The need for online school and online socializing in order to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a steep increase in screen time for most children and teens. This information from a recent Fox News article confirms this fact: "…the group found that screen use rose to 7.7 hours per day from pre-pandemic estimates of 3.8 hours per day." With all of this additional screen time, children's eye health is at risk. The good news is blue light-cut screen protectors can help prevent macular degeneration, reduce eyestrain and headaches, and may even keep sleep patterns stable. But what is blue light and why can it have these negative effects on human health?Continue reading
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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.
Grease-, water-, and dirt-resistant, these indoor-outdoor hoods are made specifically for your device.
Using a digital device of any size in a brightly–lit environment can be tricky because the glare makes it difficult to see the screen, right? Plus, bright light and reflections can make the eyes hurt and cause headaches. Not only that, but greasy hands or dirty work gloves do not play well with fussy materials. Think waitress and waiter stations at an outdoor restaurant, or industrial monitors mounted on a shop wall.
As far as our customers' favorite cleaning tools go, Photodon microfiber cloths are right up there with vacuums.
We hear from our customers all the time about how they use the microfiber cloths they purchase from us. While we sometimes get a chuckle out of their creativity (we never laugh at them, always WITH them), we feel good that we're helping so many people with the not-so-fun tasks of everyday cleaning.
What Makes Microfiber Technology So Powerful?
A Unique Blend of Materials
Microfiber technology is based upon using specialized industrial machines to weave together synthetic materials — typically 80% polyester and 20% polyamide (nylon). Combining these materials makes microfiber tough, versatile, and long-lasting. Polyester allows for polishing surfaces while at the same time preventing the cloth from scratching fine or delicate surfaces The nylon prevents the material from shedding fibers and keeps it strong, elastic, and resistant to abrasion and chemicals. It is only with both materials together that you get what is known today as microfiber. Its phenomenal absorbency gives rise to thousands of applications, including cleaning and drying many surfaces.
Photodon's highly scratch-resistant oleophobic 9HO screen protectpr material is a rockstar in Photodon’s lineup. Not only is it one of the most scratch resistant materials available on the market, it is extremely clear. 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 material surface was evaluated for its ability to withstand scratches using these graded pencils.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace for the unforeseeable future, and Photodon is here to help our business partners protect their digital equipment and themselves with our durable anti-microbial screen protectors. Digital equipment in the workplace – timeclocks, office computer screens, informational kiosks, cafeteria ordering screens, or any other screen that employees touch – can be protected from damage by using a screen protector.
Why do we need anti-microbial screen protectors?
Now, more than ever, keeping digital surfaces free from bacteria and viruses is essential in the workplace. While our anti-microbial material (AMC) does not kill viruses, it does kill 99%+ of bacteria that hits the surface, which gives companies an added level of confidence that they are providing a safe environment for their employees.
Instead of bacteria accumulating and multiplying on the screen surface, anti-microbial screen protectors drastically reduce the risk of transmission of common bacterial infections such as strep, e. coli, and salmonella. When these micro-organisms hit the surface of our AMC material, the zinc in the surface layer of the screen protector creates an uninhabitable environment for bacteria. SGS Test Report for Photodon Anti-Microbial AMC
How does Photodon’s anti-microbial screen protector material hold up to disinfecting type cleaners?
Anti-microbial screen protectors can be cleaned with disinfectant cleaners used in implementing rigorous workplace disinfecting procedures. While we are unable to say exactly how long one of our screen protectors will withstand regular cleaning with harsh chemicals, we do know that replacing the screen protector is much less expensive than replacing the device screen itself. We have repeatedly heard from companies about how expensive and unproductive it is when their digital equipment gets damaged from heavy usage or improper cleaning. We also hear from them how happy they have been with the results of using our screen protectors. There is no doubt that we are helping them save time and money.
Photodon’s Anti-Microbial Screen Protector features:
- Kills 99+% of tested bacteria
- Protects your device screen from harsh cleaning products
- Reduces absenteeism
- Is recommended for all devices, especially ones in medical-type facilities
- Has a glass-like smooth touch
- Has an oleophobic coating for easy cleaning
- Retains all touch-screen features, even when wearing rubber gloves
- Is highly transparent
- Does not cause damage to the screen due to silicone adhesion
- Is easily removable with no residue
- Is available on any device up to 82.5" with 16:9 aspect ratio
How does Photodon anti-microbial screen protector material work?
Why Choose Photodon AMC Anti-Microbial Screen Protectors?
Our anti-microbial screen protectors are free of any harmful chemicals and compounds, they are tough once installed but easily removable with no damage to the screen, and they can retain anti-microbial properties indefinitely with normal cleaning. They are effective in eliminating over 99% of bacteria (pathogens). Our material are also cost-effective and durable. We can custom cut any shape and size anti-microbial material (up to 82.5 inches) with no minimum order quantity, fast turn-around time, and discounts on bulk and multi-piece orders. When you work with Photodon, you know you will be working with a team of professionals dedicated to helping you with all your digital screen protection needs.
You can contact us at 847-377-1185, M-F 9:00a.m – 5:00pm EST, or email us at [email protected].