EXPEDITER™ Photo Anodized Aluminum UID plates are exceptionally durable and versatile, resisting impact as well as extremes of temperature, abrasion, acids, bases, lubricants, fuels and salt spray. We offer many thicknesses…Thinner serve as ‘peel & stick’ labels; Thicker serve as plates to be screwed, riveted or hung with a lanyard.

“Tried and True”…they are made of Metalphoto®, a material used by the US military for over 50 years. You’ll find it on military vehicles and tanks, ships and submarines, Apollo landing craft and Space Shuttle Columbia. Due to Metalphoto®’s superior resistance to abrasion, heat and sunlight, the National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers picks it as the most durable aluminum substrate. Metalphoto® is a trademark of Horizons, Inc.

Multiple Manufacturing Steps Ensure Long-lasting Image Quality

  1. A black image is photographically reproduced on the matte aluminum surface
  2. The image is embedded within a sapphire hard anodized layer
  3. An intensification process further increases resistance to heat and UV rays

Photo Anodized Aluminum

Material Metal
Performance Heavy Duty
Marking Method Photographic
Distinguishing Feature(s) Broad Performance Value
Exterior Exposure > 20 years
High Temperature 750° F
Conforms to Curves .003″, .005″, .008″, .012″
“Peel & Stick” .003″, .005″, .008″, .012″, .020″
Mechanical Fasteners .020″, .032″, .064″
Resistant to
– Abrasion Excellent
– Acids and Bases Excellent
– Oils, Fuels, Solvents Excellent
– Salt Spray Excellent
– Direct Impact Yes
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Thickness & Fastening Method Options

Thickness Peel & Stick Holes for Fasteners Conforms to Curves

Complete Compliance with MIL-STD-130

  • Meets MIL-DTL-15024 Type G & H and MIL-P-19834
  • 2D Data Matrix barcode included, per MIL-STD-130 and ECC200 standards
  • Certificate of Compliance with MIL-STD-130 is included
  • Verification and Validation reports per MIL-STD-130 using ISO/IEC 15415, AS9132 or  AIM-DPM-12006.  Sample size varies with quantity or request 100% sample size.

Customizable for Your Item and Application

  • Choose Thickness and Fastening Method
  • Choose Shape and Size
    • Rectangles and Squares include: 3.0” x 1.0”, 2.0” x 1.0”, 3.0” x 2.0”, 1.50” x 0.50” and 0.625” x 0.625” (with only 2D DM and SERNO under)
    • Circles with diameters of 1.50”, 1.25”, 2.0”, 2.25”, 3.0”, 3.5”, etc.
    • We have hundreds of existing dies available and can order custom sizes and shapes
  • Choose Radius or Square corners

Fast Turnaround

Order-to-ship lead time is 7-10 working days

RUSH: Usually can be expedited to 5 days with rush fee


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