Metalphoto Application Hall of Fame

Aircraft Landing Gear Labels

In Use since 1988

Why Metalphoto? To ensure proper maintenance of critical components; Metalphoto combines durability (resistance to sunlight, weather, temperature, and hydraulic fluids) with light weight.

International Space Station Inventory Labels

In Use since 1977

Why Metalphoto? To identify critical inventory items; Metalphoto combines durability with the light weight and low profile required for space applications.

Aircraft Galley & Service Cart Panels & Placards

In Use since 1991

Why Metalphoto? To identify aircraft galley items; Metalphoto is a light-weight, permanent identification material that will resist damage from impact, abrasion, and cleaning.

Naval Ship Label Plates

In Use since 1958

Why Metalphoto? To identify components and locations on the ship (CVN, LHA, LCS, DDG, SSN, SSBN, etc.); Metalphoto provides the Navy a cost-effective way to produce a large quantity of durable, unique identification plates.

Metalphoto’s ability to produce a large volume of unique label plates that can survive a variety of naval operating conditions make it the go-to material for marine applications.

Item Unique (UID) Military Barcode Labels

In Use since 2005

Why Metalphoto? For unique identification and tracking; Metalphoto combines durability and resolution with the ability to produce a large volume of item-unique barcodes.

Metalphoto is the only way to produce a high volume of item-unique barcode labels that are durable enough for military operations.

Night Vision Goggle Labels

In Use since 2009

Why Metalphoto? For item-unique identification and tracking; Metalphoto offers a non-reflective matte finish to limit detection at night.

Sterilization Container Trays & Tracking Labels

In Use since 2015

Why Metalphoto? To identify and organize surgical equipment before and after sterilization; Metalphoto is proven to withstand multiple sterilization cycles without fading or harboring bacteria as per ANSI/AAMI ST79 steam sterilization and sterility assurance. View Case Study »

Metalphoto has unmatched temperature resistance compared to other variable data identification materials – it remains readable up to 1,000°F.

Transportation Asset Tracking Labels

In Use since 2008

Why Metalphoto? Metalphoto replaces traditional etched steel by incorporating variable data and machine-readable barcodes into the tag to optimize fleet performance. View Case Study »

Unlike etched steel, which must be stamped with variable data (adding labor cost), Metalphoto supports variable data imaged directly onto the part – even scan-able barcodes, data matrix codes and QR codes.

Oilfield Control System Operator Panels & Placards

In Use since 1987

Why Metalphoto? As an operator control system interface; thick Metalphoto panels identify controls and protect electronics from the operating environment. View Case Study »

Available in thicknesses ranging from from 0.003″ foils to 0.125″ thick plates, Metalphoto can be used not only for nameplates and labels, but for operator control panels, machine facelplates, and interfaces.

Heavy Equipment Component Tracking Labels

In Use since 1992

Why Metalphoto? To identify OEM components with durable item-unique barcode labels for Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

Metalphoto is the only way to produce a high volume of item-unique barcode labels that are durable enough for construction equipment components.

Plastic Extrusion Machine Safety Labels & Operator Instructions

In Use since 1993

Why Metalphoto? To identify equipment components and operator instructions; Metalphoto allows for total customization of graphics and information to facilitate safe operation.

Metalphoto’s low set up cost makes it ideal for customized graphics, be they unique warning signs, operator instructions, or detailed custom machine schematics.

Oil Refinery Asset Identification Labels

In Use since 2013

Why Metalphoto? To identify and track assets; Metalphoto survives harsh refinery conditions and supports an optional Teflon coating to shed dirt, paint, and chemicals.

Metalphoto’s image is sealed inside of anodized aluminum, making it resistant to a wide variety of corrosive chemicals and environmental conditions.

Architectural Blueprint Reproductions & Custom Signage

In Use since 2005

Why Metalphoto? To recognize donors and memorialize designs; Metalphoto architectural signage offers the combination of outdoor durability, photographic resolution, and high-quality look and feel provided by anodized aluminum. View Case Study »

Metalphoto’s silver-halide image is sealed inside of anodized aluminum, making it readable after exposure to sunlight/weather for 20+ years.

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