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?Continue reading
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.
Photodon does a lot of business with large and small corporations and we can offer substantial discounts to those who are seeking bulk pricing.
We’ve all watched the Christmas Story movie, right? Remember when Ralphie was asked, “What do you want for Christmas, Ralphie?”? Instead of answering, “I want a Red Rider Carbon Action 200 shot range model air rifle,” what he REALLY meant to say was “I want a Photodon blue light–cutting, scratch–resistant screen protector for my Samsung 49-inch Curved Gaming Monitor !!!” HAD he said that he wouldn’t have been tormented with the “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid” saying from all of the responsible adults in his world.
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?
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 film 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 – any screen that employees touch – can be protected from damage caused by disinfectants by using a screen protector.
Why do we need anti-microbial films?
Now, more than ever, keeping digital surfaces free from bacteria and viruses is essential in the workplace. While our anti-microbial film (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 film, 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 film 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 film 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 and can retain anti-microbial properties indefinitely with normal cleaning. They are effective in eliminating over 99% of bacteria (pathogens). Our films are also cost-effective and durable. We can custom cut any shape and size anti-microbial film (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.
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
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!
Andy was on a mission to find a screen protector that would keep his new 55-inch television protected from scratches AND his eyes protected from eye strain. After researching the Photodon website, he enthusiastically placed his order with an MXB blue light cut screen protector, but it wasn’t just for his large gaming television monitor. He also bought MXB blue light cut screen protectors for a 2nd TV and for his iPhone!
Reason (and we install – fairly local)
Why? Andy’s biggest concern, even ahead of keeping his devices in pristine condition, was conserving his eye health. He was trying to diminish his chances of developing macular degeneration like his grandma had and like his mom has now. Photodon’s blue light cut screen protectors can help to reduce the threat of this potentially life-altering condition.
Andy chose Photodon for its MXB screen protectors because his research led him to us. Our informational site, accompanied by blogs, research, and videos, helped convince him and his parents to use our MXB screen protectors to protect their devices and their eye health.
And because Andy lives relatively close to the Photodon shop, he was able to have us install his new MXB screen protector onto his 55-inch television for him in our cleanroom.
How is it working for Andy now? “The protectors are amazing! My eyes do not get tired as quickly as they did, and I am sleeping better than I was before them.”
If you would like to learn more about Photodon’s blue light cut screen protectors, take a peek at this site: https://www.photodon.com/c/MXB.html.
You can also help regulate your sleep patterns, prevent over-eating, reduce eye stress, and lessen your risk for macular degeneration just like Andy is doing now. Let the sales team at Photodon know how we can assist you! We are available Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm EST, at 847-377-1185 and at email@example.com.
If you're reading this blog post, chances are you already know what an optical comparator is. Until we heard from a customer at Modern Manufacturing & Engineering, WE didn't know. But we were soon schooled in the optical comparator universe.
For those who DON'T know what an optical comparator is, here is a Wikipedia explanation: