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We're Making Face Shields

April 1, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

When owner Don Basch listened to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan's Governor, address to citizens on March 23, 2020, he, along with everyone else in the state, heard the news that all non-essential businesses were ordered to close their doors until at least April 13th.  That night, Don went home, got on the internet, and researched what he could do to help protect the medical and emergency responder professionals in his Traverse City community. 

Don Basch, owner of Photodon, pictured wearing a personal protection mask he made.
Don Basch, owner.

"I found a local group that shared Google doc showing PPE items that hospitals are needing to help keep doctors and nurses protected.  One of the items was face shields with a suggested design."  Don went to the Photodon shop and got to work making a shield using some materials he had in stock. After tinkering with the shield pattern, he constructed the first shield.  He also ordered some additional supplies needed to make the shields.   

Photodon shop worker assembling personal protective gear to help medical workers during the coronavirus epidemic.
Angela W. assembling personal protective face shields to help medical and other emergency personnel during the coronavirus pandemic.

"We now have supplies on hand to make about 1,500 shields," Don said.  Photodon plans to provide as many shields as they can and currently have face shields ready to deliver.  "We just want to do what we can to help with what we are capable of doing," Don said.   

Interested organizations should contact Photodon by emailing sales@photodon.com The masks are available for purchase on Photodon's website: Face Sheild for Full Face Protection

Photodon's screen protectors can be cleaned with disinfectants and bleach.

Screen Protectors That Can Be Cleaned with Bleach and Sanitizers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 19, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

What Hospitals Need to Know About Our Products  

Now that the coronavirus has arrived, electronic devices are being cleaned regularly, especially ones used in medical facilities.  To ensure these devices are cleaned properly, hospital-grade type disinfectants are being used directly on expensive digital screens which, if not protected, can cause damage to the screen.  Our screen protectors hold up to harsh chemicals and can save your device screen's life.  Below you'll see what we did to prove this.  

  
The Test – 6HS and MXH Screen Protectors and Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Solutions: 

Our Photodon lab technicians created a bleach test to see how our 6HS and MXH protective films would hold up to being regularly cleaned with hospital-grade Clorox Bleach Germicidal Wipes. 

We used a standard office monitor and wiped down the screens two times daily with the bleach wipes for a period of 30 days.  The results were clear:  the screen protectors' clarity and protection were not compromised, which means the screen itself was not either! 


Features and Specifications of Photodon's 6HS and MXH Screen Protectors: 

Our screen protectors can be part of your company's cost-reduction program by avoiding the need to replace expensive screens, whether it be for medical equipment screens that can be damaged by regular and necessary cleaning requirements especially at this time, to manufacturing-type devices, laptops, monitors, TVs, or any other device screen. 

Our 6HS and MXH Materials: 

  • Are resistant to yellowing, even when cleaned with harsh chemicals 
  • Are touchscreen-compatible 
  • Are an affordable solution 
  • Are great protection for your screen and offer different finishes.  6HS is a clear, glass-like option, where MXH offers an anti-glare, matte finish 
  • Protect your devices from scratches and blunt force impact 
  • Withstand daily wipe-downs with hospital-grade disinfectants, including bleach wipes 
  • Can be custom-cut for any device (up to 40.5" tall) 
  • Are easily removable with no residue left on the screen 
  • Come with installation kits and detailed instructions for an easier installation 

Photodon's Advice: 

Replace the screen protector:  Not the screen. 

While we have not tested our other films, we believe that our other screen protector film types would respond the same way if tested with the bleach wipes. Should chemicals degrade the PET material over time, it can be inexpensively replaced, while the same cannot be said of replacing the actual device screen. 

The Bottom Line: 

Touchscreen use is increasing in medical-type environments from patients using equipment to check in and check out, to doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and other staff.  It pleases us to know that we can provide a high-quality, affordable option for protecting these heavily used and expensive devices. We specialize in custom solutions and offer 9 film types and privacy filters. We have quick turn-around times and will work with you to get you what you need when you need it! 

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Photodon's Growth Leads to a Big Move

February 14, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

What better way for a business to start out a new decade than to move into a big, beautiful building?  After 20 years of expanding, and 8 years of renting, Photodon's owners, Don and Jeanette Basch, decided it was time to invest in their own building. "We've known for quite a while that the business was growing out of our rented space. We just needed to find the right fit," said Don. Continue reading

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Fascinating Features of Microfiber Cloths

August 6, 2019 | By Mandy Peterson

What is a Microfiber Cloth?

The word "microfiber," as you can imagine, means small fiber.  How small you ask?  I could go on and on using words such as denier, decitex, and micrometers, but who really knows THOSE words?  So instead of making you go to the web (unless you're smarter than me), I'll put it in layman's terms:  Most microfibers are about 1/5 of the diameter of a human hair.  These synthetic microfibers are most commonly made from polyester and polyamide.

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Picture of Motion R12 12.5" Rugged Tablet with privacy filter

Privacy Protection for Rugged Tablets – A Case Study

June 28, 2019 | By Jolynn Paige

Introduction

The Mascoutah Police Department of Mascoutah, IL came to Photodon for help with solving a privacy problem.  Since coming up with custom solutions for our customers is what we do best, we were well-equipped and happy to help.

Police officers use computers in their police cars so that they have ready access to information.  A great deal of public information is retrieved through these computers — information necessary for them to do their jobs effectively. Why? Sometimes they need to get the position of other police officers in the area, or they need to look up suspect information at a crime scene. These computers — often ruggedized tablets –are also used for record-keeping and tracking vital data such as license plates.

The Mascoutah Police Department's Challenge:  Help Us Keep Public Information Protected

Lieutenant Matt S. called us and said that his department's Motion R12 Rugged tablets were installed on the dash of their squad cars.  The problem? When the officers leave the car, the screen is left in plain view, leaving the public's personal information in the database vulnerable to wandering eyes.

He wondered if we had any suggestions as to how to help keep information on the screen from being seen by people outside the car. He explained that it is their duty to protect the public's private data.

Photodon's Advice

We offered to send 5"x3" samples of our privacy filter materials to Lieutenant Matt so that he and his colleagues could decide which of our filter options would work best to solve their problem.  We offer three types of privacy filters from which they could choose:

Choice #1:
P2S: 2-Way Privacy Filter Silicone2-way adhesive privacy filters (P2S) — meant to be installed one time and left in place and offers privacy from left to right;

Choice #2:
P4S: 4-Way Privacy Filter Silicone4-way adhesive privacy filters (P4S) — also installed once and offering privacy from left to right and top to bottom;

Choice #3:
P2L: 2-Way Privacy Filter2-way non-adhesive privacy filters (P2L) — designed to have the option to be taken on and off of the screen several times.

2-way Privacy Filter Demo
4-way Privacy Filter Demo

Results

After receiving the samples, the team of police officers decided to purchase the 2-way adhesive privacy filter for the computers in their squad cars.  Problem solved.  Here is what Lieutenant Matt had to say:

Hello Jolynn,

I installed the screen protectors the same day we received them.  They fit like a glove and the officers love them compared to the ones we had before.  
 
The overall satisfaction is a "5-star" rating.  
 I appreciate the time and assistance and will definitely relay our satisfaction with the Photodon screen protectors to other departments using the Motion R12 tablets. 

Conclusion

We love helping our customers solve problems, especially in protecting their digital gear from damage, glare, and visual data breaches.  We can make privacy filters for first responders, emergency personnel, fire departments, and more. If we don't have a particular privacy filter on our website, we will custom cut the filters for your device. Custom is what we do.

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Protecting The TopMix2 Paint Mixing Terminal From Harsh Cleaning Solutions: A Case Study

March 12, 2018 | By Jolynn Paige

THE PROBLEM:

Several months ago, a new customer named Jason – an owner of a Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting business in Minnesota – called Photodon.  His problem?  He had been purchasing a protective cover for his Satorius TopMix2 Paint Terminal that

A) didn't fit (it was like a bag around the machine);

B) was expensive (around $100.00); and

C) had to be replaced monthly because the plastic would get damaged when the paint had to be cleaned off it.

The TopMix touch screen is connected to a scale and mixer.  When the paint is mixed, as you can imagine, it can splatter.  In addition, the paint shop workers often touch the screen with gloves that have paint on them.  This means that the very expensive touch screen needs to be protected.

Jason explained, "I use a paint thinner to clean the screen about once a week, and the protector I'm using gets damaged quickly. I'm spending a fortune on these protective covers. "I'm hoping you can help me."

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More than ever, companies are being held accountable to ensuring that their clients and employee information be kept private.

Computer Privacy Screens for Curved Monitors

January 25, 2018 | By Jolynn Paige

Increasingly, companies find it essential that images, data, and other information be protected from visual hacking.

Leadership teams are making the decision to provide their employees with computer privacy screens so as to decrease the risk of private and/or sensitive information getting within sight of unauthorized personnel or clients.

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Monitor Hood Privacy

Create A Portable Mini-Cubicle with A Photodon Monitor Hood

May 8, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

Open office spaces, whereby employees all work in one open space with few to zero barriers in between them, can create problems. Productivity can slow because there are so many distractions. Or workers find they have no privacy.  A Photodon monitor hood is an affordable solution to these problems.

Photodon Monitor Hoods in the Workplace:

Professionally Designed for Office Use

  • Creates a kind of mini-cubicle in an open office
  • Increases privacy between adjacent computers
  • Allows worker to personalize their workspace
  • High quality, lightweight fiberboard base
  • Black embossed exterior vinyl wipes down easily
  • Light-absorbing gray cloth interior
  • Fully assembled and ready to install
  • Small notch on each side to access USB ports
  • Affordable

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