Metalphoto® is the process of choice used around the world for label and name plate product marking applications that must stand up to harsh environments, and are especially durable under exposure to chemicals and challenging elements. Metalphoto® applications from Drake are designed to maintain appearance, longevity, legibility and functionality of information under the most demanding environments and uses. Drake Metalphoto® applications are available in thicknesses of .003″ to .063″ and can be die cut to customer design. Finishes include natural brushed aluminum and satin Sunfast Gold. Variable data such as serial and barcode information is easily supported, as can rivet or adhesive attachment to your product/equipment. Drake Metalphoto® product marking solutions can be found in industries such as aerospace/NASA, avionics, consumer electronics, government, industrial/manufacturing, military, oceanic/nautical and oil/gas.
Available colors for Metalphoto® labels and name plates are Gold, Silver, Blue, Brown, Magenta, Purple, Red, and Yellow.
Teflon® coated Metalphoto® Tags and Plates combine the high temperature/UV resistance, dimensional stability, and light weight of aluminum with the non-reactive, non-stick characteristics of Teflon®. The additional layer of Teflon® increases the tag’s resistance to harsh chemicals containing acids and bases.
Use these general guidelines below to achieve the desired visual effect and durability for your label. Contact Drake for detailed specifications.
|Physical properties for Metalphoto® labels, plates & tags|
|Suitable for Compound Curved Surfaces||No|
|Suitable for Flat and Curved Surfaces||Flat Surfaces|
|High Temperature Resistance (750˚F-1000˚F)||Yes|
|UV Resistance (using UV resistant ink)||Excellent|
|Chemical and Solvent Resistance**||Excellent|
|Abrasion Resistance (Taser Abraser w/CS17 wheel gm. load, 7000 cycles)||Yes|
|Production information for Metalphoto® labels, plates & tags|
|Available thickness||.003″ to .032″|
Die cut to customer design (waste material removed)
|Printing colors||Black, Red, Yellow|
|Interior cutout size and shape||Any|
|Clear windows size and shape||N/A|
|Stamp on surface||Yes (.020 or above)|
|Serial and variable data**||Yes|
|Meets military standards||Mil-P-15024D & Mil-P-19834B, types I & II|
|UL PGDQ2||Component – marking and labeling systems file# (MH 14125 R)|
|Product attachment options for Metalphoto® labels, plates & tags|
|Rivet||Yes (holes drilled)|
|Pressure sensitive Acrylic HSE (DI 907)||2 mil|
|Pressure sensitive Acrylic LSE (DI 908)||3.5 mil|
|Pressure sensitive acrylic HSE (DI 901)||5 mil|
|Other adhesives available|
Proper adhesive should be chosen based on the specific application. Contact Drake for more information and recommendations.