Metalphoto’s durability comes from the fact that this process replaces ink with “silver halide” which will not fade in direct sunlight conditions the way ink will – the silver halide is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing corrosion, sunlight, abrasion, temperature and chemical resistance. Its unique, photographic imaging process creates ultra-high resolution graphics and variable information – including machine-readable barcodes, anti-counterfeit security features and serialized data.

What is it used for:

MetalPhoto is used for nameplate, label and control panel applications where permanence, resolution, variable data or a combination of those characteristics is required. It is the most durable process available, producing a product that will withstand 20+ years in even the harshest environment.


  • Nameplates
  • Machine Data Plates
    Non-Color Outdoor applications
  • Barcode Applications
  • Control Panels
  • Graffiti Proof Surface can be cleaned with industrial strength adhesives, without effecting the image.
  • Applications where 20+ years of outdoor durability is required.

Military Spec compliant applications. MetalPhoto is compliant with the following specs:

MIL-STD-130N Mil-P-514
MIL-A-8625F MIL-P-19834B
MIL-STD-13231 LMA-PN010
MIL-DTL-15024F GGP-455B(3)