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Aluma-Tough a metalphoto product - spec page

Aluma-Tough a metalphoto product - spec page

Exceptionally Durable. Widely Specified. High Resolution.

For over 50 years, industrial and military engineers have specified Metalphoto (AlumaTough) photosensitive, sealed anodized aluminum for durable nameplates, barcode labels, medical device Identification, service schematics and control panels installed in harsh operating environments.

Metalphoto’s proprietary technology permanently seals a UV-stable image inside of anodized aluminum, offering the confidence of unparalleled durability, image resolution and readability.

Aluma-Tough sealed, anodized aluminum tags can be custom printed and cut to fit your identification needs exactly.

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+ years outdoor applications.
  • Earned more top scores than any other barcode label material tested by the U.S. Navy (NSWC, Corona Division, IUID Center; August 2011).
  • Withstands multiple sterilization cycles and will not fade or harbor bacteria as per ANSI/AAMI ST79 steam sterilization and sterility assurance.

Widely Specified:

  • Meets a wide array of commercial, government and military specifications.
  • Virtually impervious to chemicals, heat, abrasion, salt spray and sunlight.
  • Tested to ANSI/AAMI ST79 steam sterilization and sterility assurance standards in response for a durable label that can last in a healthcare environment.

High Resolution:

  • Photographic images afford extreme detail and contrast at any size.
  • Great for Unique Device Identification with an Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology such as barcode labels.

Learn More About AlumaTough Sealed, Anodized Aluminum Tags


  • Bar Code Label Aluma-tough-tags.JPG#asset:11749
  • Aircraft Data Plates, Placards and Panel Fronts
  • Medical Device Identification
  • Unique Device Identification (UDI)
  • Long-Term Asset Tags
  • Energy/Mining Compliance Tags
  • Machine Panel Fronts
  • Shipping/Transportation Labels
  • Nameplates/Data Plates
  • Architectural/Wayfinding Signage
  • Equipment Labels
  • Diagrams & Schematics
  • Name Badges
  • Photographic Reproductions
  • Plaques & Awards

Learn More about Applications and See Case Studies



Material: anodized aluminum sheets (1100 alloy)

Sizes: 10” x 12”, 12” x 20”, 20” x 24”, 20” x 40”, 24” x 40”

Thicknesses: .003”, .005”, .008”, .012”, .020”, .032”, .039”, .063”, .090”, .125”

Aluma-Tough Performance Characteristics:

Meets many DoD requirements including MIL-STD-130N, GGP-455B, MIL-A-8625F and MILDTL- 15024F.

Meets ANSI/AAMI ST79 Steam Sterilization Standards for Healthcare Facilities.

Aluma-Tough-specs.jpg#asset:11746See how AlumaTough Stacks up to Stainless Steel in All Types of Applications!