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 Specifications Organization Description

Federal Specification GGP-455B(3) (1639 downloads) US Federal Government Plates and Foils, Photographic (Photosensitive, Anodized Aluminum)
MIL-DTL-15024G US Department of Defense Identification of Equipment; Type G – Foil Type H – Plate
A-A-50271 Class 2-Composition C (1495 downloads) US Department of Defense Department of Defense Commercial Item Description – Identification Plate
SSP 50007 (1472 downloads) NASA, Johnson Space Center Texas Space Station Inventory Management System Bar Code Label Requirements and Specification
MIL-STD-130 (1510 downloads) US Department of Defense Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property
MIL-A-8625F (1542 downloads) US Department of Defense Anodic Coatings for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys
Type II Class 1 (unprocessed or clear) Class 2 (processed)
MIL-A-8625F Amendment 1 (676 downloads) US Department of Defense Anodizing amendment for Photosensitized (identification) nameplates
Click to downloadSAE AMS-QQ-A-250/1 Society of Automotive Engineers – SAE Federal Specification, Aluminum 1100 Plate and Sheet (superceded by ASTM B209-10)
MIL-DTL-19834C (1534 downloads) US Department of Defense General Specification for Plates; Identification or Instruction, Metal Foil, Adhesive Backed
MIL-STD-13231 (1491 downloads) US Department of Defense Military Standard Practice – Marking of Electronic Items
MIL-P-514D (1464 downloads) US Department of Defense Plate Identification, Instruction and Marking, Blank
MIL-PRF-61002 (1452 downloads) US Department of Defense Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Labels for Barcoding
NSA-2B (1429 downloads) National Security Agency-NSA/CSS Identification 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) (1471 downloads) Detroit Testing Laboratory Certification to specification
IUID Environmental Survivability Testing Report (675 downloads) 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 (1421 downloads) 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 (1469 downloads) Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Marking and Labeling System Material Component (File # MH17767)
CSA Approval Doc 1 (1435 downloads) | Doc 2 (1437 downloads) Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Canadian approval for adhesive-backed Metalphoto products
Click to downloadEC 1907/2006 European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Reach Certification
RoHS Certification (1480 downloads) EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) RoHS Certification
CARDIVNSWC-TR-62-00-05 (1435 downloads) 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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