metal plates PATMetalphoto® is photosensitive anodized aluminum.  Also referred to as photo anodized aluminum, Metalphoto has been the “go-to” option for durable labels, nameplates, equipments panels and more for more than fifty years.  The Metalphoto silver halide image is permanently sealed within the anodic layer, making it virtually impervious to chemicals, heat, abrasion, salt spray and UV.  Metalphoto meets an array of commercial, government and military specifications including MIL-STD-130N for Department of Defense UID data matrix bar code applications.

Metalphoto Photo Anodized Aluminum is Exceptionally Durable

Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum combines extreme durability in harsh environments with a high-quality, long-lasting appearance.  Metalphoto nameplates and labels function perfectly for years, maintaining their original appearance under many challenging conditions including extreme heat, humidity, long term exposure to weather, UV and other outdoor conditions, salt spray, abrasion, industrial solvents and chemicals.

Metalphoto Photo Anodized Aluminum is an Ideal Material Selection for Production Requirements Ranging from Small to High Volume

Metalphoto makes an excellent material choice for short and medium run production requirements or when a large volume of unique or one-of-a-kind parts are required.  Metalphoto panels, nameplates and labels may be produced quickly and economically.

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Photosensitive Anodized Aluminum Sheets


Matte:  Non-Reflective; Recommended for Linear and 2D Data Matrix Bar Code Labels and Applications Requiring a Non-Glare SurfaceSatin:  Semi-gloss;  Medium Reflectance; Grain Direction Light but Apparent; Widely Specified for Nameplate, Signage and Equipment Panel Applications#4:  Course Brushed Finish;  Grain Direction Very Apparent; Resembles #4 Stainless in AppearanceGloss:  Highly Reflective:  Mirror-Like Appearance


10″ x 12″, 12″ x 20, 20″ x 24″, 20″ x 40″,24″ x 40″. Spec or Custom Size Sheets Also Available.


.003″, .005″, .008″, .012″, .020″,.032″, .063″


Panel Fronts
Variable Information Plates, Linear and 2D Data Matrix Bar Code Labels
UID Labels
Data Plates
Indoor and Outdoor Signage
Wiring Diagrams & Schematics
Plaques & Awards

Performance Characteristics

Extremely Durable; Resistant to Chemicals, Abrasion, High Heat, UV, Outdoor Weathering.


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