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.”
Photodon’s highly scratch-resistant oleophobic 9HOscreen protective film is a rockstar in Photodon’s film lineup. Not only is it one of the most scratch resistant films available on the market, it is extremely clear, with a glass-like finish. It’s easy to clean, affordable and — unlike tempered glass — it’s shatterproof.
But what exactly does 9H mean in terms of scratch resistance?
There are many ways testing labs will evaluate the hardness of a given material. One common way is to test a surface with minerals of varying degrees of hardness to determine if it will scratch a surface. Another way is to use pencils that are on a hardness scale that ranges from 2H to 9H. The higher the number, the harder the lead.
The most commonly used pencils are 2H on the hardness scale — not very hard. You may notice that if you use much pressure on a #2 pencil tip, the tip will break easily. Many artists will use 9H pencils — the hardest pencil grade available — so their pencils don’t break as they draw.
Photodon’s 9H Hardness Test:
One way Photodon’s screen protectors were tested was by using pencil hardness methods as set forth by the highly reputable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Standards. Photodon’s 9HO film surface was evaluated for its ability to withstand scratches using these graded pencils.
Whether you use a drawing tablet for work or for play, a stylus may cause damage to your screen. Photodon carries several popular screen protectors for drawing tablets, which not only help protect your investment but can enhance your drawing experience. In fact, we’ve had many customers tell us that they love their tablet even more with one of Photodon’s screen protectors installed.
While so much depends on personal preference and drawing habits, here is some information based on customer feedback we’ve received to help determine which film type might work best for you.
Ergonomist — those who are concerned with providing the safest environment for workers — know that long-term computer use can lead to serious health hazards. Staring at a monitor screen for hours on end can be irritating to a worker’s eyes causing headaches, fatigue, eye strain and even long-term eye damage.
Here are some helpful tips to make viewing a computer screen for long periods of time more ergonomically-friendly, which may, in turn, create a safer and more productive environment for the workplace.
There’s no question about it: Laptops with touchscreens are a fun and versatile way to get information. The un-fun part is when you’re left with wear marks or scratches, and even irritating fingerprints and smudges left from touching your screen so much.
Whether you use your touchscreen in the workplace, or at home, Photodon’s high-quality, Touché brand screen protectors will block the abuse of everyday use.
Photodon carries many of the most popular touchscreens including screen protectors for HP, Acer, Dell, and Apple products. And the good news is, if we don’t have the screen protector you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to custom cut one for you at no additional charge. Simply provide us the dimensions and we’ll cut a film to your specifications.
Photodon does a lot of business with large and small corporations and we can offer substantial discounts to those who are seeking bulk pricing.
Request more information, or give us a call Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00. We’re located in the Eastern time zone in Traverse City, Michigan.
Hospitals and medical offices would greatly benefit from privacy filters on their computer monitors and other electronic devices so that patient information is viewed only by those persons who are authorized to see the information. Photodon carries three types of privacy filters: Two are adhesive (Two-way Privacy filters and Four-way filters) and the third is non-adhesive and 2-way. We specialize in custom cutting at no additional charge.
MXA Makes Colors Pop – Great for Gamers and Graphic Designers
Describing film types can be difficult, but Photodon’s MXA Crystal Clear is the only anti-reflective film that we carry, and so it has a distinct difference over the other clear films that we sell. (Note: Photodon carries several types of anti-glare film, but only one anti-reflective film).
MXA’s anti-reflective coating twists the light emitted from a screen, which has the effect of making the whites whiter and colors sharper. Images seem to “pop” and look a little tweaked up when putting this film on your device. For this reason, MXA is very popular with anyone who is interested in screen protectors that will not only do an excellent job at protecting the screen, but will also enhance a display’s image. Gamers, graphic designers, movie buffs, and retailers who have digital displays that they want to protect and draw special attention to — all these types of customers love our MXA film.
Imagine a tinker-toy being launched full force at your new large screen high definition 3D TV. You see it happening and wish you could hit the re-wind button on real life because now your screen is cracked. You love the little toy hurler, but right now, you pretty much have to put yourself in time-out in order to refrain from exploding on the spot.