UID Metal Nameplates


  • Metalphoto® material meets a wide array of commercial, government and military specifications.
  • Earned more top scores than any other IUID bar code label material tested by the U.S. Navy.
  • Notable certifiations include: MIL-STD- 130N, STANAG 2290, GGP-455B(3) Type I, MIL-DTL-15024F, MIL-P-19834B and A-A- 50271.
  • Expertise in working with UID spec from an established company with a reputation for durable and reliable products

Our Photo Anodized Aluminum IUID Plates provide excellent durability and barcode readability, making them the ideal choice for a wide range of outdoor and industrial applications.

Metalphoto®  anodized aluminum IUID plates provide excellent durability and barcode readability, making them the ideal choice for a wide range of Item Unique Identification (IUID) applications. For flexible photo-anodized aluminum labels, black text and barcodes are reproduced on a matte surface, ensuring good printability and accurate scan reads.

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MIL-STD-130 compliant Metalphoto®  labels are anodized for protection from chemicals, abrasion and high temperatures, and offer outstanding resistance to damaging UV rays. A specially matched adhesive provides more robust thickness. Optional holes are available for mechanical fasteners. Laser-marked aluminum data plates provide similar performance statistics to the photo-anodized data plates.

The photo-anodized aluminum provides added durability while the specially matched adhesive ensures maximum thickness or optional holes are available for mechanical fasteners. Optional thicknesses available are .008”, .012”, .020” & .032”. 

Specifications Data
Material Metal - .008” thick matte anodized aluminum is standard. Optional thicknesses include: .012”, .032” and .063”. Foil - .003” thick matte anodized aluminum is standard. .005” thick matte anodized aluminum is optional.
Serialization All alphanumeric bar codes are photo imaged with a human-readable equivalent. Guaranteed no skips in sequence.
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs. All copy, block type, stylized type, logos, designs, and bar code are subsurface printed.
Colors Available in black only
Standard Adhesive Specially matched adhesives ensure maximum adhesion or optional holes available for mechanical fasteners (metal option only).
Sizes Various sizes available
Holes Optional
Packaging Shipped in “work-out-of” cartons for convenient application. Each carton consists of one or more trays containing sequentially packed nameplates (nameplates may not always have a number and a quantity packaged can vary with metal thickness). Both cartons and trays are clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of contents. Pressure-sensitive adhesive orders are shipped with a roller, cleaner, and application instructions. Roller is recommended when applying nameplates.
Shipment 7 business days
Destructive Test Data
Image intensified Plates brushed for 7,000 cycles with stiff nylon wheel (C-17) at a 1,000 gm (16 ox.) load Reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Chemical Test Data
Characteristics Test conditions Effect
Water/humidity no effect
Salt spray 5% at 95°F, 700 hours Slight dulling of image, affects overall readability
Ethyl Alcohol no effect
Ethyl Acetate 24 hours no effect
Ferric Chloride 10%, 16 hours no effect
Heptane 72 hours no effect
Hydrocarbon Fluid no effect
JP-4 Fuel no effect
Kerosene no effect
Methyl Ethyl Ketone no effect
Nitric Acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Phosphoric acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Skydrol no effect
Sodium hydroxide affects overall readability
Sulfuric acid 10%, 24 hours no effect
Turbine and jet fuel (MIL-L 5161C) (MIL-L 5161C) no effect
Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate 1%, 40 hours no effect
Trisodium Phosphate no effect
Temperature Test Data
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Data
Image intensified Weatherometer, 20 years equivalent Reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Abrasion Test Data
Label Adhesion Test Data
Pull Test Data