All posts by Jolynn Paige

Jo Paige was Photodon's Sales and Communications director from January 2015 to March 2021.  Over the course of her career, she has been published in several newspapers and local publications and was a writing teacher.

3 Reasons Your Kids Need Blue Light Screen Protectors

February 5, 2021 | By Jolynn Paige

The need for online school and online socializing in order to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a steep increase in screen time for most children and teens. This information from a recent New York Times article confirms this fact: "When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, the kids' tech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm." 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?

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We strive to earn your business for life!

January 14, 2021 | By Jolynn Paige

As a USA-based manufacturer of custom screen protectorsprivacy filters, and other screen accessories, we're proud to say we've survived and thrived in today's global economy.  We offer superior-quality materials at affordable prices with the best customer service in the industry.  (Check out our A+ Better Business Bureau ratings and reviews on our website). Located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, we'll do whatever it takes to gain your business. 

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

December 23, 2020 | 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.  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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Man at a computer that has an indoor-outdoor monitor hood installed on it

Indoor-Outdoor Shade Monitor Hoods: From Tradeshows to Shop Floors

December 7, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

New to Photodon:  Grease-, water-, and dirt-resistant, these indoor-outdoor hoods are made specifically for your device. 

Using a digital device of any size in brightlylit 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 – which is no bueno.  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.   

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Man drying a car with a microfiber cloth

Microfiber: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

November 18, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

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.

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You'll Love The Fascinating Anatomy of Microfiber Cloths

November 9, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

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). (If Willy Wonka made microfiber cloths, he'd be impressed with these machines). 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 (Yay! You can clean your piano without worrying about damaging it!).  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. (Invented by geniuses, no doubt).  Its phenomenal absorbency gives rise to thousands (ok, maybe millions) of applications, including cleaning and drying many surfaces.

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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. 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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Free Screen Protector Offer

June 30, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

You scratch our back, we'll scratch yours.  How does that sound? 

Here's the deal.  None of us here at Photodon are digital artists, but some of our best customers are.  With so many film types in our line-up, we need help reviewing our films to see which ones work best with drawing tablets. 

While we receive loads of 5-star reviews from the likes of Wacom, Huion, and Microsoft Surface Pro customers (just to name a few), we would like to get a couple of interested artists to test our films and give us their feedback.  In exchange, we'll send out one free drawing tablet screen protector to each of the testers. 

Here's how this will work: 

We are offering this to the first three people who live in the United States that contact us. 

 You will need to: 

  1. Contact sales@photodon.com explaining your interest in helping us out. 
  1. Provide our sales team with your complete contact information and device you will be testing on. 
  1. Photodon will send 3"x5" samples which are clearly labeled with the various film types. 
  1. Photodon will send out a questionnaire for those first three testers to answer. 
  1. Once the questionnaire is filled out, you'll need to contact Photodon and let us know what film type you prefer and what device you would like your complimentary screen protector for (valued up to $90). Voila – you’re happy and we’re happy! 

That's it. 

Please note: If we do not have the make and model number of your drawing tablet, we'd be happy to make a custom screen protector for you, because custom is what we do! 

While we do our fair share of monkeying around here in Northern Michigan, we are bulldogs when it comes to making sure our customers get the very best screen protectors on the market. 

You can contact us at 847-377-1185, M-F 9:00a.m – 5:00pm EST, or email us at sales@photodon.com.