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Stainless Steel

Heavy metal with corrosion, heat, and cuastic resistance.

Material Highlights

Stainless steel is an excellent option for nameplates, panels and labels when a very high resistance to corrosion and heat is required. Stainless nameplates can be screen-printed or chemically etched and color-filled.


Material Characteristics

Stainless Steel offers:
Excellent chemical and solvent resistance Highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation High temperature resistance Extremely durable for exterior applications
Types of Stainless Steel Used:
304, 304L, 316, 316L, 430
Thicknesses (not all alloys are available in all of these thicknesses):
.014”, .018”, .024”, .030”, .036”, .048”, .060”, .078”, .090”, .105”, .120”
Standard #4 – brushed finish.

Specialized Material Options for Your Application

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 for stainless steel nameplates including:

  • Lasts over 20 years outdoors without fading or degradation.
  • Uniquely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure.
  • Exceptional image resolution that allows for photo image, security and microprint options.
  • Ability to support unique information, including a unique barcode or QR code and letter/number combination on every piece.
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