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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.


Product Specification

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. (i>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.

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.

Discover Why Metalphoto® is Considered The Most Durable Identification Substrate Available

Developed by our parent company Horizons Inc. in 1950, Metalphoto® is manufactured and imaged using a unique photographic imaging technology, creating a photo quality image that is immune to the fading and decay of other printing and marking methods.

Identified by The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, Metalphoto achieves optimal durability by sealing the label image inside the anodic layer of aluminum.

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Request a Nameplate, Front Panel, Label & Tag Evaluation Kit

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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The Right Material for Your Project

Looking for other material options?  MPC has the fabrication capabilities to custom build your nameplates out of many standard materials, including aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, brass, polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyl.  Not sure which material is best for your application?  Contact our expert sales engineers now and we’ll help you build the perfect nameplate for your project.

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Metalphoto® Aces US Navy Environmental Survivability Test

Read how in a survivability study conducted by the US Navy, Metalphoto outperformed the other 72 materials evalutated across 38 simulated environment durablity tests.

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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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Unmatched Durability for Every Industry

Designed for ultimate durability, our Rigid Metalphoto® aluminum asset tags are used in almost every industrial application across the globe to track assets and locations in a number of applications — where the elements or corrosive materials could damage less-durable alternatives.

Quality Is Excellent

Quality is excellent, lead times are reasonable and pricing is competitive. Metalphoto of Cincinnati is outstanding at supplying our metal nameplates and labels, as well as addressing our needs and expectations as good as, if not better than, any of the other suppliers. MPC works well with helping us meet the demands of our customers.

Kerry Knebel

5 Star American Made Products

I have been buying products from Metalphoto of Cincinnati for more than 12 years now, never had any problem, very good products, high quality, and good communication.

Yovani Pinero

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