is the preferred material for nameplates, control panels and bar codes where service life expectancy exceeds 20 years. Government and aerospace companies specifically request Metalphoto®
for its resistance to weather, abrasion, heat and most chemicals.
Marking and Sign Metalphoto flyer
Rubber Stamp Metalphoto flyer
Panels and Dials
Available in thicknesses up to 1/8", in your
choice of matte, satin or #4 brushed finish.
Resists most chemicals and solvents.
for detailed schematics or data
plates. Resistant to abrasion, heat
Bar Code Labels
UID requirements of MIL-STD-130. Labels wont fade, scratch or
First used in 1958, a recent Navy study states: "Metalphoto label
plates provide the highest
degree of performance."
following performance requirements are taken from reference
documents in which Metalphoto is used and specified, in order to
demonstrate the unique durability of the product.
Layers of Metalphoto:
glass-clear, sapphire-hard anodized layer resists chemicals, paint,
abrasion and dirt.
A unique, photographic imaging process creates ultra-high resolution graphics and text which are sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing corrosion, sunlight, abrasion, temperature and chemical resistance.
rigid aluminum base will not peel, crack or delaminate.
For a more detailed explanation of the Metalphoto process, click here.
This unique layering in Metalphoto material makes it perfect for demanding sign environments. Metalphoto is specified by the
government and the aerospace industry for its long life and ability
to stand up to harsh environments. Below are Metalphoto's performance characteristics. See for yourself how well
Metalphoto performs in your extreme environment.
|No pronounced image loss, degradation, or reduced readability after 7000 cycles of 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 1000°F.|
|No deleterious effect after a 720-hour salt spray (fog) test. 2.6 "very good" corrosion resistance after 113 days seawater exposure.|
|Accelerated Light and Weather|
|No pronounced deterioration of legibility after 400-hour carbon arc weatherometer exposure. |
|No discoloration or fading after 96-hour/300 psi/70°C oxygen bomb aging.|
|Stain Resistance||No black fading when plates are exposed to tincture of iodine.|
|No deleterious effects when tested with alkaline cleaners (MIL-C-87937 or equivalent) for aircraft structure.|
|No deleterious effect or image fade after 1-hour at -50°F. No impairment of legibility upon exposure at -67° F.|
|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-L7808 jet engine oil.|
|Visual reading of "0" per ASTM-G21.|
|Thermal Shock||No deterioration after 3 cycles between -65°C and 125°C.|
|No deterioration after 10 humidity cycles per MIL-STD-202, method 106.|
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Permanent Metal Markings for Bar Codes, Data Plates, Control Panels and Foil Labels
|Proudly Manufactured in the U.S.A. |
Metalphoto ® is a registered trade mark of Horizon Inc.
For a list of Mil Specs click here.
Metalphoto signs are ideal for situations where most other signs will not hold up. Salt water, sun, abrasion, heat, or corrosion, Metalphoto will endure in any of these conditions.
There is a reason the government specifies Metalphoto for any demanding application. Contact our Tacoma customer service department or our Seattle Advance Marking and Sign customer service department with any questions about our Metalphoto products.