Industrial Nameplate Inc. is a Certified Metalphoto Converter. Metalphoto®  is photosensitive anodized aluminum used to make durable, high-resolution nameplates, labels, and control panels.  Our unique photographic imaging process creates high-resolution graphics, photos, and information which is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum.  The final product provides a custom high-quality image on durable material that is built to withstand exposure in harsh environments. We produce the highest quality products that meet Department of Defense and Aerospace specifications.  We are JCP Certified and ISO Certified delivering nameplates to your exact specifications with our custom fabrication capabilities. 

Exceptionally Durable:

  • UV-stable image is permanently sealed within the anodized aluminum.
  • Virtually impervious to chemicals, heat, abrasion, salt spray, and sunlight.
  • Rated for 20 plus years of outdoor durability.
  • Earned more top scores than any other IUID barcode label material tested by the U.S. Navy (NSWC, Corona Division, IUID Center; August 2011).

Metalphoto adheres to the following certifications:

  • Underwriter Laboratories (UL)
    Marking and Labeling Systems PGDQ2
    Marking and Labeling System Material
    Component PGGU2.MH26206
  • Department of Defense
    Commercial Item Description
    A-A-50271 Class 2-Composition C
  • Department of Defense
    Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property
  • Department of Defense
    Anodic Coatings for Aluminum &
    Aluminum Alloys
    Type II Class 1 (unprocessed or clear)
    Class 2 (processed)
  • Department of Defense
    General Specification for Plates
    Identification or Instruction, Metal Foil,
    Adhesive Backed
  • Department of Defense
    Standard Practice
    Marking of Electronic Items
  • Department of Defense
    Identification of Equipment
    Type G – Foil – Type H – Plate
  • Department of Navy
    Laboratory evaluation of label plate materials
    and attachment methods considered for use
    on LPD-17 CARDIVNSWC-TR-62-00-05 June 2000
  • NASA, Johnson Space Center, Texas
    Space Station Inventory Label Specification – SSP 50007
  • United States Federal Government
    Federal Specification GGP-455B(3)
    Type I (Grade A&B) Class 1 or 2
  • Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company
    Boeing Process Specification BAC5875
    Fabrication of Aluminum Markers, Instrument
    Panels, Drawer Front Panels and Fabrication of
    Metal and Plastic Appliques
  • Lockheed Martin
    Fabrication of UID Nameplates of Aircraft Items
  • Honeywell, Inc.
    Satellite Systems Operations
    Metalphoto approved for use on Space Station
    Memorandum A3-J024-M-9501786
    Laboratory Case 161311
  • SAE Technical Paper Series 2000-01-2437
    Special requirements for Crew Interface Labels
    on the International Space Station
    Stephen Gray & Fernando Ramos – Boeing

Photographic Resolution:

  • Photographic image affords extreme detail and contrast at any size. + Anti-counterfeit security printing is available.