MPC’s Metalphoto is our most durable and popular solution for aluminum nameplates, with an expected outdoor life span of 20 years or more. The graphics are sealed beneath a sapphire-hard anodic layer, creating an impenetrable surface that is resistant to abrasion, heat and sunlight. Metalphoto is the specified material for many military standards and aerospace applications, and 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.
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.
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:
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Metalphoto continues to be a leading material choice for some of the most demanding applications. Known for its durability and high-performance characteristics, Metalphoto has several advantages over other substrates. These are two of the most important factors that many customers consider when selecting Metalphoto for their applications.
See why Seatrax, a leading offshore crane manufacturer, chose Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum for extreme durability and fast turnaround on permanent labels and markings.
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.
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.
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.
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