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

9HO Screen Protector on a cell phone

9HO Screen Protectors: 9H Hardness Defined and Tested

July 8, 2020 | 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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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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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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industrial business partners.

Industrial Film Orders? Yes we can!

March 22, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

Did you know that here at Photodon.com we are capable of filling large, multi-piece industrial orders? Photodon is the best in the business when it comes to providing high-quality, reasonably priced solutions for our business to business partners. Check out what others have to say about us.

We specialize in custom screen protector services and custom kits.  We are able to supply unique shapes and sizes to meet your display protection needs.

Some of our business clients will add screen protectors or privacy filters to their already top-selling products alone or in a kit form.  Kits can include color printed or etched superior-quality promotional microfiber cloths, which can then be placed in a company's device packaging, thus adding value to their end customer. Continue reading

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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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Privacy Filters fby Photodon Facilitate Hospital HIPAA Compliance

Privacy Filters Facilitate Hospital HIPAA Compliance

March 6, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

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.

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Making the Crystal Clear Choice, Screen Protective Film

March 6, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

 

MXA Makes Colors Pop – Great for Gamers and Graphic Designers

MXADescribing 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.
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Shatterproof screen protector

6HS: Hard-core Protection for Flat Screens up to 80-inches and Custom Cut!

February 22, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

Photodon 6HSImagine 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.

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