Military SPECs

Military standard labels, military shipping labels, stickers, nameplates, faceplates, graphic overlays, membrane switches, and other graphic solutions produced for use by the United States armed forces must meet strict MIL SPEC regulations established by the Department of Defense.

As you manufacture and distribute products for use by the US military, you can rest assured that PPS is a time-tested, MIL-SPEC certified partner that you can rely on for a wide range of durable, high-quality graphic solutions.

Over our 40+ year history, PPS has produced MIL SPEC labels and other graphic solutions for applications in all branches of the military, from the Navy to the Marines, Air Force and Army, as well as the Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve forces.

PPS’s Cage Code FSCM number is ­­­­66581, DUNS number is 08-081-6945 and our NAICS code is 323113. We maintain an updated registry with the Defense Logics Agency.PPS is also located in an Economic Target Area and has been successfully audited by several prime government contractors.

The following non-inclusive list is the military and government specifications that we commonly meet:

MIL-M-43719 (Self-adhesive Markers and Decals) and MIL-DTL-43719D

  • Type I = Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
  • Type II = Repositionable Adhesive

MIL-P-19834 (Aluminum Foil .003 thick)

  • Type 1 = Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
  • Type 2 = Solvent Activated Adhesive

MIL-P-15024 (Aluminum, Brass & Stainless Steel)

  • Type A = Etched & Color Filled (.030″ minimum thickness)
  • Type E = Printed (.030″ minimum thickness)
  • Type G = Aluminum Foil
  • Type H = Metalphoto
    • (With holes .020″ minimum thickness)
    • (With adhesive: .012″ – .025″)

AMS 7290 (Aerospace Decals) – (Cancelled June 2009); use A-A-59485 or MIL-M-43719
A-A-59485 (Aerospace Markings and Decals) (construction not tested to spec)
FED-STD-595 (Standard Colors and Gloss Levels)
MIL-STD-130 (General Marking Guidelines – US Military Property)
MIL-STD-129 (Military Marking for Shipment and Storage)
MIL-P-514 (Etched Aluminum and Metalphoto .020″ thick – Cancelled in Feb. 1996)

  • Composition A, Class 2 = Aluminum
  • Composition C = Metalphoto

A-A-50271 (CID replacement for MIL-P-514)
GG-P-455 (Photosensitive Anodized Aluminum Foil)

  • Type 1 = Metalphoto
  • Type 2 = Photo Etch

MIL-A-8625 (Anodic Coating Spec for Aluminum)
A-A-59485 (Aerospace Markings and Decals) (construction not tested to spec)
UU-D-171b (GSA Decals)
NSA-2H (Nameplates and Markings)

MIL-STD-130 contains general specifications for label creation, including the use of barcodes and serial numbers.

Durable MIL SPEC Products That Meet Exacting Specifications

PPS specializes in creating products that conform precisely to our customer’s unique needs and withstand the most extreme environments common to military applications:

  • Full-color images that grab your customers’ attention and differentiate your brand
  • Custom finishes for extra visibility
  • Custom sizes and shapes

High-Quality Material and Adhesive Selections

Our wide selection of materials and engineered adhesives provides enduring adhesion with permanent and removable adhesive choices. So whether your application requires waterproof decals, domed decals, barcoding or heavy-duty equipment decals, with PPS you can be confident you’ll be getting exactly what you need.

Superior Customer Service, From Design to Delivery

Our skilled, in-house designers work with you to ensure a precisely engineered end product. Our designers are experts in pre-press setup and will help you to select the right material, adhesive, and more to achieve the perfect military standard label, shipping label, or other graphic solution.

And thanks to our Design-to-Delivery quality system, we have simplified the process of uploading files, reviewing proofs, and approving final art files.

Fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you. You can also request a sample, or call us toll-free at 800.466.0626 to speak with one of our customer service representatives Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.