When Durability Counts, Let the Experts Help

As Stryker’s most durable product, Metalphoto, Which is also specified as Photosensitive Anodized Aluminum, has been our core product since 1960. Metalphoto®  is used to make durable, high-resolution nameplates, labels, and control panels.  Our unique photographic imaging process creates high-resolution graphics, photos, and information that 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. Stryker proudly produces the highest quality products that meet Department of Defense and Aerospace specifications.  We are a Certified Metalphoto Converter, JCP Certified, and ISO 9001: 2015 Certified delivering nameplates to your exact specifications with our custom fabrication capabilities.

Top performance features:

  • NUV resistant
  • NChemical resistant
  • NHigh and low temperature resistant
  • NAbrasion resistant
  • NNon affected by salt spray
  • NRated for 30 plus years of outdoor durability

Common Uses:

  • NWarning labels
  • NOutdoor equipment labels
  • NMemorial plaques
  • NMilitary equipment tags
  • NLawn and snow equipment labels
  • NMilitary Sea Vessel Labeling

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