Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Michigan's governor has ordered all non-essential businesses to close. We will continue to accept orders but will be unable to process them until at least April 14, 2020. We will be able to process orders for Face Shields as they come in. We do have limited capabilities, if you are associated with a business that is deemed essential. We will be available for questions/information via email and live chat. Thank you for your patience and business!
When owner Don Basch listened to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan's Governor, address to citizenson 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.
"I found a local group that shared a Google doc showing PPE itemsthat 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 Photodonshop and got to work making a shield using some materials he had in stock. After tinkering with the shieldpattern, he constructed the first shield. He also ordered someadditionalsupplies needed to make the shields.
"We now havesupplies on hand to make about 1,500 shields," Don said. Photodon plans to provideas 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.
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 MXHScreen 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 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
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!
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 →
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.
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.
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: 2-way adhesive privacy filters (P2S) — meant to be installed one time and left in place and offers privacy from left to right;
Choice #2: 4-way adhesive privacy filters (P4S) — also installed once and offering privacy from left to right and top to bottom;
Choice #3: 2-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
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:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.