Screen Protectors Archives

Screen surface damage is irreversible. Protect your digital investment, your health, and your privacy: Photodon films protect screens from scratches, dirt, and abrasion. Many of our films provide excellent anti-glare function while our blue light-cut film helps to protect eye-health. If screen privacy is what you seek, our privacy filters are the way to go. Our shock-absorbing film offers 6H scratch resistance and extreme-grade protection for any screen up to 80 inches. Custom cutting is our specialty.


Privacy Filters are perfect for protecting information in open offices

How are Privacy Filters Made and How do they function?

August 30, 2018 | By Don Basch

Privacy filters, also known as privacy screens, are like a set of vertical blinds for your computer monitor or any device with a screen but on a Nanoscale. Most modern-day filters are only the thickness of a common business card — .012” (.3 mm). Unlike vertical blinds, the louvers are permanently set in the full open (on edge) position. There are approximately 42 louvers in the 12-pt. letter “a” shown below. This makes for about 715 of these louvers per inch (25.4mm) and equates to thousands of mini-louvers per typical screen. The thickness of a dollar bill (.0043”) is approximately the same thickness as 2 louvers in the images below.

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A girl experiences eye strain due to digital screen exposure

Does Blue Light Hurt My Eye Health? [infographic]

June 6, 2018 | By Jolynn Paige

Because June is Computer Vision Syndrome Awareness Month, we thought we’d showcase how Photodon’s MXB blue light-cut film can help not only eye-health but overall health.

The American Opthomalic Association warns against the dangers of long periods of exposure from computers and other digital screens on the health of our eyes.  Computer Vision Syndrome is basically eye strain and blurred vision due to staring at digital screens for long periods of time.

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A customer's photo of the TopMix 2 Paint Mixer

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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9HO Screen Protector on a cell phone

9HO Screen Protectors: 9H Hardness Defined and Tested

January 4, 2018 | By Jolynn Paige

Photodon's Touche brand super scratch resistant screen protective film

Photodon’s highly scratch-resistant oleophobic 9HO screen 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?

9H Explained:

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 A box of pencils used by artists showing hardness factor levels.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.

 

 

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Person using a stylus on a drawing tablet

Using A Stylus with a Photodon Screen Protector

May 26, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

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.

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It's been a long day...

Tips For Better Screen Viewing in the Workplace

March 29, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

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.

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Touch your Laptop Computer’s Screen With Peace of Mind!

March 15, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

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.

Bulk Discounts

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.

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