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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 photosensitive anodized aluminum for durable nameplates, barcode labels, 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 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).

Widely Specified:

  • Meets a wide array of commercial, government and military specifications.
  • Virtually impervious to chemicals, heat, abrasion, salt spray and sunlight.

High Resolution:

  • Photographic images afford extreme detail and contrast at any size.


  • Bar Code Label Aluma-tough-tags.JPG#asset:11749
  • Aircraft Data Plates, Placards and Panel Fronts
  • 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



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.