Transportation & Logistics

Improved Tracking and Traceability with Metalphoto Identification

Metalphoto Transportation Trucking Fleet Labels Tags Nameplates Data Plates


Metalphoto Nameplate for Transportation Truck Chassis

Metalphoto of Cincinnati provides identification products with unmatched durability and graphic flexibility to some of the world leaders in transportation. We offer identification solutions that enable or improve tracking, traceability, regulatory compliance and operational instruction, including:

  • VIN tags
  • Manufacturing nameplates
  • Safety data plates
  • Operating and maintenance instruction plates
Learn more about how Metalphoto of Cincinnati helped a major trailer and shipping container manufacturer replace it’s failing nameplates with a superior identification solution.

Superior Durability

Our identification products feature durability superior to all other options because they are created using our proprietary Metalphoto® substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum which is a 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 resistant to damage or degradation from the harsh conditions and environmental factors transportation equipment encounters.

Weather / UV
Extreme Temperatures

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, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations for over 50 years.

Unmatched Graphic Capability

Metalphoto Trucking VIN Tag Plate

In addition to harsh environment durability, Metalphoto’s 3556 dpi, photographic resolution image can support graphic elements that other materials and printing methods simply can’t achieve. These include:

The Benefits of Barcodes

Tracking and traceability is important when it comes to equipment and fleet management. The challenge is in ensuring the barcodes that enable tracking remain readable and scannable through severe conditions commonly faced in transportation. Metalphoto’s unique combination of durability and image resolution eliminates this problem. Different types of barcodes can add expanded features to your identification and benefits to your organization.

Barcode Types and Features

Linear Barcodes

A first generation, “one dimensional” barcode that is made up of lines and spaces of various widths that create specific patterns. Linear barcodes link to a database and store text-based information. They are readable with a barcode scanner and can be read by most smartphones. These barcodes have many uses including inventory management, equipment maintenance, and asset tracking.

2D Barcodes
A two-dimensional way to represent information. It is similar to a linear (1-dimensional) barcode, but can represent more data per unit area. Data matrix and QR codes are both examples of 2D barcodes. These codes link to a website and are scannable by any smartphone and in any direction. Scanning the code can grant access to many different forms of information, including:
  • Documents
  • Manuals
  • Videos
  • Photos
  • Instructions
Scan Barcode
Link to Content
Access Info

Trusted by Industry Leaders

MPC has provided identification solutions to major OEM’s, Tier 1, private and commercial fleets for critical identification requirements. With a proven track record across the industry, we will work with your product and engineering teams to optimize a design and recommend the proper attachment method to ensure that your identification stays affixed through the operating life of your equipment.
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Learn more about how Metalphoto of Cincinnati helped a major trailer and shipping container manufacturer replace it’s failing nameplates with a superior identification solution.

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