Material: Metalphoto Anodized AluminumMP Converter Seal

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. It is an ideal choice for those designing nameplates, front panels and tags that need to last. Metalphoto performs and remains legible for decades in the harshest environments and most challenging applications. The material is durable and the graphics are high contrast with excellent resolution. Go to Durability Characteristics. Metalphoto of Cincinnati is a certified Metalphoto converter.

Performance History (Video 1)

 

Durability (Video 2)

 

Image Resolution (Video 3)

 

Variable Information (Video 4)

 
 
 

Material Characteristics

Imaging:

The images/graphics for your nameplate or panel are photographically imaged into the anodic layer of the aluminum giving you an image in black or gray-scale. Additionally, color can be screen printed into the anodic layer.

Thicknesses:

.003", .005", .008", .012", .020", .032", .063", .090" and .125"

Finishes:

mp finishes

 

 
 

Metalphoto Performance Characteristics

Test Results
Characteristics Result
Abrasion Resistance No pronounced image loss, degradation, or reduced readability after 7000 cycles of an abrading wheel.
Acid Corrosion No deterioration or image degradation after 24 hours in 3% nitric acid.
Heat Resistance No legibility loss or degradation when subjected to 650°F. No deleterious effect after a 720-hour salt spray (fog) test. 2,6
Salt Spray Corrosion "Very good" corrosion resistance after 113 days seawater exposure.
Accelerated Light
and Weather
Resistance
No pronounced deterioration of legibility after 400-hour carbon arc weatherometer exposure.
Accelerated Oxygen
Aging
No discoloration or fading after 96hour/300 psi/70°C oxygen bomb aging.
Stain Resistance No black fading when plates are exposed to tincture of iodine.
Cleaning Resistance No deleterious effects when tested with alkaline cleaners (MIL-C-87937 or equivalent) for aircraft surfaces.
Low Temperature
Resistance
No deleterious effect or image fade after 1 hour at -50°F. No impairment of legibility upon exposure at -67°F.
Organic Solvent
Resistance
No softening, staining, or noticeable fade after 24-hour exposure to: JP-4 fuel, Gasoline, Mineral spirits, Methyl ethyl ketone, Turpentine, Turbine & jet fuel, Kerosene, Xylol, Acetone, Toluol, Heptane, Trichlorethylene, MIL- H-5606 hydraulic fluid, and MIL-L-7808 jet engine oil
Fungus Resistance Visual reading of "0" per ASTM-G21.
Thermal Shock No deterioration after 3 cycles between -65°C and 125°C.
Moisture Resistance No deterioration after 10 humidity cycles per MIL-STD-202, method 106.

 

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.

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