options available. Note: Colors other than black possess limited UV resistance.

Standard Sizes:

Standard and custom sizes.


Shipped in sequential order, in boxes. 100% no missing numbers.


15 working days from receipt of order and approval of artwork. Expedited shipment is available for an additional charge. Foil thicknesses require 15-20 working days.

No minimum quantity. Get a quote for any size job.

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.