Military Vechicles, Aircraft & Aerospace

Exceptionally Durable. Widely Specified. Photographic Resolution..

For over 50 years, the United States Department of Defense has specified Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum for durable labels, nameplates, schematics and control panels installed in harsh operating environments.

The United States Navy first adopted Metalphoto in 1958 for shipboard labels, placards and damage control signs. Since then, Metalphoto has been incorporated into several major Army
weapons systems including the Abrams Tank, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the HMMWV. Both Marine Corps and Army Depots operate Metalphoto production facilities. All Departments utilize Metalphoto for Item Unique Identification (IUID) barcode labels as specified under MIL-STD-130.

Nameplates / Barcode Labels / Service Diagrams / Schematics / Machine Control Panels

Product Benefits

Exceptionally Durable
  • UV-stable image is permanently sealed within the anodized aluminum.
  • Virtually impervious to chemicals, heat, abrasion, salt spray and sunlight.
  • Certified for 20 year plus outdoor applications.
  • Earned more top scores than any other IUID barcode label material tested by the U.S. Navy (NSWC, Corona Division, IUID Center; August 2011).
Widely Specified
  • Meets a wide array of commercial, government and military specifications.
  • Notable certifications include: MIL-STD-130N, STANAG 2290, GGP-455B(3) Type I, MIL-DTL- 15024F, MIL-P-19834B and A-A-50271 (several others listed on
Photographic Resolution
  • Photographic image affords extreme detail and contrast at any size.
  • Anti-counterfeit security printing is available.

Other Industries

Heavy Equipment

Click the button below for Heavy Duty HVAC Equipment and Heavy Equipment.

Military / Aerospace

Click the button below for Military Vehicles, Aircraft and Aerospace.

Medical Signs

Click the button below for Medical Signs.

Renewable Energy

Click the button below for Renewable Energy.

Commercial Signs

Click the button below for Commercial Signs.