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-15024F: 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

Industry Specifications Organization Description

Independent Specifications Organization Description


Technical Support

Technical Support

For online technical support, videos and other resources to help customers make & sell materials, click the button on the right to log in to our Processor Portal.

If you do not have a username and password for the Processor Portal, please email

By logging in to the Processor’s Portal you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

What is the Processor Portal?

The Processor Portal is your 24/7 support of all Horizons ISG products and equipment including material processing, equipment installation, usage and maintenance, operating procedures, troubleshooting and valuable marketing information to grow sales.

If what you need cannot be found on the Processor Portal, contact Technical Support directly:

Phone – 877.386.1534 (+1 216.587.7318)
Email –

Please note, any time you contact us regarding material, please have the material pouch with you in order to provide the specific manufacturing information for the material in question. Photos of any problems are extremely helpful and can be emailed or texted to

Why Use the Processor Portal?

This is the most direct way to procure support and information on our products, any time. Most information is presented in guides containing detailed step-by-step instructions, with clear photos and videos.

Information is categorized by product line (Metalphoto, DuraBlack, AlumaMark, ID-Mark, or AlumaJet), with sub-categories of general information, material processing, equipment, and troubleshooting.

For marketing support, the “Literature Library” is your source for the most up-to-date sales and marketing documents of data sheets, case studies, e-mail templates, graphic support, and more. Editable source files are provided so that you may translate or add your company’s contact info/logo.

New guides are consistently being created, so this should always be the first stop when information or support is needed.


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

Asia Dealer Products Contact

Europe Dealer Products Contact

North America Dealer Products Contact

Oceania Dealer Products Contact

South America Dealer Products Contact




To see prices, please visit the Processor’s Portal. To place an order, visit the Purchase Center.





Safety Data Sheets (fmr. MSDS) are available online for our customers.

Some SDS forms require a username and password to access. If you need a username and password, please contact Customer Service at or 1.877.297.3816.

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