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
  • NResists salt spray corrosion
  • 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 Certified Converter

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

  • MIL-STD-130M
  • Identification marking of U.S. military property

Department of Defense

  • MIL-A-8625F
  • Anodic coatings for aluminum & aluminum alloys
  • Type II Class 1 (unprocessed or clear)
  • Class 2 (processed)

Department of Defense

  • MIL-P-19834B
  • General specification for plates
  • Identification or instruction, metal foil, adhesive backed

Department of Defense

  • MIL-STD-13231
  • Standard practice
  • Marking of electronic items

Department of Defense

    • MIL-DTL-15024F
    • 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
    • LMA-PN010

    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

    Metalphoto Product Samples