Aluma-Tough®
Metal Tags

Custom metal equipment tags, asset tags and name plates withstand harsh elements for 20+ years!

Aluma-Tough (MetalPhoto®) tags stand up to heat, sunlight, chemical and saltwater corrosion and abrasive environments without fading or scratching.

Aluma-Tough® Metal Tags

Custom metal equipment tags, asset tags and name plates withstand harsh elements for 20+ years!

MetalPhoto Aluma-Tough Metal Tags are stronger than stainless steel

Aluma-Tough (MetalPhoto®) tags stand up to heat, sunlight, chemical and saltwater corrosion and abrasive environments without without fading or scratching.

Aluma-Tough Tags Last 25+ Years

Aluma-Tough tags and name plates are built to withstand harsh conditions and ensure that your important ID tags and labels remain clearly readable for decades.

Cross section of Aluma-Tough construction

Available in a wide range of styles and sizes, as well as custom designs, Aluma-Tough, sealed anodized aluminum tags are manufactured to last longer than stainless steel, standard anodized aluminum or any other type of metal tag.

Custom, Rectangle Aluma-Tough Tags

Ford® VIN Aluma-Tough Tags

AlumaTough Custom Metal Tags for Trailers

Aluma-Tough Tags for Trailers

Small VIN Tags Custom Made of AlumaTough Metal to last 20+ years

Small VIN Aluma-Tough Tags

Large VIN Tags, Custom Made of Ultra-Durable Aluma-Tough Metal

Large VIN Aluma-Tough Tags

Metal ID Plates and Tags made with ultra-durable AlumaTough metal

Large, Metal ID Aluma-Tough Plates

Metal VIN Panel ID Tag made of ultra-durable AlumaTough metal, stronger than stainless steel

VIN Panel ID Aluma-Tough Tags

Numbered Metal Tags with Holes, Ultra-Durable AlumaTough Metal is stronger than stainless steel

Round, Numbered Aluma-Tough Tags with Holes

Metal Number Tags with Adhesive Baker, Ultra-Durable Aluma-Tough is stronger than stainless steel

Numbered Aluma-Tough Tags with Adhesive Back

Locker Tags AlumaTough

Numbered, Rectangle Aluma-Tough Tags with Adhesive Backer

Metalphoto Aluma-Tough Tags for Various Industries

Applications for Aluma-Tough Tags

Aluma-Tough tags and name plates have a variety of applications, from outdoor signage to vehicle identification plates, essential information posted in manufacturing facilities to critical operating instructions for heavy machinery, and are even approved for medical device and asset identification!

These diverse uses all have one thing in common: the labels need to be ultra-durable, resistant to chemicals, weather, and other damage to last for years.

These photosensitive aluminum plates and tags have high quality images sealed between a rigid aluminum base and a crystal clear, anodized top layer, and can be customized to fit any need.

How Aluma-Tough Tags Are Made

The Aluma-Tough manufacturing process is what sets it apart from stainless steel or other ‘weatherproof’ tags.

With top quality materials, meticulous attention to detail, and diligent compliance standards across industries and specific uses, Aluma-Tough aluminum tags and name plates are built to withstand weather, chemical damage, abrasions, paint, aging, fungus, and beyond.

The process begins with a graphic – either a standard template or fully custom – generated on a special film, then exposed to a durable aluminum plate where it is developed, fixed, and rinsed. The graphic is then sealed to the plate with sapphire-hard, clear anodizing.

The final product is a resistant, clearly-understandable plate of sealed, anodized aluminum that is sized and cut to your exact specs.

Cross section of Aluma-Tough construction
Aluma-Tough MetalPhoto Tags Last Longer Than Stainless Steel

Better Than Stainless Steel

In the past, etched and filled stainless steel has been a common medium for name plates, signage, panel applications, etc., but thanks to modern technology and Aluma-Tough’s unique method of anodized sealing, stainless steel simply cannot compare.

Many people retain misconceptions about stainless steel vs. anodized aluminum, particularly regarding costs, durability, clarity and resolution, and diversity of applications. In all of these categories, Aluma-Tough outperforms traditional stainless steel in a variety of ways.

Industries that Use Aluma-Tough Tags

Aluma-Tough aluminum name plates and tags are used across a tremendous range of industries.

With such diverse options and unprecedented reliability, Aluma-Tough is ready to create long-lasting tags for these industries and more!

• Aircraft / Aerospace
• Architectural Signage
• Appliances
• Automotive
• Defense / Military / IUID
• Electronics
• General Industrial

• Marine / Shipbuilding
• Medical / Healthcare
• Mining
• Renewable Energy
• Transportation
• Oil and Gas Drilling / Refining
• Heavy Equipment

Barcode Metal Tags, Control Panels and More with Strong Aluma-Tough metal

What can be printed on Aluma-Tough Metal Tags?

  • Variable information
  • Barcodes and QR codes
  • Graphics and photographs
  • Text, numbering, symbols and more

Printing can be done in black and silver only.

Case Studies

Read more about how Aluma-Tough name plates, tags, and signs have been used in real-world applications, as well the benefits provided, associated costs, and other details about Aluma-Tough products in action!

These case studies provide a clear look at how Aluma-Tough products are used in the field, and offer deeper insight into the usefulness and toughness of anodized aluminum in practice.

Medical Device Tags Withstand Repeated Sterilization

Medical Device Tags Withstand Repeated Sterilization

Medical Device Tags Withstand Repeated SterilizationHealthcare providers label and identify property and processes in order to keep track of inventory, communicate hospital procedures and manage recalls. Medical devices or equipment that must undergo sterilization or...

Aluma-Tough Tags are an Asset to the Transportation Industry

Aluma-Tough Tags are an Asset to the Transportation Industry

Aluma-Tough Tags are an Asset to the Transportation IndustryThe transportation industry encompasses a massive range of vehicles, aircraft, ships and systems, all of which have specific needs for durable, long-lasting ID tags. Aluma-Tough anodized aluminum tags are...

Aluma-Tough vs. Stainless Steel

Aluma-Tough vs. Stainless Steel

Sealed Anodized Aluminum vs. Stainless SteelWhat's more durable than Stainless Steel ID tags? Aluma-Tough sealed, anodized aluminum! The need for heavy-duty, tough-as-nails metal signs, name plates, and tags is universally accepted among a vast range of industries,...

Beautiful Photography Prints on Aluma-Tough Metal

Beautiful Photography Prints on Aluma-Tough Metal

Beautiful Photography Prints on Aluma-Tough MetalThe uses for Aluma-Tough anodized aluminum signs are numerous, and also include amazing, high-resolution photographs! Although Aluma-Tough is commonly used for industrial applications, such as control panels, VIN tags,...