Nameplates by Material

Options for Heavy-Duty and Light-Duty Applications

MPC offers a wide variety of material options to meet the requirements for any nameplate or data plate application.  From the industrial durability of metal options to plastic and polymer options, we have the experience and expertise to create a nameplate solution that will stay affixed and readable through the entire life of your part, regardless of the conditions it will face.

Nameplate Material Options

Along with common label materials, MPC also offers Metalphoto®, an extremely durable photosensitive anodized aluminum substrate.  The image is sealed below the surface of the label, creating an impenetrable barrier to sunlight, water, salt, dirt, chemicals, solvents and temperatures up to 650°F, as well as giving Metalphoto labels an outdoor life of over 20 years.

Metal Nameplates

Our most durable and popular material, metalphoto nameplates and data plates are the preferred choice for environments requiring extreme durability.

  • High-resolution graphics sealed beneath an impenetrable sapphire-hard anodic layer.
  • Superior resistance to chemicals, abrasion and solvents.
  • Built to withstand exterior exposure in the harsh environments such as extreme cold, heat and UV. Expected exterior life of 20+ years. Color options have limited UV resistance.
  • Most cost-effective for small to medium volumes.

An ideal choice for use in the aircraft/aeronautical, automotive, marine and military industries, with anodized surface with a virtually impervious protective finish to protect data.

  • Well-suited to applications requiring resistance to abrasion and corrosion, as well as moderate outdoor durability.
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals and solvents.
  • More economical in higher-volume applications.
  • Graphics are screen printed and sealed beneath the anodic layer. Black graphics offer the greatest durability, with expected exterior life up to 10 years. Color options have limited UV resistance.

A lightweight yet strong material that is easily formed, aluminum is a popular choice for data and nameplates for its machinability and versatility.

  • Used in applications such as aircraft, marine, military and transportation.
  • Moderate outdoor durability and heat resistance. A protective coating increases abrasion resistance. Expected exterior life is up to 10 years.
  • Less expensive than many other metals.
  • Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

A dense metal with exceptional resistance to chemicals and corrosion, ideal for marine, heavy industrial and food processing applications.

  • Frequently used in highly caustic and acidic environments that would otherwise attack aluminum and destroy most data plates.
  • Offers low maintenance and dent and scratch resistance.
  • A relatively inexpensive material when lifetime cost is examined. Expected exterior life of up to 20 years.
  • Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

Known for its rich color and beauty in decorative applications. A popular choice for high-end retail and commercial displays, as well as applications requiring outdoor durability.

  • Excellent resistance to saltwater, chemicals and corrosion make it well-suited for marine, military, and general industrial applications. Expected exterior life is up to 20 years.
  • Generally less expensive than stainless steel.
  • Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

Plastic Nameplates

High tensile strength makes it ideal for printing, die-cutting and embossing.

  • Does not tear easily, and provides chemical and abrasion resistance. Expected exterior life is up to seven years.
  • Well-suited for product identification, packaging and general labeling applications.
  • More robust than polycarbonate in certain applications and less expensive for higher volumes.
  • Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface for maximum durability.

High mechanical strength and superior optical clarity, these nameplates and data plates are used often in product identification, packaging and general labeling applications.

  • High impact strength and resistance to stains, heat, abrasion and corrosive chemicals. Best-suited for applications with minimum or no flex requirements. Expected exterior life is up to five years.
  • Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface for maximum durability.

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.

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.

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