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Microfiber Cloths blog posts | Our Photodon blog offers advice on ways to protect and improve your viewing experience on you device with protective solutions.

Microfiber Cloths for Industry

May 15, 2020 | By Mandy Peterson

There are many applications for Photodon Microfiber Cloths in the industrial world.  Cloths for screens, displays, smooth and rough surfaces, or fine and detailed applications. We're confident that you will find the weave to match your needs. We offer several different cloth options for you to choose from. We also offer microfiber promotional options if you'd like to promote your industry in a unique way.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Microfiber to Clean

April 29, 2020 | By Mandy Peterson

Microfiber cloths:

  • are non-abrasive: Looped microfiber is ideal for gently "buffing" dirt off from delicate surfaces such as glass or screens.
  • are lint-free (in most cases).
  • give a streak-free clean. The average "normal" cleaning rag pushes dust and dirt around, causing smearing.
  • do not scratch surfaces.
  • grab dust/grime particles.
  • soak away liquid (even oil) with fantastic wicking action.
  • become electrostatically charged, which also helps attract/remove dust, hair, and little "fuzzies."
  • dry quickly because of their special loop weave. In fact, this material dries in one-third the time of ordinary cleaning cloths.
  • are absorbent. Microfiber holds up to seven times its weight in liquid. With a couple of firm wrings, this impressive material is ready to mop up until the mess is gone.
  • are washable and reusable (washable up to 500 times).

Flat weave versus looped weave:

Microfiber is a blend of two synthetic material types: polyesters and polyamides, and there are two different ways that microfiber is woven together. One is the "flat" weave and the other is a "looped" weave.

Flat weave: This weave repels water and is used in the textile industry for making water-resistant clothing and accessories such as watchbands. This type of microfiber – and any other type of fabric which is similarly woven –  is not ideal for use as a cleaning cloth since it will only push particles around and not absorb them.

A super-magnified view of flat-woven microfiber.

Looped weave: To be useful for cleaning, microfiber must be separated during processing. This method consists of splitting the polyester (the scrubbing fiber) from the polyamide (the absorbing and quick-drying fiber). Once the microfiber is split, the fibers are woven into a fabric. The percentage of material normally consists of 70% to 80% polyester and 20% to 30% polyamide, depending on the style of fabric construction.

The polyester and polyamide are then combined during weaving to create hundreds of thousands of microscopic "loops." This web-like formation of "loops" grabs dust, grime, dirt, and oil and traps it within the weave, making this material one of the safest cleaning tools to use.  

A super-magnified view of looped weave microfiber.

What makes loop-weaved microfiber so superior for cleaning?

Microfiber cloths are green and eco-friendly because they can be re-washed with a mild detergent in the washing machine and can even be placed into the dryer. Fabric softener should never be used with microfiber cloths because it weakens the static charge of the filaments and reduces the effectiveness.

Also available on the Photodon website:

Sample Cloth Packs for trying a few microfiber cloths without a large commitment.

Silky Microsoft Cleaning Kit

Promotional Microfiber Cloths

Photodon offers many different weaves of microfiber cloths. From cloths to clean lenses and smaller screens to cloths for cleaning larger screens like computer monitors and TVs, there is a microfiber cloth for every purpose. There are also general-purpose cloths that work great on other surfaces.

Please email sales@photodon.com for more information or fill out our quote form for more information.

Different Uses for Microfiber Cloths

April 18, 2020 | By Mandy Peterson

As far as my favorite cleaning tools go, Microfiber Cloths are right up there with my vacuum!

If you missed my last blog: Why you *should* be using Microfiber to clean, take a second to read over what makes a Microfiber Cloth so efficient. Visit our Microfiber Cloths page to learn more.

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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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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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Photodon Specializes in Screen Care Products

September 29, 2016 | By Jolynn Paige

What sets Photodon apart from our competitors when it comes to screen protectors, privacy filters, monitor hoods, promotional microfiber kits and screen cleaning supplies?  We're a small, custom shop, with a focus on lightening-fast, friendly customer service, and high-quality products. AND our prices are fantastic for our way-above-average long-lasting products.

Our motivation?  Knowing that we're helping people solve problems such as protecting expensive electronic equipment screens from getting scratched or broken, or knowing that we're providing blue light film that will safeguard our customers' eyes from the harmful effects of blue light spectrum on the human eye.

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Custom is What We Do

July 22, 2016 | By Jolynn Paige

Do you need a custom-designed solution for image-quality and/or screen protection issues for digital devices at your home or business?  Photodon  offers the option of customizing our computer monitor hoods, screen protective films, and microfiber cloths.  We can also custom-build screen cleaning kits with private labeling.

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Photodon Believes It's Easy Bein' “Green”

March 22, 2016 | By Jolynn Paige

These days most of us are looking for ways to do just about everything a little "greener".
We know it's the little things that, (in the long run), will make a big impact.

Here at Photodon, we're always looking for more ways to do our part in keeping a cleaner environment.

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