Specification Center

Specification Center

Changing engineering drawings or specifications does not need to be difficult. Use the below guide to specify Metalphoto into your designs.

1. Identify the Material:

Ideally use the brand name “Metalphoto®”. If your organization prefers a generic definition, use “silver-impregnated photosensitive anodized aluminum”. Those definitions will help insure your part gets genuine Metalphoto vs. an inferior dyed product that may fade.

2. Identify the Physical Properties of the Material:

a. Thickness or Gauge: Metalphoto ranges from 0.003” (.076mm) to 0.125” (3.175mm)
b. Alloy: all Metalphoto is 1100 alloy aluminum
c. Anodizing Process: Metalphoto conforms to the MIL-A-8625 for anodic layer
d. Imaging Technology: generically “silver-impregnated photosensitive anodized aluminum”

3. Reference Specifications & Tests:

There are many military, commercial and government specifications you can reference that Metalphoto is certified to. Here are some of those commonly referenced:

a. MIL-DTL-15024G: Identification of Equipment
b. MIL-P-19834B:General Specification for Plates
c. A-A-50271 Class 2- Composition C: Commercial Item Description
d. Federal Specification GGP-455B(3): Type I (Grade A&B) Class 1 or 2

For a longer list of some of Metalphoto’s major specifications, click the arrows to open the bars below or download our Engineering and Specifications Guide.

Military/Government SpecificationsOrganizationDescription 
Federal Specification GGP-455B(3)US Federal GovernmentPlates and Foils, Photographic (Photosensitive, Anodized Aluminum)
MIL-DTL-15024GUS Department of DefenseIdentification of Equipment; Type G – Foil Type H – Plate
A-A-50271 Class 2-Composition CUS Department of DefenseDepartment of Defense Commercial Item Description – Identification Plate
SSP 50007NASA, Johnson Space Center TexasSpace Station Inventory Management System Bar Code Label Requirements and Specification
MIL-STD-130US Department of DefenseIdentification Marking of U.S. Military Property
MIL-A-8625FUS Department of DefenseAnodic Coatings for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys
Type II Class 1 (unprocessed or clear) Class 2 (processed)
MIL-A-8625F Amendment 1US Department of DefenseAnodizing amendment for Photosensitized (identification) nameplates
Click to downloadSAE AMS-QQ-A-250/1Society of Automotive Engineers – SAEFederal Specification, Aluminum 1100 Plate and Sheet (superceded by ASTM B209-10)
MIL-DTL-19834CUS Department of DefenseGeneral Specification for Plates; Identification or Instruction, Metal Foil, Adhesive Backed
MIL-STD-13231US Department of DefenseMilitary Standard Practice – Marking of Electronic Items
MIL-P-514DUS Department of DefensePlate Identification, Instruction and Marking, Blank
MIL-PRF-61002US Department of DefensePressure-Sensitive Adhesive Labels for Barcoding
NSA-2BNational Security Agency-NSA/CSSIdentification Plates for National Security Agency
Industry Specifications Organization Description
BMS-26J Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company Boeing Material Specification
BAC5875 Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company Boeing Process Specification – Fabrication of Aluminum for Markers, Instrument Panels, Drawer Front Panels and Fabrication of Metal and Plastic Appliques
Memorandum A3-J024-M-9501786, Laboratory Case 161311 Honeywell, Inc. Satellite Systems Operations Metalphoto approved for use on Space Station
LMA-PN010 Lockheed Martin Fabrication of UID Nameplates for Aircraft Items
GA105G Northrup Grumman Northrup Grumman Standard
SS9048-R08 Sikorski Sikorski Processing Specification
LGMS 3001 BF Goodrich Goodrich Specification – Aluminum Material for Nameplates and Foil Labels
SMT0022 BF Goodrich Goodrich Specification
Independent Specifications Organization Description
A-A-50271 (~MIL-P-514D) Detroit Testing Laboratory Certification to specification
IUID Environmental Survivability Testing Report US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division Evaluation of label materials marked with Item Unique Identification (IUID)
AAMI/CDV-1 ST79:2010/A2.06 Pacific Biolabs Steam Sterilization Validation
Click to downloadTechnical Paper Series 2000-01-2437 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Special requirements for Crew Interface Labels on the International Space Station, Stephen Gray ∓ Fernando Ramos – Boeing
Click to downloadStandard UL 969 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Marking and Labeling Systems
UL PGGU2 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Marking and Labeling System Material Component (File # MH17767)
CSA Approval Doc 1 | Doc 2 Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Canadian approval for adhesive-backed Metalphoto products
Click to downloadEC 1907/2006 European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Reach Certification
RoHS Certification EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) RoHS Certification
CARDIVNSWC-TR-62-00-05 Department of Navy Navy Lab Evaluation of label plate materials and attachment methods considered for use on LPD-17
Click to downloadASTM B209-10 ASTM Standard Practices Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Sheet and Plate

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Distribution Center

Distribution Center

One of the ways ISG goes to market is through an international network of stocking Dealers. The bars below contain a complete list of our Dealers inclusive of countries served, products carried, and contact information.

Africa/Middle East Dealer Products Contact
Egypt Hitec/AMS AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Israel I.T.B. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto |
Kuwait Hitec/AMS AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Lebanon Soutraco AlumaJet, AlumaMark, ID-MARK, Metalphoto |
Qatar Hitec/AMS AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Saudi Arabia Hitec/AMS AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
South Africa Traceability Solutions AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
UAE O2 Technologies FZC AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, Metalphoto
Asia Dealer Products Contact
India Indus Eximtech Pvt. Ltd. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Japan Toko Kagaku Co. Ltd. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Europe Dealer Products Contact
Austria Trotec AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Belarus Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Croatia Klio d.o.o. AlumaMark
Estonia Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Estonia Seri-Deco AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Finland Seri-Deco AlumaMark, DuraBlack
France GravoTech Marking SAS AlumaMark/Alumilaz, DuraBlack
France Thermoflan AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto |
France GammaTec AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Georgia Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Germany Eckart signplastics GmbH AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Germany Graviermaterial24 AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Germany Innograv GmbH AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Hungary R+C Zrt. AlumaMark |
Ireland CSI Manufacturing Ltd. AlumaMark, DuraBlack, Metalphoto |
Kazakhstan Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Kyrgyzstan Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Latvia Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Latvia Seri-Deco AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Lithuania Markit Inc. Metalphoto
Lithuania Seri-Deco AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Moldova Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Norway Alvoen AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Poland Colop Polska Sp. z o.o AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Poland Laser Media AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Poland Rectus Metalphoto, AlumaMark |
Romania Multi Development SRL AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Russia Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Russia Dialcon AlumaMark
Spain Framun AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
Spain Percam Laser S.L. AlumaMark
Sweden Nermans Märksystem AB Metalphoto |
Sweden Sign Comminucation AB AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Sweden Une-gravyr AB AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Turkey Epidevsis AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto |
Ukraine Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
United Kingdom Trotec Laser Ltd. AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Uzbekistan Markit Inc. AlumaJet, AlumaMark, ID-MARK, Metalphoto
North America Dealer Products Contact
Canada Canadian Engravers Supply – Alberta AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Canada Canadian Engravers Supply – Ontario AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Canada Trotec Canada – British Columbia AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Canada Trotec Canada – Alberta AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Canada Trotec Canada – Ontario AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Canada Trotec Canada – Quebec AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Canada Gravograph-New Hermes/Engravers Depot AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Canada Techno Gestass AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Mexico Lasertips, S.A. de C.V. AlumaMark |
Mexico Jorlink AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Mexico Trotec Laser AlumaMark, DuraBlack
United States Professional Graphics AlumaJet |
United States Gravograph AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
United States Identification Plates Inc. AlumaMark, DuraBlack
United States Johnson Plastics Plus AlumaMark, DuraBlack
United States Marco Awards Group AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
United States Plastic Dress Up Company AlumaMark, DuraBlack
Oceania Dealer Products Contact
Australia LST Group AlumaJet, AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
Australia O'Brien Engineering AlumaMark, DuraBlack |
New Zealand Kendall Engraving AlumaMark, DuraBlack



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